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  • Oakhurst, NJ
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Anyone doing the TEAL pumpkins for H'ween? (allergy-free treats)

And if so, what are the rules:no nuts/peanuts, or do the treats have to come from nut-free kitchens and have allergen labels on them?Does any shop (AC Moore, Michael's, JoAnn's) actually SELL the…Continue

Started Oct 13, 2015

Enterovirus -- JSUMC limiting kids from maternity ward
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Just heard JSUMC is restricting kids under 14 from the labor and delivery/maternity ward as a precaution now that enterovirus is in NJ. They did this when H1N1 was a problem for a few months ago a…Continue

Tags: hospital, visit, delivery, labor, enterovirus

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hackensack Meridian Health Sep 19, 2014.

ANOTHER snow day? What are your best go-to activities when school is closed?

We played outside for about 15 minutes after lunch…and after a few hours of running around INSIDE, watching a little TV… I'm out of ideas that don't involve:1) Superhero play2) Coloring3) Having a…Continue

Tags: crafts, exercise, activities, weather, school

Started Feb 3, 2014

What Olympics events will you be watching with your kids?

I think my daughter (and son) may like the "fancy" costumes of the figure skaters, but also thinking they would like the half-pipe and aerial skiing events.What will YOU be watching with your…Continue

Tags: fitness, practice, television, exercise, competition

Started Jan 14, 2014

 

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Balancing Work When You Have Kids

I was a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) for several years, but I have been back in the workforce for almost 3 years now, and it was evident from the start that balancing work and kids is never easy.Initially, I started working part-time, about 20 hours a week, which was perfect because my kids were in preschool only until 3pm every day. I still had time to make dentist appointments, and go to the grocery store during my day. Then, a year-and-a-half ago – two weeks before the start of school – I moved…See More
Apr 10
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Balancing Work When You Have Kids

I was a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) for several years, but I have been back in the workforce for almost 3 years now, and it was evident from the start that balancing work and kids is never easy.Initially, I started working part-time, about 20 hours a week, which was perfect because my kids were in preschool only until 3pm every day. I still had time to make dentist appointments, and go to the grocery store during my day. Then, a year-and-a-half ago – two weeks before the start of school – I moved…See More
Apr 10
Alix Hayes commented on Alix Hayes's blog post Getting the Grands to babysit more...Expectation or bonus?
"Mommy brain moment:  I forgot to mention how my kids ADORE their grandparents (and aunt and uncle), and they love spending time with them -- and vice-versa!  I think I thought that was a given in writing this blog post LOL...I also want to…"
Feb 21
Alix Hayes's blog post was featured

Getting the Grands to babysit more...Expectation or bonus?

It can be tough to find reliable, affordable babysitters these days. I’m often jealous of my mommy friends who have live-in relatives, or a mother-in-law who lives down the street, or a sibling who loves to watch their nieces and nephews on the weekends!The problem is that my family doesn’t really have those options, because we have a location-situation with any family-related childcare. One set of grandparents lives in Florida eight months out of the year (and when they are here, there are a…See More
Feb 21
Alix Hayes posted a blog post

Getting the Grands to babysit more...Expectation or bonus?

It can be tough to find reliable, affordable babysitters these days. I’m often jealous of my mommy friends who have live-in relatives, or a mother-in-law who lives down the street, or a sibling who loves to watch their nieces and nephews on the weekends!The problem is that my family doesn’t really have those options, because we have a location-situation with any family-related childcare. One set of grandparents lives in Florida eight months out of the year (and when they are here, there are a…See More
Feb 21
Alix Hayes's blog post was featured

Charitable Children: Showing your Kids How to Help Others

We got a flier home from school this week from the PTA asking families if they'd like to 'adopt' an anonymous child for a holiday gift program. I saw, "9 Year Old Boy" and instantly thought, "I have no idea what a nine-year-old wants for Christmas -- my kiddos are much younger!," (and almost tossed it without thinking). Since I was reading this flier in my son's room, I thought, 'Let's see if my kids would help out...'It brought me such joy that my 6-year-old didn't even hesitate for a second…See More
Nov 23, 2016
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Charitable Children: Showing your Kids How to Help Others

We got a flier home from school this week from the PTA asking families if they'd like to 'adopt' an anonymous child for a holiday gift program. I saw, "9 Year Old Boy" and instantly thought, "I have no idea what a nine-year-old wants for Christmas -- my kiddos are much younger!," (and almost tossed it without thinking). Since I was reading this flier in my son's room, I thought, 'Let's see if my kids would help out...'It brought me such joy that my 6-year-old didn't even hesitate for a second…See More
Nov 23, 2016
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Balancing activities FAIRLY...when you have multiple kids: Is this possible?

Growing up a middle child, I think I sometimes had major feelings of getting shafted (probably unwarranted!) by my parents…things like “Well, Tanya (my sister) got to do THIS and THAT, and I DIDN’T!”  Bratty things, sure. My parents were pretty awesome about hardly denying us opportunities, and for that I am forever grateful, but on those rare chances that I didn’t get to do something – and my siblings did – whoa, boy, would that make me mad, and sad, as a kid. And I certainly remember keeping…See More
Sep 6, 2016
Alix Hayes posted a blog post

Balancing activities FAIRLY...when you have multiple kids: Is this possible?

Growing up a middle child, I think I sometimes had major feelings of getting shafted (probably unwarranted!) by my parents…things like “Well, Tanya (my sister) got to do THIS and THAT, and I DIDN’T!”  Bratty things, sure. My parents were pretty awesome about hardly denying us opportunities, and for that I am forever grateful, but on those rare chances that I didn’t get to do something – and my siblings did – whoa, boy, would that make me mad, and sad, as a kid. And I certainly remember keeping…See More
Sep 6, 2016
Sheila Hill commented on Alix Hayes's blog post Eye-Opening 1st Trip to the ER with the Kiddos!
"Hope he's fully recovered by now. We've been to the ER at JSUMC many times and have had nothing but positive experiences."
Aug 2, 2016
Alix Hayes's blog post was featured

Eye-Opening 1st Trip to the ER with the Kiddos!

Not having to make a trip to the ER until your kid is practically 6 years old is pretty good, huh?Hubby and I count ourselves lucky that we have never had to rush our kids to the local Emergency Room (which, in our case, is JSUMC) at any time in their lives: no broken bones, no car or bike crashes -- knock on wood -- no asthma or allergy attacks...Nothing has ever seemed that urgent enough to us or a pediatrician, until a couple weeks ago, when THIS happened.Short story: the kids were…See More
Jul 18, 2016
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Jul 15, 2016
Alix Hayes commented on Laura Gaedt's blog post How I protect my kids from the sun!
"Laura, do you have a favorite brand of sunscreen?  I think I am always bouncing to different brands."
Jul 15, 2016
Alix Hayes's blog post was featured

I Bought A Car, Without Telling My Husband!

I have never purchased a new or leased car without either my parents (#judgemegoahead!) or my husband's advice and help with the money crunching and negotiating. And, agree with me or not, I feel like car salesmen often have different attitudes towards women, or mothers, walking into their shops solo.So, when I went car shopping recently, and a sales man offered to have someone watch my two kids so I could actually take a test drive, AND accepted my low-yet-researched offer -- I jumped on it…See More
May 12, 2016

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Balancing Work When You Have Kids

I was a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) for several years, but I have been back in the workforce for almost 3 years now, and it was evident from the start that balancing work and kids is never easy.

Initially, I started working part-time, about 20 hours a week, which was perfect because my kids were in preschool only until 3pm every day. I still had time to make dentist appointments, and go to the grocery store during my day. Then, a…

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Posted on April 10, 2017 at 1:30pm

Getting the Grands to babysit more...Expectation or bonus?

It can be tough to find reliable, affordable babysitters these days. I’m often jealous of my mommy friends who have live-in relatives, or a mother-in-law who lives down the street, or a sibling who loves to watch their nieces and nephews on the weekends!

The problem is that my family doesn’t really have those options, because we have a location-situation with any family-related childcare. One set of grandparents lives in…

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Posted on February 20, 2017 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Charitable Children: Showing your Kids How to Help Others

We got a flier home from school this week from the PTA asking families if they'd like to 'adopt' an anonymous child for a holiday gift program. I saw, "9 Year Old Boy" and instantly thought, "I have no idea what a nine-year-old wants for Christmas -- my kiddos are much younger!," (and almost tossed it without thinking). Since I was reading this flier in my son's room, I thought, 'Let's see if my kids would help out...'

It…

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Posted on November 23, 2016 at 11:30am

Balancing activities FAIRLY...when you have multiple kids: Is this possible?

Growing up a middle child, I think I sometimes had major feelings of getting shafted (probably unwarranted!) by my parents…things like “Well, Tanya (my sister) got to do THIS and THAT, and I DIDN’T!”  Bratty things, sure. 

My parents were pretty awesome about hardly denying us opportunities, and for that I am forever grateful, but on those rare chances that…

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Posted on September 6, 2016 at 4:30pm

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At 2:10pm on September 6, 2013, colleen martin said…
Glad u found me! Looking forward to any suggestion u have for a new mom new to new Jersey!
At 10:45pm on November 4, 2011, Nicole Aikins said…
Looking forward to tomorrow!!!!
At 10:02am on September 12, 2011, Hackensack Meridian Health said…
Great post Alix!  Thank you for sharing your story.
 
 
 

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