Let me introduce you to my New Blogger Friend Jenita.


I enjoy the connections and interactions that I make here in the blogosphere. Each day it I literally meet a new person and today, I share a brief introduction/interview with  a new blogger friend of mine, Jenita.

Thank, you Jenita for talking to us about yourself on such a short notice and I believe you’ll do well in blogdom🙂

A big thank you

Hello, everyone!  I’m Jenita. I am a fairly new Blogger on WordPress. It’s been about 5 months since I started my Blog.  I am also a children’s book author.Jenita 1

I love to write short stories & poetry.

My Blog, https://huntsclubhouse.wordpress.com/ is an extension of my main website, http://huntsclubhouse.com/ that was inspired & created for children; per I’ve worked several years caring for them as a Professional Nanny.       I love to find the beauty in things.  I enjoy decorating, and I LOVE to laugh!  I love hanging out and having fun with family and friends, per it’s always a blast. I am also sort of a neat freak (slightly OCD, lol)  I do not like disorganized spaces or over-crowded rooms!

 I created my Blog to cater to more adults & parents…as well as a platform to introduce my two children’s books, “Beautiful Boy” & “Beautiful Girl”.   In addition, during this process, to my surprise, I have found myself further developing my writing with newly inspired poetry and articles, about life and other inspirational topics, I didn’t even initially plan to share. This has definitely been a growing experience.  I am also simply blown away by the numerous talent I have discovered on various blog sites…including yours, Jacqueline. It is absolutely amazing!  There is such a plethora of topics & areas to be inspired by, or educated about, across the web.  It’s truly an open buffet of content.

I think I‘d probably be considered an average blogger.  I still have a lot to learn.  I realize others may have obtained more followers or higher stats in a shorter amount of time, but ultimately, I just want people to enjoy what I write…& the more people that are aware of my content, the more can be impacted.  Here are a few of my Favorite Blog posts….




In between my day-to-day caring for children, I LOVE to admire the beauty of nature, going out to great restaurants, & having fun with family.

One of my goals is to continue to gain more exposure for my two children’s books, which are available on Amazon http://amzn.to/24NhCzI

I would also love to write for a larger platform to increase exposure for my writing in general, as well as for my Blog.  My desire is to reach as many people as possible to hopefully inspire & motivate. If someone can be touched & inspired by my content, perhaps it will spread & motivate them to inspire others as well.

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Great READ! FREE Too! All you have to do is download. If you’ve read Nutstroks/Linda’s humour laden posts then you know this is a gem.

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Click on this image on the right for a link to get this ebook free from Kindle Saturday or Sunday only.  Please share!Book for orderI grew up in a family of competitive storytellers.  A little thing like a stubbed toe gets us started.  “Do you remember the time Grandpa cut his ingrown toenails out then fooled around and set his toe on fire?”  That is not a hypothetical example.  It’s beloved and oft-repeated tale. 

At family dinners, wild tales start as soon as we’ve said Grace and the food is being passed around.  “Remember that fifty-two pound turkey Daddy brought home to fatten for Thanksgiving on year!”

Someone else breaks in, “That old turkey was the meanest thing that ever walked!  We couldn’t even walk out in the yard without him flying over the fence and flogging us.  Mother was looking forward to him teaching those terrible Downs kids a lesson…

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Life rebooting…Streams of consciousness Saturday.


A mundane thought or activity can sometimes spiral into deeper reflections that send my ruminations roaming deeper.socsbadge2016-17

Getting the children set for school resumption and giving them a pep-talk led my thoughts down the path of wondering how difficult it is to turn your life around when you’re floundering.

The vacation made us all laid back and now that schools are about to reopen the holiday stamp has to be taken off rapidly and our minds rebooted to embrace change once again.

We’ve grown used to the lazy lounging and taking things slow over the course of the past two months that I recognise that the following week will be a bit hectic before we adjust once again, which brings me back to the thoughts of changing a life’s course from a misshapen route; which is not an impossibility to achieve.

Yes, it’s tough to reboot a life and it requires a lot of discipline to turn your boat around or to even accept that you’re going on the wrong path, but there comes a time when that voice in the depths of your being is no longer knocking subtly at your subconscious, but its’ banging loud and clear that the time to chart your true path is long overdue.

It’s difficult to change because one has become settled in the known and is not keen on change that upsets your equilibrium however, sometimes you have to heed that inner call, you have to let go in order to gain better control.

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Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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Yeah! It’s fun time this time🙂

We cycle out of another month in a couple of days and the way time zooms by sometimes make me feel like a hamster running around in circles in pursuit of time🙂

Anywhoo, I hope your weekend is going great. You are most welcome to my monthly meet & mingle, shake a leg & jingle, connect & interact with other awesome folks in here.

If this is your first-time visit, the rules of play are outlined below, if you are an old-timer, you know the drill.

Grab some refreshments and favours which nicely arranged down the page. Feel free to indulge, these are zero calories😉

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Mr. Pencil – A click a day.



Running around to purchase the last minute school items for the children, Mr Pencil captured below reminds me of how many pencils I have to purchase in a given term because the children somehow manage to misplace them often enough.

It makes sense to buy bulk purchase school supplies so that I don’t go out of my mind at the odd moment requests of ‘mommy I can’t find my pencil or pen, eraser or sharpener.’

Below are few tips that can help to ease into a new school year.

  1. Do a health check for your child/children
  2. Stock up on back to school supplies.
  3. Stock up on lunch/snack items.
  4. Ease back into a bedtime routine and invest in an alarm clock if necessary.
  5. Have a pep talk to motivate them and gauge their emotions.
  6. If they are joining a new school, anticipate the challenges that come with change and give them as much assurance as possible.
  7. Set new school year priorities for them.
  8. Plan for an engaging after-school activity for them.
  9. Pray for your children.

So are you ready yet?

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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Terra’s Giants…



Terra wandered off course,
not as the Lord had directed
and she got lost.

She turned to retrace her steps
but alas her misadventure had taken her
to the land of the giants.

The giants of shame, anger, worry,
lies, abuse, terror, and accusation
were the henchmen of the kingdom.

She felt like a mini-sized doll
in the face of these monsters
who dominated her darkness

Her miniature features
delicate and fragile in comparison
to their humungous appendages.

Accusation bared his teeth
like he would gobble her up
in just one snarky bite.

Then she remembered brave David
and how small he was, yet emboldened
he knocked down Goliath.

Terra picked up a twig
it became her mantle
and she quickly scribbled on the dusty, rugged earth.

Each syllable she wrote
infused her with strength
and boldness returned to her weak limbs.

Her light blow of breath
raised a whirlwind of dust
and specks flew into the giant’s eyes’.

Blinded by the sandstorm
they stumbled and fell
with a bellow of surprise

Terra made haste to return
picking her way through the narrow path
until she came back to light.

“Come now, let us settle the matter, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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To be a boy – Friday Fiction In Five Sentences.


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Anu’s perfectly arranged facial features gave nothing away, but her eyes bore a glazed faraway look in them as she watched the young boys play cricket.

She envied her son’s their sex and freedom. Their shouts and laughter took her back to the day’s of her childhood; days when she had played with her brothers, free of responsibilities and tiring worry; she had wanted to be a boy.

She recalled days of poking in the dirt to dig out little worms and nights of staring up at the star-studded skies in amazement that stoked her imagination and her inquisitive mind had wanted to know so much, but mother and nan always told her that aspirations of exploration were not for pretty little girls.

They said that pretty little girls grew up to be beautiful, proper, hardworking, obedient and selfless wives to boys from a nice family; pretty little girls bore strong sons to continue the man’s lineage and her questions about love were rebuffed; they said that love would come with the package.

At Seventeen years she had married her family’s handpicked choice of a nice boy from a nice family, bore strong sons and the boring obligation of sexual intimacy, but even after thirteen years of waiting, the kindling spark of love had failed to come with the package; mother and nan had lied to her, Anu still wanted to be an exploring boy and she plotted.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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Featured Posts 117 – Share your post links.




Today’s featured blogs posts are:

Five minute Friday lift: a beautiful, real and uplifting post for a Friday morning.

Why did he: what a dark and disturbing read.

X-men: is it possible that you are a mutant? An interesting perception.

Notably sound: I enjoyed this post from Roo. As we age, the younger generation tends to think that the older parent are no longer as sound as ever. I like Roos’ practical approach of proving them wrong😉

Sunday Scenery: Lovely photos and mementos of travel.

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Fresh Bread – A click a day.



The aroma of fresh, soft baked bread makes your mouth water and arouses an irresistible craving inside you. Coupled with a generous slapping of Kerrygold salted butter and you’ve got me.

Where I live, there’s a deli downstairs and they always torture my nostrils (in a good way) with that tummy grumbling smell that floats through. I try to be strong and resist yanking some part of the loaf before breakfast time. Today, a photo will suffice🙂

How do you like your bread?


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