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How to get ready for a baby when you have a disability

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Editor’s Note: Happy to share from Ashley, the author: “My husband and I both have disabilities, and knew that becoming parents and parenthood, in general, would require extra planning and prep. I’ve got some great info to share with other prospective parents with disabilities.”

If you’re considering having a baby, that’s fantastic.

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New York Comic Con with kids- what I learned….

The moment when I lost the kids while I was taking a photo of the shark hugging the T-rex

Hi Everyone! Another offtopic post…from our most recent adventure, New York Comic Con 2016, with KIDS!

Wow, it’s crowded and overwhelming for us newbies. Everyone was extremely nice, and the spirit was so positive.

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Great Wolf, Kalahari or Rocking Horse?

Editor’s Note: So we wanted to add a great deal below for The Great Escape at Lake George, we have not gone yet, but plan to, if you have gone, let us know and we’ll share your experience about it! We love sharing people’s reviews!

Hi there Playground People! So are you looking to go

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The White House Playground as seen in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

I’m a big fan of comedy. Love it, and would be a comedy groupie if I didn’t choose the whole parenthood life. (No regrets!) So I have seen many episodes of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”, one of my guilty pleasures, featuring comedians being interviewed by one of my faves, Jerry Seinfeld. Well I had

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Guinea Pig Supplies

Cage Liners for Guinea Pigs-

Cage for 2 guinea pigs Cuddle Cup






Making Freddy Fazbear and Withered Bonnie

Hey Guys, It’s Sheila from your friendly NJ Playgrounds website! So here comes another Halloween and I couldn’t resist sharing our latest experience… Making a homemade costume for the very first time ever! In this day and age, with youtube, google and facebook, the mission of making a homemade costume has been somewhat more accessible

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Dan Gutman vs. Dan Yaccarino (Part 2)

The saga continues with the feud of Dan Gutman vs Dan Yaccarino. Oh, you haven’t heard? Well you must catch up on the latest children book author rivalry. Here’s the link to our first look at these 2 beloved authors’ banter. And now we pick up where we last dropped off.

May 27, 2014- The

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BJ’s in Watchung has a Minion Display

Rainy day place to play? Hey here’s an indoor place to play while supplies last, NJ.

The BJ’s display in Watchung. Well the kids verified that the minions are all working fine. QC done!

We invite you to share your favorite video of “unconventional” places to play on our facebook page or comments

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Offtopic: The Feud between Dan Gutman and Dan Yaccarino

Emma and her signed copy of “Mr. Klutz is Nuts” by Dan Gutman

So ever since Dan Gutman visited our school back in February, I’ve been a huge fan. Don’t get me wrong my kids were already fans of his books, the whole Weird School series and now my boys just finished “The Genius Files”.

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Favorite NJ park to exercise, bike, walk, jog or hike?

We asked and you answered! We took a poll from our facebook fans on what are people’s favorite NJ park to visit (with kids) for hiking, biking, running or exercising. What a BIG response to this question, we knew a few favorites would come up but then there were a few new ones, we

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Fabulous Fun in NJ’s Winter Season

In late January, we asked our close to 4000 Facebook fans to tell us their favorite places to visit and things to do during Presidents Day Weekend and we got an overwhelming response full of local hot spots, fun and inexpensive indoor ideas and fabulous places not too far away. Below is a wrap up of all the great suggestions plus some ideas of our own. See what’s hot when the weather’s not!

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Holiday Happenings in NJ 2012- Lights, trains and fun

It’s that time of year!

Hello! It’s 2012, and we are ready to share our list once again of some of our favorite things to do during the holiday season with kids in New Jersey. We tend to opt for the less crowded or more creative, nature driven activities. However, we’ve also added some

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Mommy & Me “Move It” Event

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Join us and our co-sponsor NJ Kids on the Go at the Parsippany PAL (Police Athletic League)

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Beyond Playgrounds- 100 Days of School!

Hello NJ Playground Fans!

If you are like me, we are nearing the 100th day of school, and the kids have projects due this week. Post your pictures on our Facebook Fan Page, and we will add them here too.

I’ll share what we did for my kindergartener. Grandma had found a huge supply of

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Holiday Happenings

The following is a list of some of our favorite things to do during the holiday season with kids in New Jersey. We tend to opt for the less crowded or more creative, nature driven activities. However, we’ve also added some favorites from our fans and will continue to add anything you all tell us is worth visiting! Check out our list of holiday events, ongoing activities, train rides and winter break mini-camps and more!

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Be a Roving Reporter

We are always looking for new places to play so if you find a great outdoor playground that’s not already on our site we’d love to hear all about it and see your pictures!

In exchange for your review we have some partners who will provide you with FREE passes to their locations. If you

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Style and Playgrounds

Editor’s Note: We love playgrounds, but if this site was just about parks, it would be a little stale. So from time to time we will take a little detour to change the scenery. I have a personal connection to Bridgette Raes, childhood acquaintance rediscovered on facebook. Her positivity, drive and message are all inspiring

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Playground Safety: When it isn’t safe to wear a bicycle helmet

Wearing a helmet while biking = SAFE

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our first playground safety article from our newest sponsor, East West Playground Consultants LLC. We hope that these articles will serve a great resource for NJ parents!

After a long cold snowy winter, the time of the year has finally arrived for taking

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What to do After Open Cockpit Day in Teterboro

Today is Open Cockpit Day at Teterboro Airport from 10-4pm. (From Mirabest.com :

Explore planes, helicopters and a fire truck. Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum, Teterboro. Adults $7/Children $5. )

I grew up in Hasbrouck Heights the next town over, and thought I’d share some ideas for things to do that aren’t too far

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Small Safe Enclosed and Quiet Playgrounds

Maxwell Park, Hoboken

Update- 3/27/2011- I was able to capture the comments up till now, and created a listing for all SSEQ playgrounds. However, I still need your help: a few of the playgrounds in the comments don’t have photos or descriptions yet on our website (Oakland, Pacifico-Gallo), email me if you have some!

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Cabin Fever- How we made our snow tunnel

Update 2016: Hey friends, we would love to share our NJ Playground readers snow creations after the blizzard, so send them to us either email, on Facebook or comment with link to your picture, we’d love to hear from you! One lucky person will receive a $10 Starbucks Gift Card! SNOW CREATION MUST BE IN

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Sample Birthday Listing

Planning a birthday party? Consider these NJ based businesses and venues. Each one offers a unique location or service to make your next party great!

Want to be part of this directory? Click here to find out how to list your business.

Indoor Playspace, Indoor Playground, Museum Imagine That!!! Children’s Museum

4 Vreeland Road Florham

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55 Days till my Sprint Triathlon

Race Finish at 4 miler-

Are you ready for some non-playground related stuff?

thought I’d share what’s going on with me…

So, I’ve been training for a sprint triathlon, specifically the Danskin triathlon (all women, 1/2 mile swim, 12 mile bike, and 5k run). This is where my free time is going these

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NJ Celebrity Poll Project

Suri Cruise at a NYC playground (People.com)

2010 is here, and I started a new project to inject a little more interesting fodder in a parent resource blog/information tool.

Let’s face it a blog about NJ Playgrounds can be pretty bland . It probably is one of the most boring topics for a parent

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Getting Advertisers for a niche blog- What to Charge? Part 1- Gathering Data

So, it’s official, my workload is not much but I continue to pursue this little passion of playgrounds, and I’m hoping to make it a wonderful site and resource for NJ parents. At the same time, I do want to make it profitable to cover my costs of traveling, visiting and hosting.

Anyone want to

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Being Geeky, Sharing and Wine Guy

Can you guess where I upgraded either a theme or upgraded wordpress? Yeah, it’s in my footer.php and I always forget to add it back in, twice… Thanks to @doublelattemama she told me there’s a plugin, I’ll have to look into it, because clearly I can’t rely on my aging brain cells.

I was

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Adventures in Atahualpa- WordPress Post

I love sharing information and spreading the word about good stuff, not just playgrounds. When you get an idea in your head it can be so difficult to make the right choices on where to go next, I don’t think you can do anything perfectly on your own, it takes different perspectives, and “specialists” to

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What obvious NJ fave playground are we missing?

One of our faves- Watchung Reservation

Want to add a park?

Check out our latest promotion from Imagine That!!! Become a roving reporter to cover your favorite park and earn free admission!

Or, if you just want to share your favorite place with other readers, comment below! Are we missing your favorite playground?

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Happy 4th of July! – Fireworks at the Park in NJ

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I’m definitely lazy, or what do you call, don’t want to reinvent the wheel that would be a MEGA PAIN (and a tad silly). I’m just another parent who likes to find stuff to do… so instead of rewriting posts about Fireworks in the Park, I’ll share with you some of the best links

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Hate wood chips?

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Have you ever searched “park with no woodchips”?

How often do you hear your sandal wearer complain about having to take their footwear off to remove them?

Are you a germaphobe?

Most of the NJ Playgrounds we have visited have wood chips for ground cover, but for Father’s Day here’s a special gift,

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