Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The NeverEnding Story Returns to Theaters for a Limited Run!

For the first time in three decades, The NeverEnding Story is returning to theaters for a limited run. Yup, you heard me. You have another chance to see Atreyu, Falkor, and even the dreaded Gmork on the big screen once again. Scroll below to see where you can find it in a theater near you!

And in honor of this special occasion, I unearthed some old friends...

Transitioning Back to School with Creative Lunch Box Notes

Going back to school is not always easy for kids.  As a child, I loved school, but The Jersey Momma's Boy doesn't hold the same affection for education!  Crazy, right?  I'm a former teacher.  The teacher's kid doesn't like school?  Figures!  Anyway, who knew that some lunch box notes would help him make the transition back to school this year?

Monday, August 15, 2016

Fancy Food Show Spotlight on: Callie's Charleston Biscuits!

I will probably be talking about The Fancy Food Show until next year, but I can't help sharing some of the amazing foods and brands I sampled there. One of my many favorites was Callie's Charleston Biscuits. If you're looking for something new to serve at a cocktail party or even at a family dinner or brunch, you must check them out! The best part is their wholesome ingredients. It's like you're eating something homemade!

Friday, August 12, 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! Are you wondering what the difference is between The Hotel Hershey and The Hershey Lodge? Read on!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

More Minecraft Books for Kids - Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Review

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie is one of our favorite book series. I once posted an entry about Minecraft books for kids and inspiring boys to read (I also posted a fun craft called Make Your Own Minecraft Shrinky Dinks). Since then, many people have asked me for more recommendations and titles of other Minecraft books on the market. So it's time to share the Diary of a Minecraft Zombie series by Zack Zombie (formerly Herobrine Books), so you can see just why we love it so much.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Tetherbox Review: What's Inside?

Subscription boxes are so much fun! Who doesn't love getting a package in the mail? Now you can send a special care package to your favorite college student, thanks to Tetherbox.  Tetherbox is a subscription box service specifically for college students.  Find out what's inside a Tetherbox in today's blog post!


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Best Adult Coloring Books and Supplies - Part 2

You might remember my last post about the best adult coloring books, the latest craze that's sweeping the nation. Don't knock it till you try it, I always say! Coloring for adults is a relaxing hobby, and a great way to express your artistic side, without a need for artistic talent! I've been exploring many different types of adult coloring books and mediums, so here are a few of my favorites, along with some tips if you plan on trying this fabulous hobby for yourself.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Fancy Food Show Spotlight on Traina Foods Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup!

A few months ago, I attended The Fancy Food Show at The Javits Center in New York, and I haven't stopped talking about it since! There were so many wonderful foods to try, and so many things I vowed to share with my readers because I think you would love them, too. I've been highlighting some of my favorites and hope to do so for the next few months. Today I want to tell you about Traina Foods. And no, this is not a sponsored post or an ad, it's just something cool that I want to share with you because I think you'll like it.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Hotel Hershey vs. The Hershey Lodge - Which to Choose? (Part 1)

If you're thinking of planning a trip to Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania but you're not sure where to stay, The Jersey Momma is here to help!  Here's my honest review of the Hershey Hotels. You can also read Part 2 - The Hotel Hershey vs. The Hershey Lodge, which highlights the Hershey Hotel.  *FYI:  I was NOT compensated in any way by Hershey or these hotels.  I am just sharing my honest opinions with you 'cause that's how I roll.  I can't tell you which choice to make for your family, but I can tell you what I experienced at each one, and hopefully, this will help you decide!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fancy Food Show Spotlight on: Hoboken Farms Big Pasta Sauces!

A few months ago, I attended the Summer Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. It was an honor to meet so many amazing food vendors and to see some of the new products coming on the market. I'm excited to share my favorites with you- not because anyone paid me to do so, but because I love how they taste. I also think you deserve to know about healthier options with simpler, more natural ingredients (we're so used to buying the same brands all the time, right?). And I especially love to see local businesses gaining notoriety! One of those amazing local businesses is Hoboken Farms.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Jersey Momma Reviews: The New Jersey Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning!

The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning (known officially as the Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning, but sometimes referred to as the 'Readington Balloon Festival' or the 'New Jersey Balloon Fest') is held every summer in Readington, usually at the end of July. There's a lot to read about in this post, but I designed it so you can skim for the information you need. Please be sure to read my tips at the bottom of the post if you plan on visiting with kids or if you are questioning what traffic will be like!


Monday, July 25, 2016

Science Guest Blog: Why Does it Hail in the Summertime? by Dr. Joe Castanza

I am fortunate to know some really cool people in my life (people with really cool talents).  My friend, (affectionately known as 'Dr. Joe') was kind enough to answer a question for The Jersey Momma's Boy, who once asked me, 'Why does it hail in the summertime?' Now my typical answer to this would be, 'Let's Google it,' but this time I thought I'd have my friend, Dr. Joe, write us a guest blog about this interesting topic.  We hope you enjoy it!

It gets colder (normally) as we go higher up into the sky.
photo courtesy of the National Weather Service