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Posts Categorized: Great Ideas

Maple Sugaring for the Family

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I have wanted to do this with the girls for years. Check out these places around NJ with maple-sugaring events, so you can see how the real thing is collected and made, and you can even taste-test different varieties.

Ice Festival in New Jersey

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Once again I did not get the family up to Quebec for the Ice Festival this year, but I did discover something happening in New Jersey which should entertain kids of every age (they even have an ice bar for cocktails). Skylands Ice World is running till Feruary 28th and looks like a lot of fun. There is a… Read more »

Best Apps for New Moms

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My favorite is What to expect, which is from the What To Expect When You Are Expecting brand. It allows you to connect and arrange meet ups with other moms which is a wonderful support for a new mum. Here are some other apps that come well recommended.

Family Ski Time

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Finally, we have snow! There are quite a few places to take the family skiing that are not too far away. We usually visit Camelback, Big Boulder (great for little ones) or Blue Mountain, which are all in Pennsylvania, but there are many other options. For more on great family skiing, visit Bergen Mama, which has an… Read more »

Let’s Unplug

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I hope that all the mums out there will have a little time to relax over the weekend. I suggest you grab a book and curl up in bed or your favorite quiet nook for a good read. I recently discovered a reading list full of fantastic books. I am keeping my fingers crossed that you will… Read more »

Plant Your Bulbs

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Traditionally, now is the time that I start bulbs for the hol­i­day sea­son. I pur­chase Paperwhites from White Flower Farm and start planting now and again in a few weeks so that I have blooms up until Christmas both at home and at the studio. The Paperwhites look attrac­tive both planted in shal­low con­tain­ers, or placed in… Read more »