Friday, April 29, 2016

Quick and Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us, and being a former teacher myself, I can tell you that this week does mean a lot for teachers.  Well, at least it did for me.  So if your child has a great teacher and you want to show them a little love, here are some quick goodies you can put together in a flash.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Simple Vanilla Muffins

Here's a delicious, simple muffin recipe that's great for breakfast, brunch or even dessert! Simple Vanilla Muffins are one of my favorite treats to bake!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day gift ideas are more challenging every year, aren't they? What does one get for the mom who has everything? If you're having trouble finding a gift for that wonderful mom of yours, check out my list of ideas to honor the best lady in your life!

A Review of Space Farms Zoo & Museum

Are you ready to take another day trip with us?  Let's head on over to Space Farms Zoo and Museum in Wantage!


Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Hotel Hershey vs. The Hershey Lodge - Which to Choose? (part 2)

If you're planning a trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania and you're not sure which hotel to stay at, The Jersey Momma is here to help!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Let's Visit Bluebird Farm Alpacas in Peapack, NJ!

New Jersey is filled with such beautiful farmland and farm experiences. You can pick your own fruits and vegetables, go on hayrides or explore corn mazes. There are flower farms and herb farms, farms with animals and farms with honeybees. But did you know you can visit a farm and meet adorable, fluffy alpacas, too? Bluebird Farm Alpacas in Peapack, New Jersey, is the perfect place to bring your family and children. Don't have kids? There's a place for you, too, at Bluebird Farm Alpacas. Trust me!  Read on and you'll see what I mean...

Monday, April 11, 2016

A Review of PLANET SNOOPY in Dorney Park Allentown, PA

We're venturing out of the Garden State again, this time to explore Planet Snoopy inside of Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Who doesn't love Snoopy? The absolute cuteness of this park will make your heart melt.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

What is The Hershey Story Museum? A Jersey Momma Review

I am a huge fan of Hershey.  It's no secret that I love Hershey Park and the Hershey Lodge. I am a frequent guest of The Hotel Hershey, and Hershey Gardens is one of my favorite places. In fact, out of all of our trips to Hershey (and there have been many) one of the only places I hadn't visited was The Hershey Story Museum.  Until now! Come visit with me! Oh, and just a disclaimer here - this is not a sponsored post. I was not compensated in any way by the museum or any of the other Hershey properties. I just really, really like chocolate.



Monday, April 4, 2016

Jurassic Jersey: A Review of Field Station Dinosaurs

**PLEASE NOTE THAT FIELD STATION DINOSAURS IN SECAUCUS IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL AND CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AS OF 9/13/2015.  HOWEVER, THEY RECENTLY ANNOUNCED (2016) THAT THEY WILL BE CHANGING LOCATIONS! CHECK THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE OR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS**

"Jurassic Jersey" has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?  I thought the idea of Field Station Dinosaurs sounded really cool, but my little one is only 4, and not really into dinosaurs, so I thought this was one trip that could wait.  But then a friend of ours gave us tickets as a birthday gift, so off we went!


Saturday, April 2, 2016

The LEGO Americana Roadshow Review: Fun for All Ages

The LEGO Americana Roadshow is here! New Jersey is in for a treat because The LEGO Americana Roadshow debuts at Bridgewater Commons Mall in Bridgewater this week. What is The LEGO Americana Roadshow, you ask? Well, LEGO fans, rejoice! This is a show you won't want to miss. And guess what? It's free!


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Best Playgrounds: Kids Castle, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

I love talking to other families about their favorite playgrounds.  My cousin lives in Doylestown and she had been asking us to come visit an awesome playground in her town, aptly named, Kids Castle.  If  you have ever been to Kids Street in Bridgewater, it is similar.  It was about an hour drive from where we live in Central New Jersey, but it was a fun day trip and worth visiting on such a sunny day!

Certainly a castle for kids!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Everyone Matters: Sponsoring HEALium Hugs

March 26th has become a special day for me. This is the day I pay tribute to a fellow writer and friend in the blogging community. Her name was Melissa Matters, and she passed away in November of 2015. You might remember my post about her in December, when I participated in Operation Christmas Child in her honor. Melissa ran a popular blog called Wading Through Motherhood, where she talked about her adorable children and shared family advice. Her death was sudden and she is sorely missed by many. So I created a movement called Everyone Matters as a way to honor and remember her. I will blog about it a few times a year, but specifically on her birthday, March 26th. For Everyone Matters, I will choose a cause to focus on as a way to honor her memory. This year I chose HEALium Hugs. Read on to find out more about HEALium Hugs and what they do!