The Convergence Every two years the Ashley-Brown family reunion meet at a chosen location to celebrate family. This year we met in Richmond, VA. The drive to Richmond was uneventful. It had been awhile since I’ve rode up I-95. And yet nothing seems to have changed about it. There is always some kind of work… Read More Family Reunion and Road Trip to Richmond, VA
Before being nominated, I hadn’t heard of the Liebster award. I most certainly thought it’s too early in the game for my blog to be nominated for an award. LOL! So I had to go over to the official rules to find out exactly what this award was. Please go here to review the guidelines for the… Read More I’ve Been Nominated for a Liebster Award!
Many people today don’t realize how their credit report affects their credit scores. Creditors use credit scores to extend credit to you. It also impacts how much you pay for car insurance or even if you get hired for a job. As a consumer, you are allowed one free credit report from the three credit… Read More Do You Know How Your Credit Report Affect Your Credit Scores
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where the person stops breathing several times during sleep. There are two kinds of sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea – The more common of the two forms of apnea, it is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the… Read More Sleep Apnea: What Is It? And Do I have It?
This August my family of four will hit the open road to travel from our home to Richmond, VA for our family reunion. This will be the second-long distance trip for my four-year-old. We traveled to Missouri to visit my older son two years ago. When traveling with your kids, you should prepare a handy… Read More Road Trip Traveling with Kids – the Ultimate Guide
While at work today, a lady and I discussed the fact that we so wish that a magic pill existed. You know the pill you take and the pounds just melt off. Who doesn’t wish that pill existed? Unfortunately, that pill may never be discovered or it will have it’s own set of… Read More Becoming Motivated One Step at a Time with My Personal Fitness Tracker
This year is my year to focus on all things that help my family grow. For me to help my young boys grow into well-rounded young men, I’d like to expose them to different parts of the world and cultures. I thought about how can I do this. One I can take them to… Read More How I’m Getting Out of Debt and Increasing My Credit Score
Paying It Forward Paying it forward is a concept that has been around for a while. I’ve participated in it while in line at Hardee’s or McDonald’s but the story below is a true paying it forward story. Have you ever been on hard times and everything seems to go wrong? There’s not enough money… Read More Just A Feel Good Story – Paying It Forward
Friends Together At Last I met two of my very best friends on the same day in December 2001. We were all doing a stint of employment with the Department of Social Services (DSS). Who knew that a bond would be formed that would develop into a lifetime friendship. We grew up worlds apart from… Read More Friends for a Lifetime
A couple of years ago, I wanted to celebrate the US Independence Day with a red, white and blue velvet cake. I scoured the internet looking for recipes that would help me achieve my goal. I prefer my red velvet cake without cocoa powder. The red velvet cake recipe I found on www.allrecipes.com fit the… Read More My Favorite Independence Velvet Cake Recipe