Friday, March 31, 2017

Everyone Matters: 3 Ways to Share Acts of Kindness

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.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Let's Visit Diggerland USA in West Berlin, New Jersey: A Jersey Momma Review

I've been wanting to see Diggerland USA since it opened in 2014, and I'm happy to say that we finally had a chance to visit! I hope you'll join me for this honest review of the ONLY construction themed adventure park in all of North America!  It really was quite a unique and entertaining place. I can't wait to tell you all about it. Oh, and don't forget, my posts are designed for easy reading. There might be a lot of information here, but you can scroll to find what you need under each bold heading.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Easter Egg Hunts and Activities in New Jersey (PA and MD, too!) with Interactive Map

Easter is almost here! If you're wondering where the best Easter egg hunts and Easter activities are in New Jersey, look no further! I've teamed up with Been There Done That With Kids again to bring you an interactive map of the best Easter activities in New Jersey (as well as Pennsylvania and Maryland, too!). Check out our interactive map, complete with website links and zoom in/out features!


I See Me! Book Review and Giveaway: Win a Personalized Book of Your Own!

It's always tough to think of birthday gift ideas, especially as kids get older. There are only so many toys you can buy! That's why I was excited when I See Me! reached out and asked if I would like to review one of their products. They sell a variety of personalized items, from books to lunch totes, puzzles, growth charts and more! Wait till you see the beautiful, personalized book they sent me. And guess what? They offered to give a book of choice to one of my readers, too! So be sure to enter my contest at the end of this post to win your very own personalized book from I See Me! Books.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Is a Legoland Theme Park Coming to New York?

There's been a lot of buzz lately about a proposed Legoland theme park opening in New York state. If that's true, 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

Fun with Peeps: Peeps Jousting!

I love when Spring rolls around and all of those colorful Peeps start hitting the market. They're just so bright and cute- I'm always looking for fun things to do with them. I was so excited to hear about Peeps Jousting, and so was The Jersey Momma's Boy. This is a fun activity that doesn't require much time or mess. Give it a try, you're sure to wind up laughing!

How to Make Peeps Popcorn: More Fun with Peeps

Spring is here, so what to do with all of those Peeps? If you've read my last two posts about Peeps Jousting and Make Your Own Peeps Houses, then you know I love playing with Peeps! I mostly like decorating with them and using them for projects, but this recipe for Peeps Popcorn is actually pretty yummy. And if you need any Peeps supplies, you can check out my handy affiliate link at the bottom of this post.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Win a Prize Pack from the Movie, 'Gifted' in Theaters 4/7!

I'm proud to help promote the new movie, Gifted, which debuts in theaters on April 7th! As a former educator, I love movies that focus on children and the talents they possess. Gifted is all about an amazing little girl and the lives she touches. Read on to learn more about the movie, and see how you can win a Gifted prize pack!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

How to Make Rainbow Rice Sensory Bins

Sensory bins are one of the best things about childhood. What better way than to promote creative play and independent discovery? There are some amazing ideas for sensory tables/bins all over Pinterest, and when The Jersey Momma's Boy was about 2 or 3, I would change up the sensory bins every few weeks for him. He's a little too old for them now, but he still enjoys playing with the rainbow rice. Because, well, let's face it, it's cool. Rainbow rice is perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any old time of year. And don't worry, it's not as hard to make as you think!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Build a Better Easter Basket: Egg Filling Ideas, Gifts and More!

Coming up with ideas for your child's Easter basket can be challenging. Sounds silly, but it's true. The Easter Bunny needs to step up his game year after year! So I thought I'd search around for some fun finds to help you build a better Easter basket this year. Take a look at what I've come up with!


Friday, March 10, 2017

Make Your Own Peeps Houses: More Fun with Peeps

Wondering what to do with Peeps besides eat them? Peeps houses are one of our favorite Spring projects! Check out how we made them in these easy steps!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Crafts: Simple Shamrock Angels

Here's a quick and easy St. Patrick's Day craft that anyone can do. I used to make these paper shamrock angels (also called Leprechaun Angels!) in my classroom and they looked so cute 'flying' around the windows. They don't take much time and you don't need many supplies.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Make Your Own Smurfs Village Recipe - Plus, Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Giveaway Fun!

I grew up watching The Smurfs in the 1980's, so I'm excited about the new Smurfs movie by Sony Pictures opening April 7th nationwide. Smurfs: The Lost Village promises to be a smurfin' good time for the whole family! Read on to hear more about the film, and see my recipe for your very own edible Smurfs village. But wait, there's more!  Enter to win your very own SMURFS SWAG! Cool, right? Your Smurfs Swag will include lots of cool goodies from the movie, including a t-shirt, bookmark, planter, activity pages, and tattoos. Read on and don't miss the fun!

Monday, March 6, 2017

How to Make Rainbow Cupcakes: A DIY Tutorial

If  you're wondering how to make rainbow cupcakes, you've come to the right place! I've been experimenting with this for a while now and I think I've finally come up with the best combinations of colors and methods. It's not as hard as you think!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

10 Fun Spring Day Trips in New Jersey (Pennsylvania and New York, too!)

What are the best Spring Day Trips to take in New Jersey? Some of them might be right around the corner from where you live! Check out this list of the best places to visit in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York during the Spring season, and get outdoors!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

RAK Rabbit: A Random Acts of Kindness Review and Giveaway!

If you're looking for ways to spread Random Acts of Kindness, look no further! While visiting Toy Fair New York last month, I came across this adorable little bunny named RAK Rabbit. Isn't he cute? He has such a wonderful message to share, and he can help your children spread Random Acts of Kindness! Read on to learn more about him, and see how you can win a RAK Rabbit of your very own!