Cinco de Mayo in New Jersey

Cinco de Mayo in New Jersey 

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army's successful defense of the city of Puebla against invading French forces in 1862. Many see this holiday as a time for fun and dance. It is a wonderful celebration of Mexican culture and its customs, foods and beverages, and music. We love the bright colors and music associated with Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

Here are a few ways for New Jersey families to share in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo and Mexican culture, food and music.

10 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day in NJ

Mother's Day in New Jersey

Do something special and different for mom this Mother's Day. We always do brunch at a nice restaurant. This year we are going to mix it up a bit. There's more than one way to tell mom, "I love you." Here are some ideas for something different this Mother's Day in New Jersey.

Healthy Recipes for Kids & Grown-Ups

4 Healthy Recipes for Kids & Grown-Upsby by contributor Kathy Wolper, owner of Kitchen Wizards

Raise your hand if you overindulged this summer? While on vacation or at cookouts, graduation parties, weddings, and showers, it’s oh-so-easy to forget to eat healthfully. Just.too.many.temptations!

If you’re ready for a change and looking for some healthy recipes for your kids – or yourself! – please take a look at these recipes that were BIG hits with the kids who took Kitchen Wizards Cooking Camps this summer. Enjoy!

Pedal Power - Bike Riding With Your New Jersey Family

Pedal Power - Bike Riding With Your New Jersey Family

Tired of bike riding in your neighborhood or in circles in an empty parking lot? Looking for a fun family adventure on your bikes? Here are some family-friendly bike paths in New Jersey. Get pedaling together! Remember the kids (under 17) must wear a helmet.

Celebrate Earth Day in NJ

Earth Day Events in New Jersey

Celebrate Mother Earth on Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event to promote awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It is held on April 22nd. Spend some time outdoors with your New Jersey family on Earth Day. There are some great Earth Day events and celebrations scheduled in New Jersey. Happy Earth Day!

Easter Ticket Sales for NJ Boardwalk Rides

Spring Ticket Sales for NJ Boardwalk Rides in Ocean City and Wildwood

New Jersey is a Summer Beach Destination for tons of families throughout New Jersey and beyond. We love our NJ Beaches!  And part of the summer vacation agenda is the boardwalk, which means Kohr Brothers soft serve, Mack n Manco Pizza, Jilly's Arcade and of course rides. Always rides!

Jump! Jump! Jump! - NJ Trampoline Parks

Jump! Jump! Jump! - New Jersey Trampoline Parks

Trampoline parks are so much fun and a great way to burn off energy. Kids can literally jump off the walls. Many offer specific times for just toddlers to have fun on the trampolines. Great places for birthday parties.

See trampoline parks in NJ.

Little Chicks are Egg-citing

Little Chicks are Egg-citing for Your New Jersey Family

When I think of spring, I think of adorable baby animals. Now imagine seeing baby animals the day they were born and right in your own home. 

You can actually RENT an incubator with little chick eggs. You take care of the eggs (turn the eggs and keep a warm environment) and wait.

Spring Break Day Trips 2017

Spring Break Day Trips 2017

The words we don't want to hear from the kids roar during spring break, "I'm bored." Let's keep the kids busy and happy during spring break. There are some great day trip opportunities to explore. Here are a few suggestions for places to visit. Don't worry! We've got you covered should it rain during this week.

Hop Aboard! NJ Easter Bunny Trains

Hop Aboard! Easter Train Rides for New Jersey Families

Hop aboard an Easter train ride with your New Jersey family. We have a number of different opportunities to take a train ride with the Easter Bunny. Learn more about each train ride and book your tickets. Remember, Easter is early this year.

10 Easter Brunches in Northern NJ

10 Easter Brunches in North New Jersey

Celebrate Easter Sunday with your New Jersey family with a special brunch. One thing to note, Easter brunches are popular. Make sure to secure your reservations in advance. Here are 10 places in North New Jersey for Easter brunch.  

20 Easy April Fool's Day Ideas By Jenny Kusters

by Jenny Kusters, Blogger for "Habitat at Home" --

April Fools Day. Who can think of anything funny enough, honestly? We mull it over for five minutes and give up on the concept. There are far more pressing matters to worry about. Our busy lives, filled with the usual rat race of things to do.

Spring Flower Garden Craft

Spring Flower Garden Craft from Crayola Experience

Thank you to Crayola Experience for sending us this fun art project for kids! 

What’s more colorful than a spring flower garden? Why not get together with Grandpa or a neighbor to create your own breezy blossoms. Bring back that fresh feeling any time of year!

Easter Fun in New Jersey

Easter Fun in New Jersey

There is lots of Easter fun to be had in New Jersey. Great egg hunts, visits with the Easter Bunny, train rides and more. Remember, Easter is early this year. Plan your Easter fun for your New Jersey family now. Hop to it!

10 Places for Indoor Family Fun

Indoor Play Centers in NJ

When the weather won't let the kids play outside, no worries!  Try one of the larger indoor play centers in New Jersey. The kids can play for hours. 

Whether it is bouncing on gigantic inflatables, basketball courts, video games or good old fashioned playground fun, just walk in to get started!