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When Ocean County Kids Leave Home: Advice for Empty Nesters
It seems that each year, more of my friends are becoming "Empty Nesters."  Kids are going off to college, or have moved away to start a new job.
While parents are happy to see their kids' spread their wings and fly, it can be a challenging adjustment to make after spending…
Commencement: New Beginnings
I was really inspired over the weekend, attending ceremonies to mark my nephew's graduation from Villanova University.  Don't laugh but I actually took notes, wanting to remember some of the great soundbites from the different speeches!
A theme that ran through many of them was &qu…
Ocean County Kids Have Fun; Parents Get A Break
I wrote a few weeks ago about the rise of summer camps for adults.  But now I'm going back to basics, wondering if you'll be sending your kids to a sleep-away camp.  It seems like it could be a win-win.  Children keep their minds and bodies active, and parents get a break fr…
Storytime For Toddlers Reading Program
We ask that parents/caregivers arrive a few minutes early to sit with your toddler and focus your child's attention. By actively participating in the activities, you can encourage your child to participate also. It's helpful to all if you momentarily remove your toddler if your child becom…
Top Babies Names of 2016 [LIST]
 
The Baby Center has released the top babies names of 2016 list. Many of these names will be used by parents here at the Jersey Shore. If you're expecting and thinking of names maybe this list can help!
Top Girls Names:

Sophia
Emma
Olivia
Ava
Mia
Isabella
Riley
Arya
Zoe
Charlotte

Top Boys Names

Jackson
Aiden
Lucas
NJ Families Are Among The Closest In The US
It's not uncommon to travel throughout Ocean County and see multiple generations of a family spending time together. In fact, in New Jersey and New York, adults live closer to their parents than only one other area of the country.
Kids Moved Out: Now What? Advice For Empty Nesters
This weekend my niece moved away to college.  She's starting as a Freshman.  My nephew, her brother, also moved back to school.  He's going into his Junior year.  What this means is that my sister, after 20 years of having children in the house, is an empty nester...

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