One World Observatory Review: Visiting the Freedom Tower

Friday, September 20, 2019
The Freedom Tower is a familiar sight to most New Jersey residents. We've watched it being built and slowly jetting into the New York skyline from afar. We've waited for the day that we could step through its doors and feel the awesome power of resilience and pride (mixed with sadness, too). The Jersey Momma's Boy grew up after 9/11, so he never saw the Twin Towers with his own eyes. But he watched the Freedom Tower rise, and we knew one day we would want to bring him there when he was old enough. We finally had the chance to take him to One World Observatory, and what a trip it was! If you're curious what it's like to visit, especially with children, read on!


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Autumn Review of Sesame Place: The Count's Halloween Spooktacular

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Wondering if Sesame Place is right for your child? Looking for a review, tips, suggestions and advice about visiting Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania this Fall? Well, you've come to the right place! Langhorne is not a far ride from New Jersey and is definitely worth seeing if you have little Sesame Street fans at home! And just a note that I was NOT compensated in any way for this post, this is just an honest review of our visit there in the Fall, 'cause that's how I roll.


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Hot New Holiday Toys from TTPM Holiday Showcase

Monday, September 16, 2019
Last week I had the great pleasure of visiting TTPM’s Holiday Showcase in New York City. I was able to see tons of hot new toys for the holiday season. Here are some of my favorite picks from the show! Get those holiday shopping lists ready!


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10 Fun School Supplies You'll Want to Add to Your List: Plus, a GIVEAWAY!

It's hard to believe that it's Back to School time again. Many of us already have huge supply lists from our school districts to contend with, but let's not forget about the fun stuff! Let's bring the joy back to school supply shopping! Take a look at some of these cute, unique, silly, or just plain fun items to add to your back to school agenda. And guess what? You can buy most of them (if not all) online! So you don't even need to leave your house. Do I have you covered or what? Plus, scroll down for an AWESOME giveaway of a fun tote bag from Chalk-of-the-Town!


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Take NYWaterway to San Gennaro Festival this Month!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Ciao! The historic San Gennaro Festival is taking place from September 12th-22nd in New York City, and NYWaterway can help you get there! Have you ever taken the ferry? It's my FAVORITE way to travel to the city and back. Read on to see how they can offer you a stress-free commute to one of the BEST festivals that the city has to offer!


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Alternatives to Pumpkin and Apple Picking This Fall

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
I hate to admit it, but I am not a fan of apple picking in the Fall. Well, that's not exactly true. I am not a fan of apple and pumpkin picking during the weekend in the Fall. Why, you ask?  Because everyone and their mother is in those apple orchards on a sunny day in the Fall!  And I know some people don't mind the crowds, but I can't take it. I'd rather hit the local orchard after school with the Jersey Momma's Boy if I can (that does exclude Mr. Jersey Momma, but he's okay with that). Or I'd rather find an alternative. So here are some ideas for fun things to do besides apple and pumpkin picking this Fall.


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Tooth Fairy Financial: New Ideas for Tooth Fairy Fun!

Monday, September 9, 2019
I love sharing fun finds with my readers, especially when they happen to be from New Jersey-based businesses. Tooth Fairy Financial is one of the cutest ideas I have seen yet! You know how it is, right? The Tooth Fairy is busy. And sometimes she's tired. And let's be honest, sometimes she completely forgets to visit at all, right? 😉 Well, Tooth Fairy Financial might just provide you with the Tooth Fairy assistance you've been dreaming of. Read on and you'll see!



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Back to School Night: Tips for Teachers and Parents

Thursday, September 5, 2019
If you've read the About Me section of this blog, then you know I used to be a teacher. Back to School Night (also known as Open House), is a teacher's chance to tell you all about the school year. It's also a parent or caregiver's chance to learn about their child's teacher and classroom.  I thought I'd share some tips for both teachers and parents for this important evening, since I've learned some things about holding a successful Back to School Night over the years,  If you're scrolling, you'll find the teacher section here at the top, and the parent section towards the bottom. Happy reading!


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The Great Big List of Fall Day Trips in New Jersey and Beyond!

Monday, September 2, 2019
It's finally here, and it's updated for 2019! My great big list of Fall day trip ideas in New Jersey (and some beyond, too)! Fall is such a great time to get out and explore. There are so many things to do and places to visit. I've compiled this list of handy links, and I've included an interactive Google map, too. You can zoom in on it and click on each destination for more details. The map is printable, too!


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