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I'm A Little Bit Country...

Last fall, I wrote a post about a visit we took to The Catskills and how we fell in love with the magic of it. We haven't stopped thinking about wanting to explore some more areas and potentially purchasing a "get out of the city home" there. It's a quick drive from Hoboken. Most areas take about an hour to an hour and a half to get to and we can tell you right now, it's worth it! The Catskills, to me, maintains the nostalgic vibe of what it was in its hey-day! It's a place to unplug, spend time with your family, and just have fun in FRESH AIR at your own pace. We decided to try a completely different type of resort than the bungalow village we visited last time. You can read more about that

Little List: Bring Your Baby Workouts

The early days and months of motherhood are hectic and overwhelming. Getting back to the gym is difficult, especially when you have an adorable little one who needs you every 5 minutes (okay...maybe every 2 minutes). Hoboken has some great workout options that are BYOB (bring your own baby)! Hoboken asana soul practice Baby Soul Postnatal Bar Method Bar Express: Mommy and Me Bum Pilates By appointment only (4 mom minimum) Cycle Bar Cycle Bar Mini Bar (look at Local Barre Mini Barre on Mind Body to see schedule) (LH Hook-Up Vendor) Elevate Movement and Wellness All morning and daytime classes are BYOBaby (LH Hook-Up Vendor) GoRow Mommy, Daddy, Kiddy, Anybody Row Harmony Pilates Bring your Bab

The Holistic Mom: Green Sunscreen

The sun is starting to finally peek out again after countless rainy days and we can finally start enjoying some warmer weather! In that spirit, here are some of my favorite sunscreens for kids and adults. Photo Credit: Little Hoboken Photography The AAP recommends no sunscreen for infants under 6 months, so a sun hat is your baby's best friend! Blue Lizard - An Australian, mineral based brand that doesn’t clog pores! BeautyCounter Countersun - This was our go to for the whole family this past summer. It’s super clean ingredients and non-greasy texture stood out from other brands. Badger Baby - I used this on my daughter as an infant and although it did leave little white streaks on her face,

And For That Reason, WE ARE IN! (The Kids of ROCKET CLUB Debut Their Business Ventures)

The inaugural class of Hoboken's ROCKET CLUB have completed their first semester and the skills they have learned are absolutely incredible. These kids aren't just playing with robots: They are building, they are coding, and they are putting all of their skills together to create their own small businesses. The kids are competing in their very own "Shark Tank" style competition, where the winner will receive $10,000 to launch their business! There are 17 kids with 17 incredible business ideas and all we can can say is ... Hey kid, are you hiring?? Introducing Hoboken's newest & youngest entrepreneurs: Katherine Laurens 12 years old Taking on the $17 Billion Cosmetic Industry About: Beauty

Get Glam at the 2nd Annual Beauty Bar

Last year, we tried an idea and sold out FAST! Beauty Bar was a super fun GNO complete with vendors, services, cocktails, treats, and the much-talked about and highly Instagrammed gift bags. People took Ubers home just because of the massive bags! This year, we made it bigger and better...all of it! We have three types of tickets...VIP scores you the ULTIMATE gift bag, Standard scores you a really really good gift bag, and the General Admission with no bag option gets you all the free stuff that the others get you: Makeup Demos and Tutorials from Amanda Mayr Photo Booth from Platinum Photo Booths Braid Bar from Blo It Out Lounge Express Manicures from Suite Tee Massages from Hudson Sport a

Little List: Local Outdoor Pool Clubs

Summer in the city can be HOT! Luckily, there are an abundance of local pool clubs with both daily and annual memberships. Here are some of the best pools to cool off at this summer. Jersey City Pools Lafayette Aquatics Center 303 Van Horne Street May 25 - June 21 Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 12:00pm, & 4:00pm - 6:30pm Saturday & Sunday - 10:00am - 5:30pm During public school 1/2 days - 2:00pm - 6:30pm June 22 - September 2 Monday - Friday - 7:00am - 6:30pm Saturday & Sunday - 10:00am - 5:30pm Holiday Schedule - 12:00pm - 5:30pm Pavonia Pool 907 Pavonia Avenue May 25 - June 21 Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 12:00pm, & 4:00pm - 6:30pm Saturday & Sunday - 10:00am - 5:30pm During public school 1/2 d

CATCHING UP WITH DR. KAPOOR

Like so many in Hoboken, we are big fans of Dr. Kapoor and the team at Hoboken Smile Specialists. When Dr. Kapoor first opened her doors, we both booked appointments for our kids' first dentist appointments. The first appointment can be so stressful, and we were excited & comforted by the idea of a dedicated pediatric dental practice. Those first appointments for both Eliza & Kane were great, and we have been singing the praises of Hoboken Smile Specialists ever since. It has been three years since Dr. Kapoor first opened her doors, and so much has changed in both her personal and professional lives! After welcoming her baby girl last year, Dr. Kapoor got a first hand look into every day lif

Father's Day Contest Finalists!

WHO'S THE BEST DADDY?! WINNER GETS A FREE FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT FROM LITTLE HOBOKEN PHOTOGRAPHY! Submitted by his wife, Casey: "I know there are tons of amazing fathers out there, but my little man’s dad is the best :). I knew my husband, Josh, was going to be an amazing father by the way he’s raised our, now 8 year old, pup, Bear, but ever since our little Nate was born, Josh has continued to blow me away. He is a natural, hands on daddy — always there to support our family, whether that means to get our little 5 month old Nate to giggle, change a blowout diaper (and clothes, bedding...all you mama’s and daddy’s have been there), give Nate some extra snuggles and rocks when he’s worked up and w

One PROUD Family

HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! The month of June is "Gay Pride Month" and we couldn't be prouder to introduce you to this family. Sam & Ashley, along with their son Wyatt have made Hoboken home. When we shared on our Instagram that we wanted to feature local LGBTQ families, these two reached out wanting to share their love and beautiful family with the rest of us. They wanted to help us highlight the diversity in our city, as well as normalize the conversation around LGBTQ families. We met up with them for a photoshoot & to discuss all that the community should know about this Hoboken family. Tell us how you met! The good old-fashioned way-- at a bar! We both reluctantly went out on a random Thursday

The Property Mom: Interest Rates and Buying a Home

If you take a look at the news on any given day, you are guaranteed to come across a headline about the recent rise in mortgage interest rates across the country. Understandably, this news can cause some concern if you are in the market to purchase a new home. As a real estate agent, I frequently get asked by buyers what this means for their home purchase plans. I advise my clients that a rise in interest rates should not deter them, and being knowledgeable about the topic will help them to better navigate the buying process. Today’s interest rates are currently staying near 4%, however, many economists say interest rates will continue to trend upward this year, and an increase closer to

Maternity Leave 411 (from an Employment Lawyer)

Congratulations! You’re preparing for the arrival of a new baby into your family and are getting ready for your upcoming parental leave. The last thing you need is to deal with confusing parental leave policies. However, in my experience, many individuals have questions concerning their parental leave entitlement. This post sets forth general information that will hopefully provide you with a basic understanding of job protection and monetary benefits surrounding your leave. As your specific circumstances may affect your ability to receive job protection and monetary benefits, you should always consult with your Human Resources department or an experienced employment lawyer concerning your

Little List: Local Drive-Thrus

Photo credit: www.dianegottsman.com There is nothing worse than being ten minutes from home when your baby falls asleep in the car. You now have a choice. Do you try to do the car seat to stroller transition, or do you sit quietly in the car for the next 1 to 3 hours? If you decide to sit in the car, you may want to drive over to one of these local drive thru establishments and get something to eat, or in some cases get some of your errands done! Burger King 320 Central Avenue, Jersey City 185 12th Street, Jersey City Checkers 823 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City Chick-fil-A Newport Mall Garage - Upper Level, Jersey City (Must place order through mobile app and choose "curbside") Chick-fil-A 1

2019 Father's Day Gift Guide!

Dads. They are superheroes, protectors, grill masters, best friends, and can rile up the kids like no one else. They may have some trouble dressing your kid for school or locating the jelly in the refrigerator (at eye-level, right in front), but mine takes out the garbage and kills spiders, so hey, it's a trade-off I can live with. That's not all, of course. The dads in my life provide comic relief during chaotic situations, handle bedtime like a champ, and make sure everyone is safe and happy at the end of the day. Dads often want for nothing, or occasionally ask for something really exciting.. like socks. This year, I tried to come up with a mix of both unique and more traditional it

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