Roxy’s Best Of…Morris County, New Jersey

The Best of Morris County, New Jersey, from kid stuff (including summer camp) to restaurants to art galleries and shopping

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London and Maddie are Rockin’ the Steven Tyler Feather Hair Extensions Thanks to Madeline at the Arrangement in Ledgewood, NJ

By: Roxy on 06/15/11 @ 9:26 am

Every week since Steven Tyler started sporting feathers in his hair on Season 10 of American Idol, one more of London and Maddie’s friends shows up at school with feather hair extensions. And no, if London and Maddie’s friends show up with tattoos or nipple piercings, my girls won’t be following that trend…but the feathers seemed [...]




Our Cockapoo Puppy Peanut Butter’s Progress with the Family Dog of Morris County, NJ

By: Roxy on 06/13/10 @ 8:32 am

Hard to believe it’s been three weeks since we drove up to Mulberry Farm in Duchess County, New York to bring home our beloved cockapoo puppy, Peanut Butter. You can see from the photos that little Peanut Butter has settled right in with our family. As I write this post, Rex is out in the [...]




Roxy’s Best Of… Morris County, NJ Summer Camps (as well as a few in Somerset County, NJ)

By: Roxy on 03/7/10 @ 8:40 pm

Now that the weather has warmed up and the snow has melted, the Roxiticus Desperate Housewives are ready to get serious about summer camp 2010. As usual, I’ll do my best to cover the camps my kids have tried, and the ones my friends recommend. Some of my favorites haven’t posted all the details [...]




Garden State Ballet Youth Company Performs the Nutcracker Today: Saturday, December 12th at Holy Family School in Florham Park, NJ

By: Roxy on 12/12/09 @ 8:36 am

The Nutcracker will be performed by the School of the Garden State Ballet’s Youth Company on Saturday, December 12th at Holy Family School in Florham Park, NJ.  There will be two performances: 3pm and 7pm.  Tickets for the 3pm performance are $5.00 each (family maximum of $25); tickets for the 7pm performance are $7.00 each [...]




Fourth of July 2009 Fireworks and Parades in Morris and Somerset County, NJ

By: Roxy on 07/3/09 @ 10:09 am

In addition to the “Dancing in the Street” Parade in Mendham Township, NJ featuring Martha Reeves and the Vandellas this year, and the Fourth of July Fireworks event at North Branch Park in Bridgewater, NJ, there are Independence Day celebrations going on all over the Morris County and Somerset County areas. Here are just a [...]




Summer Camp Plans Coming Together in Morris County and Somerset County NJ…Just In Time for the Last Day of School

By: Roxy on 06/14/09 @ 5:50 pm

I can’t believe we’re coming up on the last day of school, but Rex and I have attended two year-end celebrations:  Maddie’s Incredible Kid Day in the first grade, and London’s Beatnik Poetry Cafe in the second grade.  Luckily, Roxy and the other Roxiticus Desperate Housewives have made our kids’ plans for summer camp 2009.  In case you’re still [...]




Gimme a C, Gimme an H, Gimme an E-E-R! Rockaway Gymnastics Pairs Up with Jerzy’s Best All Starz Cheerleading Team

By: Roxy on 03/15/09 @ 9:37 pm

Climb up the palm tree,
Slide down the cactus,
We play your team
just for practice!
I don’t know where my daughters got their cheerleading gene, but London and Maddie are always running, jumping, tumbling and leaping around the house while chanting cheers designed to taunt and distract the opposing team.  And now Rockaway Gymnastics in Rockaway NJ (the same great group of people who [...]




Starting to Think About Summer Camp 2009 — Roxy’s Best Of… Summer Camps in Morris and Somerset County, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 01/4/09 @ 12:36 am

The Roxiticus Desperate Housewives are starting to think about summer camp 2009, and I’ll do my best to cover the camps my kids have tried, and the ones my friends recommend.  Some of my favorites haven’t posted all the details on their 2009 camp programs, but I’ll provide a summary of last year’s program now [...]




Quick Holiday Shout Out to CRP Music Store in Rockaway, New Jersey: Thanks for Fixing London’s Guitar

By: Roxy on 12/23/08 @ 6:16 pm

My loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives and Roxy’s Best Of… readers know that my two girls, London and Maddie, have started a basement band (the garage is too cold this time of year) called the Butter Bites. The girl band has asked Santa to bring them a set of drums for Christmas to add to their [...]




New Year’s Eve Celebrations 2008-2009: Morris County NJ Continues the First Night Tradition

By: Roxy on 12/13/08 @ 9:11 am

Twenty years ago, during my first holiday season after graduating from college, I went up to Boston to visit one of my best high school girlfriends, Grey Hound, and learned about Boston’s tradition for celebrating New Year’s Eve.  Even though it is technically the last night of the old year, Bostonians call their celebration “First [...]