Weekends in January are FREE at ZooAmerica in Hershey, PA!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Looking for a fun winter day trip idea? Or a fun winter getaway? Just because Hersheypark is closed for the season doesn't mean you can't still enjoy some good times (and lower resort rates!) in Hershey, Pennsylvania! ZooAmerica is open year round, and they have a great offer for the remainder of January. Weekends are free for kids ages 8 and under! Read on for more info!



5 Reasons You'll Love Nixplay Smart Digital Photo Frame : A Jersey Momma Review

If you're looking for the best digital photo frame and you do a quick online search for photo frame reviews, you'll find tons of choices on the market. No worries, I'm here to help and I can honestly tell you that I've found one of the best smart digital photo frames ever! It's the Nixplay Smart Digital Photo Frame, and I've organized this review into 5 simple points for easy reading.



Flashback to Your Favorite Brands at Toy Fair New York 2019 - TFNY

Toy Fair New York 2020 is only a few weeks away, so I'm flashing back to last year's show for a quick reminder! Check out all of the amazing toys and goodies featured in 2019, and stay tuned for all of the fun finds this year. Watch my social channels and the blog for TFNY coverage beginning in February!

Happy TFNY! I love sharing what's unveiled at Toy Fair New York and what we can look forward to for the holiday season. If you're wondering what's new from some of your favorite brands this year, check out what I found and let me know what you think. Some of these toys look amazing!! More posts to come!


Flashback to 10 Fun Finds from Toy Fair New York TFNY 2019

Monday, January 13, 2020
Toy Fair New York 2020 is only a few weeks away! So here's a little flashback post to some of the amazing toys and goodies I found at TFNY 2019. Stay tuned for this year's show coverage, beginning in February!

Toy Fair New York (TFNY) is such an exciting weekend. I look forward to it every year! It's a great opportunity to see all of the hottest new toys for the year, as well as learn about some new brands and companies that I might not have had a chance to see otherwise. Hopefully you read my post, What's New from Your Favorite Brands at Toy Fair New York to see what's up and coming in the toy industry.  But this post is going to focus on some unique finds and smaller brands that I would love for you to learn about!


LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia: A Jersey Momma Review

Saturday, January 11, 2020
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia is a LEGO lover's dream come true! Come read my review of our fun afternoon at the 'ultimate indoor LEGO playground!'

*this post has been freshly updated for 2020!


Riddle of the Trilobites at New Victory Theater: A Fun Show for Kids!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
If you're looking for a fun show to take your child to in New York City, you can't go wrong with The New Victory Theater! This February, you can check out Riddle of the Trilobites, an original new musical that brings prehistoric sea creatures to life with humor, heart and eye-popping puppetry. Read on for more details!


The Jersey Momma Year in Review 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
2019 was an amazing year! There were so many places to visit in and around The Garden State (and waaaayyyy beyond). If you're looking for some fun places to visit in 2020, check out my Year in Review and see if there are some new locations (or favorite venues) that you might want to visit! 

Kellytoy Announces NEW Squishmallows for Toy Fair New York 2020!

Friday, January 3, 2020
The excitement is building for Toy Fair New York (TFNY), and Squishmallows fans worldwide are anxiously awaiting the BRAND NEW styles debuting from Kellytoy! More than 50 new characters and completely new styles are coming this year, including mystery bags and reversible Flipmallows. Read on for more details!


Winter Boredom Busters for Kids

Thursday, January 2, 2020
Winter can be so much fun for kids, but it can also get boring pretty quickly, especially on sub-zero days when you literally can't go outside. So I've compiled some ideas for indoor winter fun (that don't take too much planning or effort).  Think Spring!



Adventure Academy Review: One Mom's Honest Opinion

Sunday, December 22, 2019
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! 


Winter Day Trip Ideas in New Jersey and Beyond: Indoor Winter Fun in NJ

Friday, December 20, 2019
Winter day trip ideas are a big topic of a discussion on message boards and in Facebook groups. It's hard to figure out where to take the kids when the weather is bad. Finding fun indoor play ideas is hard enough, but entertaining kids on the weekend or during a vacation when it's too cold to do anything else, well, that ain't easy! So here's a list of over 25 fun things to do in and around The Garden State during the winter months. From play mazes to museums, I've got ya covered!

*this post has been freshly updated for 2019-2020!


Make Your Own Desktop Porg! Easy Porg Crafts Inspired by Star Wars

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
We're a bit Porg-obsessed in this house. Everyone knows I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and after seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I fell in love with the furry Porgs of Ahch-to Island. I searched for some fun Porg crafts and Star Wars-inspired crafts online but couldn't find what I was looking for. So I came up with this easy paper Porg craft that anyone can make. You, too, can have your own office Porg!

A Review of Christmas in Hershey: Christmas Candylane (part 1)

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
My review of Hersheypark Christmas Candylane in Hershey, PA is one of my most popular posts! Have you ever visited Hersheypark at Christmas? It's so much fun! First, let me start off by saying how much I love Hersheypark. I actually love Hershey, PA so much that I devoted an entire page to it on my site. So be sure to check out my Hershey Insider Page for all of my other Hershey review articles (no one paid me to do this, it's not sponsored). This post is a two part series, so be sure to read part two detailing Hershey Sweet Lights.

*This post has been freshly updated for 2019!


What to Do If Your Elf on the Shelf Forgets to Hide: Free Printables Included!

Monday, December 16, 2019
Sometimes our Elf on the Shelf buddies get a little lazy, don't they? You wake up in the morning and --GASP!- your elf is still on the shelf! Here's a quick and easy save for when your Elf on the Shelf forgets to move. Free printable included in post!


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