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 …

Quarantine Reading

Like a lot of people, I have been spending quite a lot of time reading. First, it was my way of diverting attention away from the growing pandemic and the constant media alerts on my phone. Then, reading slowly became a habit, again. I used to like reading when I used to have more free …

Has Been Awhile…

Over the last year, I have not had much of an urge to write or blog. I felt like there was already so much information and noise around us. Why do I need to add more to what is out there? Surely there is more than enough stuff on our social media feeds to keep …

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, …

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, …

How to Avoid Parenting Burn-Out During the School Year

It’s only been three weeks since the girls started school and yet I am already beginning to feel a bit lethargic and stressed out from our usual routine.  The constant driving to and from activities, the numerous school forms, the different deadlines are enough to make any parent seek those dog days in July when …