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Kids look forward to going to summer camp all year long. Packing for camp can be a hassle due to limited space and uncertain weather. Most summer camps will provide a list of must-have items and a few things that are not allowed. To help you stay on top of your game, here's a comprehensive check-list to make sure you’re totally prepared for camp season this year. Read More »

A Look At Hollywood’s Karate Kids


By Long before tween star Jaden Smith make martial arts popular in the remake of Karate Kid, children everywhere have been participating in karate. And Tinseltown’s tots are no exception. From Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s daughter Violet, to Heidi Klum and Seal’s kids, to Britney Spears’ boys, let’s take a look at Hollywood’s karate kids. We just spotted mom-of-three Jennifer Garner picking up her 6-year-old daughter Violet from karate class. ... Read More »

Field of Screams

Happy father and his son playing baseball

By John Christmann On warm spring days I can’t wait to toss the baseball around. “How about a game of catch?” I asked my son enthusiastically one glorious Saturday morning.  “No thanks, Dad,” he replied nonchalantly, oblivious of my pained expression, “I’d rather play lacrosse.” Lacrosse? These days, lacrosse is an increasingly popular springtime sport, complete with well-organized youth leagues ... Read More »


Kids Activities

By Amy Senter School’s out for summer…so help your child retain what they’ve learned this year. Reading Field trip: Visit your local library for weekly story time. Many have their own summer reading list your child can complete for a prize. For an online reading list, visit: ( Craft: Use paper scraps and supplies around the house to make your ... Read More »

Two Birds


Spring is upon us and my young son wants to build a house for the two bluebirds that will soon return.  We see them every year about this time, flitting among the trees, deciding where to nest, and complaining loudly about the mercurial weather.  It can’t be easy returning to New Jersey after spending a winter in Daytona.  Building a ... Read More »

Top 12 Family Winter Activities


It’s cold outside but that doesn’t mean you have to spend your days hibernating. A warm coat, hat, mittens and some creative thinking can have you out the door and having tons of snowy fun! Outdoor Activities: 1. Good Ole Sledding There’s nothing like zipping downhill on a cold winter’s day. Don’t have a sled? No worries, just use an old trash ... Read More »