family

My Ancestry DNA Experience

I have always wanted to know where my family came from. My family has a weird history...  My mom had a good guess of her family's history but not much from her father's side. She believes she is Irish and Cherokee Indian. My dad had a Russian sounding surname but his family was from Puerto Rico. There was some drama when he was born in the 1930's and his father's side of the family disowned them. I have no clue about his mother's side of the family.

family, Recipes, Uncategorized

EASY Recipe – Chicken & Sausage Fiesta Soup

This soup is so yummy and perfect for dinner on a chilly day! The spices are a perfect complement to the smoked sausage flavor. Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 45 mins Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil2 Chicken Breasts2 Old Fashioned Smoked Sausage Links, sliced1 White Onion, chopped4 Plum Tomatoes, sliced3 Cloves of Garlic, minced2… Continue reading EASY Recipe – Chicken & Sausage Fiesta Soup

Travel

My dreadful experience with Royal Caribbean

And I haven’t even gotten on the ship yet…. I booked a cruise directly on the Royal Caribbean (RC) website. Since there would be 7 people going on cruise, I booked 2 separate suites on the same deck so we would be relatively close to each other. Well, even though I increased the number of… Continue reading My dreadful experience with Royal Caribbean

finance

Do Not Fall Victim to the Student Loan Forgiveness Program Ploy

Americans have $1.3 trillion dollars in student loans, according to Forbes, February 2017. Student loans are government guaranteed. Which means the only way to get out of them is to pay them off or die. They are not bankrupt-able. If you happen to work at a not-for-profit organization (like me), you may qualify for a… Continue reading Do Not Fall Victim to the Student Loan Forgiveness Program Ploy

family

3 Ways to Spark Family Conversation During Weeknight Meals

Let’s face it, we all live busy lives. With work, errands, cooking, cleaning, school, after-school clubs, homework, we can all feel pretty drained at the end of the hectic day routines. By the time we sit down to eat dinner (hopefully together) we are all tired and not everyone is ready to chat about their day.