Monday, October 27, 2014

3 Simple Smart Ways to Keep Your Little Ghost and Ghouls Safe This Halloween

Halloween is a time for celebration. It is a time for candy and costumes. A time for your little ones to dress up in their favorite character costumes hollering trick or treat, give me something good to eat. All around the world kids and parents are gearing up for Halloween. For weeks stores have been displaying Halloween decorations. Families have decorated their yards in spooky decorations anticipating kid’s arrival. In some neighborhoods contest are given for the best decorated home.
It is a time where family and friends gather for mingling.  In some instances, families choose to have Halloween parties at home instead of participating in the tradition of walking their subdivision. Let us not forget there are even adult costume parties. What is a party if the adults cannot partake in the tradition as well, right? It’s been a running joke for as long as I can remember that adults enjoy Halloween just as much as the kids.

Monday, October 20, 2014

It Takes A Village: The Fight Against Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A month that we solely raise awareness and shed light about domestic abuse. According to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experience some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. These numbers are extremely alarming, so with that being said our fight against Domestic Violence continues. It is our goal to one day be able to say Domestic Violence is no longer an issue in the world.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hooray! My 1st Blog Elevated Conference Experience Was Everything: I Survived…

Who knew stepping out of your comfort zone could be so rewarding. I am so elated I decided to step out of my comfort zone to attend my first blogging conference. In the beginning, I was apprehensive and even leading up to the conference I still had reservations about attending. I had no particular reason for feeling this way so I’m assuming it was because it was a new experience for me. We all know when we’re doing something new, there’s an uneasiness that comes with it, even if it’s only for a little while. However, I put those feelings aside and mentally encouraged myself about attending. It’s all a mind thing anyway, right?

I'm Going
About a week before I was scheduled to attend the blogging conference, I posted an “I’m going” blog picture by BlogElevated to my Instagram account with the hashtag #BlogElevated.

Later that day I received a message from ArtSeaChic stating it was her first time as well.  I replied “awesome, can’t wait to meet you!” We discussed the various breakout sessions that were going to take place in between the meetings. We were going to attend the same sessions except for one. She informed me there were a handful of bloggers that she was going to meet and asked, if I would like to join them, of course I stated yes and she added me to their Facebook thread. From there, we introduced ourselves and eagerly awaited the conference. My uneasiness slowly faded away.