Movie Review: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

This summer,  the movie theaters have been sizzling hot with the releases of “live action” movies for our iconic original animated movies and shows.  It all started with Aladdin followed by Lion King. Now it’s Dora the Explorer’s turn.     When I heard about Dora and the Lost City of Gold, I was very curious toContinue reading “Movie Review: Dora and the Lost City of Gold”

Movie Review: Jumanji The Next Level

When it comes to movies sequels, I am always hesitant if I should watch it.  The expectations are always high and if they are not met, we have a big disappointment.  It happens pretty often. The 1995’s Jumanji movie was one of my favorite movies of all times until the first sequel Jumanji Welcome toContinue reading “Movie Review: Jumanji The Next Level”

25 Favorite Holiday Movies

The cold, brisk weather in NYC couldn’t be more perfect for a cup of hot chocolate and a Christmas movie night!  Every year Matthew and I gather around the TV to watch holiday movies. Of course, some movies we’ve watched a million times but we are always surprised with new ones every year. With soContinue reading “25 Favorite Holiday Movies”

Staying Calm During the Holidays

The holidays are here!  It’s exciting because there are so many things to look forward to like family gatherings, school shows, local holiday events, holiday work dinners, church potluck and gift giving.  And, that’s just to name a few because there are many more.    This time of the year can easily turn into an overwhelmingContinue reading “Staying Calm During the Holidays”

Enjoying Disney World With a Chronic Illness

Disney World is a captivating place where without a doubt you create memorable moments. The background music that welcomes you to Main Street and the friendly cast members throughout the parks make your visit magical.  The unique musical shows, parades, fireworks and ride experiences keeps us wanting to go back to Disney over and overContinue reading “Enjoying Disney World With a Chronic Illness”

Travel Restrictions Will Not Stop Me

Years ago, when I was still working full time and Matthew was a preschooler, traveling was not my priority.  I knew that traveling with a young child would be challenging and I didn’t want to add more stress to my Scleroderma flares.  It just didn’t seem like it was the right time. I always imaginedContinue reading “Travel Restrictions Will Not Stop Me”

Halloween Family-Friendly Movies

Summer slipped right by us in a blink of an eye.  Fall is here! It is time to enjoy a cup of apple cider, a bite of pumpkin pie and the great views of the Fall foliage.  But let’s not forget Halloween. In my home, Halloween is the synonym to Fall. Halloween takes over andContinue reading “Halloween Family-Friendly Movies”

Bad Days: How do we keep our kids engaged when we are struggling with a lack of energy?

Balancing work at that same time as I raised an energetic preschooler while living my everyday chronic illness’ ups and downs was definitely not an easy task.  The everyday routine pushed me to move daily without slowing down. By the time I got home from work, my energy level was depleted. I have to sayContinue reading “Bad Days: How do we keep our kids engaged when we are struggling with a lack of energy?”

The Hectic Back to School Schedule

We are only a few weeks away from NYC kids starting a new school year.  It’s exciting to see my son re-energized and ready to use his brand new supplies that he picked out with great enthusiasm. This is also the beginning of back to school (BTS) events: PTA meetings, curriculum night meetings, parent’s nightContinue reading “The Hectic Back to School Schedule”