Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Easing First Day Jitters: Back to School with Mac Book Review

Heading back to school is an exciting time for kids. There are new friends to make, new routines to try, and plenty of new facts to learn. But for some kids, the idea of heading back to school in the Fall causes anxiety and stress. Whether your child is excited or anxious about the first day of school, Mac the Apple is here to help with a brand new family tradition called Back to School with Mac! Read on to see how this cute plush apple and matching storybook by Kim DiLoreto can help ease first day jitters and put the cool back in school. 

The Cars from Transformers, Featuring Megatron and Bumblebee, Are Coming to America on Wheels!

Do you have a Transformers fan at home? Do you know someone who has always dreamed of seeing the Transformers cars in person? Well, hold on to your hubcaps! We're heading beyond New Jersey for this post, but not too far beyond.  America On Wheels Auto Museum is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and it's worth the ride if you're a car enthusiast. Well, even if you're not, I think it's a fun place and worth the trip. And guess what? America on Wheels has a special exhibit starting September 9th. The cars from Transformers, featuring Megatron and Bumblebee, will be at the museum!! 


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Plant Nite: Terrarium Making Fun with a Twist (promo code included, too!)

If you're looking for a unique idea for Date Night, Girls Night Out or just a fun evening with friends, then Plant Nite might be for you! Read on to learn about the terrarium-making evening I spent with friends, and see what we created with succulents. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a promo code that you can use at any Plant Nite Central New Jersey venue, too!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Descendants 2 Giveaway: Prize Pack Sponsored by Disney!

Are you a fan of Descendants and Descendants 2?  Well, then, I've got a contest for you! I've joined Life with Heidi to help promote this awesome Descendants 2 Prize Pack, sponsored by Disney! The Descendants 2 DVD was released on August 15th, so let's consider this a fun way to celebrate, shall we?


A Review of Liberty Science Center : What Age is Best for My Child to Visit?

Every kid should have a chance to visit Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, but sometimes it's hard to figure out what age to bring them. What age is right for a science center, after all? Well, that all depends on your child. But hopefully you can read through my description and some of the reader comments below to help you make your decision.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Make Ahead Vanilla Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

Some mornings I crave oatmeal but I don't have the time or the ingredients handy to make my own, and I'm not crazy about some of the packaged varieties. This Make Ahead Vanilla Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal is perfect for hectic mornings or for grabbing something hot on the go. 

A LEGOLAND Theme Park is Coming to New York!

There's been a lot of buzz lately about a LEGOLAND theme park opening in New York state. Once complete, New Jersey residents would have a real, live LEGOLAND about an hour away! So, what are the details? The Jersey Momma has the low-down for you!

photo from LEGOLAND Deutschland  Photo cred: Vlad Shteltz

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Jersey Momma's Back to School Contest: Oh the Places You'll Go Giveaway Hop!

I know it stings a little to mention 'Back to School' around here, so I thought I'd offer a contest giveaway to help chase off those Back to School blues! I've teamed up with The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island to bring you a fun Giveaway Hop called Oh the Places You'll Go! What's a Giveaway Hop, you ask? Read on, and you'll find out how you can win my Jersey Momma prize pack as well as prizes from HUNDREDS of other bloggers! 


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A Review of ABCmouse - Is It Worth It?

Before I tell you about ABCmouse.com, let me just point out that I was not paid for my review, nor has anyone given me anything for free to review (although, that would be nice...).  I am also not competing for the "Mom of the Year" award as some people have accused me of (come on, you know there's no such award- we'd all be winners!).  I'm just a mom who likes to share ideas. I was a teacher, you know.  Maybe this blog is a way for me to keep teaching, but this time I'm teaching everyone about cool stuff.  'Nuff said.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

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.