Surviving American Food…

Morning, Morning.Morning! A super awesome blog reader asked me to continue My experience with American food and how I eat to stay fit and healthy.  I am glad to share! 1) I EDUCATE MYSELF I read about how food is processed and how to make healthier meals. In the past, I educated myself by looking up the …

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My first encounter with a homosexual.

I come from a culture where sex is not addressed, at home or in school. I never had the "bees and birds" talk with my parents and the only information I knew about sex was from reading romance novels. What did I know about sexual orientation or homosexuality? not much. I knew my culture didn't …

Is it possible to fully adjust to a new culture?

Good morning sunshines! It is Tuesday 25th of July, 2017. July is almost over!! People ask me all the time "Jamimah have you fully adjusted to the American culture?" I don't think you can ever be prepared for culture shock. No matter how well you think you know a culture or how long you have lived …

Visiting America vs Living in America

Hey guys! Today I have video for you! surprise surprise! Living in America and visiting America are 2 different things. I hope you guys find this short video helpful. The aim of this video is to give a little bit of insight.  The 4 main areas I will be discussing today are: money,experience,food and weather....ENJOY!

Cont’d: Attending college in a big city vs a small town

Welcome back to my blog! I am currently drinking cold water from a  tea mug and smacking on some veggie chips. 🙂 Excited to finish the info from yesterday! If you missed the intro, find it here:My experience: Attending college in a big city vs in a small town. Leggo! 2) Cost of living: So Chicago …

My experience: Attending college in a big city vs in a small town

After praying this morning, I ran to the kitchen STARVING. Burnt out from eating eggs for breakfast, I measured out half a cup of steel cut oatmeal and cooked it in the microwave. Don't judge me, I was starving lol. While waiting on my breakfast, I kept thinking about today's topic. I couldn't wait to …

The plight of the “perfect” child

I have been unfair! Shame on me.lol. I have addressed the sibling rivalry from only one perspective, that of the "none-perfect" sibling. (The sibling rivalry and Dealing with sibling rivalry..cont’d ) However, there are many sides to a story. I was chatting with one of my migrant friends who happens to be the older and "perfect" sibling in …

Dealing with sibling rivalry..cont’d

Happy Monday y'all! hope your weekend was nice? Seems the older I get the shorter the weekends are. Is it just me? Growing up was a trap! lol We left off last week, in the parent-child relationship series, addressing sibling rivalry.  We already looked at roles parents play. How it can be a frustrating and …

The sibling rivalry

I can't end this series without talking about the role parents play in sibling rivalry. I come from a culture where it's common for parents to compare their children to one another (and even to others). This is VERY wrong. Family is really important. If you are fortunate to have people you consider family,  (biological …

How to have a healthy relationship with your parent(s)

Parents, gotta love them. They can be wonderful one minute and annoying the next. As  migrants, sometimes the relationship with our parents can be difficult. They insist on cultural practices that are not beneficial in our new enviroment. Because our ways of thinking has changed, due to living in a different culture, it can create …