One Fabulous Blogging Year

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It is the one -year anniversary of MMMoffamilyentertainment and we have had a phenomenal year!! I started this blog last September as a outlet to help me talk about all the exciting things my family does and it has turned into something so much more!! I want to thank everyone who has been so supportive of my blog whether you were there from the beginning or you became a big fan recently. I have many goals for this blog and I want to continue making an effort to grow this blog in the coming years. Here are some of the highlights from this years blog….

Featured Entrepreneurs from November 2018-April 2019 These entrepreneurs were interviewed by me and were picked to do a feature for the month. Check out their interviews under “What’s Your Business” menu section. From left to right: (ManySkirts, Lauren Najar, Devion Ayers, Michiko Riezz, Danielle Renee and Kate Scully)

Entrepreneurs on the rise….I had the pleasure of working closely with all these women professionally from placing and ad in my blog to supporting and sharing their business opportunities or products in Social Media. Check out their ads under “What’s Your Business” From top to bottom: (Lashameka Jones, Crystal Ervin, Demetria Brown, Laurie Goodman, Lorraine Bradshaw, Tiffany Hiatt and Michiko Riezz)

Celebrating Black History Month….a look at Black History legends who made history. All these people for the 28 days were ones who were the first to accomplish something in their time. Check out the “Black History” section of the menu to see the posts for February 2019.

Family Shenanigans…I did an experiment with my whole family from January to June this year that involved having family meetings and working together. Check out our outcome under the “My Story” ….its a laugh.

Awards and Recognitions….so this past year I have been recognized by my blogging community as not only a great writer but very inspiring. I was nominated by Charli Dee of Life with Charli and Outdoors with the Skis

as a Sunshine Blogger twice, been challenged to answer 73 questions by Charli Dee about myself-which is no easy task and I have been recognized by the organization P.O.W.E.R for my inspirational writing and things I do in the community. Check out these post under “My Story” in the menu section.

My 31 Day Blog Challenge for August….I saw this challenge on Twitter from one of my favorite bloggers Ashlee Nicole of Ashlee Nicole Explained,

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she was doing it and I said I am up for a challenge!! I did 31 days straight of writing and you can see my prompts under “My Story” in the menu section.

Speaking from personal experience…I wrote a lot about being a wife , mom and just being human. it is very hard to run so many roles. Check out my post under the “Getting Real” menu section or click below

Setting Goals for the last couple months….Well I hit some milestones on my blog and I wanted to grow my social networks and strive to hit a particular number for each one. MMMoffamilyentertainment was able to hit almost 300 followers for the year. Twitter– I hit my goal of 500 followers in 3 months. My Pinterest, I started with 7 followers in May and reached my goal of over 100 followers last week. And last but not least my Instagram at 500 followers.

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New Goal!! Okay, so, my birthday is December 31 and I would love to reach that magic number of 500 followers for my blog!! If you haven’t subscribed yet…Go Now!!

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Vogue Magazine…73 Questions Parody

I know you guys just learned about me for 31 days…but I’ve got a surprise for you!! I get to answer 73 more questions blogger style about myself in this post!! I was nominated by a fellow blogger whose blog I deem as one of my favorite, her name is Charli Dee. She has won many awards for her blog and shares the same spirit I have. Check out her Vogue Magazine Blog 73 Questions Parody on her blog here: LifewithCharli

Ok, here it goes…may not be done till the end of year with post…just kidding..lol

1. What’s your usual Starbuck order? Anything that gets whipped cream on it. Last one I had was a latte with cocoa mocha flavor and whipped cream.

2. What does your work station look like?

3. Favorite food?

4. Favorite author?

I don’t have a favorite book author but I have my favorite blog authors. Check out my post click here:5 Favorite Blogs

5. What do you think about open relationships? 3 or more is a crowd-So Nope.

6. What is your favorite video game?

7. Guilty pleasure treat?

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9. Favorite Author?  I don’t have a favorite book Author but I do have favorite blog authors.  Check out my post on my 5 favorite bloggers, click here:5 Favorite Blogs

10. Twitter or Instagram? Twitter most definitely!!

11. Desktop or Laptop? Laptop.  I usually use my phone most of the time.

12. Best advice you’ve ever received?  Keep doing what your doing, it will all pay off in good time.

13. What project are you working on right now?  I am currently writing my first book series that will be out next year.

14. Favorite Color? Red and Black

15. Did you get good grades in school?  I graduated public schools with a C average and I graduated college with an A average.

16. Dream Job? Check out my post on what my dream job would be, click here: Dream Job

17. Play Sports?  Unfortunately no since I have been disabled.  I used to love basketball.

18. Do you have a degree?  Yes I do.  I have an Associates in Business Management.

19. Nationality? African-American

20. What’s your favorite type of blog posts? When people are recognized for their blog writing by fellow authors and writers.  It is very rewarding when the people who read your writing appreciate it and acknowledge it to the world.  It makes blogging so worth the time spent.

21. What do you like to collect? I like to take a lot of pictures with my phone when I am traveling with the family or friends and place them in folders on my computers with labels and dates so that if my memory goes I can remember the experiences that way.

22. Describe yourself in three words?  Caring, patient and inspiring.

23. If you were a rapper, what would your stage name be?  MC MomBoss

24. Who was the last person you Dmed?  My cousin.

25.  What’s on top of your wish list right now?  Eating that Stouffers Pizza in the oven.

26. Sorting houses?  Griffyindor

27. How many tattoos do you have?  I currently have 5 working on the 6th.  Check out the meaning behind them on my blog post here: Piercings and Tattoos

28. What are you most grateful for?  I am most grateful for my health.  It has been rough the last 4 years but waking up every morning, I am grateful that I have a purpose.

29. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this month?  I was able to congratulate my youngest child, who is 16, for getting her start in the workforce.  I am so proud of all 3 of my teens for becoming so independent.

30. What’s the best thing that has happened to you today?  Earlier today, my bff told me that she is going to be coming to see me in Florida in two weeks!!  We have not seen each other in 24 years..so excited!!

31. What’s the best thing ever? Retirement

32. Favorite Season? Spring.  Florida only has 3 seasons here, hot, hotter and stay in the house or you will melt hot…lol

33. Favorite Holiday?  christmas-hero1392467460.jpg

Christmas!!! Coincidentally my birthday is 6 days after and I love the gatherings and songs played on the radio along with the classic movies. Not on Hallmark during summer…lol

34. What fictional character do you relate to?   Jackie Brown, she was a middle aged strong, intelligent, hard-working black woman looking to be a world traveler and be comfortable in life…no drama.

35. Do you like surprises?  Yes, as long as they are good ones.

36. What’s the biggest surprise you’ve ever received? My youngest son Devon, now 19, he is a blessing.

37. Which surprise made you cry? When I got the news my grandma died.

38.  What’s the best surprise you’ve given somebody else?  When I first started my blog last year, I featured entrepreneurs and one lady in particular, who was an self-published author, was so shocked that she let everyone know it was her first time in a blog.img_20190825_1454072083484358.jpg

39. Do you like muffins?  Yes, all kinds, especially ones with fruit in them.

40. Do you cook often?  On occasion but mostly I am teaching my teens how to cook something.

41. What’s your favorite dessert?  Anything with sugar in it!!

42. Is there a dessert you don’t like?  Anything with yellow prevarian cream in it, I like white cream.

43. Cake or Pie?  Seriously….I cant choose between these two.  If I sit down to either of these I require milk..lol

44. What’s your least favorite food? Veggies…YUK!!  I will eat them but I don’t have to like them.

45. What’s your favorite condiment?  Barbeque sauce

46. It’s 4am on a random Saturday, what are you eating?  Probably scrambled eggs.

47. If you could teach a college class, what would it be called?  Life Sucks 101

48. Best Animated Film? Secret Life of Pets 1 and 2…so funny!

49  What has a guy done or said to impress you? My husband bought me a car. I usually buy my own cars.

50. Best thing to do on a first date? Be polite and listen to the other person when they speak.

51. Whats the worst thing to do on a first date? Being rude and talking too much.

52. What’s the funniest pick up line a guy/girl could use?  “Are you tired because you’ve been running through my mind all day?”

53. Best Comic Book Character Right now my favorite is IronMan.

54. Name 3 things that can always be found in your purse?  Check out my goodies in my purse and you will be surprised! Click here: What’s in my handbag?

55. Favorite drink? Water and anything with alcohol in it.

56. If you could play a historical character in a movie, who would it be?  I don’t know.

57.  Kittens or puppies?  Both are way too cute but if i had to choose it would probably be a puppy.  Since Sage my 4-year old dog came into my life, he is such a sweetheart. 

58. Favorite sushi roll? I don’t eat anything raw.

59. What lipstick do you use?  I don’t use it. Burt bees and Vaseline do just fine for me.

60. What foundation do you use? None, not even soap on my face, just water.

61. Blow Dry or Air Dry? I wear my hair natural now so I like to air dry.

62. Who is your favorite fashion Icon? I would say my daughter right now.  She knows how to put outfits together beautifully. She is my fashionista.

63. Favorite Disney Character? I don’t have one.

64. What are you doing tomorrow? Going to a 5$ movie.

65. Movie you laughed the hardest through?  This movie I recently recorded on cable, me and my husband laughed till we cried called Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Both are very funny.

66. Movie that made me cry? Tyler Perry “I can do bad all my myself”

67. If you could sing a duet with anybody, who would it be?  Celine Dion

68. If your life was a song, what would the title be?  “Taking it one day at a time.”

69. What is your favorite animal?  Anything cat related, like lions, tigers and kittens.

70. Favorite Illustrator? I love Charlie Brown cartoons so probably Charles Schulz

71. The person you want to have coffee with? Anyone who is into great conversation and eating good southern food.

72. What country would you like to visit? Well in October, I am going to get to visit Puerto Rico next will be Germany next year.

73. Best way to decompress? Laying on a beach without a care in the world….any other time just getting good sleep.

So now here are the 10 blogs I nominate from Twitter to sit under the hot lamp and chair and answer deep questions..lol  Have Fun!!

  1. @Cherishingflo  – Cherishing Flo
  2. @DevinVandriel – Devin Vandriel
  3. @Lisaalioto – Realistic Optimism
  4. @CoffeeSunsets – Coffee and Sunsets
  5. @Can_lemonade – Canadian Lemonade
  6. @lewisjfclarke – Sir Lewis of Clarke
  7. @elleaimevous – Elle Aimevous
  8. @alifeonadime – A Life on a Dime
  9. @LittleBlackDr – Little Black Dress
  10. @31i55a – The Girl Who Drools When She Sleeps

 

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31 Day Challenge-Day 30

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Food, Food, Food…..

My favorite comfort food(s) are 

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Chicken Wings in any way-fried, baked, boneless and with bone and ….

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Ice Cream of any kind….so so good. My favorite kind is Butter Pecan. 

That’s all I got..I am hungry now!!

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31 Day Challenge-Day 29

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Things I want to do before I kick the bucket….

  1. I want to travel to as many places as I can all around the world.  I have started my journey this year by making my way to Puerto Rico in October. 609148
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  3. Making everyday a celebration of living.  I want my family to see me happy everyday and enjoying life. I want my kids to remember me having fun with friends.having-fun-free-clipart-13
  4. Getting an RV and going on a road trip with the family.  The last time we went the five of us on a trip we drove in a car 7 hours from Florida to South Carolina.  We didn’t like the drive there but the trip was one to remember.  I am thinking if we had a bigger vehicle we will be good.

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31 Day Challenge-Day 26

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I have been reading so many blogs lately and I have followed a lot but these blogs listed below have been very consistent with their content and I enjoy them tremendously. Let me share with you my 5 favorite blogs…here we go.

  1. Life with CharliA blog by a wonderful lady named Charli Dee who has won numerous blogging awards and she is inspirational with her posts and she supports the blogging community. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe to her blog here: Life with Charli 20190816_003118[1]
  2. Ashlee Nicole Explained– A blog by an energetic lady named Ashlee Nicole. She is new to blogging but has been through a lot and is willing to open up to the world and let people know it’s going to work out, always. Follow her out on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe to her blog here: Ashlee Nicole Explained

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3. 11 Years Of Nappies- Great, Great lady named Simone Phillips, a mom who I met a couple months ago who does blogs about inspirational women and tells their stories for the world…including myself. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Click here to subscribe to her blog:11 Years of Nappies Check out my feature by clicking here:Mom Crush Monday-Me

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4. Pencils and Popcans- A real down to earth lady who is into entertainment and is a mom of three like I am. Her name is Tanya Kuzmanovic and she if a freelance writer who has great recipes, gives reviews on movies and has had lots of work published. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe to her blog here:Pencils and Popcans

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5. Ramblings of a Neurotic Writer- This young lady, her name is Vada is on the other side of the world and loves to travel and read. She writes poetry and takes you on some great adventures with the best places to eat and drink in London. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Click here to subscribe: Ramblings of a Neurotic Writer

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31 Day Challenge-Day 25

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Okay, so, this will be really easy…here we go!

  1. My legs-  I have always thought my legs were very athletic like Tina Turner.                        20190803_181859[1]
  2.  My Smile- My lips have always been a perfect shape and gives me that award-winning glow on my face.                                                         39535983_2159235847452305_8980527443408322560_o
  3. My Boobs..ooh..did I say that..lol  I got my girls in 9th grade and they have been here ever since. We have been through a lot together.
  4. My Curves…great in dresses and stretch pants.                                                              20171227_113219_HDR_1514393297179[1]

So, that’s all I got..stay tuned for tomorrow for Day 26…

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31 Day Challenge-Day 24

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This one’s going to be a tear jerker…a difficult time in my life….I promise I will make this as painless as possible.

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   My biggest job was to be a mom which I loved from day 1 and my children are and always have been my number #1 priority.  Going to work full-time wasn’t easy but it had to be done for my family.  I worked in Retail for over 20 years and it didn’t end very well.  

   The most difficult time in my life was finding where I belong.  I walked into an industry where not many woman had opportunities to go into upper management especially an African-American woman.  I worked for a company that was predominantly of male influence because it involved heavy lifting and experience with specialized skills and education.  Image result for group of men cartoon

Over the last couple years, women have been able to own successful companies and beat men out on promotions but during my time it was very difficult.  My problem was that I was great at what I did and there was no way they wanted me to go anywhere else in the company.  Finding good people who are exceptional at their jobs was hard.  That was a problem for me.  Every time I would try to go forward, I would be pushed two steps back..whether I wasn’t experienced enough or I didn’t have the education.

Moving my Family-  I though that bringing my family to Florida would give me more opportunities for growth not only with my career but personally.  My family was happy about the move but as the years went by, I started to wonder whether I made the right decision to pursue a career.  

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Working my butt off – The on and off of rejection after rejection for promotions…I got to a breaking point.  My family missed me a lot and I realized and I began to wonder whether I was good enough to move forward, was I smart enough, did I not get enough education, do they not like me? The old saying goes…

“You are only as good as what you do today, yesterday doesn’t matter.”

In the end – I ended up giving up my quest for a career not because I wanted to…God had a different plan for me.  I am loving every minute of it.

That’s all I got for you until tomorrow for Day 25….

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31 Day Challenge-Day 23

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We all know those things that make us tick…makes us want to say Why? So here are the things that really ANNOY ME..

  1. Gas Tank – Every time I get in a car, the fuel light is on. A car can’t run without gas so why keep the tank empty. I believe in keeping the gas tank full or at least at a quarter of a tank full. A body is made up of 80% water and to deprive it of it…it will die just like a car.
  2. Little Bit Left –When you are down to the last little bit of fluid in a carton or jug, it should be topped off in the cup, not put back in the fridge.
  3. Politics – I do not like talking about it, reading about, or seeing it on all my news feeds. What is going on with the government really doesn’t matter to me…it’s all like a big soap opera for me. Entertainment with no end.
  4. Being Ignored – Well this is self-explanatory. I hate when I start talking and I have to repeat myself.
  5. Indecisiveness – On a previous post, I stated that when I go to a restaurant, I know what I want before I get there, I don’t like to go through a drive-up and people are indecisive.
  6. Your Word – When a person says they are going to do something, I expect them to do it. Your word is important when you make a commitment. If I have to follow-up with you several times, it tells me that what you said you would do is not as important to you with me then I can’t trust you.
  7. Liar Liar Pants on Fire – I hate when people lie to my face. I just wish everyone would tell the truth, it would be a whole lot easier in this world.

That’s it for now…stay tuned for Day 24 tomorrow..

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31 Day Challenge-Day 22

 

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I love music…any kind of music!! The world has changed as far as music is concerned.  Now, being old-fashioned, I will say that music has really gone south since the 80’s.  Now all I hear all about sex, drugs, getting high, disrespecting women and men and shooting each other.  I am so tired of it…I need it to go back to when music was about feeling good and being in love.  I hear these songs that I just can’t figure out why or how they were able to be produced.  Teens these days..this is all they know.  All we can do is teach them right from wrong and hope they know the difference.  Now that I have said that…let’s get down to my favorite songs of all time!!

  1. Head Over Heels by Tears for Fears 

2. Whatever it Takes by Anita Baker

3. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is by Chicago

4. Another Brick in the Wall 2 by Pink Floyd  (I love all 3 parts)

5. Foxy Lady by Jimi Hendrix

6. Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder

7. Soul Makossa by Manu Dibango

8. Heartbreaker by Justin Beiber

9. Reasons by Earth Wind and Fire

10. What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye

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31 Day Challenge-Day 19

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  Okay so for this challenge, I asked my loving family who knows my comings and goings and how I operate.  I told them to give me one thing that they find is one of my worst habits.  Here we go:

      My husband Brian said:

    “You do not close the lids or put lids on things tightly.”

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     Okay, so, in my defense, I do this and it is not a good habit.  Sometimes I spill stuff but other times I get lucky and don’t.  As to closing the lids on jars, I can’t do it that tightly because of carpal tunnel and I can open lids that great so I use a can opener or ask someone to do it for me…lol

My oldest son Brian said:

“You put things in the shopping cart at the grocery store that are not on the list.”

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Okay, again, in my defense, I forget to put things on the list.  Every time we go to the store, it seems there are things we need and I forget..lol

My daughter Briana said:

“You yell too much.”

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Guilty as charged on all three so far….yelling is my way of getting my point across after I have already said it numerous times.  I think most people do this when they feel ignored, I am trying not to do it all the time now so I don’t raise my blood pressure.

My youngest son Devon said:

“You leave lights on too much.”

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    Okay, so this is my light in my office…I tend to leave it on every time I leave my office but I am coming right back.  He goes behind me and turns every light off..lol

As for me, I think my worst habit is: 

“I warm up to people to quickly without getting to know them from the background.”

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    What I mean by this is, I have met a lot of people in my life and because I want to assume the best in them, they become a part of my life without me really seeing who they are in many different situations.  I am one of a few women who do not have many close friendships with people due to the fact that many have shown their true cards on the table after they see that I am a nice person.  I am a positive person and do not like drama, so for me to become friends with you, I expect that you show me who you are before I find out.  Communication is a strength f mine and most people who know me, know I mean what I say and do.  I am not transparent and what you see is what you get.  

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