meal-prep sunday

only not really… It is Sunday, but no meal-prepping will take place today because school will not be in session the next two days. Is it weird that I’m sort of upset? I love routines & my Sunday routine of figuring out what’s for lunch & dinner all week is prob my favorite one. Prepping…

Back-to-School Pic :)

This shot makes my heart happy 🙂 I hope everyone had a great first week of school! Here we are beginning a new school year as a 4th year teacher, 9th grader, 6th grader, and 1st grader!

POP UP

GIA LATELY will be having pop-up events sporadically & we hope you’ll be there to support us at our next one! Our goal is to engage with you & tell you all about what GIA LATELY has to offer. We want to give you an opportunity to size us up & share your thoughts with…

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…

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….

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…

The weekend is here…

Winter break is just what I needed. I’m feeling calm, productive, assured and on top of every day tasks. I don’t want this little vacation from reality to end! In just 12 days, I’ll begin my last semester of graduate school, and I’m feeling ready, but also exhausted at the thought of going back to…

All the feels…

from going through the dozen or so blog posts on this page. I realized how much I wish I had kept up with this blog because it’s so heartwarming to see and read about the boys and what life was like just a few years ago. I also realize how quickly time is passing and…