New Squishmallows Jingle & Ringtone 'Hello We're the Squishmallows' - Watch Their New Video!

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Just when the world could use a little sprinkle of joy, along come the Squishmallows with their new music video! Kellytoy has released a jingle and ringtone called 'Hello We're the Squishmallows,' and it's bound to put a smile on your face. Read on to learn how to download the ringtone, and be sure to watch the video, too!

Fun with Peeps: Peeps Jousting!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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!

LEGOLAND New York Reschedules Opening Date

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Good things come to those who wait, or so the saying goes! And due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the grand opening of the much-anticipated LEGOLAND New York has been delayed. The theme park was due to open its gates in July of 2020, but the opening date has since been rescheduled. Read on for more info and see what you can do if you already purchased season passes.

Easter Gift Guide: Gift Ideas, Egg Fillers, Purchase Options

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Ready or not, Easter is on its way! I know it might not be easy this year for the Easter Bunny to come up with ideas for Easter baskets, and some bunnies are really not even in the mood to celebrate. But if you have children at home, I urge you to do whatever you can to make this a special Easter and focus on the good! I've put together some small Easter basket ideas, complete with links and suggestions of where to buy items. I've also come up with some ideas for egg fillers, especially if you think you don't have any on hand!

Free Daily Journal Printables: Homeschooling Resources

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Getting kids to write in a journal can be a daunting task. It's often difficult for them to put thoughts into words or to come up with topics. Writing prompts help, but we often need a better way to kickstart our entries. I created these printable journal pages to help kids get their thoughts on paper each day.

Take a FREE Arts Break with New Victory Theater: Homeschooling Resources and Fun Programs for Kids

Friday, March 27, 2020
As parents and teachers search for homeschooling resources during the COVID-19 crisis, it's wonderful to see authors, artists, illustrators and more who are willing to share their talent for the good of others. The amazing folks at New Victory Theater have created week long programs (for FREE!) to help kids at home during this difficult time. Take a look at their weekly line-up and add New Victory to your daily curriculum! And, hey, when this is all over with, I hope we can all go celebrate and see a show at New Victory when their new season begins again (they are currently closed through the summeršŸ˜„).

Get Outside: Create a Neighborhood or Backyard Safari - Free Printables Included!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
No matter what the situation, we are always looking for ways to spend more time outdoors, right? It's hard to encourage kids (and adults!) to unplug and take a walk or bike ride. For added inspiration, I created an idea for neighborhood interaction (although you can do this in your own yard, too). I hope you'll join me and spread the GET OUTSIDE initiative!

Make Your Own Peeps Houses: More Fun with Peeps

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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!

Educational Activities at Home: Homeschooling Ideas at Your Fingertips

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Are you looking for fun, easy, educational things to do with kids during their extended school break? I've got you covered! I've gathered up some of my favorite posts and ideas (from here at The Jersey Momma and from my blogging friends), so start making some plans and don't worry about the weeks to come! I even organized them into handy subject areas for you.

Adventure Academy Review: One Mom's Honest Opinion

Adventure Academy is a brand new online learning platform from Age of Learning (the experts who brought you ABCmouse and ReadingIQ). I was given the opportunity to beta-test it, and I have the scoop for ya! It's geared towards kids ages 8-13 (so for all of you who loved ABCmouse but felt your kids 'grew out of it,' this one's especially for you!). Read on and I'll tell you what you can expect, and if it's even worth your time and money.

*Note that this post is continuously updated and I try my best to respond to all comments in the comment section! 

**Adventure Academy is currently on sale for the duration of school closures. A one year subscription is only $45, which is an awesome deal. Scroll through for sale links.

How to Make Rainbow Cupcakes: A DIY Tutorial

Saturday, March 14, 2020
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!

Let's Visit Dream Dinners in Flemington! A Jersey Momma Review

Thursday, March 12, 2020
If you're looking for a review of Dream Dinners then you've come to the right place. I visited my local Dream Dinners in Flemington, New Jersey and I have so much to say about it! Never heard of Dream Dinners? You're in for a treat! If you're like me and constantly asking yourself, 'what am I going to make for dinner tonight?' then read on about this amazing experience!

How to Make Rainbow Rice Sensory Bins

Sunday, March 8, 2020
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!

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

Friday, March 6, 2020
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.

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