You’re Going to “Fall” for New Jersey

When I had told my Long Island-based extended family that we were planning a fall family weekend in Manhattan, they were excited to have us as house guests. But this wasn't that kind of trip. A weekend trip starting Friday after-school, leaves one a bit strapped in the time department. Couple that with the drive… Continue reading You’re Going to “Fall” for New Jersey


Central Park Perks…Saving in the City

I'm someone who is stuck between, "You only live once" and "I need to save." Anyone else feel this way? As I mentioned in the last blog, we are beginning our fall family getaway to New York City. Growing up in Long Island, you'd think I'd have a lot more time in the city under… Continue reading Central Park Perks…Saving in the City

Life Is Short. Take the Trip.

We all know that life is super busy, and I'm sure my family is not the only one to get caught up in kids' schedules, sports, work and everything else thrown our way. There is never a perfect time, schedule-wise, to take a trip, but I make a point to carve out at least a… Continue reading Life Is Short. Take the Trip.

Make a Wish…

My son has a terrible nut allergy, so often times, we are unable to have a birthday cake made for him at a bakery. I have always made something work, but for his 13th birthday, he wanted something special. He wished for a true, allergy-friendly cake. Your wish is my command. This cake was easier… Continue reading Make a Wish…

Golden is the new Orange and Black.

It's October and that means the beginning of the holiday season. Each month brings a new holiday, for the next three months, ending with my most favorite time of all! But before I get ahead of myself, let's talk Halloween. I'm not sure how many of you are like me, but I typically hate cooking… Continue reading Golden is the new Orange and Black.

Beep-Beep, its Back to School

The summer days, filled with endless fun, wound down quicker than expected, and it's now time to get back into the routine of early nights and much earlier mornings. We have an annual tradition on "School Years Eve", where we all enjoy a Back to School breakfast, for dinner. I make a slew of pancakes,… Continue reading Beep-Beep, its Back to School

Gucci, Gucci Goo!

How I can have another baby about to enter the teen years? No more "Gucci, Gucci Goo's" coming from the family room. Now it's the sounds of ESPN, Fortnite games, and YouTube videos. How did he grow up so fast? My middle child. My drives-me-crazy child. He is growing into such a caring, young-man, who… Continue reading Gucci, Gucci Goo!

19335’s Peach Pit After Dark

Today is the day most women (over the age of 35) have been looking forward to, since February, when it was announced that 90210 was in the works for a reboot. Six episodes of 90's awesomeness. Today will bring us back to when the Walsh family was the coolest family in town, when vests and… Continue reading 19335’s Peach Pit After Dark

Second Day, Second Park.

The Williamsburg hotel rate that I booked through AAA was so affordable that we booked two adjoining rooms, one for the kids and one for my husband and me to relax in. After all, a little space is nice. While the kids were excited for the “kids’ only” room, my husband and I were excited… Continue reading Second Day, Second Park.