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Work and Play’s Open Play is returning for one day only on Saturday, May 12th as part of South Orange’s Moms Day Out! Drop in play for children ages 0-5 with a caregiver will run from 10am – 12pm. $8 per child with advanced registration....

This week, Sarah and I gave the commuting thing a try when we ventured into NYC for the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (aka GCUC). And good thing we did, because we won an award!! Work and Play was voted Best Niche Coworking Space for our...

General Store is four months old, and oh how it's grown! You can now shop hundreds of local stores and makers online at SOMaGeneralStore.com! Many of our members offer 2-DAY DELIVERY to South Orange and Maplewood! We call it STORE-TO-DOOR EXPRESS! And be sure to...

Happy First Day of Spring!! You may be stuck inside tomorrow with more winter weather on the way, but Work and Play’s Early Childhood Program has some ideas for how to engage your kiddos in some simple Snow Day activities! Here at Work and Play, we enjoy...

Today is National Read Across America Day, and over at General Store, we’ve launched a new Kids Book Club in partnership with Farfaria and Kids' Books for a Better World! As we talk about books and reading to your children, we thought we’d ask our Early...

Have you all heard about our latest venture, General Store? Come check out the cooperative local marketplace where you can shop our local SOMa makers, artists and independent stores. Need to make those school Valentine's? Sparkhouse Toys has got you covered. Or buy a unique...

Last year around Thanksgiving, my daughter’s kindergarten assignment was to decorate a turkey as a family member, and whom did she choose? Me. She wanted to disguise her turkey as a “Boss, for mommy.” How flattering! How amazing! How wonderful to see myself as this...

Dear Diary: Life is a journey. When you’re like me living in suburban America, you have babies who all too quickly turn into first graders. And you start thinking back to what YOU remember from elementary school. When I was in elementary school, I wrote diaries. I...

Throw Back Thursday: Me on Work/Life Balance in 2014 Did you know that moms in the ‘50’s spent less time with their kids than working moms do today? It doesn’t surprise me to learn that Dads, according to the Pew Research Center, have nearly tripled the time...

Going back to work eight weeks after having my first baby was one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve ever done. I don’t recall much, but I remember crying (daily) on the train, stressing about milk supply, and scheduling meetings around pumping...