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NJ mom who loves her family, a great bargain, and exploring the world
Interests: food, travel, writing, reading, and spirituality.
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This time of year is all about maple sugaring, Chinese New Year celebrations, Dr. Seuss celebrations, and circus time! Hope you have a great weekend! WEEKEND Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze. Feb 27th to March... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at MiraBest
Winter carnivals galore! A great way to get rid of cabin fever :) Have a great weekend! SATURDAY WRAM Show 2013. Fri: 10am to 4:30pm; Sat: 10am to 5pm; Sun: 10am to 4pm. Learn about radio-controlled models: planes, helicopters, boats... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at MiraBest
Aaahhh, a long weekend! Time to sleep in late and enjoy a big, hearty breakfast. This time of year the Harlem Globetrotters are in town so it's a good chance to catch one of their shows. There are also many... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at MiraBest
Looks like we're headed for a winter storm! Only time will tell whether the weather men are right but in the meantime, weekend events must go on! Of course, check websites,call, etc. before you head out to the events. Whether... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at MiraBest
If you've been to the Bergen Towne Center lately, you might have noticed a new restaurant called Bahama Breeze that has opened up on Rt. 4. One Friday night we took the family and excitedly ventured out in the cold--hoping... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at MiraBest
SATURDAY Big Birthday Bash Expo. 1pm to 4pm. Over 40 vendors like The Little Gym, Screamin' Parties and Partilicious. Bakeries will be on site with beautiful cakes...cake will be served at 2 and 3pm. Each child will receive a goody... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at MiraBest
I know this cold weather makes us want to curl up in a ball on the bed all day...but do you think your kids will settle for that on a Saturday? I'm betting they're getting a little stir crazy and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2013 at MiraBest
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a great holiday to share with your kids...teach them about accepting others' differences, giving back to the community and enriching our communities. You can find many ways to celebrate this weekend in the Garden... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2013 at MiraBest
No need to stay inside and mope about the weather...there are summer camp fairs to get you thinking about summer, magic shows, and family fun days! Have a great weekend! SATURDAY NJ Summer Camp Fairs. 12pm to 3pm. Find all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at MiraBest
(NOTE: I've updated the prices for general admission and party packages as they changed since I first posted this article) What's a more perfect time for a new venue to open (that's been 2 years in the making) in Bergen... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at MiraBest
Hope you've recovered from the holiday revels. If you have the post-holiday blues, check out one of these fun activities happening in NJ this weekend! WEEKEND Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove. Rapunzel and Flynn travel to the worlds of Tiana,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at MiraBest
Many kids are off for break this week--leaving mommas scrambling for activities. There is some cool science fun to be had at local museums, or catch a train show in the city and if you want to stay local, head... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at MiraBest
It's almost time to kick back those heels and enjoy holiday vacation time. But, for now, I'm sure your TO DO list seems neverending! Don't forget to make magical moments with your kids and any of the events below would... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at MiraBest
I hope you are enjoying your holidays so far. I know it's probably one of the busiest times of the year for moms--with the ever growing gift list and last minute decorations to buy. Take a break from it all... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at MiraBest
It's the most wonderful time of the year and there are tons of great local events to check out this weekend. Last year we checked out the fabulous Gingerbread House event at Frelinghuysen Arboretum--my kids were fascinated by the creativity... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2012 at MiraBest
This is a great time to start snagging those tickets for holiday shows. Why go through the hassle of traveling into the city with kids--stay local and support the great art offerings we have at BergenPac and other venues! I'll... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2012 at MiraBest
Black Friday is soon upon us and with that comes holiday shopping. There's a holiday fair in Ramsey where you can peruse some wares for loved ones. Or, have your daughter go to a tea party with her doll and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at MiraBest
I'm sure after the battering that Sandy and Athena gave us you are ready for some holiday cheer and a way to lift your family's beleaguered spirits. Well, I'm delighted to offer you, thanks to the generous folks at MSG... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at MiraBest
It's been a rough couple of weeks--with two big storms hitting us and disrupting our lives in so many ways. Our family was without power for a week and it was the longest week of my life! We survived but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2012 at MiraBest
Hopefully, Hurricane Sandy won't rain on our parades this weekend! It seems like every venue in NJ has a Halloween event you can attend. It was hard to narrow down the best so I highlighted some in orange that I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at MiraBest
Campfires, yard sales, a moonlight walk among pumpkins...there is a diversity of events to suit your fancy this weekend. Go out and have fun! WEEKEND Sept. 15th to October 28th: Bear Mountain Oktoberfest. 12pm to 6pm. German food, live entertainment,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2012 at MiraBest
I discovered while doing this post that this Saturday is National Costume Swap Day! I think this is a great idea because who wants to spend tons of money on a costume their might wear once or twice? I certainly... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2012 at MiraBest
This weekend is jam-packed with activities on both sides of the Hudson. You can get a jump start on Halloween festivities at Van Cortland Manor or the Bronx Zoo, or you can attend an awesome street fair in Ridgewood or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at MiraBest
I know many of you think of going away without kids as a luxury you will enjoy...some day. Well, this year hubby and I hit our 10 year anniversary milestone and I decided we needed to get away. I reached... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at MiraBest
Fall is a prime time to spend time outdoors with the family. There are tons of festivals happening all over North and South Jersey. You can also bike or run for a good cause--always a great way to introduce your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at MiraBest