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…”

Make Your Own Custom Graffiti Street Art – In Bushwick!

Graffiti has become a new obsession for us over the pandemic. Since we have spent so much time out in the woods hiking around Long Island – one of our favorite finds has been the colorful art of graffiti. I was so excited to learn about Brooklyn Unplugged’s Graffiti Street Art Workshop in Bushwick. NotContinue reading “Make Your Own Custom Graffiti Street Art – In Bushwick!”

The Easy Way to Start a Free Garden From Seeds!

Have you always wanted to start a free garden from seeds but didn’t know how to do it? I can help! Building on my post from last year – a garden will make your backyard an even wicked-er cool oasis! Spring is one of the most fun seasons. Every year I look forward to plantingContinue reading “The Easy Way to Start a Free Garden From Seeds!”

Fun 90’s Movies To Watch With Your Family Today!

As a sister post to my “Fun 80’s Movies to Watch with Your Family Today” post, I present the continuation, cleverly called – Fun 90’s Movies to Watch with Your Family Today! The 90’s was a decade that brought us Clueless, and a time when I started going to the movies alone with my friends.Continue reading “Fun 90’s Movies To Watch With Your Family Today!”

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