Amazing Places for Tweens and Teens to Play Indoors in New Jersey

Amazing Places for Tweens and Teens to Play Indoors

Recently, a friend of mine asked for suggestions for places to take her tween. It made me realize that most of our suggestions are for younger kids so I decided to put together a list of amazing indoor places to take tweens and teens. As I find more incredible locations, I will add them to … [Read more…]

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…]