A Review of ABCmouse - Is It Worth It?

Friday, February 15, 2019
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.


**ABCmouse is currently running a President's Weekend Sale (2/15-2/18 only).  A one year subscription is only $45. Scroll through for the sale link if you are interested**



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

Sunday, February 10, 2019
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.


THE LEGO® MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART Mini-Room Experience is Coming to New Jersey!

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Everything is awesome! If you follow The Jersey Momma, then you know I LOVE anything LEGO. So you can imagine how excited I was to hear about THE LEGO® MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART Mini-Room, a traveling experience like no other! Read on for more details and to hear about the new movie!


10 Reasons Why Hershey, PA Isn't Just for Kids!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Everyone knows that Hershey, Pennsylvania is 'The Sweetest Place on Earth.' Kids love the fun and excitement of Hersheypark, as well as the magical aura of Hershey's Chocolate World, but is it fun for adults, too? Friends often ask me for overnight ideas for couples or moms' weekend getaway options. I almost always suggest Hershey, so let me tell you why!


Easy Ladybug Lovebug Lollipops

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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!

Duck Donuts Review in Green Brook, NJ!

Saturday, February 2, 2019
I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am that Duck Donuts is finally here in Central New Jersey! You might have heard of them before (there are two other locations in New Jersey, including Avalon and Middletown), but this Duck Donuts is a first for Green Brook. Duck Donuts promises to deliver fresh, hot donuts in a family friendly atmosphere.


Easy Three Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip Recipe

If you're looking for a quick and easy dip for Super Bowl or any time of year, check out this yummy three ingredient chili cheese dip! It is one of the best dip recipes around, and SO SIMPLE to make. You need three (yes, three!) key ingredients, and some Tostitos.  That's IT!! I try to always keep these ingredients on hand in case I need a dip for guests or parties. So here it is...behold! The Chili Cheese Dip Recipe! 



DIY Valentine's Day Suncatchers: Easy Valentine's Day Crafts

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
You can learn how to make your own suncatchers, and it's not as hard as you might think! My Easy DIY Suncatchers post is one of my most popular on Pinterest, so I figured I would show you how to make a Valentine's Day version of this fun craft project! It's great for kids and classrooms, too, so why not give it a try? It also makes a nice handmade valentine gift for someone special in your life.


Hatchet Throwing In New Jersey : Visiting Stumpy's Hatchet House Green Brook - The Ultimate #SocialThrowdown!

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Just google 'hatchet throwing near me' and you'll see how popular this new social craze is! Hatchet throwing in New Jersey! Who would've thought? This new, fun trend is appearing all over social media. You might've seen some of your favorite celebs tossing axes on Jimmy Fallon- like Jason Momoa and Jennifer Lawrence. Now you can try it yourself thanks to local 'hatchet houses' popping up around the country. Here in New Jersey, I had a chance to visit Stumpy's Hatchet House Green Brook and it was an experience I will never forget! Read on to find out what it's like to toss an axe or two and live to tell the tale.


Flashback to 10 Fun Finds from Toy Fair NY 2018

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Flashing back to my favorite toys from Toy Fair New York, 2018! I'm already gearing up for this year's show, and I can't wait to tell you about all of the fun finds for 2019!!

The hottest toys from Toy Fair New York are all over the internet these days. Turn on any news station and you can see fun highlights from the show, along with the top toy picks for 2018. I had the great pleasure of visiting Toy Fair NY, and it was a blast!! I'm so excited to share my fun finds with you - toys and items that were unique, well-made, original, and fun. Oh, and feel free to revisit my picks from Toy Fair NY 2017, too! 

**Don't forget to stay tuned to The Jersey Momma and my social media channels for coverage of this year's Toy Fair New York, beginning on February 16, 2019!**


The Kid Who Would Be King (Spoiler Free) Review and Giveaway!

Monday, January 21, 2019
I was recently invited to an experiential press event for the fabulous new movie, The Kid Who Would Be King. Come along and learn about the movie with me! It has such a great message for kids, and it stars the ever amazing Sir Patrick Stewart.


Simple Vanilla Muffins

Saturday, January 12, 2019
Here's a delicious, simple muffin recipe that's great for breakfast, brunch or even dessert! Simple Vanilla Muffins are one of my favorite treats to bake!


A Dog's Way Home: Movie Review and Giveaway!

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Have you heard about A Dog's Way Home? It opens in theaters nationwide on January 11th, and I know all of my dog-loving friends are going to want to see it! It's based on the book A Dog's Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron. Read on to learn more about the movie and for a fun little giveaway!


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