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A bit of everything -- parenting, fitness, humor, health.

Surviving a Summer Road Trip with Kids

I may be premature with the title of this post. You see, I haven't actually embarked on a long road trip with my kids yet. Max we've done is 3.5 hours in the car at a time. That's nothing by road trip standards. I have multiple friends who pile their younglings in the car for a trek and seemingly return unscathed....

Good Morning America Anchor Urges Early Detection for Breast Cancer at Capital Health Event

In a speech that was often emotional and brought many in the audience to tears, Good Morning America anchor and mother of two Amy Robach spoke about her fight with breast cancer at an event last night marking the National Accreditation of the Comprehensive Breast Center at Capital Health - Hopewell. Diagnosed at the age of 40 after an on-air...

Local Mini-Golf Fun at Pine Creek

I used to mini-golf at Pine Creek Miniature Golf, in Ringoes, before we had kids. My husband, who is from Pennington, mini-golfed there long before he knew me. Just outside of Hopewell Township, it is along the route to (our favorite) Home Depot up on Flemington.For the past couple of years, we've peered longingly at its closed facility wishing it would reopen. And it...

Mercer County 4-H Fair at Howell Farm

This Saturday and Sunday is the Mercer County 4-H Fair at Howell Living History Farm. There are so many activities throughout the day -- sheep sheering, animal costume contest, magic show, goat milking contests -- you name it! Plus pony rides and hay rides and crafts. The schedule for the 2-day fair is available online. The website also mentions something about...

A flea market you must visit!

Dubbed the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market (coolest name ever?), this is a Mercer County tri-annual happening that you don’t want to miss. No need to be a Punk Rock aficionado, maybe you just like to sample some gourmet food from the trucks, followed by a decent cup of coffee and some idle browsing? According to their website, a typical...

Ox to be Installed via Crane at PQM This Saturday

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council is beginning to collect finished oxen from individual and team artists across Hopewell Valley this month. The oxen are being weatherproofed and put out to pasture on the Stampede now through August 15, when the full Stampede will be in place. Tomorrow, Saturday, July 26, an ox named "ArtToro," created by artists Gyuri Hollosy and...

Local Yoga Studios Flow Through Changes

Two local yoga studios in the area are flowing through some major changes this summer. studiOMango, currently located in the same building as Jazzercise on Rt. 31 in Pennington, will close and reopen as Honor Yoga Pennington in mid-September in the space vacated by Huntington Learning Center near Stop & Shop in the Hopewell Crossing Shopping Center. The new location...

Treat HVCT While You Treat Yourself to Ice Cream TODAY

Today, you can enjoy ice cream while supporting a local cause. Uncle Ed's Creamery and Chocolates, at 115 West Delaware Avenue in Pennington, is donating a portion of today's proceeds to The Hopewell Valley Children's Theater (HVCT), a Mercer County non-profit arts education organization. HVCT has a popular summer theater program where children participate in a 5-week camp allow them to be involved in every element of...

It’s Hip to Bee Triangle: Ecological Art by FoHVOS

If you have hiked or bird watched in the Hopewell Valley area this spring and summer, you may have stumbled on something organic or ... was it extra-terrestrial? It is the "Summer Triangle" project of Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space ("FoHVOS"), a Hopewell Valley nonprofit land trust that is dedicated to preserving Hopewell Valley's character though open space and farmland preservation...

Your iPhone is not a pacifier

...or maybe it is.  Whatever.  I'm not judging.  I too have been known to hand it over to a child while we're waiting for our entrées to arrive... or while they're screaming in the back seat when we are not even close to "there yet."  My iPhone (and iPad) are also stuffed full of "Disney Junior Appisodes," "Grandpa's Workshop"...