Between spit-up-filled days and sleep-deprived nights, finding time to work out with a baby at home can feel like mission impossible. Luckily for New Jersey mothers, Branchburg Sports Complex is now offering Oh Baby! Fitness Classes, where new mothers can work out with their children, while also bonding with other moms.
March 20th marked the first day of spring and hard as it may be to believe, we can soon look forward to warmer weather, spring flowers, opening day celebrations, bike riding and street festivals. We can also look forward to new museum exhibits through the Garden State. From Bob the Builder to Frogs to Honeybees to a world-premiere exhibit centered around the famous Rubik's Cube, there's something for everyone this spring!
The best kind of project is one that is as much fun to play with as it is to make. We learned how to build these parachutes at the new Brooklyn Robot Foundry in Tribeca last weekend and couldn't wait to make them again at home. With a couple household items and a few minutes of crafting you'll have a great toy that will keep kids occupied for ages.
Make the most of the last weekend in March with a great family-friendly activity, either indoors or out. If you’re looking for a dose of early spring air, check out the Photo Scavenger Hunt at the Haggerty Education Center, take a Bike Right class at Essex County Environmental Center or get up close and personal with amphibians at the Chorus of Frogs walk at Pyramid Mountain. And if the air is still a tad too chilly, we’ve got you covered! Head to Liberty Science Center and let the kids burn off energy at the awesome Bob the Builder exhibit, get tickets to see the fun and zany play If You Give a Moose a Muffin at the Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center or head to Princeton University Art Museum for their latest Art for Families program. And remember, you can find a full list of weekend activities in our Event Calendar.
We're having lots of fun with our recycling this week. Earlier we made colorful ornaments from pie tins, but today's project really takes the cake. My friend Val, the creative mind behind Stitched Tribeca, mentioned that she thought you could make shrinky dinks from recycling at the library one day and I just had to try it. It works! Here's how you do it:
Bonnets, baskets and bow ties, oh my! Getting our little ones to dress up and sit still is considered a modern marvel in our household. To capture these rare and precious moments, many local shopping malls are hosting photo opportunities with the tall white rabbit himself, the Easter Bunny. Hosted daily all over the state of New Jersey, no appointments necessary; and if you'd rather take a train ride with your favorite hare, check out our Easter Express article!
I'd seen these fancy flower cupcakes on Pinterest and just assumed they were some complicated concoction. Luckily the folks at Taste Buds Kitchen shared the secret of how easy they actually are — even a kid can make these gorgeous flower cupcakes. Perfect for Mother's Day, a baby shower, or just to celebrate spring with a fun-to-make treat.
Last year for April Fools' Day, we rounded up 10 fun pranks to play on your kids, but some of them were a bit elaborate and required a lot of prep. This year, we have 10 more pranks for parents who want to show their kids that they have a sense of humor, but also want the jokes to be super easy to pull off.
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