The Best Places to Raise a Family in Western PA

The question of how to tell if a city is good for raising a family is one that parents ask often.

One way to answer the question of whether or not a city is good for raising a family would be to look at the crime rates. If there are significantly fewer crimes, it can be said that the city has a low crime rate and may be good for raising children.

Another way to answer this question would be by looking at the cost of living in the city. If it’s not too expensive, then it’s likely that you’ll have more disposable income and will have more opportunities to raise your children.

If you’re moving into the Western Pennsylvania area and want to know which areas are best for raising a family, check out this list of the top cities for doing just that!

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a great city for children to grow up in. It has really come back from its former days as an old steel town into a not-too-big city where many families feel safe.

The city has plenty of parks, museums, and playgrounds that are perfect for kids.

What are the best activities for kids?

Some of these include:

– The Carnegie Science Center: This is an interactive science center that has many hands-on exhibits and activities for children.

– The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh: This museum is a fun place for children to learn about art and culture through exhibits, games, story time, and more.

– Allegheny Observatory: This observatory offers family programs such as stargazing on the roof top deck or planetarium shows during the day.

There are also plenty of Pittsburgh houses for sale when you’re ready to move into the city for real!

Erie

There are a lot of things that you can do with your children in Erie, Pennsylvania.  This beautiful city of 97,000 sits on the coast of Lake Erie. From eating ice cream to watching the sunset, there are plenty of activities for the whole family.

The following is a list of some of the best activities for children in Erie, Pennsylvania:

-Attend an Erie Sea Dogs baseball game

-Visit the Children’s Museum

-Walk along Presque Isle State Park

Crime has also been declining in the city, making it a great place to settle with a family.

Johnstown

Johnstown is a small city in the state of Pennsylvania. It has a population of about 19,000 people and is located in the southwestern part of the state.

Johnstown has a very low crime rate and is considered one of the safest places to raise a family. The cost of living in Johnstown is relatively low as well, which makes it an affordable place to live.

There are plenty of things to do in Johnstown that will keep kids entertained and educated. Here are just a few ideas:

-Visit the Cambria County Courthouse and see the famous mural by Thomas Hart Benton.

-Take a tour of the Cambria County Natural History Museum.

-Explore the Johnstown Flood Museum for an educational and entertaining experience about the Great Flood of 1889.

-Visit the Johnstown Heritage Center for an exploration into local history and culture.

January 2022 Wrap Up

First month of 2022 really went well. As for me. But I wish I could spend more time at any bookstore because this woman really need space for herself. Before this, I will spend almost an hour or so, before I decide which book I will buy. Whatever it is, together, let’s recap my January 2022

ANIME

My Love Story
My Love Story
Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki
Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki
Natsume Yujincho
Natsume Yujincho

I use my free time to finished Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki, rewatch My Love Story (can’t stop laughing while watching the anime) and marathon Natsume Yujincho series. Yup I finished all the season of Natsume Yujincho, six of them include the OVA episodes.

While watching Natsume Yujincho, I thinks maybe I’ll read the manga since Yuki Midorikawa is one of my favorite author but, there’s 27 volumes of manga, of course it’ll take some time to finish it.

BOOKS READ / RE-READ

Brutal: Satsujin Kansatsukan no Kokuhaku
Brutal: Satsujin Kansatsukan no Kokuhaku
It Ends With Us
It Ends With Us

BLOGSPHERE

My mood swings really give me headache. I read newest blog posts from my favorite bloggers but I still don’t know what to comment on the post.

By the way, now it’s time about bloglist. Before this I’ll put bloglist on my blog sidebar whether random favorite blogs or Blogger Malaysia Biters but I decided that I will create different bookmark folders on Chrome with different name like lifestyle/beauty/book blogs with the link of the blogs. So I guess I cleaned my sidebar a little bit for new year. Better than nothing lah.


That’s all for January. I’ll keep shares my life update although I know nothing extra about it. Because that’s why I created this blog at the first place. By the way, how your January?

New Year Resolutions of 2022

My New Year Resolutions of 2022

Happy New Year everyone. Today I decided to write my new year resolutions of 2022 whether it’s related to my desire, lifestyle or writing.

Some people totally into new year resolution, meanwhile there’s others who not. While me, sometimes I really look forward for it and sometimes I’m not.

READ 20 BOOKS

Let’s admit this. I hate put the target on how much books I’m gonna read, but I think this is the best way to push myself to keep reading (⊙_◎). Whether it e-book, novel, light novel, manga, or non-fiction books, I’ll try my best to read. I will be proud with myself if I hit my reading goal, but if isn’t, I’ll not feel disappointed or sad.

WEARS LOOSE CLOTHES

I will buy more loose clothes, not only for outing but also at home because you know how comfy loose clothes are.

DO AT LEAST 500 STEPS A DAY

Because I’m not so into vigorous exercise plus my health condition is not that good to do so, I decided to stick to light exercise only. Like walking, bike riding also doing all the chores. I think

WRITE 10 BLOG POSTS PER MONTH

It’s not that hard actually, because other bloggers out there aims to write more than 10 entries per month.

CONSISTENT WITH BLOGGING

Whether it’s about post a new entry or blogwalking or reply to any comments,yeah I’ll be consistent and look forward for it. My relationship with blogging is quite on off. Whenever I want to keep this blog alive, I believe it’s literally still alive but slowly dead inside, like me. I write nothing but ridiculous things, at the same time I want my readers read something useful from this blog.

3 Types of Homes You Can Find in Vancouver

Vancouver is a city with no parallel.  Sitting on the northern half of British Columbia, Vancouver is the perfect mix of artsy and technologically minded, creating an interesting blend in home design and taste.

If you’re interested in buying a home in Vancouver, here are the top three types of homes you’re going to find in the city.  Although every house is its own and deserves its recognition, there would be no Vancouver without these cliches!

Boat Houses Floating by

Houseboats have been a fad since the 1960s when people started seeking out unusual ways to live and find privacy. So, although living on boats wasn’t new, outfitting crafts specifically to make them into hoes was!  

Vancouver has a long history of houseboats, allowing people to pay and dock year-round or come and go as they wish.  Houseboats are fun, quirky, and an incredible conversation starter, yet they’re also high maintenance.

Not only do you have to manage your sewage system, but the boat also requires engineers or help if anything goes wrong.  This can get expensive quickly. In addition, the physical labor needed to maintain and use the houseboat may outweigh the cute looks that entice so many buyers.

Modern and Tech-Driven

Since this city is a tech capital, it’s no surprise that Vancouver homes for sale would reflect that!  Many homes available for purchase in Vancouver have smart capabilities, perks that range from in-floor heating to a fridge that will tell you when you need to do another grocery run.  Although these hoes can be overwhelming to older generations who want every piece of furnishing to be usable right off the bat, for younger people who are house shopping, these can be fun perks to dig through and picture your life alongside.

Artsy and Fun Classic

Vancouver is often called the Hollywood of Canada because of how many movies are filmed here and the artsy attitude.  Fortunately, the artsy feelings are carried through in the architecture and design choices within most homes. So many spaces, from older homes to newer minimal designs, can be coated in beautiful hues, making the home itself a piece of art.  Sitting above the beautiful ocean water, the mountains at their backs, every home within Vancouver is as unique as it can get while still feeling like a comfortable and welcoming environment.

Vancouver is more than just a techy city an hour away from the skiing capital of the world.  Every house is a piece of art, from techy futuristic homes to cute and well-decorated houseboats; you’ll fall in love with every home that you get to come across.  

The prices in Vancouver can be obscene in some areas, so you’ll have to budget heavily and save up if you want to afford a home or get approved for a loan.  Although this hurtle may be large enough for many, the housing market is still wild here and can take some patience and work to get into.

15 Verses of Quran That Could Be My Forever Favourite

Salam and hi. Today I will share with you some of my favorite verses of Quran.

It may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know — Surah Al-Baqarah 2:216

Indeed, the first house [of worship] established for mankind was that at Makkah – blessed and a guidance for the worlds — Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:96

Do what is beautiful. Allah loves those who do what is beautiful — Surah Baqarah 2:195

And He has made me blessed wherever I am — Surah Maryam 19:31

And whoever puts all his trust in Allah (SWT), He will be enough for him — Surah At-Talaq 65:1-3

Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds will have gardens beneath which rivers flow that is a great attainment — Surah al-Buruj 85:11

If the sea were ink for the words of my lord, the sea would surely be consumed before the words of my lord are exhausted — Al-Kahf 18:109

Our Lord, forgive me and my parents and the believers the Day the account is established — Surah Ibrahim 14:41

And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, ‘My punishment is severe.’ — Surah Ibrahim 14:7

And verily the hereafter, will be better for thee. Than the present — Surah Al-Dhuha 93:4

You prefer the life of this world, while the hereafter is better & more lasting — Surah Al-A’la 87:16

And all will come to Him on the day of Resurrection alone — Surah Maryam 19:95

Allah (SWT) does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear — Surah Baqarah 2:286

So verily, with the hardship, there is relief. Verily, with the hardship, there is relief — Surah al-Inshirah 94:5-6

Did he not realise that Allah is watching? — Al-Alaq-14

What’s your favorite verse of Quran?

July 2021 Wrap-up

July is over and now it already August, then without we realize it 2021 will be over. I don’t know how to describe this feeling but yeah, I miss everything we can do and go to everywhere we want without worry about the virus. I really miss that moments.

On July, I only managed to read six books so far, as for 2021 I didn’t set any goal how much or film I want to read and watch.

FILM / TV

BOOKS READ / RE-READ

BLOGOSPHERE

My blogwalking for July is more better compared to June and May, so I quite proud with myself when I accomplished my one of my to-do list which is blogwalking every two or three times a week. It’s quite hard but sometimes it’s not so hard unless when I got distracted by the notification I got from Telegram and Twitter. Here some post from my blogger friends that you might interest to read :

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO

DAY OUT

I only back out on the road just to see my beloved aunt for her birthday. I know it literally useless to wish Happy Birthday to her on Facebook because she not a young lady anymore to scrolling down social media all the time like us. All the things she does is sewing, watch any TV shows that she find interesting to watch, complaining about Covid-19 that getting out of the control. Lucky her because she already got her vaccine.

Then I took a decision to purchased a two and three stuff from Watsons. I thought about to purchase some books from bookstore but then, I decided to purchase it thru online because you know, how long it takes to choose what’s books I want to read. Although some people said its just one or two books, so I don’t need to think much of it and then take some time whether to purchase it or not. Hello.. for your information, it’ll take forever when it comes to choose a book to purchase whether it would be worth it or not.

GENERAL UPDATE

Nothing make me feel excited compared to the new one-shot from the creator of Chainsaw Man, Tatsuki Fujimoto. You can read the new one-shot, titled Look Back on Viz for free.

And let’s me share something good with you. For the whole July, I made a challenge there’s no carbonated drinks for me. Believe it or not, for the whole month I accomplished this challenge which is quite hard to follow. I need to set up a reminder every evening like every single day just to remind myself ‘NO CARBONATED DRINKS FOR TODAY, MY LOVE’ (euww love haha) . It so random and unexpected life challenge I ever made, so

That challenge is not for weight loss, but more for fun and to see how much I can endure it. Because, if you know me in real life, you will know how unhealthy my lifestyle is. So, let’s just consider this as a small step I took to get a healthy lifestyle. I need to pray that I can do this to for August and September and October and November and December. Hehe.