Whenever we plan road trips, no matter how long, one thing I won’t leave home without is my daughter’s favorite Minnie Mouse DVD to watch in the car. She loves Minnie Mouse. Probably because all her her baby toys, stuffed animals, and even pajamas were all adorned Minnie Mouse. She’s grown up with Minnie Mouse and friends and whenever she gets cranky or unhappy on our road trips, it’s nothing a little Mouse Mouse can’t calm. That’s why I know she is going to be super excited for the new Minnie’s Happy Helpers DVD releasing July 25th. …
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I’m about to get pretty real with you. For the last few years, I’ve been struggling. Struggling with something important to my health and daily well-being – my weight. Growing up and through my mid-twenties, weight was never an issue. I was active, never had to watch what I ate, I was just always thin. Then pregnancy came along. Despite suffering from severe morning sickness and not being able to eat much of anything those first few months, I started to pack on the pounds especially when my appetite came back. In the end I gained over 85 pounds. Since then my weight has been an ongoing battle. It’s time for a change and I’m battling my weight a whole new way this time around thanks to NeuroGym….
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One of my favorite parts about living in New Jersey is the fact that there is no shortage of beaches to head to on a warm summer day. I wasn’t much of a beach girl growing up. It wasn’t until. I became a mom and seen how much fun my kids have at the beach, did the beach life slowly win me over. My daughter especially loves the beach, she loves collecting shells, letting the waves crash into her and building sand castles with her big brother. If we’d let her, she would be at the beach every day….
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During the summer months, we spend just about all of our free time outdoors. Summer brings late nights playing in the yard catching fireflies, swimming all afternoon and plenty of dinners cooked on the grill. I love to get creative on the grill and take things beyond the typical burger and hot dogs. Finding ways to cook some of our favorite dishes on the grill is always a win in my book. For years, I’d make foil pack dinners and bake them in the oven but during the summer months, those same dishes are the ones we cook on the grill for a delicious twist on our regular favorites. This time I added plenty of fresh garlic from the garden and parmesan cheese to these Grilled Shrimp & Smoked Sausage Foil Packs for a yummy twist my whole family loved….
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If there’s one thing I learned at this parenting thing, it’s that a good ‘ole chocolate chip cookie can fix just about any sibling squabble you might come across. Honestly, there’s not much a chocolate chip cookie can’t fix. When I’m having a bad day or need a quick pick me up, a homemade cookie does the trick. Baking cookies are one of my favorite past times and one of the first recipes I taught my oldest to make. So when it was time to create our own version of “closer cookies” inspired by THE BOSS BABY movie, he was really excited to help teach his little sister to make them. …
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If you’re looking for a fun place to get away with the family for a little staycation right here in New Jersey, let me introduce you to beautiful Short Hills. Located in Essex County, Short Hills is just a short drive from the New York City area and within an hour or two car ride from other parts of the state. After spending the day with the Traveling Mom team for the Travel and Tech Event at the Short Hills Hilton, I’m ready to go back for a weekend getaway. With so much to do, Short Hills, New Jersey is a great spot to stay, shop and play….
Thank you to Morey’s Piers for hosting our stay.
I’ve lived my entire life in New Jersey and sometimes I’m amazed at all the wonderful places this state offers for families. Things I don’t get to experience nearly enough. It’s been years since I’ve been to Wildwoods, New Jersey. In fact, I think the last time I was there was back when I was in high school. So it’s been a little while. When Morey’s Piers invited us down for the weekend to experience everything they have to offer families, I immediately said yes. What I wasn’t prepared for was just how much fun my family and I had. …
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Whenever my kids get together with their friends or we have family over for picnics there always seems to be water involved. They love water balloons and water balloons seem to top their list of activities they alway want to do. Who am I kidding, I love them too. The only part I don’t like is the cleanup. Picking up little pieces of balloons all around the yard is not my idea of fun. Like at all. Enter Water Wubble® – the world’s only refillable, self-sealing water balloon balls. These little water balloon balls take water play to a whole new level. …
In my life, and now my career, I’ve had the pleasure of owning or driving a wide range of vehicles. In fact, I think it’s one of my favorite parts of this job. The people I’ve met and experiences I’ve had in this auto field have been life changing. You may remember my excitement last month when I was invited out to San Diego with Kia for an exclusive event with the brand to learn all about their eco-friendly line up of vehicles. You couldn’t have missed it, I shared it everywhere. Unfortunately, sometimes life throws you curveballs and after an emergency, I had to cancel my trip. While I may have missed out on being there in person, I kept up with all the news and fun from the event from home. It was still exciting (search the hashtag #TheNewKia. You’ll see what I mean). Well today, I’m here to share even more exciting news. Kia has just topped J.D. Power’s Inital Quality Survey (IQS) for the second year straight! …
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When it comes to tv time for my toddler, making sure she watches age-appropriate shows is my top-priority. One of our favorites right now is P. King Duckling. Have you seen it yet? It’s a super cute show and she loves watching it. Whenever she wants to watch it, she’ll say P. King although it sounds more like “peeking” when she says it but we all know what she means. She wants to see what her favorite new friends are up to.