Discover Nature: Trailside Nature & Science Center

Trailside Nature & Science Center

Exploring nature has a calming influence on my preschoolers. It engages all of their sciences and sparks their curiosity. We have found that nature centers encourage this interest by promoting science, an appreciation of nature and protecting the environment. Throughout New Jersey, there are many nature, environmental and science centers which we enjoy touring. In … [Read more…]

Discover the Magic at the South Mountain Fairy Trail

South Mountain Fairy Trail

Get Your Wings at South Mountain Fairy Trail Sparking our imagination, the idea of fairies have made young children look a little deeper at nature.   These winged creatures have inspired stories, movies, and dreams.  From Shakespeare’s Puck to  the iconic Tinkerbell, fairies have been in popular culture for centuries and now they hold a special … [Read more…]

Hop Aboard the Easter Bunny Train Ride

Easter Bunny Train Ride

    Exploring the diversity of egg-cellent Easter events in New Jersey just became more interesting after hopping aboard the Easter Bunny Train Ride in Phillipsburg. It combines trains, egg hunts and the Easter Bunny in one beautifully fun afternoon activity that will have something for each member of your family. When children are young, … [Read more…]

Amazing Gardens in New Jersey

Amazing Gardens in New Jersey

It’s not called the Garden State for nothing! New Jersey offers some amazing opportunities to explore gardens whether it be fruits and vegetables or gorgeous flowers, there is something for everyone to love and explore! There are so many gardens, arboretums, nature centers, farms and garden centers in NJ that it would be impossible to mention … [Read more…]

Win Tickets to the Easter Bunny Train Ride with Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Easter Bunny Train Ride Giveaway

We are so unbelievably excited to partner with the Delaware River Railroad Excursions to bring you this amazing giveaway! Celebrating the arrival of Spring is usually around the time Easter arrives in New Jersey. The cold and colorless winter contrasts perfectly with bright pops of colors we often see in egg hunts. There are so … [Read more…]

FREE Brain Boosting Spring Events in New Jersey

Free Spring Fun

There are so many amazing experiences to be had this spring that help kids learn, grow and develop. What’s even better is that these experiences don’t have to cost a lot of money. In fact, many are FREE. Yes, I said FREE! At Mommy University, we love sharing brain boosting activities but we also know … [Read more…]

Connecting with Nature in the Winter

Connecting with Nature in Winter

Most kids’ schedules these days are filled with sports and enrichment activities plus lots of screen time. It’s very important to set some time aside for the great outdoors. My favorite time of the year for being outdoors has always been winter. No humidity and no bugs! Plus it’s a great way to cure that … [Read more…]