Thanksgiving can be a high-pressure holiday. There are so many things to consider. The turkey needs to be perfect. Which wine goes best with each food? There are so many side dishes to consider. And don’t even get me started on desserts. And what about the kids?! Here are some ideas to save you time and help you ease in to the Thanksgiving Day groove.
Easy side dishes:…Continue
Added by Kristen Haas on November 19, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments
For some kids, reading sucks. It’s difficult and boring and it never goes away. What I’ve noticed over the years is that very few children actually hate reading. Most of them just feel a lot of pressure to read at a certain level. Children as young as 2 can feel this kind of pressure…Continue
Added by Briana Evans on November 17, 2014 at 8:41pm — No Comments
Time: November 15, 2014 from 10 am to 11 am…
Added by JCFamilies on November 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
The kind of pressure parents are under to create this completely organic, non-technological, enriching environment all the time for their kids is insane. We are human, and it’s ok for our kids, and other parents, to see us as such. As humans, we need a break. At least once a day, realistically, multiple times a day. When you need that break, you may hand your child an iPad. This is fine, you shouldn’t feel guilty, or be made to feel guilty by anyone. You need a break before you have a…Continue
Autumn is a great time to spend exploring your local community and the surrounding communities. My family and I love going to NYC and visiting the museums, libraries, shows and all that NYC has to offer.
However, sometimes avoiding the $13 toll and staying local may be an awesome option…Continue
Added by Nashima Harvey on November 7, 2014 at 10:15pm — No Comments
I haven’t been to the circus since I was a little girl, but last Sunday, some friends and I took our children to see The Big Apple Circus show Metamorphosis at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. The kids are 2, 5 and 7 years old and I wasn’t sure how my little one would be able to sit still for the 1hr and 50min…Continue
Added by Maria Collin Goodman on November 6, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments
Let’s face it: searching and applying for new jobs is never easy. Between figuring out your next career move, applying to different positions, and waiting for someone to respond, the process feels like a full-time job all on its own.
So what can you do to improve your chances of landing an…Continue
Added by Lidia Arshavsky on November 4, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Being a parent is hard. Being a parent can also be competitive. Your friend’s daughter can sing the national anthem and recite Homer at 10 months old, meanwhile, your precious, sweet natured 2 year old is looking at you and pointing to her soaking wet shirt while innocently stating, “mommy, juice!” You immediately look at the 10 month old and back at your daughter, should she be speaking more? Are two word phrases enough? Does she know Homer? Where did that juice come from?!?! And finally,…Continue
Added by Briana Evans on November 3, 2014 at 10:33pm — No Comments
Moms, if you enjoy my monthly crafting ideas, please don’t forget to click the 'Like' button below or leave a comment! I try to write ideas that would be helpful to you and your families, so don’t be shy with any suggestions or…Continue
Added by Ashley Lucas on November 3, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments
November is here and it brings with it many, many days off for public school kids. Public schools in Jersey City are closed Tuesday 11/4 for Election Day, Thursday 11/6 and Friday 11/7 for NJEA Teacher’s Convention, Tuesday 11/11 for Veteran’s Day and then there’s all the Thanksgiving closings! One day is easy, but it can be a challenge to think up fun things to do with your kids for this many days, so close together. Fear not – here are some ideas for local (and within driving distance)…Continue
Added by Kristen Haas on November 2, 2014 at 2:57pm — No Comments
We all need to get outta the house and out on the town sometimes. I’m talking about date night. It is so important for you to have a little “you” time away from your kids. There are so many places to go and take a breather with your significant other in the area. So, call your most trusted babysitter and step out on the town!
Keeping It Local
If you don’t have a lot of time to spare, don’t fear – keep it local!…Continue
Added by Kristen Haas on October 29, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments
Jcfamilies is excited to partner with Sustainable Jersey City in an effort to raise awareness and educate children and parents about the importance of protecting and conserving the environment.
Added by JCFamilies on October 27, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments
This Halloween, JCFamilies is helping to raise awareness about food
allergies by supporting the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE),
a nonprofit organization in its Teal Pumpkin Project.
FARE is encouraging families to have non-food treats…
Added by JCFamilies on October 22, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Piano and Drums lessons (Home Lessons)
Teacher's Availiblity for the weeK,please choose the time slot and put it in the…Continue
Added by JCFamilies on October 22, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Added by JCFamilies on October 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
It’s no surprise to anyone that knows me that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (besides Thanksgiving, of course). The jack-o-lanterns and costumes and so much spooky fun! The weather is beautiful this time of year and you can still do so many outdoor activities. It’s the perfect time to get spooky! This area is a hotbed of fun family Halloween activity. Whether you want to…Continue
Added by Kristen Haas on October 14, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments
October has just begun, and Halloween is right around the corner! My favorite holiday will soon be here, and I’m hosting a brunch this Sunday in preparation of the big day. These adorable ‘2 step’ pumpkins are the perfect table decoration for any party or event that you plan on having during the next four weeks.…Continue
Added by Ashley Lucas on October 2, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments
It’s hard to believe, but it’s already October! The kids are back in school and it’s time to plan for your favorite fall activities. I have too many to list, but two that are probably near the top of everyone’s list are apple and pumpkin picking. Just because we live in a city, doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy this rural treat! Here’s a list of apple and pumpkin picking farms located within driving distance of downtown Jersey City.…Continue
Let's start off with the first two questions most people have about music therapy:
What is music therapy?
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. (American Music Therapy Association)
What do music therapists do?
Music therapists assess the client’s…Continue
Added by Ashley Bonilla, MT-BC on September 26, 2014 at 1:21pm — No Comments
ENTER TO WIN 2 TICKETS to the BIG APPLE CIRCUS premiere of METAMORPHOSIS at Lincoln Center on October 17th, 6.30pm!
Hurry, hurry! — Fly away to the magical ring, to the circus — to the Big Apple Circus! — where an All-New Show — METAMORPHOSIS — with astonishing acts and startling transformations will transport you to a realm of enchantment under the Big Top! For its 37th Season, Big Apple Circus soars on wings of…Continue
Added by JCFamilies on September 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments