Today’s Mantra

I saw this posted on one of my favorite clothing line’s Instagram page and thought how relevant it is to the time we are currently in. I am all for living and acting this way right now…. The Simple Life Missing Somebody………………………Call Wanna Meet Up……………………………Invite (Zoom or Socially Distant outside) Wanna Be Understood…………………Explain Have Questions…………………………….Ask …

Fresh Air

Over the past weekend, parks in New Jersey finally opened after being close for about a month to stem the Covid-19 spread. It was perfect timing because it turned out to be an idyllic spring weekend, the kind where you want to languish lazily and not do much of anything. On Saturday, we spent hours …

Miami Love

Just a few days in Miami is all we had for Spring Break this year. Slowly becoming a tradition, the whole Miami thing for spring vacation is something we have done in the past few years. This time around, we spent a lot of time by the pool and the beach, languishing like a lizard, …

Fifteen

Do you remember the year you turned 15? Did you feel socially awkward at the time or did you feel a little restless and impatient, waiting for life to happen? Was life full of infinite possibilities then with many doors yet unopened and numerous lives still untouched? I think about those moments now as Chiara, …

Oh, Roma

This time of the year is a little crazy at our house between the anticipation of the Super Bowl and the excitement around Academy Award nominations. I haven’t seen a lot of the nominated films yet but I’m hoping to see some in the next few weeks. Out of the movies I’ve seen so far, …

Happy 2019

I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything on this blog since September 2018! I wish I can say I was busier than in years past and use the craziness of everyday life as my excuse. But that wouldn’t be telling the truth. The reality is I started feeling that my life wasn’t worth writing about. …

Bye, Summer 2018

Just like that, we bid adieu to summer of 2018!  We started school this week with temps in the 90s.  It is so unseasonably hot that one of my daughters’ school already has early dismissal today.  But before we are totally submerged in the madness of another school year, I want make summer a little …

East Meets West in Cyprus

Hi friends!  I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted something on the blog.  Life just had a funny way of getting in the way each time I was about to post something.  Between Chiara’s and Ines’s graduation from middle school and grade school as well as end of school year recitals and sports championships, …