A Few Reasons why Traveling with Children is Important

A Few Reasons why Traveling with Children is Important

Traveling with children can be a headache when there is just one and she wants you to play and play and play and all you want to do is relax and lay in the shade and enjoy the scenery.  Children force you to do things you don’t want to do at all.  With her, I had to step further into the Atlantic, more than I would normally do because, you guessed it - I don’t swim.  I couldn’t allow my fear of the ocean water to project onto her growing mind.  So with that said, I ditched my phone deep into my bag and headed into the water with her and her father.  She appreciated seeing that with me only being a foot and some inches taller than her, she’d be okay in the water and even encourage me to go in deeper.  Once we managed the waves, we were in for a great time to the start of our vacation.

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Reasons Why You Should Wash Raw Chicken

Reasons Why You Should Wash Raw Chicken

The common misconception to why we should wash raw chicken is that we don’t clean our surface after we have used the same sink we wash dishes.  That is unheard of.  In my kitchen, kitchenette – because I live in a highly-priced New York apartment, I keep bleach available.  Once my meat, whether it’s chicken, beef, fish or any other type of poultry, is cleaned, seasoned and placed in the oven or ready for the stove top cooking, I thoroughly clean the surface including the faucet area where we touch to turn on and off water.  The handle of raw meat is very important because as studies show, you can risk the spread of bacteria in a common area.  If you don’t cleanse properly, the bacteria can spread to other areas of your living space. So is the issue with raw meat or your capability to cleanse your kitchen properly?

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Book Review - Whatever May Come + Giveaway

Book Review - Whatever May Come + Giveaway

School teacher Tisha Jameson flees her Virginia hometown to start afresh in Macon, Georgia. Although she hadn’t planned on falling in love with former pro football player Chase Alton, Chase's son Thomas is determined to get them together somehow. Before long, the pair come to realize that they are unable to resist one another and Chase will discover what a caring mother figure Tish can be for his son. But when Tish finds out that the danger she thought she’d outrun for good has followed her across state lines, Chase and Tish find out what love really means.

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Happy 39 Years of Being Me

Happy 39 Years of Being Me

When thinking of ideas of what to write today, I came across some Pinterest posts of birthday time capsules.  Although I won’t be digging a hole in the nearest park (because I don’t have a backyard, yet), I do have this blog to capture my thoughts on this particular day of the year. Like with all writing, the answers you provide today, based on experiences may not be the same answers you would give a year from now.

With that being said, let’s reflect on my 39th birthday questions …

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I Just Need 24 Hours To Myself - This is Us Recap

I Just Need 24 Hours To Myself - This is Us Recap

If you have not seen not one episode of This is Us, that is okay.  It is not a show for everyone.  However, if you are a person who: has child(ren), has ups and down with your significant other, want to have an identity, choose to work outside of home, choose to support the family and stay at home, had a difficult upbringing, takes care of parent(s), takes care of sibling(s), is simply a person that feels they are alone in this world, watch episode 16 and 17 of This is Us.  You too will reevaluate your life and decide if you will need to have 24 hours to yourself.

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The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

Simply Katricia has been nominated for the versatile award four times in the year of blogging.  I’d like to thank Sunny, Latisha, Heather and Deandra for their nominations.  Since returning to blogging, I have had a back and forth internal argument about what to write about and how to present myself online to gain a following.  Knowing that there are people out there that actually read what I have to say, let alone colleagues amongst social media, who want to recognize me for something I may consider a fun hobby.

“When you consider nominating a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, consider the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them.” Versatile Blogger Awards

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