MY VOTE: Washington, DC for Best Family Travel Location – #HB4TFamTravel

Four Reasons Why I Vote Washington, DC

My family has been spending a lot of time in Washington, DC lately and it's one of my favorite places for family travel. Most people visit because of the historical and political significance. Those are some of the reasons I like it too but in my experience, there are so many other reasons for visiting. Personally, I feel like it’s affordable, educational and full of adventure. Here are some of my favorite things to do/see keeping those things in mind. 1)      Washington, DC is home to the … [Read more...]

Yes New Friends – How to Bridge the Racial Gap


In the aftermath of racial events, there are these wonderful blog posts that are written about how people want to share and open their worlds etc, etc. “Yes New Friends!” I am never against people opening their worlds to see more and understand better. I strongly support lifelong learning and it’s a key part of why I blog. I want you to see the world through my eyes. Here's my thing, I want genuine friends, not just people who want to hear me when something has happened. I want people who … [Read more...]

Summer Living Bucket List: Mid-Summer Check In

Summer Bucket List Mid-Summer Check In

It’s officially only the 3rd day of summer on the calendar but we're at the mid-summer point. We have only 5 weeks before school’s back in session and I realized that we have a lot more summer living to do in a few short weeks. We’ve traveled a good amount this summer already so now we’re home and working on our summer bucket list. Here are the 5 biggest things left for us to do but we haven’t gotten around to just yet. Go for a bike ride. We’ve been gone so much that just hanging around the … [Read more...]

The History of Emanuel AME Church & Why The Shooting was a Hate Crime


One thing that the media tends to miss is the true stories and history of a community that help understand the why better than outsiders can understand.  The shooting of a Charleston church is a truly a hate crime but you have to know the history of Charleston and Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church to understand exactly why. A blogger friend, Erica Alcox the CEO/Founder of Geechie Gurl (, shared that June 16 also marked anniversary of Denmark Vesey’s planned … [Read more...]

#HB4TFamTravel Destination: Sesame Place

HB4TFamTravel SP

        This is the 2nd part of our visit to Sesame Place. To learn more about the first place, please visit How to Get to Sesame Place. My family are fans of Sesame Street and have been for a very long time. My first birthday cake was a Big Bird birthday cake even. So it’s no surprise that we loved visiting Sesame Place. This was my second visit; both my boys had their first visit right about three years old which I see as the perfect age because the rides are … [Read more...]

How to Get to Sesame Place and What to Do There

Sesame Place How to Get There

My family visited the Sesame Place amusement park in Langhone, PA during one of our summer road trips. Sesame Place is an entire theme park dedicated to the world’s most friendly street, Sesame Street and is designed for the core audience of anyone who’s ever watched Sesame Street or loved a Sesame Street character. That sounds like a broad audience but it truly fits. AND they’re celebrating their 35th birthday in 2015, so who would want to miss a birthday party! The park is a place that all … [Read more...]

Sprouts Farmers Market Smyrna GA Grand Opening

Sprouts Farmers Market Smyrna

I’m pretty excited to announce that there’s a new Sprouts Farmers Market Smyrna location; it's  right up the street from me. If you’ve never heard of Sprouts, it’s a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. My family has been making the drive to their Dunwoody location (or visiting when in the area) because I’ve found shopping at their stores to be affordable and easy for me to get exactly know exactly what I’m getting from their stores. As I've changed my … [Read more...]