Last year I published some fun ideas for Mother's Day gifts. Most of them were experience gifts (and I still highly recommend those!) so this year I thought I'd add in some more tangible items for moms, too. Here are some fun suggestions for Mother's Day gifts that won't break the bank! There's a little something for every type of mom here.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Minecraft has truly taken the world by storm, and there's no better way to inspire young readers than with subjects they love. But if you search any book site for Minecraft fiction, your choices are a bit overwhelming! So I've narrowed down some of the best Minecraft series we've read so far (and believe me, we've read many over here). I've also included Amazon affiliate links throughout, in case you'd like to purchase some of them yourself (you can read about my affiliate connection on my disclosure page). If you like this post, you can also read my other reviews, More Minecraft Books for Kids: Diary of a Minecraft Zombie and Minecraft Comics for Kids.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Earth Day is the perfect chance to honor our beautiful planet! Here are some fun and easy ways to celebrate Earth Day with your family. Many thanks to all of the bloggers who contributed to this fabulous round-up!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Are you looking for a fun outdoor day trip in New Jersey? We love, love LOVE taking mini day trips around here, especially ones that don't cost us much (or anything at all). One of our favorite places to visit (which is often overlooked, in my opinion) is The Raptor Trust in Millington, NJ. It is no secret that I am a certified 'bird nerd.' I can tell you what kind of bird is nearby just from hearing its song (who knew, right?). I keep binoculars on my kitchen table in case a bird watching moment appears. I have a hummingbird feeder and I actually cook the nectar myself (well, it's just sugar and water, but I cook it with love!). I could go on and on, but I don't want you to start getting frightened about how weird I am. Anyway...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #spktropicalsweepstakes #CollectiveBias
Ah, Summer! There's nothin' finer! Are you dreaming of a tropical getaway in the sun? Well, guess what? SOUR PATCH Kids is offering you a chance to win a trip for four to Hawaii! YEAH!! Read on for details, and hear all about their new tropical flavors!
Saturday, April 15, 2017
You don't need to be a car enthusiast to enjoy The New York International Auto Show. Contrary to what people believe, you don't have to be a car lover and it's not just for men (or 'dudes,' as I like to say). I used to visit the auto show every year as a little girl, and it became a special tradition for our family. I like cars but I don't love them. I drive an old SUV from 2007 (but I do love her and I even named her Kea Lani). You won't find posters of cars all over my room and I don't read every issue of Car and Driver (nothing against them, though, it's a great magazine). I don't know the difference between engines and models and torque. But I do know that the New York International Auto Show is just plain cool. If you've attended in the past, then you already know this, too. But if you're contemplating visiting or wondering if you should take the family, let me explain to you what makes this show so special.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Planning a staycation for Spring Break this year? Wondering where to visit in the wonderful state of New Jersey (and its surrounding areas)? Well, here's a list of over 50 of the best New Jersey day trips, as well as an interactive map to help you find them.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Peeps are so cute that I tend to enjoy them even after Easter. I bought an adorable Peeps bunny cookie pan from Candyland Crafts in Somerville (if you live in Jersey, you must go visit them!) but then I got sick right around Easter time and I never had the chance to use it. Never one to let a good, adorable cookie pan go to waste, I made a Spring bunny cookie for
myself The Jersey Momma's Boy after the holiday.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
Every March I pay tribute to some very special people who touched my life. I hope you'll read this quick post about how you can help spread kindness in the world, as well honor the people who meant so much to you.