2023 Mommy + Me Guide! - The Monmouth Moms


Getting a little tired of being stuck inside with the little ones? We’ve got you covered! Our 2023 Mommy & Guide is filled with local classes, activities, and more to do with the kids (and meet some new mom friends too!). Check it out below!


   G&G Stables is a quaint and modest family owned/operated farm in Howell, NJ.  We are proud to serve the community by educating and enriching the lives of all our friends, patrons, and extended farm family.  It is of the utmost importance that we deliver a memorable experience in a fun, family-friendly environment.
   We currently offer tours of our farm, petting zoo, farm birthday parties and seasonal events. It is a safe, friendly environment where children can enjoy the outdoors and farm life. We plan to announce additional activities at the beginning of 2023!
   Please follow us on our social media sites for news on upcoming events, tour information, general farm happenings, and announcements. Thank you in advance for your patronage and support.  We continuously strive to provide a quality experience for you and your families.
Location + Contact Information
G & G Stables

49 Driftway Rd
Howell, NJ 07731
Phone:  732-682-8409




   Everybody in the pool – and that means baby too! Did you know that there are a ton of emotional, developmental and physical benefits to getting babies into the water at an early age? Most importantly, this is a wonderful bonding opportunity for parents who want to spend time splashing and smiling with their little one (while also introducing the basics of an important life skill!).

    Goldfish Swim School offers Mini Classes for children starting as early as 4 months of age. Kids ages four to 35 months-old enjoy a weekly 30 minute class in the water with mom, dad or another caregiver working on basic water and swim safety skills with the help of an instructor.  The pool is kept at 90 degrees to make the water inviting and comfortable for all swimmers.

   The classes are fun and interactive for babies and their caregivers! Parents hold their baby while supporting him or her through the various swim skills. Even with an instructor leading the session, parents guide their child and remain involved throughout the class. Mini Class activities include singing group songs, practicing tummy time, and getting little ones comfortable in the water. Babies practice their grasp reflex, move on to holding onto the wall and eventually inching their way down it. With the help of mom or dad, babies work on their pulling paddle, “Superman” glides, sea otter floats and kicks. As babies progress through the Mini Program, they will work on crab walking, getting out of the pool safely by climbing up using the “fin, belly, flipper, flipper” technique and breath control. In addition to weekly Mini Classes, Goldfish offers family swim several times a week so parents can spend time together in the water with baby practicing the water acclimation skills they learned in class. We’d love to see you and your little one in the pool! Contact Goldfish Swim School in Middletown or Manalapan to schedule a free trial!

Middletown & Manalapan





  Gymboree Play and Music classes and programs are uniquely and intentionally designed for early childhood development. Through play, your child is challenged physically, socially and cognitively, building crucial skills to support a lifetime of learning. Located in Red Bank, NJ, Gymboree is now enrolling for fall programs!



Location + Contact Information

26 Applegate St.

Red Bank, NJ 07701

(732) 872-8500

[email protected]





  Jungle Jim & Jane is a family owned and operated, state-of-the-art indoor soft playground for children & toddlers (age 6 months to eight years) who desire a safe, imaginative, challenging and fun environment to exercise, play and explore. We offer an incredible, interactive learning experience for your children with a host of both physical and intellectual games which will inspire them to move and play while developing both their minds and bodies.

Come in and explore our multi-faceted, colorful, jungle themed climbing structure, projection slide, wall, floor and ball pit games, as well as arcade games and an old school photo booth! For the little ones we are equipped with a designated self-contained soft play area providing games and activities that encourage hand-eye coordination as well as standing and body awareness. We are committed to providing a memorable experience in a safe and super clean environment that your children will want to revisit again & again!

  Unforgettable Birthday Parties!

Location + Contact Information
Jungle Jim & Jane

2399 NJ Route 36

Eastpointe Plaza

Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716




 Little Rockers creates original music and video content for kids ages 2 months to 10 years. Their high energy music classes, parties, shows, lessons, preschool
classes and digital content have been a popular staple in Monmouth County and beyond for over 10 years. With their home base in Shrewsbury, NJ, at Little Rockers
Music & Arts Playcenter, they have an incredibly clean and interactive space for kids to learn (and party) through play. The play area is a total hit with kids who love to
make a band on the stage or slide down “the fastest slide in Monmouth County.”  Little Rockers also travels to homes and venues for parties, as well as schools, libraries, camps and family friendly spaces for interactive shows with The Little Rockers Band.


Location + Contact Information


166 Patterson Ave. Unit 1
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702


Rock Out Loud

12 US 9 N

Morganville, NJ 07751



We offer gymnastics instruction for boys and girls (ages 16 months to age 18) including:

  • Parent & Me (15m-2 1/2 yrs)
  • Little Stars (Ages 3-4) Boys & Girls Mixed
  • Stars (Ages 5-7) Beginner
  • Rockets (Ages 5-7)  Intermediate
  • Fireworks (Ages 8 & Up) Beginner
  • Firecrackers (Ages 8 & Up) Intermediate
  • Advanced Classes
  • Pre-Team (ALL Ages Girls & Boys)
  • Special Needs
  • Private Lessons
  • Tumbling Clinics
  • Back handspring Clinics
  • Non Competitive Teams
  • JOGA
  • Birthday Parties
  • Summer Camp
  • Summer Classes

Location + Contact Information

Monmouth Gymnastics

600 & 300 Campus Drive

Morganville, NJ 07751




Sign up for Mommy & Me Art Class with The Muse Art Studio! The Muse Art Studio located in Little Silver is where you #GETCREATIVE!  Owner and principal of The Muse Art Studio, Liz Evanko Buchanan, as an artist and art educator has created The Muse Art Studio to inspire and ignite artistic expression in all facets!!!  The creative services of The Muse are designed to enlighten & envision! “Open someone’s eyes… IMAGINE the possibilities!  Artist offering commissions, murals and fine art servicing private and corporate clients alike. Art Educator offering fine art instruction (privates, semi-private and small group) both inside the studio as well as on location! Our traveling Art Studio will set up shop in the privacy or your own home for all levels of art instruction, private parties and events, birthday parties, paint parties, and more!


Location & Contact Information
The Muse Art Studio
4 Church St.
Little Silver, NJ



   Play Big Zone offers an unforgettable party experience for your child, and guests! We bring the excitement, fun & a bit of a well-organized competition to every birthday celebration, making amazing memories for you and your guests. With a variety of attractions there are so many ways to play & have fun. Enjoy our custom designed obstacle course, bumper cars, arcade games, human foosball, laser maze, and so much more! We offer gourmet catering from a pizza party with classmates to various pasta dishes, chicken fingers & sandwich options. With activities and games to keep your children busy, there’s no place better to reserve your birthday party today!

   Join us during the week for Open Play, where you can play as much as you like with a reloadable digital Play Card giving you access to our entire facility! With a variety of packages & promotions, there’s tons of ways to extended your play to keep the fun going! Play Big Zone is the perfect place to play on a rainy day, when school’s out or with a friend or family member, or any time at all.

Location + Contact Information

Play Big Zone

300 Campus Drive, unit H,
Morganville – NJ, 07751



  Raising Sunshine offers a variety of inclusive adult/child classes for ages 0-5 throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. From Story Time and Sensory Stations, to Babies and Brew, private classes, and birthday parties, there is something for every family with young children! 
  Story Time and Sensory Station classes are for ages 1-4. Children will engage in a high quality story time, while parents are provided with practical every day strategies to promote early literacy development. After the story, children will engage in free play in sensory stations that match the theme of the story to continue expanding language, building vocabulary, and more. Sensory play promotes fine motor, language, social emotional, and cognitive development. Some examples of stations that will be set up include group sensory bins, play dough activity, open ended craft, etc. Each class ends with a dance party! Children with special needs are welcome and included.

  Babies and Brew open play classes are for children ages 0-2. Stations such as water tables, sensory bins, instruments, books, tunnels, and more will be set up for children to explore while caregivers have an opportunity to connect with other local families. The perfect balance of an activity for little ones and their grown ups! Classes are led by certified teachers or speech language pathologists.  Visit the website for current times and locations. 

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 Spring Lake Kids is a Baby & Children’s boutique offering unique apparel and gifts for today’s tiny trendsetters. Spring Lake Kids has been a destination for mothers and grandparents for over 3 decades. We specialize in new baby gifts and apparel, both traditional and modern and with always a touch of beachy flare!
Other fabulous services include:
  • Monogramming
  • Gift Baskets
  • Big Brother & Big Sister Gifts
  • Baby Registry
  • Online Shopping (springlakekids.com)
  • Private Shopping Appointments


Location + Contact Information
304 Morris Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ


  At Shrewsbury Gymnastics School we have been instructing toddlers, kids and young adults in the sport of gymnastics since 1981. We offer everything beginning with our Parent Child program for toddlers and extending to everything from team programs to recreational classes for both girls and boys. Our primary goal is to provide students with a set of skills widely applicable in other sports and daily life such as balance, strength and coordination.
 Parent & Child Program
Boys & Girls • 18 months – 3 Years Old • 45 Minute Class • $55 Monthly
An introduction to movement and gymnastics for the very young. Classes are full of fun for both the caregiver and child as they experience the joy of movement together.
SPECIAL OFFER: Reference Monmouth County Moms and receive a FREE Trial class and exclusive discount.

Location + Contact Information
455 Broad Street
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
[email protected]
(732) 747-0070


    Moms complete a 30-40 minute workout with kids by our side or playing with their friends . Each workout is followed by a 15-20 minute mommy-and-me session focused on the kids (singing, dancing, instruments, bubbles, balls, etc). We have morning and evening classes year round, and evening classes in the Fall and Spring. For Summer and Evening Classes, a babysitter is on-site to entertain older, “non-stroller-aged” kids!

   Wheee Get Fit & Play Stroller Fitness, LLC is a boot-camp-style fitness class for Moms, whose babies can attend in strollers, or older children, playing on the side. These group fitness classes are designed to foster a community of Moms who connect, bond, support, commiserate, and cheer each other on during this “brutiful” (beautiful + brutal) time in our lives called motherhood. It takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes one to raise a Mom! Our classes are judgement- free! We welcome Moms of ALL fitness levels, ages, sizes, and backgrounds! We ask Moms to come as they are…”be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyway” (Glennon Doyle). We currently have classes running in Manasquan, Point Pleasant and Eatontown.  Our Red Bank classes will begin again this spring. We plan to expand our reach to the Marlboro and Lavallette communities this spring/summer.  Connect with us to get our most up to date schedule on instagram, facebook, website, or email (all listed below

   Hi, I’m Jenn! I’m a mom JUST LIKE YOU.  I have two beautiful earthside babies and I have two angel babies who have helped shape me into the mom I am today. In my journey to motherhood I have been at my highest of highs and lowest of lows.  I know what it feels like to be a stay at home mom, a working mom, a sleep deprived mom, a lost mom, and a mom that feels like (for a second there) I have my shit together. I know what it feels like to need an outlet, a support system, a way to feel like you are not alone.  I know what it feels like to not recognize your body after pregnancy but also appreciate the deep routed strength we all have as mothers. I’m a passionate Elementary School Health and Physical Education Teacher, Certified Life Coach, Owner of a Wellness Company and Certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness Instructor.  Out of the many hats I wear, being a mom is my heart and soul!  I could never be on this journey without the help, love, and support of the village of moms I stand with on a daily basis.  I am beyond excited for the opportunity to bring moms together and give us all a space to be whatever the hell we feel like being.  COME JOIN US!!
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