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Halloween at the Red Cross Shelters – Wordless Wednesday

November 7th, 2012

  When the kids couldn’t get out to celebrate Halloween, the Red Cross shelters in New Jersey brought Halloween to them.                         If you enjoyed reading this post or keeping up with Jersey Family Fun, please take a moment to complete our reader survey….

Elf on A Shelf Christmas Training Camp Preparedness Kit

October 30th, 2012

    So it’s October…the leaves are changing…pumpkins are being carved….children are scurrying about wearing sheets and black pointed hats…cider is brewing…all is well with Autumnal bliss…here in our neighborhoods that is…   Of course some of us are stuck inside dealing with Hurricane Sandy.   Not so far away at the North Pole there…

Join Us for a Virtual Halloween Parade

October 28th, 2012

Have all the Halloween Parade cancellations got you down?   Let’s have a virtual Halloween Parade!   Post a picture of your kids in their Halloween costumes to our Facebook wall or email it to us at [email protected] between now and Friday, November 2.   Every family that participates will be sent 1 ticket to…

Vegan Delicata Squash Pancakes

October 24th, 2012

    I have never been a big fan of squash. At least not until last year when we  had a share at an organic CSA farm. We were introduced to a yummy little winter squash called Delicata. It is fairly small in size and has dark long green and yellow lines. Delicata is a…

LEGO® Star Wars™ ZipBin® Toy Box & Playmat – Toy Review

October 23rd, 2012

  Do your kids have Legos? Do they love Star Wars? Do they have Star Wars Legos?   LEGO® Star Wars™ ZipBin® Toy Box & Playmat     The LEGO® Star Wars™ ZipBin® Toy Box & Playmat is one awesome toy that combines some of the things my boys love most and encourages them to…

Even Monsters Need Haircuts – A Halloween Book Review

October 23rd, 2012

Even Monsters Need Hair Cuts by Mathew Mcelligott   Even Monsters Need Hair Cuts is a cute book my daughter picked out from her book fair at school last year. It tells the story of a young boy whose father owns a barber shop.  But one night every month the little boy goes out late…

How to Throw a Madagascar-Inspired Circus Theme Party

October 22nd, 2012

When Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted came out in theaters, we threw a Circus Party to celebrate. I’ve always been a fan of animated features and planning the party was a great way get excited about seeing the movie. As a member of the Madagascar 3 Circus Circle on Crowdtap, I received a digital party kit…

Creating a Superhero Playroom for My Superheroes – Playroom Makeover Series

October 18th, 2012

  You know how you have that one room in your house that just drives you nuts.  The one you dread walking through. That was my playroom. The walls were that awful wood paneling. The floor had this putrid pink carpet. Toys were always all over the place. Many days I spent sitting in the…

How to Make Halloween Marshmallow Pops

October 17th, 2012

    My son’s class party is next week for Halloween, so I started going through my treat list. I came across these marshmallow pops that I had made for him last year and had to share them with you. Who doesn’t love ooey gooey goodness on a stick?   What you need to make Halloween Marshmallow…

Pumpkin Jack – A Favorite Halloween Tale

October 16th, 2012

    There is something special about Halloween.  Our kids already love to dress up and have fun, but there is nothing more special than a Halloween pumpkin.  We head out to the fields and pick ourselves the perfect pumpkin.  We carve it up and discard it after Halloween.  Don’t we? In the book, “Pumpkin…

20+ Ideas for Candy-Free Halloween Treats

October 15th, 2012

  If you’ve been a Jersey Family Fun reader for a while you know about my love-hate relationship with candy. As every candy-filled holiday approaches we try to give you alternatives to candy or at least ideas of how to use that leftover candy quickly. We’ve shared the following articles with you and will update…

A Spooktacular Visit to Sesame Place

October 12th, 2012

My family and I visited Sesame Place representing Jersey Family Fun on Saturday, October 6.  We were greeted at the gate by a larger than life Count who welcomes you to his Halloween Spooktacular!   There are some terrific things about Sesame Place with no water!  There are great features of the Halloween theme at…

Have You Met the Switch Witch?

October 11th, 2012

  I admit it I have a Love Hate Relationship with Candy. I love it, but I am also mom to three little boys. In an effort to teach them healthy ways and set a good example, I try to keep their and my access to candy under control. I’m always looking for ways to…

VEGAN Spinach Bean Enchilada

October 10th, 2012

    In a time of all things pumpkins, apples, and gourds I just made some yummy vegan enchiladas and had the urge to share.   We have been on a salad kick but recently got off it and the fresh spinach in my fridge was screaming  to be used before it shriveled and wouldn’t…

My Handmade Pumpkin Patch in 3 Easy Steps

October 10th, 2012

  When you have 3 boys who’ve been making pumpkin crafts for years, the amount of paper pumpkins you collect can get quite overwhelming….   unless…..   You create your own pumpkin patch.   For years I would create this one pumpkin at a time, carefully laying each one on top of each other just…

Tips for Making Your Own Homemade Applesauce

October 10th, 2012

    Have you ever visited a pick your own orchard only to come home with a car load of apples you have no idea what to do with?   We started a new tradition and used ours by making applesauce with my dad.   When I went to the store to buy a jar…

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