Monday, July 30, 2018

The Hotel Hershey vs. The Hershey Lodge - Which to Choose? (part 2)

If you're planning a trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania and you're not sure which hotel to stay at, The Jersey Momma is here to help! Are you wondering what the difference is between The Hotel Hershey and The Hershey Lodge? Read on!


Friday, July 27, 2018

The New Jersey Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning: Reviews, Tips and Advice for Attending

The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning (known officially as the Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning, but sometimes referred to as the Readington Balloon Festival or the New Jersey Balloon Fest) is held every summer in Readington, New Jersey, usually at the end of July. There's a lot to read about in this post, but I designed it so you can skim for the information you need. Please be sure to read my tips at the bottom of the post if you plan on visiting with kids or if you are questioning what traffic will be like!


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies: Spoiler Free Review by a Major Super Fan

Titans, GO!....to the movies!! Seriously, anyone who knows me knows that I am the biggest Teen Titans Go! fan out there. I have seen every episode and I have my favorites (I'll post them at the end of this review). So, do you need to be a super fan like me to enjoy Teen Titans Go! to the Movies? No way! Any kid will appreciate it, and so will their parents! Let me tell you why...


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Science Guest Blog: Why Does it Hail in the Summertime? by Dr. Joe Castanza

I am fortunate to know some really cool people in my life (people with really cool talents).  My friend, (affectionately known as 'Dr. Joe') was kind enough to answer a question for The Jersey Momma's Boy, who once asked me, 'Why does it hail in the summertime?' Now my typical answer to this would be, 'Let's Google it,' but this time I thought I'd have my friend, Dr. Joe, write us a guest blog about this interesting topic.  We hope you enjoy it!

It gets colder (normally) as we go higher up into the sky.
photo courtesy of the National Weather Service

Monday, July 23, 2018

Sugar Crusted Raspberry Muffins

Raspberry muffin recipes are easy to find on Pinterest, but this one is especially good because of its sugar crusted top- and you can use fresh raspberries! Read on for the simple recipe!


Thursday, July 19, 2018

More Minecraft Books for Kids - Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Review

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie is one of our favorite book series. I once posted an entry about Minecraft books for kids and inspiring boys to read (I also posted a fun craft called Make Your Own Minecraft Shrinky Dinks). Since then, many people have asked me for more recommendations and titles of other Minecraft books on the market. So it's time to share the Diary of a Minecraft Zombie series by Zack Zombie (formerly Herobrine Books), so you can see just why we love it so much.

**Diary of a Minecraft Zombie has reached a milestone of selling over 2 million copies worldwide!! Woo hoo! Congrats, Zombie!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids

Summer is here and that means you might be looking for some great summer reading suggestions for kids! Last year we picked some fun titles for our 2017 reading list, so be sure to check that out, too!


Monday, July 9, 2018

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Basic Guide

If you ever thought about raising butterflies with your little ones at home, I have some basic tips for you!  As I'm sure you've figured out, I am not a butterfly expert.  If you want all of the best information from the experts, feel free to visit them at MonarchWatch.  I have raised and released over 100 monarch butterflies over the past few years, so my tips come from what I've read and my own experience.


Saturday, July 7, 2018

LEGOLAND New York Theme Park is Coming in 2020!

It's official! A LEGOLAND theme park is coming to New York state!

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


Friday, July 6, 2018

Cabela's: What's Inside?

Time for another out-of-Jersey experience!  Let's head over to Pennsylvania and visit Cabela's Outfitter's Store!  If you're rolling your eyes, cut it out. Seriously, I am the farthest thing from an outdoor enthusiast.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE nature. I love hiking and visiting state parks.  I love animals and trees and flowers. But I am no camper, and I certainly don't like hunting. But Cabela's is cool.  I assure you!


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

16 Foods You Need to Try: Fancy Food Show Re-Cap

Want to hear some of my favorite finds from the Fancy Food Show? Curious about new food and snack trends? Looking for better choices when it comes to food for your family? Well, you can find ALL of those things in this one, handy post! Read on to see 16 awesome, better-for-you (or just plain delicious) foods that I found at this year's Fancy Food Show.