My Last Little Baby Boy Turned Five – And Off He Goes Into The World…

Somehow, without permission, my little baby boy – my youngest – my snuggly lapdog – my bonus suburb baby – my last little baby boy – turned five. I’m not quite sure how we got here. Especially because I’m still trying to come to terms with my oldest – who is now eleven – turningContinue reading “My Last Little Baby Boy Turned Five – And Off He Goes Into The World…”

Make Your Own Custom Graffiti Street Art – In Bushwick!

Graffiti has become a new obsession for us over the pandemic. Since we have spent so much time out in the woods hiking around Long Island – one of our favorite finds has been the colorful art of graffiti. I was so excited to learn about Brooklyn Unplugged’s Graffiti Street Art Workshop in Bushwick. NotContinue reading “Make Your Own Custom Graffiti Street Art – In Bushwick!”

The Easy Way to Start a Free Garden From Seeds!

Have you always wanted to start a free garden from seeds but didn’t know how to do it? I can help! Building on my post from last year – a garden will make your backyard an even wicked-er cool oasis! Spring is one of the most fun seasons. Every year I look forward to plantingContinue reading “The Easy Way to Start a Free Garden From Seeds!”

Fun 90’s Movies To Watch With Your Family Today!

As a sister post to my “Fun 80’s Movies to Watch with Your Family Today” post, I present the continuation, cleverly called – Fun 90’s Movies to Watch with Your Family Today! The 90’s was a decade that brought us Clueless, and a time when I started going to the movies alone with my friends.Continue reading “Fun 90’s Movies To Watch With Your Family Today!”

Fun 80’s Movies To Watch With Your Family Today!

As December break looms over us, a warm and cuddly 80’s movie night is just what the doctor ordered. We have been watching these fun 80’s movies to watch with your family – with our family – for years. It’s nice to show them a simpler time. WHAT? No cell phones? ET couldn’t text home?Continue reading “Fun 80’s Movies To Watch With Your Family Today!”

The Mint Chip Mama’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!

Welcome to The Mint Chip Mama‘s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Well – it has been one heck of a year to say the least. The holiday season is quickly approaching, and we need to give ourselves gifts this year. We cannot forget ourselves. It has been hard. It has been REALLY hard. So, what doesContinue reading “The Mint Chip Mama’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!”

Family Hikes on Long Island (for All Skill Levels)

Family hikes on Long Island (for all skill levels) have saved us since the world closed down due to Covid-19. These family hikes on Long Island – and spending time outside in nature – have been spectacular for us. Not only do we get some exercise, but we get to see some beautiful scenery farContinue reading “Family Hikes on Long Island (for All Skill Levels)”

Designing an Easy & Cool Tween Room for Middle School!

Tweens want cool rooms. Often it is so they can sit and brood, but mostly it is just because who doesn’t want a cool tween room!? When it was time to evolve our bedroom situation, getting our cool tween ready for middle school, there was no question what the décor would be – Harry PotterContinue reading “Designing an Easy & Cool Tween Room for Middle School!”

Vision Boards – A Great Camp Mom Project!

Like many families right now, we are still hunkering down at home following the rules to avoid contracting Covid-19. Every day I am looking for new activities to keep my three kids – ages 4, 6 and 10 busy and engaged. I read about making Vision Boards and thought my kids and I (because let’sContinue reading “Vision Boards – A Great Camp Mom Project!”

Convert Your Driveway Into a Roller Skating Rink!

I love raising my family in the same town as where I grew up. One of the benefits is sharing places that hold a special place in my heart from my youth. With that said, I don’t think there is another place in the area that bring more childhood memories than roller skating at UnitedContinue reading “Convert Your Driveway Into a Roller Skating Rink!”

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