Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Whipping Her Hair

Hey Y'all:

My 2yr old daugher LOVES Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" whenever she has beads in her beautiful locks she treats me to her own rendition. Today's wordless wednesday is of her whipping her hair back and forth...

Until next time...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Is it Valentine's Day Yet???

Hey Y'all:

Just about everyday of the past three weeks my son has asked me if it was Valentine's Day yet. Granted I did already purchase his Valentine's Day candy for his classmates, teacher and favorite crossing guards but I find it quite amusing that he asks EVERYDAY. This morning like I've done every morning, I've taken him to the calendar for the count down to Valentine's Day.

I'm really not sure why he's so excited about it but because he is I think we are going to make some cards tonight and send them out to family members (especially their Grandmother's) to wish them a Happy Valentine's Day. So what did I do? Head to the web for ideas that I'm going to share with you of course!

What will you do this Valentine's Day?

Until next time...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Top 5 Black History Month Picture Books

Hey There:

As a follow up to yesterday's post here is my list of picture books that are perfect reading for children during Black History month. They each have beautiful illustration and heartfelt stories.

Conrows by Camile Yarbrough

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Top 5 Must Reads for Black History Month

Hey Folks:

I just began a very intriguing read and think it's perfectly suited for BHM. While reading I decided to create a list of 'must reads' for this month and beyond, of course.

For Adults:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the effects of the atom bomb; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Black History Month 2011 - Everyday Superstars

Hey Y'all:

Welcome to the shortest, sweetest and most historical month of the year.

As I did last year in celebration of Black History Month I'd like to profile "Everyday Superstars."

Everyday Superstars are ordinary men, women and children doing extra ordinary things in their community such as mentoring, spearheading a charitable cause or just that person who's willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. The "Everyday Superstar" can also be a church or community organization that is making a difference.

If you have an Everyday Superstar you'd like to profile please email me with your superstar's story and detailed information on what they are doing to make a difference in their community. Also include a picture of your superstar to be displayed on the post.

Profiles will be published every Monday of this month. Please be sure to let all your friends and family know about this wonderful opportunity to share the good things that Everyday Superstars contribute!

I look forward to reading about your Everyday Superstar!

Until next time...