Mama and Me {photo book}

Once again…if you’re like me and have a little one you have probably taking a million pictures and they are still on your phone, right? They grow SO fast!!! I decided to create a mommy and me book, maybe I’ll let her have it when she graduates high school:)   AdoramaPix is having a promotion on their photo books {15% off}. Turn those cell phone photos into nice coffee table books or gifts for family and friends. It would even be a great idea for a mini photography or graphic design portfolio.

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AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. Their custom photo books display your captured memories in rich color and vibrant detail. Thick, durable, professional grade photo paper resists fading and ensures that your photos will be just as colorful for future generations. The binding is lay-flat, so even panoramic images can splash across two pages without any separation. Your memories deserve to live in a stylish, archival home with AdoramaPix photo books.

Your memories deserve more than a lifeless screen! Breathe life into your photos and turn them into beautiful keepsake photo books that will last for generations. Adoramapix’s custom books are high quality and display your images in rich detail. Choose from gorgeous linen, hardcover and leather covers as well as 6 stunning paper finishes. Stop swiping and start printing your family memories with AdoramaPix photo books!

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15% off photo books.
Use code: PhotoBook15 Sale ends 11/05/2016 11:59 PM

 

 

 

 

UPDATE:
I received the new book “Mama & Me” 10×10 in the mail and it looks great! (Now my husband wants one that says “Daddy and Me” #lol)  I went with the same layout as the first book. I like a clean/modern look. This time I also received a keep sake box to put the book.

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(I received the product mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”)

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MUMpreneur vs MOMpreneur…Is there a difference?

If you’ve reached this page, thank you for joining us for another episode of HERstory, a radio segment featuring women entrepreneurs. With host Felicia Wright, mompreneur of Mygani and creator of Mentoring Mamas.

I had the pleasure of interviewing another fellow mompreneur, Anne Bona, owner of the MumpreneursCoach. Click below to hear our in-depth conversation about life, business and everything else in between. Different countries. Similar experiences.

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Jacksonville’s Amazing Moms Contest

Recently I was selected as a finalist for the Jacksonville’s Amazing Moms Contest with Jaxmomsblog. based on my husband’s nomination!! I am truly blessed to have supportive people in my life especially my family!

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Read full nomination below and VOTE here by May 4.

Felicia completely epitomizes what an amazing mom truly is. She is a loving and devoted wife and a nurturing mother to our beautiful three-year-old daughter, Savannah.

Felicia’s journey as an amazing mom is an impressive and inspiring one. It began in 2011, while pregnant with Savannah, Felicia worked diligently and completed her master’s degree in business administration (MBA). Felicia continued her studies right up until the delivery date in 2012 and after a short three month break for recovery, returned and finished her additional concentration courses in marketing.

In 2013, Felicia made the ultimate selfless sacrifice and put her career on hold to became a full time mom while her husband deployed overseas with his military unit. Upon his return, Felicia rekindled her entrepreneurial spirit and developed Mentoring Mamas, a community based program designed to mentor women business owners (affectionately referred to as Mompreneurs), by helping them develop an effective and engaging brand. Felicia accomplished this by hosting workshops and seminars. Felicia also teaches online marketing classes for a local college.

Despite all these activities, Felicia still finds the time to be extremely active in Savannah’s life as she has never fully relinquished her role as a full time mom. She takes Savannah to school every day, helps her with her homework, and participates in Savannah’s fund raisers. Felicia also teaches the 2 – 4 year old Sunday school class, which Savannah attends. Felicia regularly read books to and with Savannah, and helps her with her alphabets, numbers, colors, shapes and states. On top of all of this, Felicia is the President and CEO of Mygani (formally Mygani Design Studio), a marketing firm she established and has been operating since 2004.

Felicia is the ideal role for anyone looking to have a positive impact on their community. Her selfless efforts both inside and outside the home are greatly appreciated by all those she has come in contact with. And did I mention that Felicia is also a phenomenal wife?! Therefore, I proudly nominate Felicia as an Amazing Mom candidate because I have been both amazed and inspired by this super-woman and super-mom that I am so lucky to call my wife!

Happy Mother’s Day to all my amazing moms!!

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What do you fear the most: success or failure?

During our virtual meeting today, the Mentoring Mamas™ group  discussed the topic: What do you fear the most success or failure?

success or failureI shared my experience with the group…

From an early age I always knew I wanted to start my own business. I would admire women who I saw that were in executive positions or ran their own company. But one thing that “scared” me the most was it seemed the more successful you become the more you would be scrutinized and judged… especially in the public.

For someone who is reserved and private  this aspect of being successful didn’t appeal to me at all. Once I eventually started my own company I think internally I turned down opportunities because I was afraid of it becoming  “too big”. I was afraid of being too successful and the fear that it would change me into a person I didn’t want to be. But now as a mom I view success from a different perspective. I don’t want my daughter to grow up and be afraid to try new things or step out of her comfort zone. You never know until you at least try, right?

One of my favorite quotes is “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase”  -Martin Luther King, Jr.

I think my fear of success has held me back from really pursuing my purpose and being the best me. This year my goal is to step outside of my comfort zone and see what happens. No limitations!

Some takeaways:

• Don’t let fear stop you from being your best!
• Step outside of your comfort zone!
• Turn your obstacles into opportunities!
• Change your mindset: Think Positive!

What do you fear the most: Success or Failure? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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What Dr. King’s (MLK) legacy means to me…

Earlier this month I was asked to write about Martin Luther King,Jr. (MLK) and the impact of his legacy. As I thought about what approach I would take, I decided to make this a conversational post. Although topics about race can be daunting, they are conversations we need to have. 

In my short lifetime, I’ve experienced many challenges as an African-American woman, but I have also seen many positive changes. Several years ago when I was in college, I was “confronted” by a police officer and accused of stealing a classmates’ textbook. It was later discovered, after the book was found, that the classmate had simply misplaced the book. It was my understanding I was the only one questioned and the only African- American in that particular class. No apology for falsely accusing me was ever offered nor was there any acknowledgement of wrong doing rendered. Although this happened to me over 15 years ago, the events of that traumatic day remain with me still.

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I share this personal story because sometimes bad things happen to good people. I don’t believe all law enforcement is bad, but this encounter made me more cautious of people I come in contact with. I understand that every situation is different and should be treated as such. I believe that people’s views and reactions to situations are largely based on their personal experiences and those views influenced from their family and friends. The recent events involving Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Michael Brown and Eric Garner and NY police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos have reminded us all of the tension that remains regarding race relations and how we as a country need to create more effective solutions.

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Now that I am a mom, my hope is that I will be able to instill the right values in my daughter. I pray she makes decisions based on merit and not solely on how someone looks. How do you explain to your child that someone was killed because of how they looked or the color of their skin? Has anyone ever had this conversation? How did your child (ren) respond? How did you respond? As a country, do you think we will ever get to a place where race isn’t an issue?

Will Dr. King’s dream ever fully come true? I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.- Martin Luther King, Jr.



To continue the conversation think about participating in the following activities:
    

– See the new movie Selma, then get together with a group and talk about it.

– Participate in the National MLK Service Day to create a “Better America”.

Let’s continue to have these conversations and hopefully create solutions for a BETTER way of LIFE.

Please feel free to share your thoughts or experiences in the comments below.

** This post was originally written for Military One Click**

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