Thanks From a Barista Kids Giveaway Winner

BY  |  Monday, Sep 30, 2013 1:01pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Sesame Street Live at Prudential Center

The winner of the Sesame Street Live at Prudential Center giveaway we ran in August emailed us this photo of her adorable boys as a thank you:

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7 Secrets to a Stress-less Day for Parents

BY  |  Monday, Sep 30, 2013 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

7 Secrets to a Stress-less Day for Parents Stress is a killer—literally. I think most of us know this. And yet we seem to often be stressed out. Some of us even take pride in how much stress we can handle. Take it from me, sooner or later you will start to feel the negative effects of stress. Its like a high interest loan–great for getting us out of a life or death situation. When we are worried about how to send our kids to college, whether our child is eating enough to grow, or the quality of our parenting the cost may outweigh any benefits. The good news is there is something we can do about it.

Here are seven secrets to a stress-less day for parents:



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Girls’ Club of Glen Ridge Supports Our Troops

BY  |  Monday, Sep 30, 2013 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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From Left: Top: Victoria Krovatin, Michaela Toomey, Julia Tolmachyov, Julie Duus, Eden Charny, Kendall Smith, Micalagh Harris. Bottom: Ryanne Ege, Helen Sagges, Kristin Cullinan, Elizabeth Hegarty

The Girls’ Club of Glen Ridge kicks off its new year with the donation of dozens of gift bags to the American Red Cross for our troops serving overseas.

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Montclair Parents Create Petition Calling For Civility, Respect and Patience in the District

BY  |  Monday, Sep 30, 2013 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (35)

petitionA group of a Montclair parents calling themselves “Support Montclair’s Schools” have just created an online petition in support of  the “Board of Education, Dr. MacCormack and the rest of our district’s current administration.”  This comes after last week’s contentious Board meeting:

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Our Favorite Parenting Tweets This Week

BY  |  Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Parenting TweetsOur favorite parenting tweets from this past week, many from local moms and dads:




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Fun at Montclair Center’s Crane Park Festival

BY  |  Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Family fun was everywhere at the 8th annual Crane Park Festival yesterday at Montclair Center.  Kids enjoyed face painting, glitter tattoos, popcorn, balloons, a bouncy house, gymnastics from The Little Gym and great art projects.

Kicking off the day’s entertainment was  Jason Didner & The Jungle Gym Jam. Various musicians followed for the rest of the afternoon. The fun day concluded at 4 pm.

Montclair’s 21st Hillside Free Community-Wide Swap

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Includes a bike swap!

Jane Marcus is at it again. She’s the creator and organizer of the Hillside Free Community-Wide Swap, which helps you clear out your closets and/or score some “new to you” items. The 21st swap will take place on Saturday, October 5 from 9 am – 11 am, with drop off of donations on Friday, October 4. As always, the swap is free and open to everyone.

Do you have a lot of things around your home that you don’t use and want to get rid of? Or how about a coat you received this holiday season that doesn’t fit or a book that you know (just between us) you’ll never read – donate your new or gently used things to the Hillside Swap. Or, if you’re looking for items, go browse the Hillside Swap for great finds.

They will also accept adult and children’s bikes! They will take donations of bikes that are in working condition on Friday. And if you need a bike, perhaps you’ll find one at the swap on Saturday. So check your garage for bikes that you’re no longer using.

Here are the Hillside Free Community-Wide Swap details:

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Parenting Photo of the Week

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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This week’s Parenting Photo of the Week was submitted by PhotoGirl, mother of two from Montclair.

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Mayor Jackson Announces New Montclair Board Member Appointment

BY  |  Friday, Sep 27, 2013 1:49pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Anne Mernin holding check raised for Toni’s Kitchen

Anne Mernin holding check raised for Toni’s Kitchen

This just in. Mayor Jackson has appointed Anne Mernin to fill the vacant spot left by Tanya Coke on the Montclair Board of Education:

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Weekend Highlights: Your Guide to Family Fun

BY  |  Friday, Sep 27, 2013 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Mud and Soul Clay StudioThere are some great events to enjoy with the  family this weekend.

We’ve told you about the Crane Park Festival,  Bloomfield HarvestFest and Smithsonian Museum Day Livebut there are many more!

To make sure you’re always in the know when it comes to family events, parenting resources and discussion, sign up for our newsletter, which offers a great recap of our best stories, event information, guides and exclusive giveaways. And make sure to “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and check out our  Pinterest page. We post a lot of important information over there, so you don’t want to miss out.

You can check our Calendar for all events this weekend, but here are this weekend’s highlights:

Go make your own ceramic Halloween lantern today after school at Mud and Soul Clay Studio in Fairfield. (Friday, September 27)

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