Though summer officially started this past Wednesday, I always feel the unofficial start to summer is the last Sunday in June, when Morris Arts holds its annual Music & Arts Festival featuring the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Giralda Farms on Madison Avenue in Madison. This event has the quintessential summer feel — families picnicking together on the expansive lawn
Last week, we took our 6th grade Girl Scout troop on a field trip to the Great Swamp in Chatham, where we got to try Geocaching. It was pretty cool! Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which small containers or “caches” are placed at certain GPS coordinates and registered for others to find on a
**The opinions in this post are mine. I was not approached by Anchor Golf Center to write about them, and I have not been compensated by them.** On a recent half-day off from school, my son, age 11, and I had a whole afternoon to ourselves. I told him that he could pick what we did. His immediate response?
Yesterday I ventured into New York with Zoe and Ana. We took the train (which they love more than actually being in the city sometimes)… and set off for Chelsea Piers and the KidzVuz Holiday Party. It’s not our first time attending the KidzVuz Holiday Party. We’ve been to a number of their events… and stop
On a beautiful fall day–the only day on our entire calendar that was completely empty–my husband, two kids (ages 10 and 8), and I packed our lunches and bikes in our mini van, and headed 35 minutes south to Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ. Duke Farms was originally owned by James Buchanan Duke (tobacco and electric power
October has arrived… and with it has come the crisp air, the cool breezes, and the changing colors are beginning all around us. It immediately has us thinking of our annual visit to pick out our “fall decorations”. Each year we pick up a couple bales of hay, a few potted mums, and a wagon
Though the calendar says September, the weather is still perfect for some outdoor adventure. One activity that is always a hit with my family is stream exploration! It is cheap (actually free, unless you do a guided trip), educational (but don’t tell the kids!), and doesn’t need many supplies or much planning. As for timing,
Okay, folks, we are in the home stretch of summer here. Just a little while until the little ones go back to school. So, here are 5 (okay 6!) things to do with your little ones this week: Saint Margaret’s Carnival Thursday, August 25th & Friday, August 26th from 6 – 11 pm, Saturday, August 27
On a sweltering August afternoon, my son was invited to go with a friend to do something – ANYTHING – indoors to get away from the heat. They decided to go to the Morristown Game Vault, an arcade with over 85 classic video games and pinball machines that opened this past spring in Morristown, NJ.
There’s always something magical about taking my kids to a place that I enjoyed as a kid. One of my clearest memories of the late 1970s, when I was about 5, is of my mom, sister, and me piling into our neighbor’s wood paneled station wagon with her two kids, and heading off to Lancaster,