library card explorer

Do you hold a queens, bklyn, or nyc library card? Great! Do you have a pin number? Even better because now you’re able to gain free admission to some of the greatest cultural institutions our beautiful city has to offer. Visit Culture Pass  to begin reserving your FREE passes. Don’t wait! Some of my favorite places…

august events

I love opening my planner at the end of the month to begin filling in events for the upcoming month. The weather hasn’t allowed us to enjoy much these days, but it has given me time to compile a list of events that I’d like to attend in the area. Truth be told,  I’m hoping…

Finished Reading: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is certainly not a book you’ll find in massive quantities when you visit the bookstore. I waited weeks for the book to become available at the local library. Michelle McNamara’s intense true crime story about her search for the Golden State Killer also weaves in aspects of memoir. True Crime…

social media: what we share; what we don’t share.

I love social media and that is no secret. I love sharing images and scrolling through images. I’m naturally introverted and use Instagram as a means to stay connected to the people I admire/like/love in a way that is most comfortable for my personality. Recently, though, I’ve begun to think about the downfalls of social…

Summertime

and the living’s easy 🙂 Sometimes too easy! As a middle-school ELA teacher who does not teach summer school, the summer can slow my creative process. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the demands of being at home with 3 boys who are in completely different age groups. It’s not as easy it looks to keep…

Astoria Food Coma

Sunday night, so… Lessons need to be finalized. 3 kids need to get ready for bed. I should probably figure out what I’m eating/wearing tomorrow, but… …I am so full. We had lunch at Sugar Freak in Astoria and the food is just some of the best comfort food you’ll find in Queens. Scroll down…

A visit to the Noguchi Museum

It took Joey some time to warm up and get comfortable yesterday, but overall the experience was much better than last weekend’s baseball practice disaster. Well, he’s not into sports, but he does love museums! Obviously I couldn’t be happier. Anyway, We love the Noguchi Museum! They have wonderful programs for kids on the weekends….

Sweet Sunday

I am happy to say that Rob and I ended the weekend on a sweet note by setting a Sunday night dessert date. We walked (yes, walked) to a nearby neighborhood Greek cafe for some baklava and lattes.As corny as this will sound, I’m so proud of us. We are making a solid effort to…

Not so-social Saturday

Joey, my youngest son, isn’t the most sociable kid you’ll meet, but he is sweet, smart and super creative. With that said, I have some mixed feelings over what Rob and I put him through today 😐. We sort of dragged him out to an organized baseball practice with other kids his age. Don’t judge…

An Afternoon Date

Date Night Recently, Rob and I set an afternoon date, and I have a feeling it will be the first of many to come. Our day started with an 11:30 movie. Peep the old man and old lady emojis below that clearly illustrate how we felt about leaving our place for a night an early…