Who Do You Support Former VP Biden or President Trump? It’s All About YOU.

It’s almost like we live in two different countries today. The common theme amongst Twitter users seems to be centered around political beliefs right now. At some point, a country has to be able to put down their opinions and state the obvious. We can make this country great again by looking at what we … More Who Do You Support Former VP Biden or President Trump? It’s All About YOU.

Two Eateries Come Down With COVID-19 And They Are Less Than 7 Miles Apart

I hear a lot of people asking for data when it comes to how many people are getting COVID-19. This is my response look at your community when you are asking for data. Data can be swayed, but outbreaks in your community will be noticeable, believe me! Take our situation for example. We had two … More Two Eateries Come Down With COVID-19 And They Are Less Than 7 Miles Apart

When Opening The States Causes Confusion With Teenagers

Yesterday after my children and I arrived home, my 14 year old ran into the computer room and asked me about hand sanitizer. I really didn’t think much about her reason behind asking. I blurted out the location and went back to what I was doing. About ten minutes later my 22 year old walked … More When Opening The States Causes Confusion With Teenagers

Special Edition: Texas Opening During COVID-19 Outbreak- NO VISIBLE MASK !

With less than three weeks after Governor Abbott opened parts of Texas, we are now seeing mobs of people appear in various places. We are used to the high numbers of people showing up at grocery stores with their mask and gloves. The mask have been recommended by the CDC as a means to keep … More Special Edition: Texas Opening During COVID-19 Outbreak- NO VISIBLE MASK !

Is Hand Sanitizer A Cancer Risk? Use Common Sense While Dealing With Hand Sanitizer.

So, if you recall, I stated that I would be making hand sanitizer this month. After all of my ingredients came in, I continued to research the entire process. As I was researching, I found out that making sanitizer can cause cancer in the people who manufacture it. Not only can those people be at … More Is Hand Sanitizer A Cancer Risk? Use Common Sense While Dealing With Hand Sanitizer.

The Pieces Of Childhood Our Children Will Never Get Back

We are coming to the end of the second month of school closings. As we approach the months ahead I think it is important for us as parents to talk to our children about their feelings and their anxiety over missing out on special events. Many of these milestones are once in a lifetime events … More The Pieces Of Childhood Our Children Will Never Get Back

Texas Starts Reopening State Parks & Some Retail Stores With Certain Guidelines This Week.

At the end of week we will mark a very telling move in our battle to stay COVID-19 free. For many of us, we have been monitoring our movements, and listening very closely to our government. This week in some ways, that will change. If ever there was a time when people turned their back … More Texas Starts Reopening State Parks & Some Retail Stores With Certain Guidelines This Week.

Explaining The Response Of The Government To Children In A COVID-19 Atmosphere

My 18 year old daughter wanted to go on a date with a person she’s been talking to during shelter-in-place. Her understanding was that we were now in a better place with the virus since or governor eased up on the shelter-in-place policy. With parts of Texas opening back up and our president calling for … More Explaining The Response Of The Government To Children In A COVID-19 Atmosphere

Feeling Stressed Out Over Trump’s Decision To Open The Country

This entire week, I have been stressed out. My sleeping schedule has been horrible and it is because I am worried. For the first time, I am worried about our country. It feels like we are living in a country without real leaders. There’s no way to lift the shelter-in-place order without risking lives. Picture … More Feeling Stressed Out Over Trump’s Decision To Open The Country

Texas Fast Becoming The Experimental State By Default For The Country

Later this week Governor Abbott will vocalize his plans on opening up our state. It is surprising because Texas hasn’t issued out nearly enough test to determine if people have the virus or not. Some of our counties aren’t being open about their numbers when it comes to COVID-19 cases. In my county we are … More Texas Fast Becoming The Experimental State By Default For The Country

Games Helping To Keep Citizens Indoors and COVID-19 Free.

Video games have gotten bad reputations for many years now. However, today, they are fast becoming the escape from a world of anguish. While some of us who are under shelter-in-place orders take to Netflix or Hulu, there are countless others taking to imaginary worlds created by game developers. My go to game is Ark. … More Games Helping To Keep Citizens Indoors and COVID-19 Free.

Is Texas Doing Too Little With Their Shelter-In-Place Policy?

Each state has the right to make their own policies while dealing with this virus to some degree. However, some policies seem to do better than others. Here in Texas, the counties are able to come up with their own plans which right now echos the govern’s policy, to some degree. The problem is our … More Is Texas Doing Too Little With Their Shelter-In-Place Policy?

Trying To Explain The Need For A Quarantine To Kids

We have been under a shelter-in-place order for weeks now. Weeks feel like months for some reason. So when it rained today, I got really excited and so did the girls. Maybe the rain symbolized some degree of normalcy. The smell was familiar the feeling was comforting and then reality set in. The things we … More Trying To Explain The Need For A Quarantine To Kids

My City Is Now The Epicenter For Coronavirus In My County.

It was something that was perhaps destined to happen due to the attitudes in regards to COVID-19. If you recall one of my postings from a couple of weeks ago, I talked about seeing people crowed in the parking lots of restaurants. Around that time we were told that we needed to practice social distancing … More My City Is Now The Epicenter For Coronavirus In My County.

We Have A Long Way To Go, So Don’t Be The Coronavirus Carrier, Please.

This afternoon my husband informed me that his office really isn’t taking the coronavirus serious. Apparently, there is a lady in his office that not only went to a outbreak location in Texas, but she also let her child attend a concert after the CDC suggested to stay away from crowds. Her justification is that … More We Have A Long Way To Go, So Don’t Be The Coronavirus Carrier, Please.

My County Now Has A Presumptive Case Of Coronavirus.

Many of you who follow my blog know that I’ve been following the Coronavirus since January. I first posted a story about a young man trying to get world wide attention about the problems surfacing in China. https://shellzonit.com/2020/01/29/are-we-ready-for-the-coronavirus/ Now, it seems the virus has made it to my backyard. It isn’t shocking, but it’s still … More My County Now Has A Presumptive Case Of Coronavirus.

Staying Coronavirus Free Is Going To Be Tricky For Many.

After my husband arrived home from work, he informed me that his co-worker went to Houston for a week. Houston is the city with the most cases in the state of Texas besides San Antonio with the quarantined people. I am a constant planner, so much, that I planned our anniversary getaway based on the … More Staying Coronavirus Free Is Going To Be Tricky For Many.

My MIA Project.

So, this is what I’ve been working on for a little while now. I am finally ready to share the first chapter with you guys. I hope you like it. Our secret!! It had been five nightmarish years since the last recorded pregnancy. At least that is what the blogs and papers echoed across the … More My MIA Project.

Relocation Programs For Getting Our Families Out Of High Crime Areas

I read in the news this week that Trump has started working on a plan to help get homeless people off the streets in California. I would love to see our government work towards launching a relocation program to relocate families from high crime areas such as Chicago. We do not talk enough about how … More Relocation Programs For Getting Our Families Out Of High Crime Areas

Special Education And Parents Who Give A Damn

Many years ago when my husband was stationed in Savannah, Georgia I worked at a school. The school was a very good school which educated some of Savannah’s richest families. I didn’t understand the politics involved in education until I started working in the Special Education department. It would become a stark lesson in life … More Special Education And Parents Who Give A Damn

Trump’s Second Term Could Give Birth To Less SSI For Many

An article came out in Forbes on 8/23/2019 detailing how Republicans aim to get Trump to cut Social Security and Medicare. We have known for a while that these programs have been on the brink and if Trump gets a second term we might see some real movement in revamping them system. https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresaghilarducci/2019/08/23/trumps-second-term-plan-for-social-security-starve-the-beast/#4bfbb55f3794 Many people … More Trump’s Second Term Could Give Birth To Less SSI For Many

Did The Government Help To Create A New Breed Of Troubled Kids?

Why didn’t we have school shootings and massive bullying when we were younger? It is mainly because of one word and it begins with the letter P and ends with the letter S. PARENTS! We talk about guns and mental health a lot in this country. However, I haven’t heard people talking about the lack … More Did The Government Help To Create A New Breed Of Troubled Kids?

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Showcases How Interracial Marriages Can Be A Challenge In 2019.

Interracial marriages still face problems that many people do not truly understand. I think many people are under the impression that interracial marriages are fully accepted now because we see more couples in interracial relationships. However, what many people do not see is the struggles that still exist surrounding the couples on a day to … More The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Showcases How Interracial Marriages Can Be A Challenge In 2019.

Measure The Authenticity Of The Messages From Politicians

This has been a crazy week, but as it ends, I want you to do something for yourself. I want you to start measuring the messages that you hear from the people who are trying to gain your votes. Think about their cities, states, districts, and how their citizens are fairing under their guidance. Look … More Measure The Authenticity Of The Messages From Politicians