Is The New School Year Routine Also Kicking Your Butt? 5 Tips Guiding You Back To Sanity After A Cringe September

Settling into the new school year routine September has kicked my butt. I don’t like or want to admit it but it’s true. Consequently, the new school year routine is kicking everyone else’s butt too. This makes me feel slightly better.  A month ago – in August – I remember saying how excited I wasContinue reading “Is The New School Year Routine Also Kicking Your Butt? 5 Tips Guiding You Back To Sanity After A Cringe September”

Family Friendly Philadelphia: Boom! 48 Hours in Philly For History Buff Families Who Love Benjamin Franklin, Public Art, And The Movie National Treasure

Family Friendly Philadelphia We are a New York based family of history buffs. Accordingly, our kids – ages 6, 8, and 12 – not only love United States history, but also movies about history, like National Treasure. Enter Philadelphia – the perfect destination for a quick 48-hour getaway. Philadelphia hits the US history jackpot withContinue reading “Family Friendly Philadelphia: Boom! 48 Hours in Philly For History Buff Families Who Love Benjamin Franklin, Public Art, And The Movie National Treasure”

August Back To School Tips: 5 Quick Things To Do Now Guaranteed To Make Your Life Easier & Set Your Kid’s School Year Up for Success (Including How To Get Out Of The Daily Chore of Making Lunch)! 

Back To School Tips! The sun setting on the summer reminds us September and back to school is coming. It is coming quickly. If we do not get ready NOW, we are going to be the scrambling parents. You know, the ones begging stores to stay open while we find the last hidden box ofContinue reading “August Back To School Tips: 5 Quick Things To Do Now Guaranteed To Make Your Life Easier & Set Your Kid’s School Year Up for Success (Including How To Get Out Of The Daily Chore of Making Lunch)! “

Paddle Pub Long Island: Grab Your Salty Friends For An Amazing Time! The Best Adult Night Out On Land Or Sea!

Paddle Pub Long Island *use code “MintChip” to save 5% off your booking!* Every summer, I have one small goal: to go on a boat. Throughout the years, I have accepted this in the form of a ferry, a friend’s boat, and even the little inflatable boat we bought during the pandemic. I’m not picky,Continue reading “Paddle Pub Long Island: Grab Your Salty Friends For An Amazing Time! The Best Adult Night Out On Land Or Sea!”

Look No Further Than This Unique & Unusual Father’s Day Gift Guide! Father’s Day Gift Ideas For The Every Dad – Including Yours.

The Father’s Day Gift Guide for every dad! Father’s Day gift giving is challenging – for both the giver and the receiver. With that said, it is my annual joy to bring you The Mint Chip Mama’s first Father’s Day Gift Guide! I love finding unique father’s day gifts and “toys” – also the weird and quirkyContinue reading “Look No Further Than This Unique & Unusual Father’s Day Gift Guide! Father’s Day Gift Ideas For The Every Dad – Including Yours.”

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”

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