Take NY Waterway to New York Comic Con: Easy, Fast, Fun (Trust Me!)

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Are you headed to New York Comic Con this year? Do not get caught up in New York City traffic. Last year I attended NYCC and I can tell you the absolute easiest (and most fun) way to travel was by NY Waterway. A short, fun boat ride (filled with other Comic Con attendees, I might add, so my ferry also included Batmen and Supermen and tons of other cosplayers!) and you're there! Read on and I'll tell you how it works.



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AMERICAN DREAM Reveals Opening Dates & Celebrations!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The dream begins on October 25th! Tri-state area residents (and beyond!) have been waiting for news from American Dream for quite a long time now. Well, the wait is over! This amazing property has finally released its opening dates. Don't expect everything to open all at once, though. The plan is to open different parts of American Dream in phases. Read on for more info!


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Adventure Academy Review: One Mom's Honest Opinion

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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Tom Hanks Debuts as Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - Coming Soon!

Monday, September 23, 2019
"It only takes one person to inspire a world of kindness," reads a tag line for the new film, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks as the iconic Mr. Fred Rogers. The film is based on a true story and is coming to theaters this November. Read on for a sneak peek and more info about the film!


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PLANET SNOOPY Review in Dorney Park - Allentown, PA : Great Pumpkin Fest this Fall!

Wondering if Planet Snoopy is worth the money, or if it's right for your little one? We're venturing out of the Garden State again, this time to explore Planet Snoopy inside of Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Who doesn't love Snoopy? The absolute cuteness of this park will make your heart melt. Read below for updated info on Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom's 2019 Great Pumpkin Fest!


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

Sunday, September 22, 2019
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.


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Easy Handmade DIY Suncatchers

Saturday, September 21, 2019
I'm always on the lookout for EASY craft projects to do, especially ones that can double as gifts. I came across these suncatchers in the art room of The Jersey Momma's Boy's school. We were meeting there for cub scouts and I happened to see this awesome project on the sidelines that the teacher was working on (I'm sorry, Mrs. E, I didn't mean to snoop in  your stuff! I just couldn't help but notice how pretty they were!)  If you want to make them, too, all you need to do is follow these THREE easy steps (yup, that's it!).



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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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