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October 2015 Blog Posts (8)

Trick or treating tips

Before the kids run out the door this Halloween to get as much candy as they can carry, you will want to lay some ground rules to keep trick-or-treating as worry-free as possible. Keep your kids safe and healthy with these tips:

  • Add reflective tape to your children's costumes. They may balk at the idea as most scary ghouls do not shine in bright light. However,…

Added by Cindy Dudas on October 27, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Shopping for Halloween Candy

With Halloween only a few days away, it’s time to begin preparation for the candy, crazy costumes, and scary decorations. Besides the costumes, candy is probably the most important piece to Halloween.

What do you…


Added by Laura Gaedt on October 20, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Staying Active is a Family Affair

In my house, weekends are all about family, fun and fresh air. 

Because our schedules can be so crazy during the week, it’s important for us to spend Saturday and Sunday active, outside and together.

There’s nothing like a little fun family competition, and fall—especially here in New Jersey—is the perfect time of year for getting outside with your kids. My girls love to ride the bike path, run around at the park, or even just kick around the soccer ball. They’re also…


Added by Christie Rampone on October 20, 2015 at 11:26am — No Comments

How I Protect My Kids From The Flu

I recently got a job at my kids' school as a cafeteria aide. It has been very fulfilling in many different ways. Because I float around the cafeteria every lunch period wiping down tables, and tying shoes, I can see my kids in their environment interacting with their friends and teachers. I can sort of be a "fly on the wall" and catch bits of conversation that I…


Added by Cindy Dudas on October 19, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Shopping for a Halloween Costume

Shopping for a Halloween costume can be tricky business, especially when you have several little people to please. Many variables have to be taken into consideration, from comfort and warmth, to the children still wanting the same costume when Halloween rolls around. Then there is the obscure costume that is not sold in stores and has to be handmade (you can find almost any “how to” on YouTube - FYI!) In case you have these costume troubles, give yourself a lot of time and prepare…


Added by Maria on October 14, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Fall Weekend Road-Trips with the Family!

I just came home from a work trip to Connecticut, and I was amazed at how the trees have changed colors so much earlier, just two hours north of our home in the Garden State! It got me thinking–where can I take the kids and my husband for some weekend or day trips during this fabulous Fall season?

Here are some suggestions I hope you FALL for (get it?):

--Cape May: I actually have only driven through here on my way to the Lewes Ferry, so I plan to bring my family this season to…


Added by Alix Hayes on October 12, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Get a Hold of Holiday Shopping with the "Santa's Bag" App

Christmas is a little over two months away. Before we know it, we will be right smack in the middle of crazy holiday shopping madness. If you're anything like me, the earlier you start your shopping and grabbing things here & there, the easier it becomes to forget what you've spent and even purchased along the way.  

Last year, in an effort to organize yet one more part of my life, I found a great app called "Santa's Bag" that helped me budget and plan for the holiday season…


Added by Chrissy Fleming on October 12, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

When People Stare or Snicker

I read an article that really stuck with me the other day.  The author was a mom of a baby girl with a cleft palate.  Her daughter had not yet had the corrective plastic surgery to fix the cleft palate, and in the article the author discussed how she feels about people staring at her daughter and how her feelings have evolved. It was brilliant. And it made me think about the feelings I have when people stare at my child, who has been diagnosed with autism.

The other…


Added by Maria on October 6, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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