Friday, January 29, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Why You NEED to Visit Yo!Sushi: A Review in Short Hills (and a Giveaway)!

Have you ever heard of Yo!Sushi?  I'm sure you've heard of sushi, and chances are you either love it or you hate it (or you're scared of it, be honest). There's a new restaurant popping up in the United States called Yo!Sushi, and I assure you, it's something you must try.  Have I ever steered you wrong??  So read on to learn all about it, and enter to win a Yo!Sushi gift card at the end of this post!


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Let's Visit The Paint Party Studio in Flemington, NJ!: A Jersey Momma Review

The Paint Party Studio in Flemington is my new happy place. Really! I consider myself a creative person, even artsy if you will, but I am not good with paint. I've never been good with a canvas, and it's not usually my first choice of medium when expressing my creativity. So I admit I was skeptical about attending a paint party. I'd seen photos of friends attending paint parties- all of them drinking wine, smiling, holding canvases of their work, but I had never gone to one myself.  And then along came Eileen of The Paint Party Studio in Flemington, and she graciously invited me to come visit her studio and try it out for myself. Skeptics, take note:  I had a blast!!! If you've ever wondered what a paint party is all about, let me fill you in.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Fun Weekend Events in and Around New Jersey!

Looking for some fun things to do in and around New Jersey this weekend?  Here are my top picks for weekend fun!


Lehigh Valley Pet Expo

Just a hop, skip and a jump from New Jersey is the Lehigh Valley Pet Expo, held in the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds!



Monday, January 18, 2016

A Review of Liberty Science Center

Every kid should have a chance to visit a Science Museum.  Seriously, it's one of the coolest ways to learn without even realizing you're learning!  You might have seen my review of the DaVinci Science Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  We visited there on a field trip.  But New Jersey is actually home to one of the best science centers around, Liberty Science Center in Jersey City.  If you're wondering what it's like there, if it's worth the trip, or even what a science center is, then read on, my friends!  I've got ya covered.  And keep in mind that I was NOT compensated by Liberty Science Center for this trip, this is not a sponsored post.  It's just me, sharing my opinions with you because I'm cool like that.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Star-Shaped Snowflakes : The Day it Snowed Stars

I often say that one of the greatest things about winter is being able to play in the snow with our son.  And then I joke that one of the worst things about winter is having to play in the snow with our son!  It is easy to forget how magical snow is to kids.  As adults, we have so many responsibilities- we worry about driving in the snow, shoveling the snow, dressing for the snow, school in the snow, etc.  And although playing in it is fun, I don't have the stamina to roll around in it for hours anymore like my son does.  For kids, snow is amazing white stuff that falls from the sky and blankets the earth!  And sometimes even closes school!  I mean, what more can a kid ask for?  Well, how about stars?  How about star flakes?


Monday, January 4, 2016

Fun Apps for Kids

A while back, I published my favorite educational apps for kids. That post was a huge success, and many readers asked me for more suggestions! I decided this time around to publish my favorite fun apps for kids, not just focusing on the educational aspect (although I do feel some of these apps have educational benefits). So here are my picks for the best fun apps for kids! These are great for ages 5 and up, depending on your child's skill level. Most are available on both iOS and Android devices, unless otherwise stated.


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from The Jersey Momma! 

2015 was so much fun. We did so much and visited so many fun places. We met great new friends and tried out some cool new products. I hope you'll stick around for the ride in 2016!

One thing to look forward to? This year I'll be visiting the TOY FAIR in NEW YORK CITY! I can't wait to see all of the cool, new toys for 2016!!  Don't worry, I'll tell you all about them!