The Top 5 Holiday Light Shows on Long Island

It’s wonderful to live in an area with so many holiday light shows. What’s even better is we are so lucky to have many beautiful historic mansions on Long Island offering the perfect back drops for such events. Coupled with that, these holiday light shows are a safe way to enjoy an evening outside withContinue reading “The Top 5 Holiday Light Shows on Long Island”

The Mint Chip Mama’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide!

Welcome to The Mint Chip Mama’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide! How is it the 2021 Holiday Gift Guide season already? No really, how? I work on my Holiday Gift Guide all year and somehow this one just snuck up at lightning speed! Maybe it’s because I wore a t-shirt today? If we learned nothing elseContinue reading “The Mint Chip Mama’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide!”

A “Bigg” Week For The Mint Chip Mama’s Public Relations – From Apple Pie to Apple Picking

American Pie, Apple Picking, Apple Pies. The irony is not lost on us! The last few days have been exciting in our house! Quite the public relations parade! We’re TV Stars! On Tuesday, my family was on national television. The ultimate public relations! In the spring, I was contacted through my Instagram page to appearContinue reading “A “Bigg” Week For The Mint Chip Mama’s Public Relations – From Apple Pie to Apple Picking”

Apple Picking – Admit It – You Don’t Like It, You Just Do It For The Fake Happy Family Pictures… Resist The FOMO! If Not: The Mint Chip Mama’s Unconventional Apple Picking Guide

Apple picking is a wonderful annual family tradition. As soon as the summer tapers off and the temperature drops, someone in your family – or a friend – will no doubt suggest going apple picking. There’s cider donuts, fun things to stick your face in, freshly grown vegetable farm stands, the ability to wear aContinue reading “Apple Picking – Admit It – You Don’t Like It, You Just Do It For The Fake Happy Family Pictures… Resist The FOMO! If Not: The Mint Chip Mama’s Unconventional Apple Picking Guide”

The Mint Chip Mama’s Family Hikes on Long Island (for All Skill Levels) – Part 2

As I said last year in my first hiking post, family hikes on Long Island have saved us since the world closed due to Covid-19. I still agree that these family hikes – and spending time outside in nature – have preserved our sanity. It’s the perfect marriage of exercise, enjoying beautiful scenery, and beingContinue reading “The Mint Chip Mama’s Family Hikes on Long Island (for All Skill Levels) – Part 2”

The Honest Way To Make Self Care A Priority As A Mom

I’m so excited to host another guest blogger on The Mint Chip Mama! Please welcome: Halimeh Salem from Crying Toddlers. Halimeh is an English teacher, a freelance writer, and a mother of two. She is going to teach us the importance of making self care a priority as a mom. Because we all need it.Continue reading “The Honest Way To Make Self Care A Priority As A Mom”

Greenport, Long Island – The Perfect Relaxing Destination For Families

Greenport, Long Island is absolute heaven. It feels like a small town, it is beautiful, it is on the water, it has great restaurants, cute stores, and even old-fashioned ice cream shoppes. It is the perfect family destination for a day trip or for an overnight stay. As an added bonus – if you liveContinue reading “Greenport, Long Island – The Perfect Relaxing Destination For Families”

Zipline & Ropes Courses on Long Island. Soar into Family Fun & Adventure in the Sky!

We are so lucky to have two great zipline and ropes courses on Long Island – The Adventure Park Long Island and WildPlay Jones Beach. The two are quite different and if you love adventure, I recommend trying both experiences! As you can see, we have become a zipline and ropes course family. It seemsContinue reading “Zipline & Ropes Courses on Long Island. Soar into Family Fun & Adventure in the Sky!”

We Survived A Year Of Remote Learning!

We did it. We made it. We survived a year of remote learning. I’m talking to you. I’m talking to me. I’m talking to our kids. I’m talking to all the educators who reeled in a screen of little faces every single day and administrators who made it all work. Oh my gosh. WE MADEContinue reading “We Survived A Year Of Remote Learning!”

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…”

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