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)! “

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”

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”

Tips for Keeping Kids Busy While Working From Home

I’m so excited to welcome Christina Duron back as a GUEST BLOGGER on The Mint Chip Mama! It can be challenging to raise kids while working remotely. Just because you’re around the corner doesn’t mean you have much free time to check if your children are getting into trouble. Luckily, below you’ll find some fantastic tips forContinue reading “Tips for Keeping Kids Busy While Working From Home”

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)”

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”

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”

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