Dr. Seuss Party Games for Read Across America: Easy Ring Toss

Monday, February 24, 2020
Each year I search for fun games to play during our Dr. Seuss Read Across America party. You might have read about my Yertle the Turtle Stacking Game, remember? This year I threw together a character ring toss. Draw or print out your images and then stick them on colored cones (I used clear packing tape). A few rings and you're good to go!

New Squishmallows from Toy Fair New York 2020: Kellytoy Squishmallow Booth Tour TFNY

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Squishmallows fans, rejoice! I got a sneak peek of the 2020 line of new Squishmallows coming soon from Kellytoy! These photos are all from Toy Fair New York. I do not know release dates/names/sizes but will update as soon as I hear anything.

New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium Announces Opening Date!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Mark your calendars! New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium has officially announced its opening date. They've also given us a 'tank filling' sneak peek of their amazing 'City Under the Sea' display located within American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Read on for all of the details and a glimpse of what's to come!

Best Broadway Shows for Kids, Teens and Tweens

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
One of the top questions I hear as a travel blogger and mom is, 'What are the best Broadway shows for kids?'  People particularly want to know which ones are best for first time Broadway visitors. So here's a lowdown on some of the best Broadway Shows for kids, and even some suggestions on where to buy tickets and how to get the best prices! (*I will update this post as often as I can so that Broadway choices are current!)

A Review of ABCmouse - Is It Worth It?

Sunday, February 16, 2020
Before I tell you about ABCmouse.com, let me just point out that this is my honest review from a mom's point of view.  I was not  asked by ABCmouse to review their service and I paid for their service just like anyone else!! This post has become very popular, so I try to keep it updated with accurate information and suggestions.

*Added note: Be sure to read the comments left by my readers at the bottom of this post. Their experience and advice is just as helpful as mine! And feel free to add your own comments about successes (or failures) with ABCmouse. I update this post often and try to answer all questions. 

Free Printable Valentine's Day Cards from Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (in theaters April 3rd)

Friday, February 14, 2020
❤❤ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! The crew at Peter Rabbit sent over some free printable valentines for you to share with some-bunny special! I hope you'll get excited about PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY, due in theaters April 3rd!

The Call of the Wild in Theaters February 21st: Movie Info, Activities, Printables and More!

Sometimes the best journeys begin when the path ends...at least according to John Thornton in 20th Century Fox's The Call of the Wild, which opens in theaters February 21st. Scroll down for more info about the film, watch a movie trailer, and print out some free lesson plans, too!

Valentine's Day Party Ideas for Kids: Games, Food and Fun!

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Looking for some fun Valentine's Day games and food? What do you think about throwing an impromptu Valentine's Day party? I'm sure the thought is causing collective gripes and sighs from moms everywhere, but hear me out. What if the games were quick and easy? What if the food was simple? Let's give it a try! And if you don't want to throw a party, these games and snacks are great on their own, too. They're perfect for the classroom or just plain indoor fun.

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! 

A Review of The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
If you're thinking of visiting Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, but you're not sure if it's worth the trip, I'm here to help! There are so many fun things to do in New Jersey, but you know every now and then I like to venture out of state, too. You can see all of the fun places we've visited on my Travel page. Today, we head to Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City, so let me tell you all about it!

**February 15th-22nd is Kids Week at Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum! So many fun activities and events are planned for kids! Be sure to check it out! More info in post.

*This post has been freshly updated for 2020!

Easy Ladybug Lovebug Lollipops

Monday, February 10, 2020
Making lollipops is easier than you think! You can make your own lollipops with only one main ingredient- Jolly Ranchers! Whether you're throwing a Valentine's Day party or a ladybug themed party, these little lovebugs are bound to be a crowd pleaser. And they're SO easy to make, trust me!

DIY Valentine Milk Jug Card Carrier: Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

Friday, February 7, 2020
One of my favorite holidays to celebrate as a teacher was Valentine's Day. I used to have my students make adorable teddy bear card holders so that they had a place to put their cards and an easy way to bring them home. Plus, this was a project they could easily do in school (or even at home) without much mess or hassle. They look adorable all lined up and can hold a large number of valentines and trinkets. Here's an easy tutorial on how to make them. And scroll below for free pdf printables of the bear and heart patterns!

5 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Beaches Turks and Caicos

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Beaches Turks and Caicos is a family vacation that you need to take. You might've read my review of Beaches Turks and Caicos: Is it Worth It? What's Included?) but this post will tell you really, truly, why I feel from the heart that this is THE family trip you want to take. It also might just help convince someone who is on the fence about whether or not to go.


I've got some doggone good news for you if you're planning to attend the 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show! It's super easy to get there from New Jersey. All you need to do is hop on the NY Waterway ferry! Read on for more details and how the ferry works.

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