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”

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”

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