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GIVEAWAY: Let’s Make Some Memories at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk! #JenksMemory

We've been making memories at Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ nearly all our lives - so we're thrilled to announce the Summer 2015 Family Ambassador program in partnership with … [Read More...]

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My Hometown Hunt: All roads lead to Red Bank, New Jersey

When people ask me where I'm from, I always stumble on the answer. They're likely just looking for the name of a hometown where I grew up in New Jersey - or the usual, "What Exit?". Frankly, I … [Read More...]

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Let’s Chat Summer Travel with FlipKey #FKSummer #ad

We're in full summer-lovin mode and excited for all the summer travel in store for our family. If you're excited too, please join us on Tuesday, June 30 for the FlipKey by Trip Advisor #FKSummer … [Read More...]

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Giveaway: Family Passes to State Fair Meadowlands

We're checking off our New Jersey Summer Fun bucket list and the State Fair Meadowlands is a great family tradition. With over 150 rides and attractions everyone in the family has plenty to do. Hop … [Read More...]

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Finding Words About Charleston

For all the writing we do up here - sometimes I can't find a single word when I need it most. So in true Jersey form, I'll just say "Fuckin' A" for the moment. The horribly tragic shooting of nine … [Read More...]

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Musings on the Loss of a Mother

A series of writing by Jennifer Shields, one of seven women committed to raising awareness for breast cancer research.  "Missing Mum" I am eight years old. Christmas, my mother in her soft blue … [Read More...]

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Aquatopia at #CamelbackLodge Perfects your Poconos Getaway

This Jersey girl loves a great getaway, especially one that involves water, sun and takes every member of the family into consideration. We loved our Camelbeach experience, so it's hard to top that. … [Read More...]

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A Mothers’ Day Letter to My Inner Child

I see you. I do.  I know that you went through a lot.  More than any sweet innocent child should.  The unpredictable nature of your surroundings made you feel unsteady on your own two feet.  It was … [Read More...]

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An Angry Walk for Breast Cancer

We may be smiling, but we're angry. Anger is usually something I try to avoid as I am of the firm belief that anger can rot your soul. I don't want to get angry with my kids because no one learns … [Read More...]

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Movie Time with Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 Review and #MallCopMoms

We recently attended a Mamarazzi® event screening of the hilarious yet wholesome Paul Blart Mall Cop 2. Who can resist a fun day out in NYC with the family. But we were thrilled the event would … [Read More...]

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Teaching Kids Money Matters

This post is written in cooperation with Boiling Springs Savings Bank. All opinions are my own.  One thing I vowed to do as a parent was teach my children to handle money so that they didn't … [Read More...]

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Finding Your Happy

I love the new(ish) silly expression, " I have all the feels". I have a few friends who use it and while it seems a little vague (and goofy) to me it is so descriptive because lately, I have had all … [Read More...]

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Middle School Angst

My younger son is smack in the middle of seventh grade, and until a few days ago, I thought he was succeeding at getting through middle school unscathed. I wasn’t able to achieve this, but as with … [Read More...]

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It’s Back

The other night, I ate chocolate while lying flat on my back. Before you TLC producers contact me to appear on the next season of My 600-lb Life, please note that this is due to a back problem, not an … [Read More...]