Family Fun, Food & Music at the Food Truck Festival!

25 Ridiculously Refreshing Fruity Cocktails 25+ Fabulously Juicy Burgers   10+ Fruit-Infused Waters

5 Tips to Beat the Heat

1. Who is susceptible to Heat Illness? Children under the age of 4 and adults over the age of 65 are at most risk of becoming ill from the heat. Obesity, certain medications, some chronic illnesses and being overdressed all further increase the risk. Today, I’m focusing on kids but the idea is pretty much the same for seniors. […]

4 Things I Wish I Had Known as an Underclassman.

We first published this article written by then Ridgewood NJ High School junior, Molly McCarthy, in May of 2016. This is a good time to remind our high school students to take a breath and take some good advice from an upperclassman. Course requests are a high stress time in high school as students are required to choose classes […]

Thank You To My Mom Village

Mother’s Day is bittersweet for me. I lost my mom to ovarian cancer in 2007 when I had three small girls. The oldest was six and had just started Kindergarten, the youngest still a baby. In the final weeks of my mother’s life, my husband, Larry, asked what I needed, and I said, “I can’t […]

Touch a Truck is Back in Town!!!

Thursday, May 12  •  9 am – 2 pm  I loved bringing by kids to Touch a Truck in downtown Ridgewood, and they loved getting up close and personal. If you have younger kids or grandchildren, it is a do-not-miss! Imagine taking a seat behind the wheel of a real police cruiser. . . climbing aboard […]

Did Being a Nice Mom Hurt My Kids?

Last Wednesday, I saw a video I thought my son, Shane, would like to see. When I called up to him to come downstairs, his immediate response was, “Are you mad? Am I in trouble?” I asked him, “Shane, when am I ever mad at you?” and his response was, “You never really are.” “When do […]

Stop Being ONLY as Happy as Your LEAST Happy Child.

I was probably in my mid-thirties the first time I heard, or paid any attention to the oft-used parenting cliche, “You are only as happy as your least happy child.” I remember thinking, YES! Absolutely. I’m so glad it isn’t just me. It is impossible to be happy when your child isn’t.  More than a […]

I’ve Been a Nice Mom…Did That Hurt My Kids?

Last Wednesday, I saw a video I thought my son, Shane, would like to see. When I called up to him to come downstairs, his immediate response was, “Are you mad? Am I in trouble?” I asked him, “Shane, when am I ever mad at you?” and his response was, “You never really are.” “When do […]