FLASHBACK! Hot Holiday Toys: My Favorite Picks from The Toy Insider's Holiday of Play 2019

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
The Toy Insider's Holiday of Play at Home is just a few days away, so I thought I'd flash back to all of my fun finds from their 2019 show. It's never too early to start thinking about those holiday gift lists! Stay tuned for all of my new finds for 2020, coming soon!

Christmas arrived in September at The Toy Insider! I received a fun sneak peek of some of the hottest new holiday toys, thanks to The Toy Insider's Holiday of Play, held at Current at Pier 59 in New York City. Take a look at some of my FAVORITES from the show, and see how The Toy Insider can help you with your entire holiday shopping list.


Adventure Academy Review: One Mom's Honest Opinion

Sunday, October 18, 2020
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 - $45 for a one year subscription! This is an awesome deal! Scroll through for the sale link (look for the highlighted link). 


Awesome Painted Pumpkin Ideas from Around the Web

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Get those paintbrushes ready!  It's pumpkin decorating season!  I searched the web for some of the coolest painted pumpkin ideas I could find, and here's what I came up with.  I tried to give credit where it's due and link back when possible, so please know that not all of these creations are mine (but the Angry Birds below are ours!).  They certainly inspired me, so maybe they'll inspire you, too.  Happy painting!


Easy Autumn Leaf Pressing: No Ironing Required!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
If you're looking for an easy way to preserve Autumn leaves, I've got ya covered! This is the easiest way to collect and press Fall leaves with no ironing required! Even the littlest hands can do it. You can hang them in a window or even send them to friends who don't get to see the bright colors of autumn where they live. It's one of the best Fall projects for kids (and adults, too)!


Netflix Releases 2020 Holiday Line-Up: Netflix Here for the Holidays!

Monday, October 12, 2020
I'm here to bring you some early holiday cheer! Netflix just released their holiday line-up and it's chock full o' fun! Check out all of the merry movies, shows and series coming to Netflix over the next few months.


Fun Reading Suggestions for Kids: October Book List (and a Giveaway!)

Are you looking for some fun book suggestions for kids? I have a great book list this month, and a giveaway, too, so be sure to check the end of the post to see the awesome titles up for grabs!


10 Easy Halloween Cupcakes That You Can Make Yourself

We're not all cupcake artists, and sometimes it's hard to find the time to decorate a beautiful cupcake for a party or holiday. So I combed the internet for some easy Halloween cupcake decoration ideas, and I've compiled them in a little round-up below!


NY WATERWAY RESTORES WEEKEND FERRY SERVICE FROM PORT IMPERIAL IN WEEHAWKEN AND FROM HOBOKEN

Friday, October 9, 2020
Hey, New Jersey! We're all in this together and this beautiful Fall season means it's time to get out there and enjoy life again. I'm proud to announce that my FAVORITE way to travel into New York City, NYWaterway, has resumed weekend service in Weehawken and Hoboken! Read on for more details.


Fun Halloween Projects: Candy Corn Kids

Thursday, October 8, 2020
If you're looking for a fun and easy project for Halloween, look no further!  Candy Corn Kids are easy to make, cute, and make a great decoration in a classroom or home.  Check out my quick tutorial on how to make your own!


Calling All LEGO Enthusiasts: Participate in The Ultimate LEGO Battle for a Dream Job in New Jersey!

Monday, October 5, 2020
Did you ever wish you could actually get paid to design and build LEGO creations? Have you ever envied those LEGO Master Builders that you see on TV and in documentaries? Well, now you have a chance to become one, too! Nope, I'm not joking. LEGOLAND Discovery Center New Jersey is looking for a Master LEGO Builder. Read on for more info!


10 Fun Educational Toys for Kids: Games for Remote Learning, Homeschooling and Classroom Picks!

Thursday, October 1, 2020
There are so many educational games and toys on the market these days, it can be hard to choose! Whether your child is remote learning, homeschooled or simply looking for some fun learning games to play at home, I've got you covered! Take a look at some of my favorite picks this Fall! 

New Jersey SEA LIFE® Aquarium and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center New Jersey at American Dream Will Open in Spring 2021

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
It's time to get excited because New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Center New Jersey just announced opening plans for Spring, 2021! They'll have enhanced health and safety procedures in place at both attractions, so never fear. Take a look at their most recent press release, and scroll to the bottom for links to all of my posts about New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Center!

10 Fun Fall Activities to Try at Ort Farms: New Jersey Fall Fun for Everyone!

Saturday, September 26, 2020
If you're looking for fun things to do this Fall, look no further! I have the perfect Fall day trip planned for you, and it takes place at Ort Farms!


Fab Fit Fun Review and Promo Code - Get $10 Off!

Friday, September 25, 2020

You've probably seen ads for FabFitFun or watched influencers promoting their latest boxes on social media. I've always wondered what they were all about, too, because I love subscription boxes and everyone seemed to be talking about this one. Well, guess what?! I had a chance to try one out and I'm hooked. Read on to see what FabFitFun is all about and get a promo code for $10 off your own box! 


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