Should School Start Later? Take a Listen

For years, evidence has been mounting to support a later school start time for adolescents. Dr. Anne Robinson, through her group, Smart Balance, has been spearheading a campaign for the Ridgewood, NJ school system to follow the science, demonstrate a real commitment to student wellbeing and push back the first bell. I interviewed Dr. Robinson […]

Super Bowl Sunday: Letting Your Kids Gamble.

Also Read: 35+ Mouthwatwering Appetizers for the Super Bowl Every year, when I get to my sister’s house, my nephew hits us up for money for his Super Bowl Pool.* We end up buying each of the kids some of their own boxes and we get a few for ourselves. It makes the game more […]

20+ Cool Science Experiments for Kids

Also Read: Our Staff’s Favorite Vacation Getaways Whether you have a Science Fair coming up or you’re just looking for things to do while the kids are “unplugged,” bringing science to life can be fun, mind-broadening…and even delicious (see our chocolate experiments below!)  So here are a few of our favorites experiments to do as a family. As you begin, be sure to […]

25+ Valentines Made with Love

You’ll never find anything as cute or orginal in the stores as the ones you make youself. Plus it’s a fun way to spend an afternoon being creatvie with your kids. Here are a few of our staff’s favorites from over the years–some that our kids made and some that we’ve discovered in our search for […]

The Apathy Is Gonna Kill Us

You are in a jungle. You are being chased by a hungry lion. You have two choices, right? Stay and fight or run like the wind. Fight or flight is one of our most basic survival instincts in response to stress, but these aren’t the only two choices. Freeze is another. Fight, flight or freeze. […]

FAMILY FUN: Get Outside & Skate!

Feeling cooped up? Get outside and skate at bergen County’s Rink at Winter Wonderland. The rink will remain open until Sunday, February 21st, 2021. The rink has been upgraded to a full regulation sized ice skating rink to give you even more ice to skate on! Skating sessions are 50 minutes long. Visitors must purchase tickets in advance. Face masks […]

How to Become a Photoshop Wiz.

Want to elarn how to make Pinterst-perfect photos? Try a class in Photoshop. Learn how to enhance the colors and contrast in your photos. Or make your old photos look like new by getting rid of imperfections or tears. Or learn to create original digital art. You can try this with virtual classes at The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey this winter! Students will […]

Holiday Fun: The Game of Mr. & Mrs. Right

Also Read: 50+ of Our Favorite Family Games   Every year on Christmas Eve, we play this silly game called “Mr. and Mrs. Right.” The game gets silly fast and is a perfect tension-breaker in case your family events head in that direction. Even the most serious people in my family seem to get the giggles. Before playing, make a […]