My Top 4 Women Entrepreneurs That Keep Me Motivated

My Top 4 Women Entrepreneurs That Keep Me Motivated

My video diary is up! It’s now been 5 weeks since I left my job. I often feel the need to keep motivated and inspired and these ladies do the job!!! “My Top 4 Women Entrepreneurs That Keep Me Motivated!”

Here’s the full video! 

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#xoxoxo#

JJ

Why Worrying Less About Your Kids and Drugs Isn’t Such a Bad Idea!

Why Worrying Less About Your Kids and Drugs Isn’t Such a Bad Idea!

I never thought the day would come where I wouldn’t tell my teen son or daughter to put their phone away or I’d be that parent who wouldn’t limit their amount of screen time, whether it be smartphone, tablet or computer use. They’re millennials  and there’s no getting around it. It’s a common thing to do and I just have to come to terms with it, whether I want to or not. That day has come and you might want to open your arms and accept it too.

We pay bills, set up meetings, share music, SKYPE and anything else you can think of, on our smartphones. We move about our day hardly without the use of a one. I’m pretty sure there’s an app for whatever you need to do and Matt Ritchel in ‘Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs with Smartphones?’ shares why there’s a decline in the use use of alcohol and drugs with teenagers. He says that smartphone and tablets usage has exploded over the last decade causing… read the full story here! 

 

Carnival Soiree @ Children’s Learning Adventure – Cypress

Carnival Soiree @ Children’s Learning Adventure – Cypress

Join the Children’s Learning Adventure on Saturday, March 11th from 10am – 12pm for a morning full of fun! Children will be able to explore whatever areas and activities pique their interest – including bowling, cooking in a professional grade kitchen, arts & crafts, dancing, sports, and so much more. Carnival favorites {popcorn and cotton candy} will be on hand if you work up an appetite!  Plus, the first 300 registered children to arrive that morning will receive a goodie bag from Children’s Learning Adventure to take home too!

24130 NW Freeway

Cypress, TX  77429

Saturday, March 11th

10 – 12PM

For more information, visit www.houston.citymomsblog.com 

Mother and Daughter: 100 Days Challenge Accepted

Mother and Daughter: 100 Days Challenge Accepted

It’s one thing to see a mother/daughter duo snap a couple of selfies together and then let social media decide who’s mom and who’s daughter. But to take on a 100 day challenge to be a better you for health purposes and for your kids, that’s a challenge worth sharing and documenting.

Single mom, Cheryl of New Jersey and daughter Tessa made a commitment earlier this year to shed 100 pounds together. Though they dropped a combined total of 74 pounds in 100 days, the before and after pictures look stunning!!! And guess what, they’re keeping it going! Besides, it’s a lifestyle and we’re proud of them both.

See the full story here!

 

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Single Mom Celebrates Twice

Single Mom Celebrates Twice

I remember when I was in college, it was my last semester, December 2004. I had just left the admissions office with my tuition statement and wondered how’d I’m going to pay this bill, without taking out another loan. I had made it this far in my undergraduate studies with staying under the 15K mark of student loans, and didn’t want to go any higher. I remember my mom casually pulling out some paper bonds, saying let’s go to the bank. We did, and my last semester was paid in cash, with a few hundred dollars left to put towards books. She, yet again, had made a way out of now way for me. And she did it alone.

So when I read the story about twins Darion and Varion Walton graduating with their Master’s degree from SHSU, with honors, I could relate. They grew up in a single parent low-income home, which meant their mother’s job was… keep reading here! 

Less Sleep, Lower Grades Study Finds

Less Sleep, Lower Grades Study Finds

I’m friends with a lot a teachers including early childhood, elementary, middle and high schools. I dread having a girls night out them because all it takes is for one question to be brought up about something going on at school, and I’m left scrolling on my phone, with a couple of eye rolls and painful grunts. Because it’s now thirty minutes past, and they’re still discussing how ‘Jimmy’s’ parents haven’t come to the school for a parent conference.

They love what they do, or not (LOL) and are somewhat burnt out but still keep going amid the few advantages of being a teacher – Winter break, Spring Break, paid holidays, oh and did I mention Summer break?! But a common thread that’s heard during their ‘teacher’ discussions is the parallel connection between academic performance and social interactions including sleep, biological changes, screen time, and more.

A recent study found that over 80% of U.S. schools are starting too early for America’s teenagers and that electronic devices play a major role. Government health officials recommend that school days start… to read more, click here!