• Mile Square Mama: Guilt-Free Mommy Time {in Hoboken}

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    Hoboken is filled with fantastic places to entertain kids of all ages, but sometimes the Mile Square Mamas in this town need free time to run errands, get some work done or simply pamper themselves {while their little ones are well cared for and having fun}. Here are a few of MSM’s faves:


    The Salon by Soon Dar Secrets

    This wonderful salon is Hoboken’s only clean air {read: organic!} salon. Whether you need a new style, color, blowout, mani/pedi, or even eyebrow shaping, you should check out the talented staff at The Salon. Perhaps the best attribute of The Salon is the childcare room! The salon owner is a mother herself so she knows which toys kids love and the staff is friendly. Maybe you’ll even consider a cut for your kids while you’re in the right place and your kids are happy. Finally! Your kids will look forward to a visit to the salon!

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    Pier 13

    For the last few years, Pier 13 has been a Hoboken summer hot spot. It’s a great spot to meet friends for drinks after work or have a fun date night with your hubby. It’s a win-win for all—kids {and adults} love to eat dinner from the food trucks while parents can enjoy much needed night out with the gorgeous NYC skyline as the backdrop. Follow Hoboken Mommies so you don’t miss any of their Family Nights at Pier 13 with live music & a bounce house. Insider tip: try the watermelon punch, which originally wasn’t on the menu but they now sell by the bottle!

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    Urban Jungle Play

    JUST opened in Maxwell Place and Hoboken moms are rejoicing. There are very few drop-off options in Hoboken so this is a great addition that allows for flexibility for parents and tons of fun for kids. There’s even classes at Urban Jungle Play that feature child-directed, Montessori-style classroom activities and open play. Urban Jungle Play has also partnered with Local Barre and Wheelhaus for the summer to offer unlimited use of and extended 2-hour drop-off so moms can hit the barre and bike guilt-free all summer long! Shh, we won’t tell if you use one day to hit Pier 13. Learn more about the exclusive offer here.


     Body Balance Massage

    For the moms who are looking for true Mommy time, look no further than Body Balance. The massages are incredible, reasonably priced and their therapists have a reputation for alleviating ailments like sore backs and shoulder stress. In addition to massages, they also offer skincare treatments. Body Balance is located downtown, but is rumored to open a second location uptown later this year!

    These are some of my top recommendations, but please comment with some of your faves as well!


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    Jen is a thirty-something mama with three kids under five in Hoboken. Yes, it can be done! She is also the co-founder and CEO of Local Barre, a boutique core fitness with three locations in Hoboken. Life with kids (and a business!) in Hoboken can be chaotic and Jen is ready to share her tips for balancing it all as a "veteran" Mama in this city.

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