Saturday, February 26, 2011
A boring winter break can be just what the doctor ordered.
This week was the winter break for the Livingston Public Schools. Many of our friends chose to go away on vacation. We, however, stayed home or as it is popular to now label it, we took a “Staycation.” The simple truth is, we had some unexpected bills this month and going away would have been a small financial stretch we were unwilling to make. So we adjusted. Junior went to a birthday party, and there were playdates (some planned, some spur-of-the-moment). Diva had a last-minute, low-budget Tea Party for the princesses in her class. Nothing big – just peanut butter sandwiches, cream cheese sandwiches, and ice cream cups that kids augmented with sprinkles and M&Ms to create “sundaes.” Also, Hubby and I also took the kids to the circus …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Get your kids busy with these fun activities!
Are your kids bleary-eyed from watching too much TV on today’s snow day? Have you exhausted your snow day arsenal: shoveling, snow angels, baking cookies? Well, try these activities to get your kids moving: If you can get out, the Livingston Library will open its doors at 1 p.m. And remember, spring is a-coming ... some day.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Skating, nature and camps offered.
There's help for parents over the holidays when kids are home from school. The Richard J. Codey Arena, the Essex County Environmental Center and the West Essex YMCA are offering activities for children in the week between Christmas and New Year's. Hockey and figure skating programs will run at Codey Arena in West Orange. On December 30 and 31, a Holiday Hockey Clinic will be held for children ages 6 to 13 years old; prior hockey experience is necessary. The Holiday Figure Skate Clinic will be held on December 26 and 27 is open to children ages 7 and older (adults welcome, too). JoJo Starbuck, the well-known figure skater, will continue to hold her JoJo's Cool Workout on Monday mornings at the Arena from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (weekly …