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Spring Must-Haves!

Spring Must-Haves!

Anyone else *more* than ready to swap winter coats and sweaters for spring dresses and tops? We asked designer Katie Fong Biglin, for her go-to picks for the season. All of them are mom-friendly (read: easy to style) and many of them are perfect for pregnancy and...

Top Ten Family Vacation Ideas for 2022

Top Ten Family Vacation Ideas for 2022

Top 10 Family Vacations Ideas for 2022! Traveling as a family is one of the most fun and enriching things you can do with your children. From beach vacations to cultural journeys to rustic adventures, there are so many wonderful options for every interest and budget....

Get Better Sleep

Get Better Sleep

Sleep and skincare are two things that have become more important to many of us since becoming moms. Whether you’re waking up with babies, waiting up for teenagers, or simply burning the candle at both ends, good sleep is priceless. Skincare, too, becomes more...

Meditation 101

Meditation 101

  If there’s ever a time to look for new tools to center yourself, it’s January 2022. Meditation is one of the best tools out there, and not only is it naturally free, but you can do it virtually anywhere. It can even help you be a better, more patient parent. We...

4 Tips for Doing a January Whole30!

4 Tips for Doing a January Whole30!

Mom of one and Whole30 founder and CEO Melissa Urban says a January Whole30 requires a little planning, and prioritizing. “It’s January, and lots of folks are still under the incorrect assumption that making multiple New Year’s resolutions it the best way to create...

Fall Skincare

Fall Skincare

  Fall skincare and beauty feels like a fresh start for our faces. With the kids back in school, you have more than 30 seconds to get back into a skincare routine...and maybe even put on some makeup! But where to start? We asked Kari Molvar, a mom of two girls...

Meet Rockets of Awesome Founder Rachel Blumenthal

Meet Rockets of Awesome Founder Rachel Blumenthal

Anyone else a bit overwhelmed with back-to-school shopping this year, or reluctant to spend a lot of time at the mall with your kids trying on clothes? We’re right there with you, and that’s why we’re partnering with @rocketsofawesome, a mom-founded kids brand that allows you to shop through a subscription service (customized to your child) or simply make a la carte purchases online. Between the convenience factor and the quality and selection, we love it, and think you will, too. We spoke to Founder and CEO Rachael Blumenthal about her amazing brand, back-to-school picks, being a dual-entrepreneur family (her husband founded @warbyparker) and more.

Screen Time: 9 Ways To Help Your Kids Form A Healthy Relationship With Tech

Screen Time: 9 Ways To Help Your Kids Form A Healthy Relationship With Tech

In this day and age, expecting your kids to never lay eyes on a screen is probably unrealistic. Many schools are even incorporating them into the curriculum. But research shows that kids under 8 are using mobile devices more than 2 hours a day (despite the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for kids under 18 months being no screen time at all and kids under). The number for teens is exponentially higher; depending on the study, estimates for teens’ screen use is between 5 and 7 hours a day, with the greater the screen time, the greater the risk of depression and anxiety in that age group.

10 Reasons to Send Your Child to Camp this Summer

10 Reasons to Send Your Child to Camp this Summer

There’s more to camp than just swimming, arts & crafts, sports and songs around the campfire. Going to camp has many benefits for children that go beyond all the fun they will have. Here are just a few of the reasons why the camp experience is so valuable for children, from Jess Michaels, Director of Communications for the American Camp Association, NY and NJ.

Family Friendly Décor Ideas

Family Friendly Décor Ideas

When interior designer Chris Roughan puts together a design plan for her clients, she keeps function in mind along with aesthetics. “Every client lives differently and to me, great design is not about something that’s simply pretty—without function it’s useless,” says Roughan, a mom of two girls. The importance of listening to a client’s needs, and developing something that works for their lifestyle, is especially important for families.

5 Pieces Every Mom Needs in Her Closet

5 Pieces Every Mom Needs in Her Closet

We asked Kristin Koch, executive director of Seventeen magazine and the blogger behind Closetful of Clothes, for her mom uniform essentials. Spoiler alert: we love them all.

Young Entrepreneur Series: Tess Higgins

Young Entrepreneur Series: Tess Higgins

As the fourth installment of an important series, I am excited to introduce you to 15 year old, Tess Higgins, from Chatham, New Jersey. She does it ALL! She creates and makes creative pies, cakes, cookies, as well as clothes and jewelry!

Four Pillars of an Organized Playroom — Everyday Order

Four Pillars of an Organized Playroom — Everyday Order

Meet our newest #denvillemoms contributor, Laura of Everyday Order. Let’s face it, if you have kids, you have toys. True story: I received an email at 11:58 on Christmas eve from an anxious parent who had just laid out ALL of the presents under the tree. They wrote, “My kids have all the toys they could ever want, and come tomorrow I’ll have no idea what to do with all the new toys – HELP!

Let it snow, Let it snow….
Cozy up with Snow + Winter-Themed Books. 
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King

Let it snow, Let it snow….
Cozy up with Snow + Winter-Themed Books. 
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King

Meet our new #denvillemoms contributor, Allison of Storybox Tales! What better season is there then Winter to cuddle-up under a blanket next to a crackling fire, with a good book? The following books are perfect for this peaceful but blustery time of year. Cue the fuzzy slippers, hot chocolate, and fire—here are some wintry wonderland books for you and your little ones to enjoy!

10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Winter

10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Winter

Here is a list of products or habits that were mentioned many times by this group as boosting kids’ immunity – meaning their kids get sick less often, and when they do get sick the symptoms seem less severe and don’t last as long. Some of these are rooted in extensive scientific research, some aren’t. But since I don’t think any of the following practices can hurt (when given according to the directions), I wanted to share these with you.

Meet Julie, Lisa + Donna

Meet Julie, Lisa + Donna

Julie, Lisa + Donna opened Soul Sisters Boutique in April of 2017 in Basking Ridge, NJ. They have a passion for discovering unique, artisan products that enhance day-to-day living. From this passion grew the desire to create a compelling shopping experience for others. Their diverse offerings include a meticulously curated mix of beautifully crafted jewelry, home goods, apparel, accessories and small batch apothecary.

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