Toddler Tuesday – Homemade Play-Doh


Next Monday, September 16 just so happens to be National Play-Doh Day so I only found it fitting to share this homemade play-doh recipe with you. Even though Matthew is still a little too young to play with it, I sure had a lot of fun using cookie cutters to make different shapes with it…. [Read More]

Weekend Recap


So long sweet summer! Wow what a great weekend we had! Got to spend time as a family before the next three weeks of craziness begin. All good things, but super exhausting to think about. I always like to consider Friday as part of the weekend but maybe that’s because I am a SAHM. We… [Read More]

Labor Day Weekend Recap


Holy cow it’s September, seriously?! Summer went by SOO fast! I’m going to keep this post short and sweet because, well, I have a bad habit of never charging my computer mouse so I’d like to finish this before it dies. We had a pretty busy weekend, I am a little disappointed I only got… [Read More]

Weekend Recap


Happy Monday! Last night I started a 14 day detox called Queen B-TOX TEA, I’ve been asked by some of my followers for an update so I will let you know how it goes. I seriously cannot believe it’s almost September. Although this was one of the busiest summers, it was filled with so many… [Read More]

Toddler Tuesday – Mini Quesadillas


Last weeks Toddler Tuesday post involved the same ingredient, tortillas. Matthew loved the mini pizzas so much I decided I’d try out something else. We were leaving for vacation and I wanted to use up the left over tortillas and some cheese I had in the fridge so I decided to make Mini Quesadillas. Matthew… [Read More]

Toddler Tuesday – Easy Mini Pizza’s


It is currently 10:25 PM my time, most likely 4:25 AM your time, to say I am exhausted is an understatement. The 10.5 hour plane ride wasn’t as bad as I anticipated, the plane I was on was extremely spacious and everyone had their own mini TV to watch so I got caught up on… [Read More]

Weekend Recap


The past 2 summers haven’t been quite like this one, I guess that’s what I get for complaining that I haven’t done anything and need to make sure this summer is different. On that note, I can’t believe we are almost half way through August. If you’re reading this, I am most likely on a… [Read More]

Toddler Tuesday


I often find myself browsing the same Mom blogs every day so I thought, why not share them with my readers? You don’t have to be a Mom to read them, either: They share great recipes, DIY projects, Fashion, Beauty etc. Trust me, you’ll find yourself going back for more just like I do. They… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

Thanks for stopping by TNM, I hope you had a fabulous weekend! We just got back from a fun week in NJ visiting family. Saturday my mom and I went to see Theresa Caputo the Long Island Medium, she was doing a live show at the beautiful Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ. I’ve… [Read More]

Toddler Tuesday


I have the best followers ever! Thank you for all of the wonderful emails filled with positive comments and ideas for new things to feature on Top Notch Mom. This recipe came from a book that someone recently shared with me, I love this recipe because it’s simple and easy. Simple and easy is something… [Read More]

Weekend Recap


What a wonderful weekend it has been! Where do I begin? My best friend Kelsi & I have been trying to plan a girls weekend to NJ for a while now. I am so happy we found a date that worked with both of our busy schedules and we were able to head to the… [Read More]

Toddler Tuesday-Mac & Cheese Bites


Lately I’ve been struggling with new things to feed Matthew for dinner. We are very lucky that Matthew isn’t picky when it comes to the food we feed him. Breakfast and lunch are easy for me but when it comes to dinner I want him to try different things and step outside the usual peanut… [Read More]

Weekend Recap


The weekends always go by way too fast for me. I’ve been counting fridays as part of the weekend for the past 2 weeks because we’ve got to enjoy them together as a family. Friday, we headed to a local public pool that we had heard about. It was such a nice way to end… [Read More]

Toddler Tuesday-Vacationing With Kids: The Do’s & Don’ts

Bio: Kendra Thornton: Travel advocate, TV spokesperson, PR businesswoman, proud wife and mama of 3. I am a long time travel expert who has been packing my bags and traveling the world since I was 3 months old! I’ve found my utmost desire in life is right here in my own home. I have taken my excitement… [Read More]

Weekend Recap


Holy cow the weekend went by way too fast! Jeremy & I got in late friday night after a long day of flying and bad weather that delayed our arrival until 9:30. The airport was packed, by the time we got our luggage and the car it was 10:15. We didn’t get home till 11:00… [Read More]

Weekend Recap with Top Notch Mom

Never in a million years did I think I’d be writing a Weekend Recap post for Top Notch Mom from San Diego, California. I often complain about the short notice Jeremy gets when it comes to traveling for work, but I had no complaints for this trip because I was lucky enough to tag along…. [Read More]

Toddler Tuesday – Dutch Wonderland


I’m often asked to post about places I go to and things I do in the area. I’ve had numerous questions about Dutch Wonderland so I figured I’d dedicate a Toddler Tuesday to it. Before I had Matthew I had been to Dutch Wonderland about a dozen times with my family. I just love it… [Read More]

Weekend Recap with Top Notch Mom

This weekend we had a blast together as a family. I just love those kind of weekends where we don’t have a million things on the calendar and we get to relax and enjoy ourselves. First things first…Jeremy and I are going to San Diego. I am so excited, I can’t wait to meet up… [Read More]

Toddler Tuesdays


There are so many different things you could do with a banana and some peanut butter. One of Matthew’s favorite things to eat is a peanut butter sandwich for lunch; well eating that every other day can get pretty boring. I figured why not try some different things with peanut butter for him to enjoy…. [Read More]

Weekend Recap


This weekend was so relaxing, just what we needed after a fun filled week in New Jersey. I was so proud of myself for going to Lowe’s without Jeremy and getting an umbrella for our backyard table. I usually don’t do that stuff without him but I was determined to buy it and build it… [Read More]

Weekend Recap – A Good Time Was Had By All!

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Sorry in advance for the randomness that’s going to occur in today’s post. We just got back from our relaxing week in New Jersey visiting family and friends. Monday’s post recapped our weekend, be sure to check it out if you haven’t already. It felt wonderful to be home at my parents house but I am… [Read More]

Toddler Tuesdays


One of the most common questions I’m asked is “What’s in my diaper bag”? It took me about two months once I had Matthew to find the perfect diaper bag. I needed one that wasn’t too big and wasn’t too small. I finally came across the perfect diaper bag at a consignment store. It was… [Read More]

Weekend Recap

Are you ready for the longest post EVER? I don’t even know where to begin, these past 5 days have been amazing! We are currently visiting my family in New Jersey but I will recap on this entire trip on Friday. For now, I will just tell you all about our great weekend. Friday my… [Read More]

Enlightened Self-Interest for Mom on Father’s Day

With Father’s Day approaching quickly I know many of you are still on the hunt for the perfect Father’s Day gift. Well, I think Michelle has the right idea, why not get something for your spouse that you can enjoy, too?! Michelle Pino has contributed this piece based on the knowledge she has learned while working as… [Read More]

Toddler Tuesday

Looking for something to make Dad for Father’s Day? Well this is perfect for toddlers and kids of any age really. This year for Mother’s Day & Father’s Day, Jeremy & I decided we would make things for each other instead of buying them. Matthew is at a great age now where he can be… [Read More]