Calling All Young History Buffs! Experience The Best Washington, D.C. Area Family Attractions On Your Next Vacation!

Washington, D.C. Area Family Attractions Visiting our nation’s capital is a rite of passage for every American. As a result, the Washington, D.C. area offers family attractions that are unique, interesting, and educational for everyone. Families with kids learning about the United States of America and democracy will eat up visiting these Washington, D.C. areaContinue reading “Calling All Young History Buffs! Experience The Best Washington, D.C. Area Family Attractions On Your Next Vacation!”

Hey Burnt Out Mama: Instantly Fix Your Day With Megan Sumrell’s Time Management Tips For The Busy Mom

Time Management Tips For The Busy Mom Hey fellow mamas – do you feel like you’re drowning? Do you swear every day you’ll figure out how to better manage your time? Do you consider the hours between bus pick up and drop off your work day? Me too! But it doesn’t have to be thatContinue reading “Hey Burnt Out Mama: Instantly Fix Your Day With Megan Sumrell’s Time Management Tips For The Busy Mom”

Word To Your Mother – The Ultimate Guide To Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day gifts are challenging – for both the giver and the receiver. What does my mom want? What do I want? Who counts as a mother and needs a gift? Can the gift be not having to plan any of it? Several years ago I wrote What Mom’s of Young Kids Really Want forContinue reading “Word To Your Mother – The Ultimate Guide To Mother’s Day Gifts”

The Top Cool and Unique Playgrounds On Long Island

After many years of searching, my list of playgrounds on Long Island is ready to go. Similar to my hike and garden roundups, this list is forever evolving. Playgrounds supply a fantastic opportunity for kids to play, get some exercise, and breathe in fresh air. Equally, it allows parents to take a little rest orContinue reading “The Top Cool and Unique Playgrounds On Long Island”

Returning To Trader Joe’s & Experiencing Pandemic PTSD Two Years To The Day Of My Last Visit

Today found me returning to Trader Joe’s for the first time in two years. Literally two years. The last time I walked their aisles was March 9, 2020. I used to go weekly. Later that day in 2020 – while standing in our cul-de-sac as my kids played – I received an email that theContinue reading “Returning To Trader Joe’s & Experiencing Pandemic PTSD Two Years To The Day Of My Last Visit”

Common Myths About Growing Houseplants You Should Forget

I’m so excited to host another GUEST BLOGGER on The Mint Chip Mama! Please welcome: Christina Duron! As a gardener, you’ve probably heard all kinds of common myths about growing houseplants that, in the end, neither help nor harm plants. Every experienced green thumb thinks they have the best strategies for getting lush, beautiful results in the shortestContinue reading “Common Myths About Growing Houseplants You Should Forget”

Top Long Island Gardens, Parks, & Water Where You Can Walk Around

Long Island is filled with gardens, parks, and water where you can take great walks. You can think of them as fantastic ways to spend time outside, or as a lazy person’s hike. Either way works, the truth is – that is between you and your water bottle. We spend a great deal of timeContinue reading “Top Long Island Gardens, Parks, & Water Where You Can Walk Around”

Make A Chocolate Pop-It: Your Complete Guide (Perfect for December Break)

With December break on the horizon, grab some chocolate melting wafers and make a chocolate pop-it! Making a chocolate pop-it is a fun, simple and cheap activity to do with your kids. Pop-Its – The Hot Toy In Everyone’s House As I’m sure you know – right now – one of the most popular toysContinue reading “Make A Chocolate Pop-It: Your Complete Guide (Perfect for December Break)”

The Ultimate Guide For Fun Loving Family Adventures In The Tri-State Area

I’m so excited to host another GUEST BLOGGER on The Mint Chip Mama! Please welcome: JENNIFER FRISCH, who has some great tri-state area family adventures to share! Family travel is one of my passions. I get so many great ideas and family travel tips from The Mint Chip Mama. I wanted to share my family’s most recentContinue reading “The Ultimate Guide For Fun Loving Family Adventures In The Tri-State Area”

5 Fun Customizable Video Games to Play (and A Freebie) to Keep Your Kids Learning Over the Holidays

I’m so excited to host another guest blogger on The Mint Chip Mama! Please welcome: Barbara Peters. Barbara Peters is a speech language pathologist and a mother of two. She is going to showcase her awesome customizable video games! School’s out for winter break, but you can use customizable video games to keep your kid’sContinue reading “5 Fun Customizable Video Games to Play (and A Freebie) to Keep Your Kids Learning Over the Holidays”

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