Some people avoid crafts altogether for fear of the mess and clean-up involved. And, then, there are kids who hate the feeling of wet paint on their fingers or other messy projects. But that's no reason to skip creative time. This fun project keeps everything contained so everyone can be happy while they create.
Let the little ones finger paint without fear it'll end up on the table, their clothes, the walls or the dog. This no-mess sensory-friendly activity will keep your house clean and their fingers occupied.
We like telling you about our favorite towns and all the fun things to do in them, towns like Montclair, Hoboken, and Long Branch. Today, it's Bloomfield, NJ and as the 18th largest township in New Jersey, Bloomfield is a growing, suburban community with plenty of history and even a moment of "Sopranos" celebrity. With its tree lined neighborhoods and historic district, it is less than a half hour from New York City and worth the trip. Here's 15 fun, family-friendly things to do in Bloomfield, NJ.
These Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bites are so healthy (plus they're gluten-free and vegan) I wasn't sure my kids would like them, but they've become a staple in our home. Mostly because they are so easy to make I can whip up a batch any time. I also love that they're incredibly customizable. Feel free to experiment with your own add-ins or use what you have around the house.
Are you a savvy shopper looking to save a few dollars? It seems every day a t-shirt is covered in paint or a hemline is just a little too short. Either way, I am running out for new clothes at least once a month. A budget-friendly and eco-friendly option is to visit our local consignment shop.These unique stores offer families a way to purchase gently used clothing without breaking the bank. Consignment shops also allow for you to make money by giving clothing a second life. Every store has selling rules (dates, number of items and payback features),so make sure to check each store’s website for complete details. And check out Kids' Consignment Shops in Northern NJ, as well!
As we continue our great small towns series, we take a look at Verona. Primarily a residential community, this Essex County town is nestled between Montclair and West Orange and is full of family friendly charm. Bloomfield Avenue is the main hub of excitement with a variety of restaurants and shops. Make sure to check out our other small town posts on Nutley, Sparta or Clinton. Get out there and explore our great state in one of these wonderful small towns!
Tucked between Montclair and Clifton, Nutley is a charming small town located 10 miles from Manhattan. It may be known as the birthplace of Martha Stewart, but this quaint little Essex County village is also full of parks, annual events, and family-friendly eateries. If the idea of a sweet little village floats your boat, check out our other posts on Cranford, Millburn, Chester and Sparta. Get out there and explore our great state in one of these wonderful small towns!
There are many old and charming small towns in the great state of New Jersey. With memorable summer destinations, college towns and sleepy suburbs, the garden state represents small town USA from Sussex County down to Salem County. Here is our second installment in the ongoing series on Mommy Poppins New Jersey, Great Small Towns in NJ. Check out our first installment on Chester, NJ and let's hear it for wonderful small towns!
Every time I saw Lorelai and Rory Gilmore stroll the streets of Stars Hollow I felt a ping of jealousy. This picturesque small town may have only been located on TV, but its local restaurants, town center, quirky shops and hopping Main Street gave it a remarkable hometown charm. New Jersey is home to many of the country’s oldest communities, so today we start a new series on Mommy Poppins New Jersey, "Great Small Towns in NJ". With summer destinations like Cape May, distinctive college towns like Princeton and more, the garden state represents small town USA from Sussex County down to Salem County.
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