College Scholarship Monday

There are thousands of scholarships out there. Below you will find many scholarships, most with general eligibility requirements. My goal is to share some lesser-known scholarships with my readers every Monday.

Don’t wait. Apply for these great scholarships today! There are scholarships there that are still open! You can also find scholarships on other scholarship lists, such as scholarships with requirements based on your statemajorgrade levelethnicity, or religion. And, lastly, check out my list of scholarships with June,  July and August deadlines.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, you are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Here are 56 scholarships for Saturday, June 22, 2019.

Signal Grace Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: T.M. Yates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 4, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States. Applicant must read the memoir Signal Grace and create an entry in response to one of three given prompts.

Military College Scholarship
Sponsor: Low VA Rates
Amount: $1,250
Closing Date: July 5, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to military students currently enrolled in college. Children with a mother or father serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces are also eligible to apply for the scholarship.

College Book Scholarship
Sponsor: Goedeker’s Appliances
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: July 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on why attending college is important to them.

Public Service College Book Scholarship
Sponsor: Goedeker’s Appliances
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: July 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who work in public service. This includes federal, state, and local government employees, police officers and firefighters, active military, reserves, and veterans, public school teachers, and employees of non-profit organizations.

MFMA Scholarship
Sponsor: Maple Flooring Manufactures Association, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 8, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who will be enrolled during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must submit a personal essay answering one of six given questions. Scholarship is only open to specific majors (too many to list) – see website for details.

Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship
Sponsor: Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 8, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to law students, undergraduate (J.D.) and graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D.) enrolled in a U.S. law school during the 2018/19 academic year. Applicant must submit a paper on any federal or state tax-related topic.

Bey & Associates Scholarship
Sponsor: Bey & Associates, LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending or planning to attend a college, university, or graduate school in the United States in the upcoming fall. Applicant must submit an essay on what they wanted to be when they were five years old and how their career aspirations have evolved over the years.

Corban Gunn Scholarship
Sponsor: Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending or planning to attend any college or graduate school in the United States attending their first year of school. Applicant must submit an essay on what book changed their life and why.

JAM Paper Teacher Scholarship
Sponsor: JAM Paper & Envelope
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to any student who is pursuing a career in Education. Applicant must submit an essay on why they want to become a teacher.

Physical Therapist Scholarship
Sponsor: BrightLight Direct
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are enrolled in an occupational or physical therapy program that has been accredited by CAPTE or ACOTE.

Rick and Sherry Murray Medical Futures Scholarship
Sponsor: ALS Association – Florida Chapter
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of Florida who are spouses, children, or grandchildren of a person who has been diagnosed with ALS. Applicant must be currently majoring in any medically related degree or attending any medically related certification program.

Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
Sponsor: Family Travel Forum
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students ages 13-18 and attending grades 8-12 in the United States or Canada, or an American international school abroad, or be enrolled in a U.S. homeschool program. Applicant must share a travel story.

Thomas Law Offices College Scholarship
Sponsor: Thomas Law Offices
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open students who are currently attending or plan to attend their first year of college or graduate school in the upcoming fall semester. Applicant must submit an essay on you were truly grateful for someone else’s help and how it impacts you today.

United Health Foundation Diverse Scholars Initiative
Sponsor: United Health Foundation | UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time at a UNCF member college or university. Applicant must be majoring in behavioral health, biochemistry, biological sciences, biology, biomedical research, biotechnical health, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health or radiology.

Urban & Taylor Scholarship
Sponsor: Urban & Taylor, S.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending or planning to attend their first year of undergraduate or graduate study in the Fall. Applicant must submit an essay who their favorite fictional character is and why.

Welsh & Welsh Scholarship
Sponsor: Welsh & Welsh PC, LLO
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently attending or planning to attend their first year of college or graduate school in the upcoming fall or spring semester. Applicant must submit an essay on one small change they can make in their life that could impact the world in a positive way.

Resume Companion Scholarship
Sponsor: Resume Companion LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 14, 2019
Description: Applicant must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, in full-time university education for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship. Applicant must create a resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, literature or myth.

AACN Scholarship
Sponsor: Hurst Review Services
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to pre-licensure Nursing students enrolled at member AACN schools.

Altec Design Web Scholarship
Sponsor: Altec Design
Amount: $750
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to any student who will be enrolled in an accredited institution for Fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on how they foresee the internet changing their chosen career in the next 20 years.

American Legion Baseball Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school graduates who play baseball and are nominated by a head coach or manager.

Ankin Law Office Scholarship
Sponsor: Ankin Law Office
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate, law school, and graduate school students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Business Research Guide Scholarship for Women Entrepreneurs
Sponsor: Business Research Guide
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who have been accepted to or are enrolled at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors and disciplines, with particular consideration given to women studying entrepreneurship, business management, or a closely related field.

Clark Law Office Scholarship
Sponsor: The Clark Law Office
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be attending law school in 2019 in the United States. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on their current hopes for their career after completing law school.

Cogan & Power Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Cogan & Power, P.C.
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs during fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to nursing homes.

Copernicus Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Copernicus Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to college and university students of Polish descent from the Chicago area. Scholarships will be awarded based upon scholastic achievement in the areas of Performing Arts, Cultural Education, Business, Sciences, and Professional degrees.

Creative Safety Supply Scholarship
Sponsor: Creative Safety Supply
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a college, university, or vocational school who have at least 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit a completed application and answer two personal questions about their career path and creative thinking/problem solving.

CRMA Scholarship
Sponsor: Chicago Railroad Mechanical Association (CRMA)
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to sons, daughters, adopted children, grandchildren, and stepchildren of members of the CRMA who have maintained current membership in the Association. Applicant must be enrolled at the time of application as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student.

David Hudak Memorial Essay Contest for Freethinking Students of Color
Sponsor: Freedom From Religion Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Competition is open to freethinking students of color ages 17-21 who are either high school seniors or students currently enrolled in a college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given prompt related to rejection of religion.

DePaolo & Zadeikis Law Offices Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: DePaolo & Zadeikis Law Offices
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs during fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to workplace safety.

Dependent Children Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Tennessee residents who are dependent children of Tennessee law enforcement officers, firemen, or an emergency medical service technicians who has been killed or totally and permanently disabled while performing duties within the scope of such employment. Applicant must be an incoming or current undergraduate student at a Tennessee institution of higher education.

Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: Christensen Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in the United States who are pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Duffy Law Scholarship
Sponsor: Duffy Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must submit an essay on free speech rights on college campuses.

Gamewardens Scholarships
Sponsor: Gamewardens Association Inc.
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to sons, daughters, and grandchildren of a Gamewarden.

HDA Scholarships
Sponsor: Hispanic Dental Association (HDA)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students studying in the dental field (Dental School, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, etc) who show a commitment and dedication to improving and serving the oral health of the Hispanic community.

ICON of Industry Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network
Amount: $7,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry with an emphasis towards the area of hospitality interior design.

Joseph J. Fitzsimmons Scholarship
Sponsor: US Judo Federation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in their first or second year of medical school who are USJF members.

Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are HIV positive or have AIDS and will be enrolled in a college or university in the fall.

Keller Law Offices Scholarship
Sponsor: Keller Law Offices
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited community college, college or university, or accredited law school in the fall of 2019. Applicant must describe an incident or write a fictional story of how someone got falsely accused of a crime and how they handled it.

Law Office of Bogdan Martinovich Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Office of Bogdan Martinovich
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs during fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to nursing homes.

Law Office of Matthew L Sharp Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Office of Matthew L Sharp
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs during fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to reducing crashes and injuries among young drivers.

Law Offices of Steinberg, Goodman, and Kalish Annual Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Offices of Steinberg, Goodman, and Kalish
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs during fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on advice they would give their younger self when it comes to driving hazards.

Law School Scholarship
Sponsor: Miller & Zois, LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to first-year law students enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. In the event of a tie, preference will be given to students with a connection to the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Lee Steinberg, P.C. Law Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Michigan residents who are current undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must have a desire to attend law school and must submit an essay on what they want to accomplish with a law degree.

Mainor Wirth Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Mainor Wirth Injury Lawyers
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited community college, four-year baccalaureate degree, or accredited law school in the fall of 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to bicycles.

Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship
Sponsor: Michael Mood – Trainer | Author |Speaker
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, participation and leadership in school activities and work experience. Applicant must have an interest in pursing a career in the health and fitness related fields. Only the first 1,000 applications will be accepted.

NPG Student Poster Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Negative Population Growth (NPG)
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college undergraduates who will be enrolled in the fall of 2019. Applicant must create a poster that focuses on overpopulation of the United States.

Paul E. Flaherty Athletic Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion
Amount: $250
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores who have participated in some form of high school athletics.

Senior Caregiver Scholarship
Sponsor: SeniorAdvice.com
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending a two or four-year college or university in the Fall of 2019. Applicant must have been involved in caregiving for a family member.

Speech Pathologist Graduate Scholarships
Sponsor: Bilingual Therapies
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an eligible graduate program, have native or near-native proficiency in a second language, and would like to work with multicultural children in a diverse school-setting.

Strom & Associates Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Strom & Associates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs during fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to hazards at their school.

Vegetarian Video Scholarship
Sponsor: The Vegetarian Resource Group
Amount: Up to $200
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to vegetarians and vegans. Applicant must submit a video on topics related to vegetarianism and/or veganism.

Vic & Oby Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Law Offices of Ral Obioha, PLLC
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college, graduate, and law school students who are foreign-born or have foreign-born parents. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to being an immigrant.

Vogelzang Law Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Vogelzang Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs during fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to asbestos.

Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC Scholarship
Sponsor: Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a college or graduate program, or actively applying to attend one such program in 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to businesses.

Dyslexia/Auditory Processing Disorder Scholarship
Sponsor: Gemm Learning
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in college during fall 2019 and who have dyslexia. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to living with dyslexia.

GWC Injury Lawyers Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: Goldberg Weisman Cairo
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are attending a college or university in the United States with at least a 3.0 GPA. Scholarship is open to all majors, but applicants who express an interest in the United States justice system are preferred. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to personal injury attorneys.

Note: Please use this scholarship lists as just one of the resources you use to look for scholarships. Here are 16 places to look for scholarships.

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Scholarship Saturday – June 22, 2019

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Friday Four: Summer Weddings

Congratulations! You’re engaged. Thinking about getting married in the summer? You couldn’t pick a better season! Your outdoor venue and location choices are wide-open. Think parks, barns, mountaintops and my favorite, sandy toe beach weddings. The choices are endless!

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According to Weddingwire.com, the most popular months to get married are October, September, June, May, and August, in that order.  I married my husband on September 20. It went great! The party lasted all night! Personally, I think it’s because of these four reasons below:

1.More guests will be available to attend.

It’s much easier to get time off from work during Summer than other times of the year. Especially with kids out of school, families won’t have to worry about missing class time. As a result, you’ll have a bigger turnout and be able to have more of your loved ones attend your big day. The more the merrier, right.

2. You can’t beat Summer nights.

With some of the heat carrying into the night, you and your attendees will be able to dance the night away without having to worry about bundling up. There’s also something about warm Summer nights that up the romance factor and even make you want to party even longer. Even the summer food is better. You can serve the seasons best local harvest of watermelon, strawberries, tomatoes, and grilled corn on the cob.

3. You can take advantage of outdoor venues.

My wedding venue was at a local park with a huge Earth tone rock formed waterfall, We stood in front of a stone pool and our guest sat on stone carved rocks and regular event chairs. It was beautiful! If you do choose to exchange vows during prime sunshine hours, be sure to keep shade.It’s possible! I’m still holding my fingers crossed for a beachside wedding! (Hey LoveBirds, I’m here! – Weddings And Blessings – Non-Denominational Marriage Officiant

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4. You can get more creative with your reception.

Again, with warmer weather comes more fun. Set up lawn, board games, DIY tacos, s’mores or salad station by the fire pit when the sun begins to set. Frozen Summer treats also make for great dessert alternatives. Think backyard BBQ with light upscale touches.

Choose Favors that Keep Guests Comfortable

Handing out sunglasses, parasols, or fans before the ceremony starts will keep your friends and family happy during what could be sweltering hot vows. Plus, they double as a favor your guests can take home after the wedding is over. -Deanna, The Big Sister

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However, there are plenty disadvantages to be aware of:

Because Summer is the most popular season to tie the knot. Venues and vendors often up their prices during this time, especially on weekends. Keep an eye out for peak-season rates when planning your wedding budget.
Destination wedding and honeymoon prices are also hitting their peak as most. Also prepare for bug control. We southerners have lots of remedies for that too! The key is to research, prepare and plan early. And if you are looking for a non denominational marriage officiant, I’m your girl. Contact me right away to secure your date! Jabela: Marriage Officiant & Life Celebrant

Happy Planning!

We’re Going Back To DC!

Yup, on July 11th, we are headed back to DC! 2019 PlayIn will be the best one yet! So Call All Of Your DMV folks and tell them to get here! It’s always worth the trip.

The Play in 4 Climate is a fun day to get the kids to help tell our policy makers that kids want to play outdoors in a safe environment. Not stuck indoor with respiratory issues.

Air pollution isn’t just unhealthy to breathe – it threatens our children’s future. That’s why moms across the country want to participate in a meaningful action on climate

And kids play a really big part. Not only are they getting to play right there* at the US Capitol in Washington, but they are also learning first hand how simple it is to be an effective advocate. My children grew up on Capitol HIll! It’s okay if they get a little cranky!- Trust Me!

(I still think Wheeler is wrong for the EPA- I wrote an article about it. Read it here. WRAL article here.)

That’s why moms (and kids, and poppas, and grandparents, and everyone in between) across the country want to see meaningful action on climate.You really should join in! Here’s more details:

On July 11, 2019, parents and kids from across the country will gather near the US Capitol in Washington, DC to call for climate action. This family-friendly protest against the air pollution that causes dangerous climate change showcases exactly what’s at stake as temperatures and sea levels rise: our kids. Moms know that kids can’t sit still, so we are ditching a traditional sit-in and holding our sixth annual Play-In.

The event will include exciting speakers, kids’ activities and music by Latin-GRAMMY-award-winning children’s musician, Mister G.

And If you see me there, please stop by and sign my gigantic bill—-

What: PLAY-IN FOR CLIMATE ACTION

Where: National Mall, Washington, D.C. For more details contact: Moms Clean Air

Register HERE!

The Black Birthing Guide For POC’s

Look I had nine (9) births. Since 2010, I have assisted in 16 births. So let’s just all agree that I do know a little something about having babies. Also since 2017*, I have been working part time for one of the leading mom power nonprofits in the country. They are amazing at hold out politicians accountable and informed on social issues that affect us moms. Including birthing People Of Color (POC’s). Then there’s another non profit that I high-key admire for their approach for protection childrens clean air, safe water, and other toxins.It’s because of these other affiliations that im a part of that sets me under a different light other full service doulas. So on this FAther’s Day 2019. I have decided to write a book.It shall be called; The Black Birthing Guide For POC’s.

So here’s what I’m doing. I’ll include other doulas to contribute to an online webinar. Sorta like the one we did during Black Maternal Health Week: Birthing POC’s Holistically on Facebook. That one went VERY WELL! If you didn’t see it, take advantage of it now. 1.9k people reached, 172 responses, average target reached was women aged 35-44.

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Schedule · Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mama Stretch- simple and low impact exercises for pregnant moms. Not recommended for high risk pregnancies. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM What Doulas Do? – Learn how doulas benefit you and how we enhance your pregnancy; before, during & after delivery 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Pregnancy Tips- Wanna know how to get pregnant faster? Natural birth control? Or how we can guess your baby birth? 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Birthing Plan- Why make one & how to use it for your desired birth. 6:00 PM – 7:00 PMA Gift or Two for Expecting Moms- local resources for expecting parents 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Eating For Two- Precautions to consider for a healthy, full weighted, baby. 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Just Ask. Intimacy, inspirational quotes, service providers checkins, and top updates for Maternal Justice.

I’m trying to tell ya’ll…… get connected. Eventually you’ll have to pay for this wealth of information, wisdom, and sound resources. Now I prepare the next webinar, please share we are sharing holistic and detailed information for dads and how they can help moms prepare for birth and the 4th trimester.This one will be Instagram at 9-10:30pm. Just search up @qcsupermomQCSupermom and tag someone. Bring your questions, your baby daddy and learn something new.

Friday Four: Black Maternal Health Week


Black women are up to four times more likely to die than white women from pregnancy-related causes, including stillbirths, premature births, lower infant birth-weight, and miscarriages. And that’s why I’m celebrating with many other organizations, legislators, moms, and dads for the second Black Maternal Health Week! Our goal is to improve african american mothers’ reproductive justice, and birth justice frameworks. As a holistic doula, and mom of nine, I couldn’t be any more grateful for these efforts!

Doing a quick search online, I’ve seen a lot of federal and local support. I was pleasantly surprised to see our very own congresswoman Alma Adams putting in ground breaking work.
BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH ADVOCATES RESPOND TO RESOLUTION INTRODUCED TODAY BY CONGRESSWOMAN ALMA ADAMS OFFICIALLY DECLARING APRIL 11-17 AS “BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH WEEK”


On April 9, freshman Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (right) joined Rep. Alma Adams and co-launched the first first-ever Black Maternal Health Caucus

“It’s unconscionable that in United States, one of the world’s wealthiest countries, we are seeing the rates of illness and death during pregnancy continue to skyrocket. For Black women, the statistics surrounding maternal mortality and morbidity are especially alarming,” said Black Mamas Matter Alliance Co-Directors Elizabeth Dawes Gay and Angela Doyinsola Aina. “Two days after BMMA joined Reps. Alma Adams and Lauren Underwood in launching the first Black Maternal Health Caucus to address this urgent crisis, we’re excited to see Senator Harris and Rep. Adams introduce a resolution officially recognizing April 11-17 as “Black Maternal Health Week” — a nationwide effort to amplify the voices, leadership and scholarship of Black women working to improve maternal health, rights and justice for Black mamas. Now it’s time for other lawmakers to follow suit by enacting policies and legislation at the state and federal levels that empower and support Black women before, during and after pregnancy.” – Black Mammas Matter Alliance

Although there is a lot of work to be done, we have gained strives by highlighting the birth stories from stars like Serena Williams and Beyoncé — Williams, 37, underwent an emergency c-section and endured a a pulmonary embolism and Beyoncé, 37, suffered from preeclampsia and also had an emergency c-section. Truth is, there are more blacks moms out here suffering than these two, and it’s great to see so many public figures, organizations and legislatures getting on board.


The health and well being of women before, during, & after pregnancy demands our undivided attention now. Proud to be a Founding Member of the Black Maternal Health Caucus as we celebrate – Rep A. Pressley
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Ayanna Soyini Pressley is an American politician who is the member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts’s 7th congressional distric

I believe everybody should be able to get equitable health care. – Kelle Pressley

So as you can see, awareness is growing. For those who do not have a reliable, knowledgeable community, or family support, we doulas provide this information and support for you. Here in Charlotte, I will continue doing my part. It takes a village. I hope you will contribute to your village by sharing this information with someone who needs it.

Here’s what I found online. Sunday April 14th Death By Delivery -Brought to you by
by Rock Hill Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Wednesday the 17th Birthing POC’s Webinar Brought to you by yours truly, Jabela the doula.
I will be sharing very candid snippets of my nine births, why I wanted to be a doula and work in community activism. I will also have other providers of color throughout the day covering everything from why we are needed, how we work in your birthing team, to exercises for pregnant moms. Write down a few of your own questions and join in! My practice is privately funded but I often discount or donate many hours to low income moms both online and locally. (Well, until I get my medical provider number from Medicaid) Right now many of my white clients sustain my birthing business. They confidently buy most of my lactation teas, salves, etc and hire any referrals offered to them. They are usually quicker follow my diet plans to the letter. My mothers of color come to me with built in fear and uncertainty. Affordability, necessity and relativity are their biggest reservations at first. Once we are past those hurdles, I see how much they appreciate my presence as a provider that looks like them. Much of what they feel I can understand to a certain degree, because I speak their language, and understand things that another provider might not. I’m their voice, a powerful link to local resources and favorite sister. Getting past everyday stress, connecting her to essential resources and access to proper care is detrimental. My moms enjoy soothing back massages, answering “odd” questions, troubleshooting pregnancy woes, birth plan creation, belly casting, hip pushing between contractions, help with new baby latch on, make a fresh post delivery recovery smoothie right after birth,cooking a delicious hot meal once home, officiate her welcome to the world celebration, come back by your home for a few hours for her to get uninterrupted rest, all of which, means so much more to my moms of color.

No doubt, it’s hard to change practices that have been done a certain way for many years. But it can be done. Join in, get out of your silo and encourage birth workers of color and our work, inclusively doulas and midwives. Support the efforts of organizations like Momsrising.org and Black Mammas Alliance, because BLACK MOMS NEED DOULAS.

The Black maternal health crisis deserves more media attention. If you have maternity pictures you would like to share, please drop them on my facebook or Instagram page. Find me @qcsupermom EVERYWHERE!
I’m changing birth one birth at a time. Join me!

Here’s Four Additional Things I Offer In My Holistic Doula Service: 1. Officiate Welcome To The World Ceremony.

2.Live Workouts with Online Mommies

3. Fresh,Organic post Delivery Smoothies

4. Free Childwatch during Labor & Delivery until discharge.

Equal Pay: Put Some Respect On My Check!

If he and I are doing the same job, especially in the same company; put some respect on my check and pay me what you owe me! I shouldn’t have to work four to five more months just to see equal income- right?

Gender Wage Gap is real! I remember signing a form saying that I promised not to discuss my pay with other employees. Thinking about it now, what was I thinking? What was the big secret? How was this information detrimental to anyone else? Was I getting paid more or less? Did my college degrees put me over other less educated colleagues?

Coffee Sleeves and Napkins at More than 30 Small Businesses Feature Gender Pay Gap Statistics to Show Importance of Equal Pay and Paid Leave for All o

April 2nd is Equal Pay Day (the day that symbolizes how women, on average, have to work all of 2018 and until early April of 2019 to earn what white men earned in 12 months alone),

‘I hadn’t yet learned I was less valuable than a man
By Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Momsrising and Main street is teaming up to mark equal pay day with a fun and high-impact gimmick. I plan on joining in because I have both male and female children. I want them to receive what they deserve and have enough integrity to call out the bull crap when the see it!

Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) pay data collection initiative which was started by President Obama  

The initiative would have increased transparency around wages and prevented race and gender gaps from getting swept under the rug. “Would have” are the key operating words here, because now it’s on hold.


Here’s the deal: While in office, President Obama moved forward several measures to advance equal pay; but now President Trump is stopping them from moving forward even though studies show that one of the best ways to ensure equal pay is to increase transparency around wages and prevent race and gender gaps from getting swept under the rug. Specifically, last August, the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) blocked an important equal pay initiative that President Obama started – the EEO-1 equal pay data collection – which requires large corporations to report pay data by race, ethnicity, and gender to the EEOC

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Win Tickets to Marvel Universe Live in Charlotte

Marvel Universe Live! is coming to Charlotte, NC. January 25-27!  Take the entire family to the Spectrum Center for a fun event featuring your favorite super heroes.

Win a family 4-pack of tickets by entering the giveaway!! CLICK one (or all) for your entry by following us on Facebook , Instagram or Twitter

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands in this all-new, spectacular arena stunt show.

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Marvel Universe LIVE! is performing at Spectrum Center from Friday, January 25 to Sunday, January 27 for six performances.

Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot and Drax make their live production debut bringing their courage and misfit wit to Marvel Universe LIVE! Alongside Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk, Black Widow, Wasp and Iron Fist, the Guardians of the Galaxy help fight the scheming, menacing and loathsome villains Loki, Yondu and Green Goblin. Audiences will join in the quest that sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother.

Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial maneuvers, pyrotechnics, martial arts, motorcycle stunts and vast 3D video projection mapping in this completely new thrilling adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family…LIVE!

Tickets for Marvel Universe LIVE! start at $20. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. For group rates and information, reach out to All About Tix by calling (704) 919-0526.

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Federal ShutDown: In A SNAP Meals

Food stamp recipients to get February benefits early because of federal government shutdown.
In North Carolina, there are more than 650,000 households receiving food stamps under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Recipients are being told to budget the money and plan ahead because if the government shutdown isn’t resolved soon, officials say there may not be any money for SNAP benefits in March.

SEE Flyer HERE

Last week one of my friends sent me a flyer from her office. It stated that our benefits would be posted early (January 20) and that it will need to last through the end of February because of the government shutdown.
This shutdown is also putting federal employees in North Carolina out of work – everyone is hurting.

“Starving people is not going to suddenly make people eligible for jobs,” Berkowitz said. “It’s only just going to succeed in starving people.” –
director of the S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center, said Trump unfairly circumvented the desires of Congress.

Here’s where I am with this: No parent that gives a rats behind is gonna watch their child starve. I fear that ALL types of hell is about to break loose. I have a contract with Family Dollar stores and it amazes me how bold shoplifters are right now. Old and young- are stealing diapers, candy, Tylenol, and underwear. If you think they will not be load the cart with bread, milk and toilet tissue; and walking out – keep sleeping.

I plan on using the skills I’ve been learning and teaching at the YMCA; Urban horticulture and STEAM. Bartering is also an option. This is the time to really see how much I believe my on words. Earlier today, I decided to share my families menu. Our meals are made for 6-10 people per night. We use produce from our garden garden and cook a lot in our crock pots. If we can inspire more families to stretch their food dollars, I’m all for that. If you have any to share, please drop them below as well! Until
President Trump and members of Congress work together to resolve the shutdown quickly and responsibly we are in this together!

My Family of 9 Will NOT Starve! 
North Carolina residents who receive food stamp benefits will get them early because of the federal government shutdown that has resulted over a dispute over a wall at the U.S. and Mexico border.


“When we think about Mecklenburg County alone, we’re talking about approximately 60,000 households that receive food and nutrition services so we want them to know what’s happening,” Men Tchaas Ari from the Mecklenburg County Adult and Economic Services said.  If you have questions about your benefits, please call the EBT Call Center at 1-888-622-7328.

Friday Four-Homeschooling In N.C.; Startup 101

87,978 students are homeschooled in North Carolina! Yes, my friends. homeschooling in is on the rise. We don’t stop at the basic curriculum because the world is our classroom!

GENERAL FACTS, STATISTICS, AND TRENDS

  • There are over 2.3 million homeschool students in the United States.  That is, there were an estimated 2.3 million in spring 2016, and this was up from one estimate of about 2 million home-educated children (in grades K to 12) during the spring of 2010 in the United States (Ray, 2011). It appears the homeschool population is continuing to grow (at an estimated 2% to 8% per annum over the past few years).
  • Homeschooling – that is, parent-led home-based education; home education – is an age-old traditional educational practice that a decade ago appeared to be cutting-edge and “alternative” but is now bordering on “mainstream” in the United States. It may be the fastest-growing form of education in the United States. Home-based education has also been growing around the world in many other nations (e.g., Australia, Canada, France, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Russia, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, and the United Kingdom).
  • A demographically wide variety of people homeschool – these are atheists, Christians, and Mormons; conservatives, libertarians, and liberals; low-, middle-, and high-income families; black, Hispanic, and white; parents with Ph.D.s, GEDs, and no high-school diplomas. One study shows that 32 percent of homeschool students are Black, Asian, Hispanic, and others (i.e., not White/non-Hispanic) (Noel, Stark, & Redford, 2013).
  • Families engaged in home-based education are not dependent on public, tax-funded resources for their children’s education. The finances associated with their homeschooling likely represent over $27 billion that American taxpayers do not have to spend, annually, since these children are not in public schools
  • Taxpayers spend an average of $11,732 per pupil annually in public schools, plus capital expenditures. Taxpayers spend nothing on most homeschool students and homeschool families spend an average of $600 per student annually for their education.
  • Homeschooling is quickly growing in popularity among minorities. About 15% of homeschool families are non-white/nonHispanic (i.e., not white/Anglo).
  • An estimated 3.4 million or more U.S. adults have been homeschooled for at least one year of their K-12 years, and they were homeschooled an average of 6 to 8 years. If one adds to this number the 2.3 million being homeschooled today, an estimated 5.7 million Americans have experienced being homeschooled. [note 1]

Now my question to you is this? Are you prepared to dedicate 75% of your day to teaching?

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  • group field trips,park days and/or p.e. days – ( join QCSAHM; we might change the name if you join!)
  • organized clubs such as geography club, 4H, chess, robotics, etc.
  • book and curriculum exchanges- You will save SO much money by sharing resources!!! Here is video from homeschool graduation last year. Click Here! Many of the parents in this group share resources and community goodies.
Places like Home Depot Kids Workshops offers free instructions and play on building motor skills and creative engineering. And it’s free 1st Saturdays of the month!
  • dedicated email loops or Facebook groups for sharing information (join my newsletter – HERE! in the subject line type Charlotte Homeschool News)
  • organized athletic opportunities. (the YMCA is great for this)
  • the opportunity to make new friends!! (Join my Facebook page. We gotta stick together- QCSupermom )

Contact the NC Department of Non-Public Education (NCDNPE)

The key requirements for homeschooling in North Carolina include:

  • Parents must have at least a high school diploma (or equivalent).
  • Families must file a notice of intent to homeschool with the NC Department of Non-Public Education (NCDNPE) between July 1st and August 15th
  • Families should keep attendance and immunization records on file for each homeschool student.
  • Homeschooled students should take a nationally standardized test each year and keep the results on record for one year.
  • The homeschool should operate on a regular schedule for at least nine months of the school year. (Don’t worry, it’s easier to do than you think!)
  • Families should notify the NCDNPE when closing their homeschool

For a full explanation of each of these regulations, including forms that will be helpful in staying compliant, visit the NC Home School Information Portal.

Homeschool Record keeping in North Carolina

The records that homeschoolers are required to keep in North Carolina do not have to be submitted to the NCDNPE unless specifically requested. However, it is a good idea to keep a detailed, accurate, and professional homeschool portfolio of items for each student. Information that you might want to include in your homeschooler’s portfolio could be:

  • Subjects covered each school year
  • Parent-administered or online school report cards or assessments
  • Yearly standardized test scores
  • High school transcript for any student in grades 9-12

Let Me Just Say This: Well Homeschool Children are SMARTER – Just kidding a bit here, but most tend to have more time to focus and recite things like this from Collin K.

We have been homeschooling since 2005. Here’s 4 Ways It Works For Us:

  1. Flexibility – I don’t like getting up early on cold mornings, and sometimes, I like to go to the zoo in the middle of the week. To do that, I need my kids to go with me. lol. Seriously, the flexibility is a blessing! If my dad needs us to come to SC for his care, we can just jump up and go. And yes, spontaneous field trips are pretty cool too!
  2. Protection– I know that anything may happen anywhere at anytime. But I’m sorry, some public schools are like Sodom & Gomorrah. The schools in our area are very rough. Having them with me in controlled, safer environments makes me stress less. At least I don’t have to worry about any teachers or other kids pinning them up for rape, bullying or anything else deemed ill favored. (Even the food at basic schools suck) And we can’t afford private school for 4 boys right now.
  3. Diversity– I want my children to really be prepared for their future. There are so many topics not covered in public school that children need. For example, basic finance, urban horticulture, Real World cultures, home economics, Africa:pre slavery, and mechanics -just to name a few.
     So in short, our more tailored social interactions, support our values.
  4. Empowering – I trust myself to do this. I honestly feel that they are thriving better with me as a teacher. And because I have my husband to help financially support us. I want to continue putting them first so that when we are older, they will be more inclined to take care of us, if needed.

Here’s a tiny clip from a trip to Discovery Place. (I can show you how to save a lot of money on local admissions through my coaching sessions)   

 

Disclosure: I am resourceful. Not the smartest. My husband, older children, wise friends, and technology helps educate our four young ones. When/if the time comes and proves our system no longer serves our best interest, they’ll go to public school with the quickness.

As a homeschool coach, I can hold your hand as you get started. It is time consuming. It requires organization skills. It requires patience. It also requires research. I’ve done a lot of that so you don’t have too. Hire me to help get you started and to be available for coaching sessions. Inbox me at
QCSupermomInfo@Gmail.com for more details.
Please use in subject line (The HomeSchool Coach ). I’d love to help navigate you through this new chapter of life.

To all my friends and family that refers people to me for home school coaching, thank you. I really appreciate that!

Get more statistics here on homeschooling.

In home music class snippet- here!                                                       

Play time with Chubby!

Showing manners with Rachel the Raccoon