New Jersey Rocks: Amazing Places to Learn about Rocks and Minerals in New Jersey

New Jersey Rocks: Amazing Places to Learn about Rocks & Minerals in New Jersey

Mommy University Finds All the Gems in New Jersey! Whether it’s Bruce Springstein or Bon Jovi, as natives of the Garden State we know that New Jersey Rocks! However, as parents of young children, that term has a different meaning as they begin to become fascinated with rocks and minerals. At age two, my son … [Read more…]

Amazing Places to See Sharks in New Jersey

Amazing Places to See Sharks in New Jersey

Have a Jaw-some time in Jersey! A phenomenal way to celebrate Shark Week is to engage with them. We are not encouraging swimming in shark infested waters, but New Jersey offers so many opportunities for families to observe, learn and, yes, sometimes even touch sharks!  As fans of Shark Week and STEM related topics in … [Read more…]

Celebrating History at The New Jersey State Museum

A Review of the NJ State Museum

My first experience with the New Jersey State Museum was working as an intern in college sifting through dirt for shark teeth and fossils. Decades later I returned with my family to tour the museum to learn about the hands-on learning opportunities it offers families as well as the natural history it informs visitors about … [Read more…]

Chomping into Field Station: Dinosaurs 2018 Season

Chomp into Field Station Dinosaurs

In Bergen County the dinosaurs roam and roar! By the age of five, my daughter has had the distinct pleasure of watching dinosaurs guard their eggs, take a sip at the watering hole and hide in the trees. In fact, the amount of dinosaurs she has observed is impressive but more so that through her … [Read more…]

Must Do Adventures in New Jersey

Must Do Adventures in NJ

Each New Year’s I stay far away from making resolutions. Instead, I make lists of places I want to visit and adventures I want to experience. Although we love to travel, and we have many travel destinations on our MUST DO list, it is important to look right within our home state of New Jersey … [Read more…]

Amazing Holiday Lights in New Jersey

Amazing Holiday Lights in New Jersey

Light up the Night in New Jersey! It doesn’t matter where you sit on the debate of when is the right time to set up your holiday lights because when December arrives it is all about admiring the craftsmanship, creativity and designs. While some homes will garner local attention, there are specific places in New Jersey that … [Read more…]

The Gift Guide of Play and Learn Experiences in New Jersey

The Gift Guide of Play & Learn Experiences in New Jersey

 Give the gift of cherished memories! It is easy to get wrapped up in the frenetic urge to buy the latest toy that is on everyone’s hot list this season so presents that are often times overlooked are the gifts of experiences. In September, everyone begins to predict what will be the IT toy that … [Read more…]

Amazing Places to Go Pumpkin Picking in New Jersey

Amazing Places to Go Pumpkin Picking in NJ

At Mommy University, we love visiting farms especially farms in NJ! A family or school trip to the farm offers so many amazing developmental benefits as well as fun and exciting adventures. Although we love visiting farms year round, the fall has a special touch of magic. As I scroll through Facebook and Instagram, I see family … [Read more…]

Amazing Nature Centers in New Jersey

Amazing Nature Centers in New Jersey

Take photographs and leave your footprints… One of the greatest experiences we can offer our families is the ability to enjoy the outdoors and appreciate nature. There is a tranquility and balance achieved with each step we take into the woods. New Jersey may be known for being the Garden  State, however, it is also … [Read more…]