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  • Determination & Letting Go
    Happy New Year! I hope everyone is feeling fresh and excited about the new opportunities that 2019 holds! Let’s go get all we want! 2018 buried me in unfinished family business, Playhouse business, book business, and mom business! I am trying to navigate it all, but I think I am going ... read more
    Source: nancy and gigiPublished on 2019-01-08
  • Happy New Year! I hope everyone is feeling fresh and excited about the new opportunities that 2019 holds! Let’s go get all we want! 2018 buried me in unfinished family business, Playhouse business, book business, and mom business! I am trying to navigate it all, but I think I am going ... read more
    Source: nancy and gigiPublished on 2019-01-08
  • Can’t stop! Won’t Stop! (but I will remember to stop and enjoy the moments)
    Have you ever been so busy that when you finally take a breath and you hear birds chirp that you are surprised by that beautiful sound?  I have had my head so buried that I was not seeing, or hearing, the beauty all around me!  This happens to me sometimes ... read more
    Source: nancy and gigiPublished on 2018-11-01
  • One Million Voices? It is possible!
    When I think about reaching one million voices, I literally get sick to my stomach, how are we going to make this happen??? It’s impossible! Then I think back to the very first Playhouse and I remember multiple people asking if they could open one. More than one?? I can’t ... read more
    Source: nancy and gigiPublished on 2018-10-03
  • Does anyone have a cassette player?
    At the recent opening of our 38th GiGi’s Playhouse location in Tampa Florida, I was reminded and touched by the incredible love of siblings multiple times. First, in all of the siblings playing with their sibling with Down syndrome, helping them, laughing, sometimes fighting(have to keep it real) but always ... read more
    Source: nancy and gigiPublished on 2018-08-31
  • Ending Summer with a Bang: Baseball, Lemonade and the Sunshine State!
    Summer is winding down and GiGi and I have had very little time to catch our breath over the last few months. We packed thousands of miles and countless accomplishments into a very short summer-and we are not done yet!  In fact, tomorrow we leave for Tampa Florida for the ... read more
    Source: nancy and gigiPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Sweet 16
    Sixteen years ago, my husband Paul and I envisioned a new world of acceptance and opportunity when we welcomed into the family, our second daughter GiGi, born with Down syndrome. Frustrated by negative reactions from her medical team and discovering an alarming absence of every day, positive and practical resources for children ... read more
    Source: nancy and gigiPublished on 2018-08-07
  • 5 Playhouses in 6 Days! | Our tanks are FULL!
    5 Playhouses in 6 Days, a full day strategy meeting and the biggest donor pitch of our life… it’s just another week at GiGi’s Playhouse Inc!   Waldo’s got nothin’ on GiGi and me!!! We’ve been globetrotters for the past week traveling far and wide to spread the #GenerationG movement ... read more
    Source: nancy and gigiPublished on 2018-07-27
  • Everything Really is Bigger in Texas – Especially the Miracles!
    GiGi and I had nothing short of an astounding weekend in Dallas!! It was a trip filled with unexpected miracles complete with a reassuring penny sent straight from my Angels! For those willing to see, these “God moments” were everywhere and served as poignant reminders that GiGi’s Playhouse IS making ... read more
    Source: nancy and gigiPublished on 2018-07-17
  • Generation G Goes to Hollywood! Our Voice is Being Heard!
    What do you get when you mix Rachel, from Born This Way, Dustin from Special Olympics, Tim Shriver Jr, Franco, Bella, GiGi & me? A dream team fighting for our kids! We recently traveled to Long Beach, CA for a private meeting with Tom Segura, the comedian from Netflix, and his ... read more
    Source: nancy and gigiPublished on 2018-07-11
  • Three Tips for balance | Chief Belief Offier, Nancy Gianni
    Hello all!    Today’s blog post is about how to balance a family and a business, and once I figure it all out I will be sure to let you know! In my book, I share the difficult but necessary first choice my husband and I made together… ... read more
    Source: nancy and gigiPublished on 2018-06-06
  • The Third Place | What does Generation G look like?
    I’m baaack!! I was really excited to see the story on Starbucks yesterday and their quest to be #GenerationG!  As you know #GenerationG is a conscious decision to be better every day – be generous be kind be accepting.  While reading their story I was really blown away with the ... read more
    Source: nancy and gigiPublished on 2018-05-30
  • My inspiration | Nancy Gianni, Chief Belief Officer
    Hello friends, I’m back again with another blog post. Today, I’ll be talking about my personal inspiration: my daughter, GiGi. Here are a few examples of the way GiGi has inspired me, sampled from my book, #GenerationG. 1.   She’s always in the present moment. She remembers things that she’s learned, and ... read more
    Source: nancy and gigiPublished on 2018-05-23
  • Meeting Nancy! | Chief Belief Officer & GiGi’s Mom
    Hello friends, My name is Nancy Gianni and welcome to my blog!  OK I know I started a blog back in 2008 but this time I am sticking to it!  I have no choice!  It’s my own fault, I built this amazing organization with the help of hundreds of thousand ... read more
    Source: nancy and gigiPublished on 2018-05-16
  • Sand & Sun! GiGi’s Playhouse in San Diego!
        Another whirlwind, jam-packed, achievement-filled trip in under our belts! GiGi and I flew out to help celebrate the Grand Opening of GiGi’s Playhouse number 37! There was so much gratitude and love! Over 600 friends and families attended and the excitement showed on all their faces! We ... read more
    Source: nancy and gigiPublished on 2018-04-10