Amazing Lavender Fields in New Jersey

Amazing Lavender Fields in New Jersey

While we have loved visiting sunflowers in New Jersey, we realized that there are other floral experiences in the garden state. Known for so many health benefits, lavender was a favorite scent of the original blue eyes himself Frank Sinatra, and it really does have a lovely rich scent. From cooking to therapeutic purposes, lavender … [Read more…]

Hike New Jersey: Hacklebarney State Park

Hiking Hacklebarney State Park

From the moment the weather got nicer and the parks reopened, my family was out the door and ready for adventure. Despite all the fun places we have been, hiking was not something we had done much of, until now that is! I had heard so many amazing things about Hacklebarney State Park so we … [Read more…]

Hike New Jersey: Buttermilk Falls Natural Area

Hike New Jersey _ Buttermilk Falls Natural Area

One of our first hikes as a family brought us to Buttermilk Falls Natural Area located in Mendham, New Jersey. What emerged as a recommendation from one of our readers led to an interesting discovery, including there are two Buttermilk Falls in New Jersey! The second one, located in Sussex County, boasts of a stunning … [Read more…]

Six Flags Great Adventure Brings Back the Drive Thru Safari

Six Flags Great Adventure Brings Back Drive Thru Wild Safari

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! This summer, tour over 350 acres of terrain in New Jersey that replicates 11 simulated natural habitats housing over 1,200 exotic creatures from six continents! Six Flags Great Adventure has brought back a family favorite which is the Wild Safari Drive Thru starting on May 30, 2020. As we … [Read more…]

Hiking Fun: Questions & Activities to Enhance Your Trip

Hiking Fun Questions and Activities to Enhance Your Trip

Get Outdoors! Now more than ever, getting outdoors and inhaling some fresh air has never been more paramount to our mental health. Absorbing Vitamin D from the sun has always helped improve my mood after a wet and dreary spring, yet hiking through the woods to smell, touch, and see nature can help restore balance … [Read more…]

20+ FREE Places to Go with the Family during Winter Break in New Jersey

20+ Free Places to Go in New Jersey for Winter Break

 The kids are off from school and it’s a scramble to find activities to fill the days and in some instances hours! Every year we try to incorporate learning through play and travel. While there are amazing opportunities to learn in New Jersey, everyone maintains a budget. At Mommy University, we also know that there … [Read more…]