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!”

Recreational Vehicles – The Luxury “Out of the Box” Summer Travel of 2020

Now is the time to think outside the box and be creative with our time and family. I am lucky to have many friends who are experts in their fields. To spice things up, I’ve decided to launch series of guest bloggers for The Mint Chip Mama!   Summer 2020 is going to look different.Continue reading “Recreational Vehicles – The Luxury “Out of the Box” Summer Travel of 2020″

Today My Last Three Year Old Turns Four

I have one hour left of having my last three-year-old. Tomorrow – my third child, my Benjamin, will wake up four years old. The Transition From Age Three to Age Four The transition from age three to age four struck me hard each time it happened. Since the beginning of the month it hit meContinue reading “Today My Last Three Year Old Turns Four”

Summering In Place: How to Make Your Backyard A Wicked Cool Summer Cocoon.

As we continue to shelter-in-place because of Covid-19, everyone is trying to pack their backyard with as much summer fun as possible. We all have the common goal to keep our kids busy. With the schools now closed through the end of the year and camp a distant long shot, the time has come toContinue reading “Summering In Place: How to Make Your Backyard A Wicked Cool Summer Cocoon.”

How to Sew a Simple Cloth Face Mask

As Covid-19 spreads it’s important that we are protecting ourselves from contact. Many people in the medical profession are near, but not close enough to get the highly coveted, low inventory medical grade face masks. We wanted to help those in our community who need masks but can’t get them right now. This includes staffContinue reading “How to Sew a Simple Cloth Face Mask”

Free Facebook Live/Zoom/Instagram/Twitter Classes During the Corona Virus Staycation of 2020

I’ve compiling a list of free Facebook Live/Zoom/Instagram events throughout the country while we’re all (hopefully) Coronostaycationing. Please share & if you know of any, please advise. List will be updated throughout the day by The Mint Chip Mama. Please email me at themintchipmama@gmail.com.  All daily “classes” are listed in chronological order for each day.Continue reading “Free Facebook Live/Zoom/Instagram/Twitter Classes During the Corona Virus Staycation of 2020”

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