Were your apple choices restricted as a kid? I recall having Red Delicious, Granny Smith, and Gala apples in my house on a regular basis. I never really put much thought into it. During college, a friend introduced me to Pink Lady apples, which automatically takes me back to Grease. But that's not what today's... Continue Reading →

Disruptive Behavior Does Not Always Equal Trouble Makers

From middle school to highschool, I was one of those students that could read an unrelated book in class without repercussions for my actions. Looking back,  my behavior was disrespectful. I got away with it, because I was able to answer the teachers question off the top of my head. Some showed their shock and... Continue Reading →

Online Library Catalogs Make Weekly Family Library Trips Easier On Everyone

My favorite place in the world is the library. I remember the first time I went to one. It's was First Grade. We actually walked there, because the library was very close to our elementary school. We took a shortcut through the cemetery. Once we arrived, we met the librarian at the circulation desk and... Continue Reading →

The Little Red Laptop

When I was five years old, I got a red laptop for Christmas. It did not connect to the world wide web, but it was preprogrammed with games that met core knowledge requirements for kindergarten thru fifth grade. Naturally, I did not engage with all of the games right away. Back then, I could not... Continue Reading →

Motivational Mondays with Trisha : I am

"I will and I am have two different meanings."Patricia, Magnify Your Style About four months ago, I had a conversation with Wendy Longoria, my holistic health coach, about my plans for Magnify Your Style. I kept saying I will blah blah blah. She let me know that will is future tense but it doesn't create... Continue Reading →

Music Transcends Language Barriers

I love watching and listening to anime opening songs. The animation paired with a moving score is beautiful to me. Even if the anime is dubbed,  the intro is usually sung in Japanese. I don't have a problem with this, because emotions go beyond language. If an American singer can't invoke the same emotion and... Continue Reading →

Motivational Mondays with Trisha : Reading

Reading is power. It is one of the ways we obtain knowledge. Carefully orchestrated words gives us the ability to explore places we may never see. If a picture says a thousand words, reading helps us comprehend the many narratives hidden within it. For a time, it was a self-care activity that I did not... Continue Reading →

Meme Mondays with Trisha : Thirtysomething

If 50 is over the hill, why do people act like 30 is so close to it? It's like over night, we are too old to do the things we enjoyed in our 20s. That is why Meme Mondays with Trisha was inspired by the Thirtysomething gang. There is something about this age bracket that... Continue Reading →

Aggretsuko Life Lessons : Season One to Season Four

When it's time to get to business, do you like a quite space or background noise? My research and writing process requires noise. No joke. Wacka Flocka Flame helped me earn my MA in American History. Sometimes, audio stimuli is not enough. I need visual stimuli too. That's how I became an Aggretsuko Fan. Back... Continue Reading →

How Can I Update My Wardrobe Without Spending Money?

Does it seem like you have nothing to wear? Are your ready to finally put that winter coat away and embrace spring? If you've answered yes to these questions, but don't have the money to make it happen. There is a simple solution. Simply, throw a swap party! A swap party is an exchange of... Continue Reading →

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