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Fall Skincare

Fall Skincare

  Fall skincare and beauty feels like a fresh start for our faces. With the kids back in school, you have more than 30 seconds to get back into a skincare routine...and maybe even put on some makeup! But where to start? We asked Kari Molvar, a mom of two girls...

Meet Rockets of Awesome Founder Rachel Blumenthal

Meet Rockets of Awesome Founder Rachel Blumenthal

Anyone else a bit overwhelmed with back-to-school shopping this year, or reluctant to spend a lot of time at the mall with your kids trying on clothes? We’re right there with you, and that’s why we’re partnering with @rocketsofawesome, a mom-founded kids brand that allows you to shop through a subscription service (customized to your child) or simply make a la carte purchases online. Between the convenience factor and the quality and selection, we love it, and think you will, too. We spoke to Founder and CEO Rachael Blumenthal about her amazing brand, back-to-school picks, being a dual-entrepreneur family (her husband founded @warbyparker) and more.

Screen Time: 9 Ways To Help Your Kids Form A Healthy Relationship With Tech

Screen Time: 9 Ways To Help Your Kids Form A Healthy Relationship With Tech

In this day and age, expecting your kids to never lay eyes on a screen is probably unrealistic. Many schools are even incorporating them into the curriculum. But research shows that kids under 8 are using mobile devices more than 2 hours a day (despite the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for kids under 18 months being no screen time at all and kids under). The number for teens is exponentially higher; depending on the study, estimates for teens’ screen use is between 5 and 7 hours a day, with the greater the screen time, the greater the risk of depression and anxiety in that age group.

10 Reasons to Send Your Child to Camp this Summer

10 Reasons to Send Your Child to Camp this Summer

There’s more to camp than just swimming, arts & crafts, sports and songs around the campfire. Going to camp has many benefits for children that go beyond all the fun they will have. Here are just a few of the reasons why the camp experience is so valuable for children, from Jess Michaels, Director of Communications for the American Camp Association, NY and NJ.

Family Friendly Décor Ideas

Family Friendly Décor Ideas

When interior designer Chris Roughan puts together a design plan for her clients, she keeps function in mind along with aesthetics. “Every client lives differently and to me, great design is not about something that’s simply pretty—without function it’s useless,” says Roughan, a mom of two girls. The importance of listening to a client’s needs, and developing something that works for their lifestyle, is especially important for families.

5 Pieces Every Mom Needs in Her Closet

5 Pieces Every Mom Needs in Her Closet

We asked Kristin Koch, executive director of Seventeen magazine and the blogger behind Closetful of Clothes, for her mom uniform essentials. Spoiler alert: we love them all.

Young Entrepreneur Series: Tess Higgins

Young Entrepreneur Series: Tess Higgins

As the fourth installment of an important series, I am excited to introduce you to 15 year old, Tess Higgins, from Chatham, New Jersey. She does it ALL! She creates and makes creative pies, cakes, cookies, as well as clothes and jewelry!

Four Pillars of an Organized Playroom — Everyday Order

Four Pillars of an Organized Playroom — Everyday Order

Meet our newest #denvillemoms contributor, Laura of Everyday Order. Let’s face it, if you have kids, you have toys. True story: I received an email at 11:58 on Christmas eve from an anxious parent who had just laid out ALL of the presents under the tree. They wrote, “My kids have all the toys they could ever want, and come tomorrow I’ll have no idea what to do with all the new toys – HELP!

Let it snow, Let it snow….
Cozy up with Snow + Winter-Themed Books. 
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King

Let it snow, Let it snow….
Cozy up with Snow + Winter-Themed Books. 
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King

Meet our new #denvillemoms contributor, Allison of Storybox Tales! What better season is there then Winter to cuddle-up under a blanket next to a crackling fire, with a good book? The following books are perfect for this peaceful but blustery time of year. Cue the fuzzy slippers, hot chocolate, and fire—here are some wintry wonderland books for you and your little ones to enjoy!

10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Winter

10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Winter

Here is a list of products or habits that were mentioned many times by this group as boosting kids’ immunity – meaning their kids get sick less often, and when they do get sick the symptoms seem less severe and don’t last as long. Some of these are rooted in extensive scientific research, some aren’t. But since I don’t think any of the following practices can hurt (when given according to the directions), I wanted to share these with you.

Meet Julie, Lisa + Donna

Meet Julie, Lisa + Donna

Julie, Lisa + Donna opened Soul Sisters Boutique in April of 2017 in Basking Ridge, NJ. They have a passion for discovering unique, artisan products that enhance day-to-day living. From this passion grew the desire to create a compelling shopping experience for others. Their diverse offerings include a meticulously curated mix of beautifully crafted jewelry, home goods, apparel, accessories and small batch apothecary.

Fitness Guide 2020

Fitness Guide 2020

Coming into a new year, everyone wants to better themselves. Whether that might be in their life, health or just to be more present. We found some great local fitness clubs that can help you reach your goals if you are looking to better yourself in the fitness/health department!

Where Designer Chris Roughan Shops for Holiday Décor

Where Designer Chris Roughan Shops for Holiday Décor

Chris Roughan of Roughan Interiors is well-known in Greenwich, New York City, Palm Beach and beyond for her warm and sophisticated style. Since 1994, she has focused on carefully listening to clients to create spaces they truly love to live in. “Every interior should be functional while remaining aesthetically purposeful and elegant,” says Roughan. One of her favorite times of year to decorate, in her own home as well as in those of clients’, is the holiday season. These are the places she goes to as she invests in quality pieces that will stand the test of time.

2019 Denville Moms Gifts for Him

2019 Denville Moms Gifts for Him

Guys can be so hard to shop for, especially when it comes to holiday gifts.  I tried to find different gifts that could be used not just for the holidays but also birthdays, father’s day.. You get it. Whether your guy is sporty, stylish, techie or just needs a new wallet, I’ve got gift ideas for you!

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