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August 2012

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NJ Kids Suburban Mom Recipe of the Day – Today is National Trail Mix Day!

Today is National Trail Mix Day!  Why not whip up a yummy snack with the kids – mix equal parts cheerios, chocolate chips, dried cranberries or raisins, goldfish, and small pretzel twists.  Keeps well in sealed container.  Great for school snacks! By Jenny Tananbaum.  Jenny Tananbaum is a writer, wife and mom to three. suburbanmom@njkidsonline.com. read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

SYNOPSIS: Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton play a childless couple who bury a box in their garden containing all of their wishes for a child. Soon, a boy mysteriously appears in their house, dirty and with leaves attached to his legs. REVIEW: The Odd Life of Timothy Green is an odd little movie. It’s the sort of movie you think must be based on a children’s fantasy book, possibly by someone like Lois Lowry, aut.... read more

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NJ Kids Suburban Mom Tip of the Day – Now through September 9th, “A-Maze-ing Water”

NJ Kids Suburban Mom Tip of the Day – Now through September 9th, "A-Maze-ing Water" at the NY Aquarium at Coney Island.  This fun, and interactive exhibit highlights water conservation and the New York Seascape. Giant walk-through maze, a zipline ride and a special art exhibit. Click here for more info. By Jenny Tananbaum.  Jenny Tananbaum is a writer, wife and mom to three. suburbanmom@njkidsonline.com. read more

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Go To Girls From a Suburban Mom

About 8 years ago, I reluctantly joined a local Mommy and Me class.   I’ve never been one for small talk, but since my daughter was thirteen months old and her older brother was in preschool, I figured it was time to begin introducing her to the world of sharing and circle time. Besides, small talk aside, I craved adult conversation. We met in the basement of the school and I realized immediately most of the other moms were first-timer.... read more

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NJ Kids Suburban Mom Reminder - Have you checked out Field Station Dinosaur yet?

Have you checked out Field Station Dinosaur yet?  Now through November 11th, walk the 3/4mile trail and get an up close and personal look at life size dinos!  Click here for more info. By Jenny Tananbaum.  Jenny Tananbaum is a writer, wife and mom to three. suburbanmom@njkidsonline.com . read more

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NJ Kids Suburban Mom Book Recommendation

Here’s a ‘don’t miss’ book for Ages 7 and up (both my girls loved it!): ‘Letters From Felix’ by Annette Langen.  When Sophie returns from a trip without her beloved stuffed rabbit, Felix, nothing could be worse – but then she starts receiving letters from her ‘world traveller’!  The book is both fun and educational! by Jenny Tananbaum.   Jenny Tananbaum is a writer, wife and mo.... read more

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NJ Kid Suburban Mom Tip of the Day - Today is National 'Just Because' Day

Today is National 'Just Because' Day - Have fun with it! Take the kids to an amusement park, just because. Go fly a kite, just because. Have ice cream for dinner, just because! Enjoy! By Jenny Tananbaum.   Jenny Tananbaum is a writer, wife and mom to three. suburbanmom@njkidsonline.com. read more

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NJ Kids Health Tips: Fuel for School

Has your healthy eating also taken a summer vacation?  It’s BACK TO SCHOOL time!  Really, for many of us, this is like the New Year.  At my house it means back to schedules and routines.  Why not make this happen with your diet as well?  What your child eats does make a difference in how they learn.  Also, about a quarter of 2-5 year olds and one-third of school-age children (including adolescents) are overwei.... read more

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NJ Kids Organization Tips:Renovation Chaos

This week has presented a very real dilemma for me personally…bathroom renovations!  Not just any bathroom renovation, but emergency bathroom renovations.  By emergency, I mean unplanned and chaotic.  I have been telling my family that if it isn’t completed soon I might have a stroke from the constant long-term high blood pressure.  I have been living in chaos for a week.  So in honor of my chaos, I am .... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Paranorman

SYNOPSIS: Everyone makes fun of Norman Babcock, a boy who claims to be able to speak to the dead. But no one is laughing when he’s called upon to protect the town from a centuries-old witch’s curse. REVIEW: When I first heard about ParaNorman, I thought, ok, this could work. A boy who’s able to talk to spirits could provide some comical fodder for a family movie. But then I started watching the movie an.... read more

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