Easing First Day Jitters: Back to School with Mac Book Review

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Heading back to school is an exciting time for kids. There are new friends to make, new routines to try, and plenty of new facts to learn. But for some kids, the idea of heading back to school in the Fall causes anxiety and stress. Whether your child is excited or anxious about the first day of school, Mac the Apple is here to help with a brand new family tradition called Back to School with Mac! Read on to see how this cute plush apple and matching storybook by Kim DiLoreto can help ease first day jitters and put the cool back in school. 


Transitioning Back to School with Creative Lunch Box Notes

Friday, August 16, 2019
Going back to school is not always easy for kids. I loved school as a child, but The Jersey Momma's Boy doesn't hold the same affection for education! I'm a former teacher, yet the teacher's kid doesn't like school. Figures! Anyway, my daily lunch box notes actually help make the transition a little bit easier. Read on to see how.


Squishmallows New Holiday Lines for 2019: Halloween and Christmas Squishmallow Fun!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
New Squishmallows alert! I've got the scoop on the newest holiday styles coming from Kellytoy, the makers of our beloved Squishmallows. Halloween and Christmas and all of your upcoming holidays are going to be Squishtastic!


DIY: Nutter Butter Ice Cream Cone Cookies

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
If you're looking for a fun dessert to bring to a barbecue but can't spend hours in the kitchen baking up treats from scratch, The Nutter Butter Ice Cream Cone Cookie is a sure hit!


Let's Visit Brookhollow's Barnyard in Boonton Township, NJ!

Saturday, August 10, 2019
Planning a day trip in New Jersey is easy if you just know where to look! One of our favorite outdoor trips for kids is Brookhollow's Barnyard.  Nestled among the trees in cozy Boonton Township, it's sure to hold fond memories for you, long after your children have grown.


Fun Fall Events in Hershey, PA: Hersheypark in the Dark, Wine & Food Festival and More!

Friday, August 9, 2019
Don’t be sad that summer is ending! There are new adventures to discover at The Sweetest Place on Earth! There's still plenty to look forward to in Hershey, PA. Take a look at this fun line-up and make some plans for a sweet escape.


A Review of ABCmouse - Is It Worth It?

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.




August Book Pick: What Should Danny Do? by Ganit and Adir Levy

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Here's my picture book pick for August! What Should Danny Do? by Ganit and Adir Levy is not to be missed! I receive a lot of books as samples for consideration and review. I have never seen one quite like the 'Power to Choose' series featuring Danny. I highly recommend it for home and classroom use! Read on for more details, and I know you'll agree.


The Angry Birds Movie 2: Spoiler-Free Review, Coloring Sheets and Giveaway!

The Angry Birds are back! The Angry Birds Movie 2 hits theaters August 14th, and I've got the scoop for you! Check out my spoiler-free review of the film, watch the trailer, print out some fun coloring sheets, and enter to win my Angry Birds Movie 2 Book Giveaway!


Sean Kenney LEGO Art at Liberty Science Center: Now through September 2nd

Monday, August 5, 2019
LEGO fans, you are in for a treat! The amazing artist, Sean Kenney, has an entire gallery of work on display at Liberty Science Center from now until September 2nd! Guests can view life-sized (and larger!) LEGO sculptures, wall creations and more. It is a must-see for any fan of LEGO bricks. Trust me on this one. Read on for more details!


A Review of Liberty Science Center : What Age is Best for My Child to Visit?

Saturday, August 3, 2019
Every kid should have a chance to visit Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, but sometimes it's hard to figure out what age to bring them. What age is right for a science center, after all? Well, that all depends on your child. But hopefully you can read through my description and some of the reader comments below to help you make your decision. There's a lot of information here, but my post is designed for easy reading, so scroll through to find the headlines you're looking for.


Hot New Toys from Sweet Suite 2019: The Toy Insider's Biggest Night of Play

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
The Toy Insider's Sweet Suite promised to be the biggest night of play in New York City, and it certainly did not disappoint! Take a look at some of my favorite picks from Sweet Suite, and start planning those holiday shopping lists! It's never too soon, you know.


5 Reasons Why You Should Stay at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown - A Jersey Momma Review

Planning a trip to Washington D.C. is exciting, isn't it? There are so many places to stay, with hotel choices in just about every area of the city. With so many reviews and recommendations out there, how do you know which one to choose? Well, we just returned from a three day stay in Washington, D.C., and we stayed at the beautiful Fairmont Washington, D.C. in the Georgetown area. It was amazing! If you're thinking, that's too luxurious for me, think again! We stayed here as a family- that's right, The Jersey Momma's Boy came, too, and it was the perfect choice for us. Read on to find out more!


The New Jersey Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning: Reviews, Tips and Advice for Attending

Friday, July 26, 2019
The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning (known officially as the Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning, but sometimes referred to as the Readington Balloon Festival or the New Jersey Balloon Fest) is held every summer in Readington, New Jersey, usually at the end of July. There's a lot to read about in this post, but I designed it so you can skim for the information you need. Please be sure to read my tips at the bottom of the post if you plan on visiting with kids or if you are questioning what traffic will be like!

*This post is updated every year to bring you the most accurate information about the festival! Currently updated for 2019!


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