Saturday, June 30, 2018

5 Better for You Lunch Box Snack Ideas

What are some ideas for lunch box snacks? I hear it all the time, or I see posts in Facebook groups looking for new ideas for lunch box snacks and after school treats. All of those packaged cookies and chips are so convenient, but they're not always healthy. And if you have a picky eater at home like me, you want to make those snacks as healthy as you can get! Last year I brought you 9 Exciting Snacks to Liven Up Your Lunchbox. This year, I bring you five better for you treats to try. Let me know what you think!


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A Review of the Lehigh Valley Zoo - Let's Go!

If you love visiting New Jersey zoos, like Turtle Back Zoo, Popcorn Park and Bergen County Zoo, you might enjoy taking a short trip across the border to the Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, just outside of Allentown.


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hatchet Throwing In New Jersey : Visiting Stumpy's Hatchet House Green Brook - The Ultimate #SocialThrowdown!

Just google 'hatchet throwing near me' and you'll see how popular this new social craze is! Hatchet throwing in New Jersey! Who would've thought? This new, fun trend is appearing all over social media. You might've seen some of your favorite celebs tossing axes on Jimmy Fallon- like Jason Momoa and Jennifer Lawrence. Now you can try it yourself thanks to local 'hatchet houses' popping up around the country. Here in New Jersey, I had a chance to visit Stumpy's Hatchet House Green Brook and it was an experience I will never forget! Read on to find out what it's like to toss an axe or two and live to tell the tale.


Thursday, June 21, 2018

9 Exciting Snacks to Liven Up Your Lunchbox: Highlights from the Fancy Food Show

Are you looking for some new ideas for snacks or lunchbox treats? Wondering what to pack in your bag for a long trip or an afternoon playdate? Well, you've come to the right place. Snacks are a thing in this house. The Jersey Momma's Boy would live on snacks alone if he could (actually, he might just be living on snacks alone, now that I think about it), so I am always on the lookout for healthier snacks or better-for-you treats. I was so excited to attend the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York last week. This event features amazing food vendors from all around the world. I was able to sample so many tasty treats and meet some wonderful people who wanted to introduce me to their products. So here are some of my picks from the show (and you know how I roll, right? No one paid me for this- these are my honest opinions on what tasted really, really good). Onward!


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Win a DVD Blu-Ray Copy of Alex & Me Starring Soccer Champion Alex Morgan!

Budding soccer stars will love the new movie from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment, Alex & Me! The movie stars world champion soccer star, Alex Morgan, and features an inspiring story that any soccer fan will appreciate. Read on to see how you can win your own copy of the film!


Friday, June 15, 2018

10 Classic New Jersey Attractions You Should Revisit

What comes to mind when you think of classic New Jersey attractions? Chances are, the places in your memory are still in existence today. New Jersey is filled with classic attractions that families and visitors have enjoyed for decades. Why not make some plans to revisit them this year?


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Make Your Own Spin Art T-Shirts (Great for Field Day!)

You might have seen my post about creating your own Spin Art, and just how easy it really is. One of the other things I like about the whole project is that it's portable, so you can literally do your spin art anywhere! That came in super handy when I decided to make our own Spin Art t-shirts for an upcoming event at my son's school.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Make Your Own Chalk Sand Art : DIY Tutorial

Looking for sand art supplies? I know, expensive right? Are you wondering if there was a better (or cheaper) way to make sand art for parties and fairs? Well, there is! A few years ago, The Jersey Momma's Boy had an "Art Party" for his fifth birthday (you can read all about that here).  This entailed inviting his preschool classmates over to...gulp!...our house instead of throwing a party at a local venue (Bounce U?  Chuck E. Cheese?  Pretty please?).

I wanted to do sand art at the party, but all of the supplies were kind of costly, so imagine my excitement when I saw some DIY sand art ideas on Pinterest.  But making your own sand?  That couldn't really work, could it?  Indeed it can!  Read on!


Friday, June 8, 2018

Turkey Hill Experience Review: Hands-On Fun for Ice Cream Lovers!

We were recently looking for activities to do outside of Hershey, PA, and I came across an ad for the Turkey Hill Experience in Columbia, Pennsylvania. What is the Turkey Hill Experience, you ask? Well, ice cream lovers, it's an interactive experience where you can explore, play and learn about ice cream and iced tea production (and more), with unlimited free samples!! *GASP!* Read on for more info about this fun, family-friendly venue.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Father's Day Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Every Dad

Father's Day gift ideas are a piece of cake with my handy dandy gift guide! I've gathered a few of my favorite items for dads right here on the blog, so check it out and find something special for the #1 man in your life.


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Summer Reading Lists for Kids: Fun Suggestions from The Jersey Momma

If you're looking for Summer Reading suggestions for kids, I have some good ideas to keep their brains active for the season! Check out my picks for readers ages 8-10 (and up), and let me know what you think in the comments section below!