Category Archives: New Jersey

Snow Rollers in Northern New Jersey

Have you ever heard of snow rollers? My Aunt Shirley and Uncle Chester live in Ohio; for the first time ever, they had snow rollers in their yard after a snowstorm. My Aunt said it took them a little bit … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block at Adventures of a Middle Age Mom

Have you noticed the lack of blog posts at adventuresofamiddleagemom.com? My imagination is in a deep freeze. I can’t blame it on the weather since my brain froze well before this atrocious weather began in Northern New Jersey. Have you … Continue reading

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Black Friday Thanksgiving: I Shopped Until I Dropped. Literally.

This year our Thanksgiving gathering was just our immediate family of four, very unusual for us. In keeping with this “different” Thanksgiving I did something completely out of the box for me: I went Black Friday Thanksgiving shopping, which began … Continue reading

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Two Buttons in Frenchtown, N.J.

Hugs to my bestie Peggy who surprised me with a trip to Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert‘s shop — Two Buttons — in Frenchtown, N.J.  Peggy knows what a woman needs:  great friends, sunny days and unlimited adventures. She knows that sometimes you need to Seize … Continue reading

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Color Run 5K: I Got My Rainbow On!

My daughter Tory, her boyfriend Hector, my husband Mike and I participated in the New Jersey Color Run at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. With 9,996 other people! We newbies thought it was a well-run, easy peasy blast of pure … Continue reading

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The Jersey Shore, Real Life and Reality Show

The Jersey Shore is one of my favorite places to visit; I love to spend the day on the beach people watching and tanning, eating on the boardwalk and losing money playing a few of the boardwalk games. My husband … Continue reading

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The Great Falls & Libby’s Lunch, Paterson, NJ Landmarks

New Jersey has its own epic waterfalls, The Great Falls, located in the middle of Paterson, our state’s third-largest city. I’ve driven by the falls many times, but never even saw them. Why? If you’ve ever driven in Paterson, N.J. … Continue reading

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Ina Garten: I Met My Fave Cookbook Author!

Last week Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, came to Wayne, New Jersey, for a book signing. I saw the article in my local paper and immediately determine that no matter what, I’d be at the Wayne Stop and Shop and … Continue reading

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A Jersey Shore Vacation: Sandcastles and Family

I realize that our week’s vacation at the Jersey Shore is over, but the memories keep popping up in my head. And I realize that I didn’t do justice to two events: the sand castle competition in Belmar, N.J. and … Continue reading

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A Week at the Jersey Shore: The Condensed Version

My sister Cindy and her husband Bid invited our family of 4 to share a beach house in Manasquan, N.J. last week. It was only the second time my husband Mike and I had a Shore house in Manasquan … … Continue reading

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