As many of us continue to quarantine and practice social distancing, we have all found moments of needing to keep busy and staying productive. I am sure I was not the only one who noticed many posts being shared on social media about how we all have to create and develop and even start new businesses to make the time at home worthwhile. That if you are not being productive …Read More >
The InStepp Blog: Our Perspective
Visit the InStepp Blog often to get our perspective on issues and local events. Our bloggers continually scan the internet looking for news, ideas and other information of potential interest to our readers.
Gram has grit. And I’d like to think I got it from her. She and I make the tough calls, do what needs to be done, survive what feels unsurvivable. We will let life break us; if necessary, we will tear down what we’ve built and start over.My grandmother left an abusive husband, worked two jobs as a single mother, took care of a sick child until that child died at …Read More >
The month of May is filled with so many holidays and special occasions. With weddings, graduations, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day all in one month, there is a lot to be celebrated. Of course it will all feel different, since we are in the midst of a global pandemic. But we don’t have to let that stop us from celebrating the ones that we love.Mother’s Day is a time to …Read More >
Wash your hands often. Avoid close contact. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others. Cover coughs and sneezes. Clean and disinfect.Many of us should now be familiar with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control on how to protect our bodies from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, as we adapt at varying degrees to a …Read More >
I encountered LeCricia Shelton’s $5 Jewelry in August 2019, when a friend shared one of LeCricia’s Facebook Live videos. As jewelry is one of my passions, I clicked on the video without hesitation; and over the course of a few months, I invested a lot—monetarily, at first, and as the global pandemic arrived, emotionally. With COVID-19 came losses for everyone—though the …Read More >
I had high expectations for this year, and I didn’t want to be wrong. In the first month alone, so many good things happened. Everything felt right. That was until the global pandemic started.Fortunately for me, I am able to work from home at this time. It is harder to work in the same place that I relax in, especially with my slow, 6-year-old laptop. But it’s not …Read More >