Friday, June 29, 2012
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Here's a few pics we snapped while there.
|Isn't she such a lovely a model?!!|
|Moo had to be in picture too.|
|The print on this dress was super cute!|
|My other lovely model. Her little guy is super handsome.|
Disclosure: I am an Old Navy Style Council member and received a coupon for free accessories for myself and my guests. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
This post brought to you by ShopYourWay Program. All opinions are 100% mine.
Whether it's a stylish pair of shoes for me or toys for the kids, I love shopping and discovering new products. And what I enjoy even more is being able to share my new finds with friends, family and you guys. I like to call it spreading the wealth. Plus, I'm not able to co-sign anything that I don't like or wouldn't use. So, I'm kind of like a personal shopper in that way.
That's one of the reasons I decided to join the ShopYourWay Rewards Program. It allows me to connect with all my friends and family and recommend great products to them in one place. I can even customize my recommendations to suit each person's needs by creating a personal online catalog for them. They can look through, read my notes/reviews and purchase the products online.
The best part about the ShopYourWay Rewards Program (besides earning 1% of all qualifying purchases) is the ease in which all this is. From the sign-up to inviting family and friends to join your "client list" and picking out products they've looking for, it's all a breeze. Seriously, you don't have to be a rocket sciencist to do this.
- Request an Invite to ShopYourWay to get started today
- Verify your email and click on the "start earning" link
- Click on the "Accept Invitation" button and follow the steps to complete your account
- Start inviting famil and friends to join your "client list"
- Go shopping and start building catalogs and recommending products
Really if your family and friends are always asking you for recommends with regards to clothing, the lastest kitchen gadgets and more this is the program for you. I encourage to give it a try and see you how like being a personal shopper!
Are you the go to personal shopper for your family and friends?
Thursday, June 21, 2012
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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Friday, June 8, 2012
Having grown up in a predominantly White town, I was often the only the Black student in my honors and AP classes. Being the sole minority of a group doesn't really bother me. What has been bothering me is the fact that other moms are clearly not comfortable with having my kids and I in their mist. And this is sad because our storytime group has since grown and there is another Black family that comes too.
I feel like the Invisible Mommy when other Black family isn't there because none of the other ladies have so much as tried to say hi. And yes, I have spoken first. I know that racism is alive and well but for goodness sake people it's 2012. I'm not buying into that whole 'maybe they've never seen Black people before' crap.
And honestly, it wouldn't bother me so but this week something happened that had me seeing red and ready to throw some elbows. After storytime the routine is that we all hang out in the play area and let the kids get their energy out. Well, this week when we went to the play area that were a few other moms and a dad there. Three of the four families were White and one was Hispanic.
Now, Moo is very outgoing and loves to play. So, she took off for the play area ready to have fun and play with the other kids. I decided to grab some books for us to read later off a bookshelf directly in front of the play area. Moo joins me and says sadly, "They won't play with me." By they she meant the White kids.
I ask her if she asked them to play she says yes but they wouldn't speak to her. I'm starting to get pissed. Why? Well, for months she and those other girls have been playing together with no problems. And now they won't even talk to her? I tell her to go play puzzles with some girls that are sitting at one of the tables.
Their mom promptly instructs them that they're about to leave and they do. At this point, Moo is sad because she has nobody to play with. And I'm pissed to hell and about ready to make a scene right in the middle of the play area.
My kids are my life! It's one thing if you don't want to chum it up with me, I have friends already. However, you're schooling your kids on how to be rude and ignorant towards my daughter, hurting her feelings is not okay. Those girls were her friends until this week. I'm just beyond disappointed that anybody could act like this.
The silver lining is that the Hispanic kids came to play with her and the other Black mom showed up with her kids once the mean mommies cleared out. So, she did get to play and she made a new friend. Now, I'm debating in my mind if I need to confront the other moms about their rudeness or just keep moving. I'm leaning more towards keeping it moving because it could get nasty and I don't like to expose my kids to conflict.
Have you ever experienced racism before in family setting?
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
And if it's not too much to ask Vote for the Discovery Place in the Social Madness Competition. They're listed under the Medium Company tab. They do so much in terms of educating kids here in the Queen City and being involved in the community. They are an official nonprofit. So be sure to help them out with your vote please!