Hersheypark Ticket Giveaway! Enter to Win and Learn All About REESE'S CUPFUSION!

Thursday, May 23, 2019
The brand new  ride, Reese's Cupfusion, debuts this weekend at Hersheypark! Commander Cup needs your help to fight against Mint the Merciless! Are you ready to accept the mission? If so, then you'd better enter to win my giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive two free tickets to Hersheypark! Read on for more details and to hear all about this fun ride.


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ReadingIQ app and ReadingIQ.com Reviews: Is it Worth the Money?

If you're looking for an honest review of ReadingIQ.com, you've come to the right place! I know you're probably wondering if ReadingIQ is worth the money or maybe even curious about what it is. I tried out ReadingIQ, and as a mom and former teacher, I've got the lowdown for you! Read on for my full review. No time to read? Watch my 5 minute video at the end of the post!

*ReadingIQ is currently running a Memorial Day Sale! Read on for more info. Sale runs May 23rd through May 27th!


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A Review of The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
It's Fleet Week in New York City! Grab the family and head over to Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum for all kinds of fun activities and events! Check out their full line-up here!
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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!


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NY Waterway Ferries are FREE for Veterans and Military During Fleet Week (Kids Under 12 Ride Free, too!)

Monday, May 20, 2019
People are constantly asking me the best way to travel to New York City from here in New Jersey. It might depend on where you want to go, but I always recommend the ferry! It is literally my favorite way to travel to the city, and it offers so many options that you might not even know about. Check out some of the specials that NY Waterway is running for Memorial Day Weekend and Fleet Week!


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Celebrate World Turtle Day (5/23) with Henry and Squishmallows: Enter to WIN!

Friday, May 17, 2019
Are you ready to 'shellebrate' World Turtle Day? Sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue, this is the perfect time to show your support for these gentle and beloved reptiles. You can help spread the word about this amazing day and enter to win a Henry the Turtle Squishmallows plush while you're at it! It's a win-win, right?


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End of Year Teacher Gift Ideas: 'Orange You Glad it's Summer?'

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Are you searching for an easy end of the year teacher gift?  Do you need ideas for a special teacher gift but you're not sure where to start? Well, look no further! This 'Orange You Glad it's Summer?' gift pack is so easy to make, and it's super-cute, too! All you need is a soda bottle and some goodies and you're all set!


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Japan Crate Review: What's Inside this Fun Japanese Subscription Box?

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
I'm always on the hunt for fun gift ideas, and I also love subscription boxes. So when Japan Crate asked me to try out their service, I said OF COURSE!! Read on and I'll tell you about it.


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What's New at Hersheypark this Summer

Friday, May 10, 2019
Wondering what's new at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania this season? Curious what things you must see if you're planning a visit? Well, then, you've come to the right place! My blog is chock full o' Hershey posts because I am a huge fan of the Hershey Resorts, Hersheypark, Chocolate World, Hershey Gardens, Hershey Story Museum...shall I go on? I am honored to be a part of the Hershey Sweetest Families Program, which means I can bring you the SCOOP on everything HERSHEY.


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Mother's Day at Medieval Times: Moms are FREE!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Treat Mom like a queen for Mother's Day!  Now through May 12th, moms are free at Medieval Times with the purchase of one full-priced adult admission!  Read on for more details.


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World Dog Expo is Coming to Secaucus! Enter to Win Tickets!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Attention Dog Lovers! The World Dog Expo is coming to New Jersey! Grab your favorite furry companion and read all about this fun, family friendly, dog friendly event! Then, enter to win tickets of your own, and come join the fun!


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Let's Visit Profeta Farms Organic Farm and Farm Market in Readington, NJ!

Monday, May 6, 2019
Profeta Farms in Readington, New Jersey, is an organic farm and farm market unlike any I have ever seen before. I had driven by many times while the market was being built and I wondered what it would be like. I also heard great things about their traveling food truck ('try the burgers!' everyone said), so I really wanted to stop by, but I never had the chance. You might be thinking the same thing, so let me tell you what this farm is all about and why you need to get there!

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Highlights from TTPM Spring Showcase 2019 : Fun New Toys for Spring and Summer!

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Need birthday gift ideas? I just returned from the TTPM Spring Showcase in New York City, and let me tell you, there are some awesome new toys coming out on the market this Spring and Summer! I can't possibly list them all here, so I picked out a few of my favorites to highlight. You can also check out my Instagram for more photos from the show. The photo below shows some of TTPM's MOST WANTED toys for Spring! See anything you like?? 


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Adventure Academy Review: One Mom's Honest Opinion

Wednesday, May 1, 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.


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7 Unique Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Gifts for Every Mom!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Let me guess, you need a Mother's Day gift idea, right? Who doesn't? It's so hard to find fun and unique gifts for moms these days. That's why I've partnered with The Hopping Bloggers to bring you some amazing Mother's Day gift ideas. Read to find the perfect gifts for any mom!



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Handmade Mother's Day Gifts for Kids: Crafts Anyone Can Make!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Handmade Mother's Day gifts are some of the most special and memorable presents that a momma can receive. Knowing that a child worked to make something for you with their own little hands- well, that is priceless. I've compiled some of my easiest and most classic crafts here, but feel free to check out my Crafts page for more ideas!


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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.

**ABCmouse is currently running a Memorial Day sale. From 5/23 through 5/27 you can get a subscription for $45. Read on for details.


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10 Classic New Jersey Attractions You Should Revisit

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
What comes to mind when you think of classic New Jersey attractions? Chances are, the places in your memory are still in existence today. New Jersey is filled with classic attractions that families and visitors have enjoyed for decades. Why not make some plans to revisit them this year?

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The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is NOW OPEN in the Catskills!

Monday, April 22, 2019
Have you heard about The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Water Park? Omg, I have to tell you all about it!! This BRAND NEW resort and water park is NOW OPEN in New York State! A short ride from most areas of New Jersey, this new resort promises to offer something for all members of your family.


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The LEGO Movie 2 Now on Blu-Ray DVD - Win Your Own Copy!!

Everything is awesome because The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is arriving on 4K UHD, Blu-Ray, DVD Special Edition, and Digital (phew! got all that?). Emmet, Wyldstyle, and all of our friends from Bricksburg are back, and you can win your own copy of the movie! Read on to find out how!



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Toyota Offers Something for Everyone at 2019 New York International Auto Show

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Let's go places is one of Toyota's signature catch phrases, and they sure do mean what they say! At the 2019 New York International Auto Show, Toyota offers up a vast selection of shiny models, from sleek concept cars to reliable family vehicles. No matter what your travel plans are, it seems that Toyota has a vehicle that can take you there. Read on and you'll see!


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Highlights from the 2019 New York International Auto Show (and a Ticket Giveaway)!

Friday, April 19, 2019
I just returned from a fun evening at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS for short) for Girls Night Out with A Girls Guide to Cars. I used to attend the auto show every year with my dad when I was a little girl, so visiting the show is very special to me. It never fails to disappoint! You don't need to be a car enthusiast to enjoy it, either. Read on to see some highlights of the auto show, and enter to win 4 tickets of your own, courtesy of A Girls Guide to Cars! The New York International Auto Show is running now through April 28th, and it makes a great Spring Break day trip!



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Fun and Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Earth Day is the perfect chance to honor our beautiful planet! Here are some fun and easy ways to celebrate Earth Day with your family. Many thanks to all of the bloggers who contributed to this fabulous round-up!


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Easter Gift Guide: Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas and More!

Monday, April 15, 2019
If you need some fresh ideas for Easter baskets or you're just wondering what the Easter Bunny should bring this year, look no further! My Easter Basket Gift Guide is chock full o' fun ideas! Plus, I included handy dandy photos with number keys to help you identify each item. Be sure to check out last year's Easter Gift Guide, too, as well as my ideas for non-candy egg fillers.


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2019 Easter Egg Hunts and Activities in New Jersey (with special highlights!)

Easter is almost here! If you're wondering where the best Easter egg hunts, Easter events and Easter activities are in New Jersey for 2019, look no further!  I've picked out some of the best events in New Jersey, complete with website links, too!


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How to Make Peeps Popcorn: More Fun with Peeps

Friday, April 12, 2019
Spring is here, so what to do with all of those Peeps? If you've read my last two posts about Peeps Jousting and Make Your Own Peeps Houses, then you know I love playing with Peeps! I mostly like decorating with them and using them for projects, but this recipe for Peeps Popcorn is actually pretty yummy. And if you need any Peeps supplies, you can check out my handy affiliate link at the bottom of this post.


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Fun with Peeps: Peeps Jousting!

Thursday, April 11, 2019
I love when Spring rolls around and all of those colorful Peeps start hitting the market. They're just so bright and cute- I'm always looking for fun things to do with them. I was so excited to hear about Peeps Jousting, and so was The Jersey Momma's Boy. This is a fun activity that doesn't require much time or mess. Give it a try, you're sure to wind up laughing!


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The Great Big List of Spring Break DayTrips (in New Jersey and Beyond!)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Planning a staycation for Spring Break this year? Wondering where to visit in the wonderful state of New Jersey (and its surrounding areas)? Well, here's a list of over 50 of the best New Jersey day trips, as well as an interactive map to help you find them.


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Valley Shepherd Creamery Tours: Spring Lambing Tour and More!

Friday, April 5, 2019
There are so many fun things to do in New Jersey. Today we had a chance to visit Valley Shepherd Creamery in Long Valley, New Jersey. Not only were we able to learn how cheese is made, but we were also able to meet the cheesemakers, and hold newborn lambs!!!  Need I say more? So come along and see what it's like to visit this fabulous local creamery, and then schedule a visit of your own.


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LEGOLAND New York Reveals LEGO Oculus Replica and First to Play Passes

LEGOLAND NEW YORK is opening in 2020, and I couldn't be more excited about it! You might've read some of my past posts about the arrival of LEGOLAND New York (if you haven't, look here for all of my LEGO related articles), and now, you can actually purchase passes to be one of the first people to visit the park when it opens! Read on to see how.


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Build a Better Easter Basket: Egg Filling Ideas, Gifts and More!

Monday, April 1, 2019
Coming up with ideas for your child's Easter basket can be challenging. Sounds silly, but it's true. The Easter Bunny needs to step up his game year after year! So I thought I'd search around for some fun finds to help you build a better Easter basket this year. Take a look at what I've come up with!


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What is The Hershey Story Museum? A Jersey Momma Review

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Looking for things to do in Hershey, PA? I am a huge fan of Hershey. It's no secret that I love Hersheypark and the Hershey Lodge. I am a frequent guest of The Hotel Hershey, and Hershey Gardens is one of my favorite places. The Hershey Story Museum is a fun stop when you're visiting the Sweetest Place on Earth! Come with me and see!


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Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Blu-Ray DVD Combo Pack Review and GIVEAWAY!

Friday, March 29, 2019
Who doesn’t love an epic mystery? And who doesn't love Nancy Drew? Well, she's back and better than ever! Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital March 26, 2019 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD on April 2, 2019. Read on to hear all about it, play a special blog app game, and enter to win your own copy of the Blu-Ray DVD!


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Chocolate Chip Pan Cookie Recipe : Spring Peeps Bunny Cookie

Peeps are so cute that I tend to enjoy them even after Easter.  I bought an adorable Peeps bunny cookie pan from Candyland Crafts in Somerville (if  you live in Jersey, you must go visit them!) but then I got sick right around Easter time and I never had the chance to use it.  Never one to let a good, adorable cookie pan go to waste, I made a Spring bunny cookie for myself The Jersey Momma's Boy after the holiday.

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What's New for Spring at Hershey's Chocolate World in Hershey, PA

Monday, March 25, 2019
Looking for a fun weekend getaway or day trip? I'm always suggesting Hershey, Pennsylvania to people who ask me for suggestions because it's one of our favorite places. Hersheypark opens for the Spring season in April, but there's still plenty to do in and around Hershey until then! In fact, you can get great off- season rates at the Hershey resorts, and enjoy Hershey Gardens, The Hershey Story Museum, and ZooAmerica, too!


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Make Your Own Peeps Houses: More Fun with Peeps

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Wondering what to do with Peeps besides eat them? Peeps houses are one of our favorite Spring projects! Check out how we made them in these easy steps!


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March Book Pick: New York Day and Night by Aurelie Pollet and Vincent Bergier

Monday, March 18, 2019
Here's my picture book pick for March! I love the new title, New York Day and Night by Aurelie Pollet and Vincent Bergier. Read on for more info!



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10 Fun Spring Day Trips in New Jersey (Pennsylvania and New York, too!)

What are the best Spring Day Trips to take in New Jersey? Some of them might be right around the corner from where you live! Check out this list of the best places to visit in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York during the Spring season, and get outdoors!


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Let's Visit Hershey Gardens: A Jersey Momma Review

Sunday, March 17, 2019
Have you ever been to Hershey Gardens? Sure, you know Hersheypark and Hershey's Chocolate World, but you're truly missing out if you visit Hershey, Pennsylvania and skip seeing Hershey Gardens. What is Hershey Gardens? It's certainly more than just a garden! Read on and see!

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Fun In-Home Craft Parties with Brand Elle Designs

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Looking for a fun new option for Girls Night Out? Celebrating a baby shower, planning a bachelorette party or thinking of just getting some friends together for a fun afternoon? I have a GREAT idea for you from Brand Elle Designs. Trust me, this is cool! I had my momma friends over for a fun afternoon where we ate yummy snacks and designed our own stemless wine glasses. No painting involved, no sales pitches, no stress. It was just fun, and everyone got to take something special home with them! But it doesn't have to be just wine glasses. There are lots of creative options. Sounds cool, right? Read on!


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Upcoming Events at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester and Philadelphia: Pop-Up Dance Parties and The LEGO Movie 2 Themed Activities!

Friday, March 15, 2019
Mark your calendars! There are some fun events going on at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester and Philadelphia over the next few weeks, and everything is awesome!


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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia: A Jersey Momma Review

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!'


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Everyone Matters: Sponsoring HEALium Hugs

Thursday, March 14, 2019
March is a special month at The Jersey Momma. This is the month I pay tribute to a fellow blogger named Melissa Matters, as well as to my beautiful nephew Joey. Melissa Matters passed away in November of 2015. You might remember my post about her , when I participated in Operation Christmas Child in her honor. Melissa ran a popular blog called Wading Through Motherhood, where she talked about her adorable children and shared family advice. Her death was sudden and she is sorely missed by many. My nephew, Joey passed away from brain cancer in 2013, just shy of his 4th birthday. He was a funny, loving boy who left a huge hole in the world when we lost him. Not a day goes by that we don't think about him or wonder what it would be like if he was still here.

I created a movement called Everyone Matters as a way to honor and remember Joey and Melissa. Every March, I choose a cause to focus on as a way to honor their memories. You can read last year's Random Acts of Kindness post here.  This year I once again chose HEALium Hugs as my focus. Read on to find out more about HEALium Hugs and what they do!


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WONDER PARK Coloring Sheets and a Prize Pack Giveaway!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Wonder Park is coming to theaters on March 15th, and I have some activities to help promote the film's release! Enter to win a prize pack and print out some coloring sheets, too!


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St. Patrick's Day Crafts: Simple Shamrock Angels

Here's a quick and easy St. Patrick's Day craft that anyone can do. I used to make these paper shamrock angels (also called Leprechaun Angels!) in my classroom and they looked so cute 'flying' around the windows. They don't take much time and you don't need many supplies.


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Let's Visit Fairy Tale Inc. in Bernardsville: Parties, Classes, Creative Fun, and More!

Monday, March 11, 2019
If you're wondering where to have your child's next birthday party, or looking for a fun, creative space with after school clubs, classes, camps, and more, look no further! Fairy Tale Inc. of Bernardsville might just be the place for you!



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How to Make Rainbow Cupcakes: A DIY Tutorial

If  you're wondering how to make rainbow cupcakes, you've come to the right place! I've been experimenting with this for a while now and I think I've finally come up with the best combinations of colors and methods. It's not as hard as you think!


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Easy St. Patrick's Day Crafts: Paper Plate Rainbows

Saturday, March 9, 2019
Here's an easy St. Patrick's Day craft you can make in a flash. There's not much to it, and chances are you already have all of the supplies on hand! We also used this craft as an easy craft activity at The Jersey Momma's Boy's 5th birthday party, which was an Art Party. You can read all about that here.


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Five Feet Apart in Theaters this March: Enter to Win a Movie Prize Pack!

Monday, March 4, 2019
Have you heard about the new movie, Five Feet Apart? It's based on the popular book of the same name by Rachael Lippincott, and details the relationship of Stella and Will, two young adults with Cystic Fibrosis. Stella and Will are forced (for health reasons) to stay six feet apart. Let me tell you all about the film, and you can even enter to win a Five Feet Apart Prize Pack! The film debuts in theaters on March 15th.


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Meet the New LEGOLAND New York Kid Reporters!

Thursday, February 28, 2019
The wait is over! After a month long search, LEGOLAND New York Resort has chosen five lucky kids to join their 'Kiditor-in-Chief,' Waverly Winchester, as part of the official Kid Reporter team. Come read all about these fabulous kiddos and what their duties will entail! Plus, find out more about LEGOLAND New York Resort and its projected opening date!


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10 Book Suggestions for Kids: Chapter Books, Picture Books, Non-Fiction and More!

Looking for reading suggestions for your child? I found some great books for kids that you might want to share with your family and friends. This list features both picture books and chapter books and applies to a variety of ages, so please check it out!


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