Friday, March 16, 2018

Easter Gift Guide: Non-Candy Easter Basket Gift Ideas for All Ages

I have some great Easter gift ideas for you this year! If you're looking for fun ideas for Easter baskets or just some new, unique gifts for kids this Easter time, you've come to the right place. Read on for my favorite choices, as well as some ideas for non-candy egg filling.

The Great Big List of Spring Break DayTrips (in New Jersey and Beyond!)

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.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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!

Monday, March 12, 2018

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!

Everyone Matters: Sponsoring HEALium Hugs

March is a special month at The Jersey Momma. This is the month I pay tribute to a fellow blogger named Melissa Matters, as well as to my beautiful nephew, Joey Johnson. Melissa Matters passed away in November of 2015. You might remember my post about her , when I participated in Operation Christmas Child in her honor. Melissa ran a popular blog called Wading Through Motherhood, where she talked about her adorable children and shared family advice. Her death was sudden and she is sorely missed by many. My nephew, Joey, passed away from brain cancer in 2013, just shy of his 4th birthday. He was a funny, loving boy who left a huge hole in the world when we lost him. I created a movement called Everyone Matters as a way to honor and remember Joey and Melissa. Every March, I choose a cause to focus on as a way to honor their memories. You can read last year's Random Acts of Kindness post here.  This year I once again chose HEALium Hugs as my focus. Read on to find out more about HEALium Hugs and what they do!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Take a Peek Inside Nordstrom Rack - Opening Soon at Chimney Rock Crossing in Bridgewater, NJ

Want to take a peek inside the new Nordstrom Rack, opening March 8th at Chimney Rock Crossing in Bridgewater (Bound Brook), NJ? Of course you do! Read on for more!

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!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Easy St. Patrick's Day Crafts: Paper Plate Rainbows

Here's an easy St. Patrick's Day craft you can make in a flash. There's not much to it, and chances are you already have all of the supplies on hand! We also used this craft as an easy craft activity at The Jersey Momma's Boy's 5th birthday party, which was an Art Party. You can read all about that here.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

2018 Easter Egg Hunts and Activities in New Jersey (with an interactive map)!

Easter is almost here! If you're wondering where the best Easter egg hunts, Easter events and Easter activities are in New Jersey for 2018, look no further!  I've picked out some of the best events in New Jersey, complete with an interactive map, website links, and zoom in/out features!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

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. There's a lot of information here, but my post is designed for easy reading, so scroll through to find the headlines you're looking for.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Enter to Win a Family 4 Pack of Tickets to the Easter Bunny Train Ride!

Have you heard of the Easter Bunny Train Ride? Are you looking for tickets or information about  the Easter Bunny Train Ride? Never fear, I have you covered! The Easter Bunny Train Ride and Egg Hunt is a fun event in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Read on for more details, and see how you can win a family four pack of tickets to the Easter Bunny Train Ride!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

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.

Hello Spring Giveaway! Win a $20 Amazon Gift Card

Happy Spring! Well, almost Spring. I'm ecstatic that winter is almost over, so I thought I'd celebrate with a fun Spring giveaway! I've teamed up with Review Wire Media in this fun blog hop to offer a $20.00 Amazon gift card! Check out the details below and enter some other exciting contests in the Hello Spring Blog Hop, too!