Here are some of my favorite local resources that I hope you find useful. Below you will find businesses and groups that I recommend for a various stages of parenthood. From maternity photos to 1st birthday party planning. Check back often, as I will continue to add to this list.

Danielle Riley Photography & Design

If you are looking for a photographer to capture the very best of you and your growing family, Danielle Riley is amazingly talented and endlessly patient. I have been a customer and fan for the past 7 years. She goes above and beyond expectations to created images you will cherish for a lifetime. Located in Colts Neck, NJ, her studio is a gorgeous backdrop for your maternity, newborn, and family photos.

Brainy Kids Yoga

If you're looking for an activity for your older children, you'll find the perfect mix of noncompetitive physical movement, mindfulness, focus, and calming lessons right here in Metuchen, NJ. Brainy Kids Yoga has been teaching the children of Central NJ that "Peace Begins with Me" since the Fall of 2018 and my children have enjoyed their classes from the very beginning.

Creative Twist Events

Do you need a bright and modern location for your baby shower, christening, or 1st birthday? Maybe a mom's night out? Joanne from Creative Twist Events has you covered. Not only can her space host a gorgeous get-together, but she can help you decorate for a party off-site. Take a look at her website for packages and add-ons. I was lucky enough to tour the space myself during a big kid cupcake decorating event!  Located in downtown Metuchen, NJ, it's a perfect place to celebrate.


If you are searching for a GORGEOUS cake that tastes even better than it looks, then please get in touch with Ellie from CakeMeLife. She is an award winning baker and one of the nicest people in this industry. Come to her with a theme or a vision, and she will turn it into a delicious reality. From baby showers, to gender reveals. From Christenings to FIRST birthday parties. CakeMeLife will create an eye catching treat for your celebration. Get in touch now, and don't forget to ask about her other dessert options!

La Leche League of the Garden State

Are you a breastfeeding mom that needs some support or assistance? The La Leche League of the Garden State has local groups throughout New Jersey. La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to all those seeking breastfeeding, chestfeeding, or human-milk feeding support.

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