Every Wednesday evening, after Lily has gone to sleep and I finally have some quiet moments to myself, I ask the same question. What subject should I start blogging about for next week? Thus starts the laborious process of giving birth to a new blog post. That’s how I affectionately describe it because that’s what it feels like mentally. At first I’m super excited with the idea of exploring the city and experiencing so much I can share with others, just like a couple who begins to contemplate having a baby. Just picture it! Won’t it be so wonderful! Next I go through the stages ofRead More →

Don't Await It Create It is a leadership retreat which focuses on providing tools for women to invest in themselves for a more authentic work life.

Don’t Await It Create It is a leadership retreat which focuses on providing tools for women to invest in themselves for a more authentic work life. The retreat takes place March 24-26, 2017 at the Hotel Sorella on the Country Club Plaza. During the three-day event attendees will receive intimate training, coaching, learning, and reflection to plan personal, effective leadership strategies for their careers and lives. The Don’t Await, Create It retreat is for women who are ready to take the next step in their personal or professional leadership journeys. Now is the time to stop looking to others for permission to shine! The world needsRead More →

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Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post, sponsored by Blurb’s BookWright. It contains affiliate links featuring products I think you’ll love. I will also receive compensation from any purchases made from clicking through these links. Thank you for supporting My City Adventures. What is BookWright? Just in case you don’t know what BookWright is, I’ll explain. It’s a free desktop software you can use to create beautiful books, magazines, and ebooks. The software contains high quality design templates found in the most popular books and layouts to start fresh with your own ideas. There are also videos, instructions, and tips built right into the application soRead More →

What God taught me in 2016 is that faith in Him brings light to the darkest of days. Here's how God's extraordinary love and grace carried me through 2016. - Kiara Watts, My City Adventures

Cheers to 2017! Also, as of January 1st, I’ve been a blogger for three years! Everyday I am so amazed and excited at all the richness that blogging brings to my life. What amazes me even more is how blessed I am, by God, to do what I love. Last year was full of growth, challenges, love, and lots of beautiful moments. It seems like a cliché to say that 2016 had its ups and downs, but it did. However, with the roller coaster that it was, I learned that faith in God can bring light on the darkest of days. Here’s how God’s extraordinary loveRead More →

Welcome to My City Adventures. I'm Kiara Watts and my daughter is Lilyanna Watts. My City Adventures is about our explorations as we live our everyday life.

Greetings, fellow explorer! Welcome to My City Adventures. I’m Kiara Watts and my daughter is Lilyanna Watts. My City Adventures is about our explorations as we live our everyday life. Below are examples of what you’ll read about here. special events like festivals, performing arts, and concerts reviews of delicious restaurants my tales of being a parent how I navigate being Black in America stories of people we meet historic landmarks and city attractions fun discoveries from our “walking tours” blogging tips and tricks that work for me how faith in God shapes our days The foundation for My City Adventures was laid early inRead More →

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