File this under: “5-minute crafts” . I thought we completely forgot to make the Valentine’s Day box yesterday morning. Fighting a head cold, I had to crawl out of bed and help Lincoln make this out of the first box I found in the pantry... . ...only to discover later that they were making bags as a craft IN CLASS. . #unnecessarydrama#happyvalentinesday❤️ #momblogger#momlife
Some scholars speculate that cultural significance of the broom dates back to a region in West Africa that is now called Ghana. The areas occupied by the Asante ethnic group were reportedly well kept, due to the extreme use of local customized brooms. Brooms were also used in marriage ceremonies where they waved over marrying couples, serving as a way to remove evil spirits and/or sweep off past wrongs in order to start anew. Most times, at the end of the marriage ceremony, couples would jump the broom, representing a new beginning. ♥️Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King Jr. ♥️ Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee were movie icons and black Hollywood royalty. Married for 57 yrs. ♥️Barack and Michelle Obama, 1st African American President and 1st Lady of U.S. ♥️Robert and Sheila Johnson co-founded Black Entertainment Television (BET) in 1979, the first cable network targeting an African American market. ♥️ Reggie and Rene Webb. The Webb Family Enterprises was founded 20 years ago, the husband and wife team now own 17 McDonald’s restaurants. ♥️George and Joan Johnson started one of the nation’s largest black-owned companies together in 1954. Johnson Products Co. ———————————————— Sources: https://atlantablackstar.com/2016/02/03/jumping-the-broom-8-historical-facts-you-need-to-know-about-this-wedding-tradition/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_56bb4e62e4b0c3c5504f809e/amp https://www.blackenterprise.com/10-black-business-power-couples-in-black-history/8/ ———————————————— #blackhistorymonth#blackhistory#valentinesdayedition#blacklove#blackfamily#blackpowercouples#powercouples#blackbillionaires#blackmillionaires#jumpthebroom#blackmarriage#loversedition#fortheculture#forthelovers#blackhusbands#blackwives
"Humans have never understood the power of Love, for if they had they would surely have built noble temples and altars and offered solemn sacrifices; but this is not done, and most certainly ought to be done, since Love is our best friend, our helper, and the healer of the ills which prevent us from being happy." -- from Plato's Symposium . . Happy Valentine's Day @kofi_selling_la 💖 #bestfriend#helper#healer#love
Two close victories (5-4 and 6-5) in the pouring rain this weekend in Norco taking us into the Round of 16 in the State Cup Playoffs! So proud of these girls who played like champions today! #soccerisstilllife#soccermom#literally
A question was raised recently by someone we know on what to do when you find yourself comparing your lives with people on social media. My advice was to simply unfollow. Most would quickly say "just log" off or "deactivate your account." Well for one, that's easier said than done. Two, sometimes for others you can't always do that, especially if you rely on social media to keep in touch with specific people or for business purposes. Honestly, sometimes you have to just unfollow people. It sucks and you don't want to be seen as shady but at the end of the day your own mental health is more important. Trust you are not alone, happens to us even in the creative business market. We've had to unfollow certain photographers because we ended up comparing our work, or business to theirs. Thankfully we've recovered and found confidence in our own growth. But it goes to show that it happens to us all. Love yourself enough to let go sometimes. . Comment your thoughts below . . . . . . #selfcare#selflove#comparisonisthethiefofjoy#stopcomparing#stopcomparingyourself#riphotographer#riweddingphotographer
Series: Running your home and life like a business . . Feeling extremely energized in this new series! . . Up next, I am going to be sharing about the keys to efficiency, including: (1)decluttering your home and work space, (2)creating systems, (3)outsourcing, and (4) knowing when it’s time to COMPLETELY dismantle your current way of life/business to rebuild a more efficient and effective operation! . . Follow the conversation!
@raceclassandparenting officially launched our IG Channel! . . Check out the first episode of "Ask Mimi" where I respond to questions to support people who want to parent from a stronger social justice perspective! . . If you have a question for an episode, DM @raceclassandparenting or email firstname.lastname@example.org! . . Thanks for your support! 🤗 #iamblackhistory#blackhistorymonth
Series: Running your home and life like a business . . Each week of our lives is so eventful...business meetings, family trips, philanthropic events, soccer games, photo shoots (like this one I did for @angelenomagazine)... . . It takes a lot of planning and discipline to pursue it all! . . Thrilled to be sharing suggestions on how to be more efficient and successful! My last post was all about scheduling your plans. . . Today I want to recommend using a paper planner in addition to an app (sorry techies 👩🏾💻!). It is too hard to understand your macro-process if you only use a digital calendar! . . Think of the calendar on your phone or computer as a tool for keeping time. I use my phone to remind me of where I need to be at what time...and I definitely use the options to invite others to calendared events. . . However, if you are serious about moving in a purposeful and strategic way through your life you need a monthly calendar, a pencil, and a set of highlighters to make it happen (see my last post). . . You need to physically calendar your goals and see a daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual overview of where your time is going. . . It is really hard to internalize your own process in a digital calendar format. Your passions, relationships, and business goals need to be consolidated in a way where you can monitor your priorities and the balance! . . Take the time to write out what you want, schedule out your process to get there, and use a written calendar to make sure you are holding yourself accountable!