Each year my family likes to do a beach getaway, whether it’s for a weekend or a five-day trip. We like to stay overnight and check out things to do and places to go. Of course, each visit always includes time relaxing and playing on the beach, and strolling the boardwalk, but we’re always interested in trying a new activity that the family can enjoy. Continue reading
Rest assured…Spring is on its way! And I can’t wait! I’ve been hibernating all winter long, and though I enjoyed the rest and spending quality time with my family indoors watching movies, doing arts and crafts, playing games, baking goodies, and simply relaxing, I am ready to enjoy the outdoors. There’s something about those cool, sunny mornings and warm afternoons, flowers blossoming, and birds chirping that gives me such joy. Continue reading
Williamsburg, VA, is one of my family’s top vacation destinations. We’ve been there several times, and each time the trip brings on new and exciting adventures for us. There’s something special about the quaint, historic town that puts a spell on you and keeps you coming back. Its backdrop is a picturesque and enchanting scene that includes the James River, cobblestone streets, specialty shops and eateries, historic buildings, and splendid views of nature.
In June of 2017, I had the opportunity to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., with my four lovely sisters. We drove to D.C. that morning and arrived at the museum around 10:30 am where we stayed until it closed at 5:30 pm. I had such a great time with my sisters as we toured the various exhibits in the museum. The museum is quite big, and there’s so much to see. I was quite surprised that we were able to walk all five floors and go through all 12 exhibitions. For the sake of time, some exhibits we had to just take a quick look and move on. We already knew that we would have to visit again to observe everything on display, view more videos, and experience all the inter-actives and stations. But for our first visit, we were able to see and learn so much about our amazing history. Continue reading
The Philadelphia Eagles’ winning the Super Bowl LII was not just a win for me — it had a much deeper meaning. Philadelphia has been my home all my life. And we’d never won the Super Bowl, so this victory was great for my hometown in many ways. But this is not the focus of this blog.
The win was one of those moments where I was able to take something from the event and look at it in a different light and see how it related to my personal life and my walk with God. I guess it’s how I internalized it and my perspective on life. You, too, can take this story and apply it to your own personal and spiritual life. For me, the events leading up to the Eagles’ winning and even the victory parade is a story of love, unity, faith, hope, and perseverance. It’s also about overcoming obstacles, roadblocks, setbacks, criticism, lack of support, and the haters. And lastly, this story is about getting the victory! Continue reading
*Disclosure: My family received products from Adagio Teas to try out in exchange for our honest review. All opinions are of our own.
Being a family of six, our days can be pretty busy. From Larry’s and my being working parents to the kids going to school, extracurricular activities for the kids, errands to run, appointments to keep, church services to attend, fun places to visit, and anything else that keeps my family outside the home, our days can be pretty long. Some of the outside activities are enjoyable, while some you wish you didn’t have to do. Either way, it’s a pleasure to return back home. Continue reading
I’m normally a stickler when it comes to routines in my home. I established them for my children from the time they were babies, so that’s been 14 years. I do allow some flexibility in our schedule, when appropriate. Children need routines because it helps their day flow easier and they know what to expect. It helps keep our family life a bit organized and prevent chaos. I also find that children perform better when they have predictability and consistency in their lives. In addition, it helps children feel more secure, and they learn self-care and how to be responsible. I can see how these skills are still present in my children as they’ve grown older. As for us parents, having order helps keep our sanity. Continue reading