Jennifer Koliatsis

Jennifer is a middle school English teacher. She lives in Bethpage with her husband and two teenagers. To her, a great night out is anywhere with great people, whether that's at home, a new restaurant, or even a PTA meeting.

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Apple Picking & Wine Tasting

Apple Picking with a side of Wine Apple picking was always something I looked forward to with the kids.  But this year, I’m turning it into a date with my hubby…with wine. Apple Picking Itinerary for Adults: Morning: Take a drive out to Warwick, NY and enjoy the beautiful scenic view of the changing leaves. […]

Magic Sleek: is It Worth It?

If you have frizzy, unmanageable hair and are considering keratin, read about Magic Sleek first…  For most, summer coming means sun, beach, BBQ, and vacations.  For me, warm weather means FRIZZ!  I basically spend June – September looking frightful.  I need the absolute perfect weather conditions for me to have a good hair day.  The slightest moisture in the […]

Moms, can we be honest?

I’m watching TV and a paper towel commercial comes on.  It’s a mom and her little kid in an expansive white kitchen.  Her kid spills juice all over the counter, the floor, and his clothes.  Mom smiles, grabs a roll of paper towels and they both have a good laugh together. Now, I remember vividly […]

Spooky Walk

Getting the perfect costume can be very time consuming.  It is such a shame to only wear it for that one party or trick or treating so why not spend an evening in your costume on a spooky walk?  When my kids were younger (and still let me join them!) one of my favorite things […]

Make Yourself Your Newest Hobby

Being a mom is one of the most rewarding jobs that exist.  The time that I spent with my babies were some of the most magical years of my life.  I watched my kids grow and become actual people I wanted to be around.  Today they are 15 and 18 and are beginning to flourish […]

A Blowout Bar you can afford

Everyone wants beautiful tresses, but most of us save blowouts for when we have an important event.  I was blessed with a thick, frizzy, unruly mane that has been nearly impossible to manage.  Professional hairstylists have been the only ones with the ability to tame my hair, unfortunately that begins to add up and so […]

Apple Picking with a Side of Wine

Apple Picking with a side of Wine Aaaahhhh the fall…social media is lighting up with adorable pics of kids apple picking and pumpkin picking.  It’s a constant reminder that I have two teenagers at home who won’t let me take a picture of them unless it’s a selfie.  I have decided I am not going […]

La Candela

Sick of Italian, Mexican, Greek?  Check out La Candela in Hicksville for some awesome Peruvian food.  La Candela is a family run restaurant.  These mouth watering dishes come straight from Peru where Elizabeth Paulino first learned to cook with her grandmother.  I love supporting small, family restaurants especially when the food is authentic.   My […]

A Parent’s Guide to Surviving Middle School

1.Check your kids work Middle school is synonymous with more independence right?  WRONG!  Just when it seems our kids are getting older and can handle more responsibility, they seem to slide backwards when they hit 6th grade.  Unfortunately for many parents, the realization comes too late.  We find out at the end of the marking […]

Blissful Weekend Getaways

My husband and I make it a point to go away without the kids once a year.  We tend to only go for one to two nights, so it is important for us to make the most out of our time together.  When we first started leaving the kids it was so hard for me […]


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