Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Enter to Win 2 eMovie Tickets to 12 Strong Starring Chris Hemsworth, and the Book!

One of the best things about being a blogger is promoting movies and offering giveaways. I love it. Especially when the movie is an anticipated one and deals with important subject matter. Read on to hear about the new Chris Hemsworth movie, 12 Strong, and see how you can win the book and 2 e-movie tickets so you can see it on your own!


Monday, January 15, 2018

Easy Three Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip Recipe

If you're looking for a quick and easy dip for Super Bowl or any time of year, check out this yummy three ingredient chili cheese dip! It is one of the best dip recipes around, and SO SIMPLE to make. You need three (yes, three!) key ingredients, and some Tostitos.  That's IT!! I try to always keep these ingredients on hand in case I need a dip for guests or parties. So here it is...behold! The Chili Cheese Dip Recipe! 


Friday, January 5, 2018

Jeepers! It's January! Minecraft Book Giveaway and Blog Hop Contest

It's time for my first giveaway of 2018! Aren't you excited? I am!  I teamed up with  The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It  again to bring you a fun Minecraft book contest (get ready for some winter reading!). There are also a ton of blogs listed below that you can hop around to and enter their contests. Blog hops are so much fun because bloggers offer great prizes, and your odds of winning are always pretty good.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Winter Day Trip Ideas in New Jersey and Beyond: Indoor Winter Fun in NJ

Winter day trip ideas are a big topic of a discussion on message boards and in Facebook groups. It's hard to figure out where to take the kids when the weather is bad. Finding fun indoor play ideas is hard enough, but entertaining kids on the weekend or during a vacation when it's too cold to do anything else, well, that ain't easy! So here's a list of over 25 fun things to do in and around The Garden State during the winter months. From play mazes to museums, I've got ya covered!


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

10 Epic New Jersey Bakeries You Need to Visit

Epic is a word that seems to get people's attention these days. Bakery is a word that gets mine. So I thought I'd put the two together to bring you a post about some of the best, most epic bakeries in New Jersey. Now, I know this is New Jersey, so that means we have a ton of amazing bakeries out there. This is just a small sampling of what our state has to offer. If you want to tell me about your favorite in the comments, please do!!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Jersey Momma Year in Review, 2017

What a year it's been!  I've watched this little blog grow with leaps and bounds, and I am so proud of how far its come. I was able to visit so many fun, family-friendly locations in New Jersey and beyond this year, and it's been a blast sharing them with you! Here's a little review of what I experienced and shared in 2017, and I can't wait to see what's in store for 2018!!


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Winter Boredom Busters for Kids

Winter can be so much fun for kids, but it can also get boring pretty quickly, especially on sub-zero days when you literally can't go outside. So I've compiled some ideas for indoor winter fun (that don't take too much planning or effort).  Think Spring!


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A Review of ABCmouse - Is It Worth It?

Before I tell you about ABCmouse.com, let me just point out that this is my honest review from a mom's point of view.  I was not  asked by ABCmouse to review their service and I paid for their service just like anyone else!! This post has become very popular, so I try to keep it updated with accurate information and suggestions.

*Added note: Be sure to read the comments left by my readers at the bottom of this post. Their experience and advice is just as helpful as mine! And feel free to add your own comments about successes (or failures) with ABCmouse.


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Easy Overnight Stuffed French Toast

If you're looking for an easy stuffed french toast recipe, look no further! This is a recipe that I make every Christmas Eve to enjoy Christmas morning, but it's good any time of year and tastes amazing. Plus it's easy, easy, easy! You know I'm all about the ease.


Friday, December 22, 2017

Make Your Own Desktop Porg! Easy Porg Crafts Inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi

We're a bit Porg-obsessed in this house. Everyone knows I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and after seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I fell in love with the furry Porgs of Ahch-to Island. I searched for some fun Porg crafts and Star Wars-inspired crafts online but couldn't find what I was looking for. So I came up with this easy paper Porg craft that anyone can make. You, too, can have your own office Porg!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A Review of Mellisa B Naturally Skin Care Products: Plus, a Coupon Code!

It's hard to find good skin care products these days, isn't it? Especially if you have sensitive skin or specific needs. Many brands are expensive, and you wind up blowing money on a bunch of products that don't work. So when Mellisa B Naturally contacted me and asked if I wanted to try out some of their products, I was excited to give them a shot (although, admittedly, I was skeptical, too). Mellisa B Naturally is also a New Jersey based company, so I figured if I enjoyed the products, I might feature them in my upcoming Local Business Spotlight Section. Lo and behold, here we are! So read on to hear about these awesome skin care products from New Jersey's own Mellisa B Naturally, and scroll below for a coupon code, and contest, too!


Let's Visit The Christmas Ice Caverns of Fairfield

I grew up in Morris County, and we had family who lived in Fairfield, so we were frequent visitors of Essex County, too.  And every year without fail, we visited the Christmas Ice Caverns, which were part of Fairfield Home and Garden on Rt. 46 in Fairfield, New Jersey.