Queen City Stay At Home Moms

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Seventeen years ago, I created Queen City Stay At Home Moms as an outlet for managing my sorrow. I had just lost my oldest daughter the year before and was preparing to give birth to my second son. All while homeschooling with low funds. Yes, I was married, but we were living off one income at that time. This group provided me with a way to meet up with other families, allowed my homeschooled kids to engage with other diverse children, and the opportunity to use my professional skills because we were highly structured with organized activities beyond the playground. Soon, it would be an additional blessing because I was sought out for ads, product review parties, and my entry into blogging!

Over the years, I have hosted over 20 thousand gatherings. Some from new business ventures,

They have included:

  • Political playdates at local elected officials office
  • Family Vegan Valentines Day Party
  • Family photo days,
  • Thursday group dinner at EarthFare
  • STEM explorative play dates,
  • Community outings,
  • sports play-time,
  • Swim days,
  • museum tours,
  • group baby showers,
  • New Mom Speed dating,
  • Total Children’s Wellness Fair,
  • local garden visits,
  • Shopping members’ new businesses
  • Coliseum shows

and more! We have even helped staff our members new businesses as needed. It was perfect because my eight children were the ages of every child that became a member ( except for the newborns)! We even made write-ups in The Charlotte Parents (a local magazine ) a few times!

The moms that join came from various walks of life. I refused to limit it to just families that look like me. I figured the best way to learn about a culture is by befriending as many families as possible. Still amazed that we reached three thousand members.

Although we have never had all three thousand in attendance at any event, we always had a great time and built strong connections. I understood that change happens and once a mom hit a milestone her objective may not include our group anymore. Most times it was due to moving, going back to work, children getting older, or no longer homeschooling.

Today it still blesses my heart to have strong connections with many of those that have graduated from Queen City Stay At Home Moms. As I have. Our youngest is now ten years old and is currently in public school. I work more for grassroots nonprofits and myself. Although I work from home, I’m most in various states at any given time. And at 46, I have learned to live in spite of losing my eleven- year old daughter in 2005.

Queen City Stay At Home Moms will always be special to me, but it has served its purpose and deserves to end on top. This week, I said goodbye to 15 wonderful years to one of the best holistic support groups for moms in the Queen City!

Friday Four: Important Tax Deadlines

Many people may lose out on their tax refund simply because they did not file a federal income tax return. I hope you aren’t one of them.

you were granted an extension to file your 2021 tax return, now’s the time to send that return to the IRS. The due date for extended returns is October 17. For those who received an extension, October 17 is also the last date for (1) self-employed people to contribute to a solo 401(k) or a simplified employee pension (SEP) plan for 2021, or (2) withdrawing excess IRA contributions made in 2021. Here are four more reminders to ponder below!

1. Does the tax extension deadline apply to me?

  • If you filed IRS Form 4868 on or before the tax deadline, the tax extension deadline gives you until October 17, 2022, to file your tax return.
  • If you didn’t file IRS Form 4868 on or before the April 18 deadline, and you didn’t file your tax return either, your taxes are likely going to be very, very late in the eyes of the IRS. The IRS can assess interest on your outstanding tax bill, as well as failure-to-file penalties and failure-to-pay penalties.
  • Some people automatically get more time to file. This often includes military personnel or persons affected by a qualifying disaster.

» MORE: How to make an IRS payment

2. What happens if I miss the October tax extension deadline?

  • You’ll owe more interest. A tax extension gives you more time to file your return, not more time to pay.
  • You may owe a higher late-payment penalty. The IRS’s late-payment penalty normally is 0.5% per month of the outstanding tax not paid by the filing deadline. The maximum penalty is 25%. You’re supposed to pay at least 90% of your tax liability by the regular filing deadline.
  • You may owe a late-filing penalty. The IRS can also sock you with a late-filing penalty of 5% of the amount due for every month or partial month your tax return is late. The maximum penalty is 25% of the amount due.

3. How can I get an extension for my next tax return?

If you already know you’ll need more time to do your 2022 taxes, be sure to file IRS Form 4868 on or before next year’s tax-filing deadline.

  • Again, getting an extension does not give you more time to pay the taxes you owe — it only gives you more time to file your tax return. When you file for an extension, you can estimate what you owe and send some or all of that with your extension request. If the estimated payment ends up being less than what you actually owe, you’ll likely need to pay interest on the difference. The longer that’s outstanding, the more interest you may rack up.
  • Don’t neglect to file just because you can’t pay the bill. The IRS offers installment plans if you can’t pay your taxes.

4. Where to get tax help from:

No matter where you are if you have wifi, you have a tax professional!

KP Tax has been serving tax filers and their families since 2010. We would love to handle all of your tax filing needs. Not only do we have affordable rates, but our service is outstanding too! Contact us from the comfort of your home or we can come to you! Here’s the number (803) 915 – 3210 You can also email us at kptaxinternational@gmail.com.

Kelle Pressley Certifed Tax Professional since 2005

Gifts For Your Pregnant Friend

A Photo Shoot

You have probably seen pregnant women take photoshoots in recent years. Whether these photos just get put up on social media, or whether they form part of a scrapbook to look back on years later down the line, they are a great way to remember this period of your friend’s life, and that is one reason why this might make such a great gift. You can click here to see some examples of the kind of pregnancy photographs that might be taken, and as you can see it is likely that your friend will come out of the experience feeling beautiful and confident about themselves. They can do shoots with their spouse or partner too if they want to, and that can be a great way for them to bond. In any case, this is a gift that is bound to go down well.

Having a pregnant friend often changes your own life in surprisingly dramatic and drastic ways. Not to the same degree as it changes theirs, naturally, but you will find that it is going to affect you too, and it’s good to be prepared for that.

In all likelihood, the nature of your friendship is going to be somewhat altered, even if that is just because you are not going to see them quite as much. You might also find that they are sometimes moody, or that there are other emotional problems that you need to help them with. Being prepared for all this is a wise idea, as is knowing what you might get them as some kind of a gift. You don’t have to lavish them with gifts, of course, but treating them to something can be a great way to show you support them and you care. So what should you go for?

A Maternity Dress

Being able to look their best is likely to be important to your pregnant friend for the whole nine months, and this is not something that is really going to be suspended very much during pregnancy. As such, you might be helping them to feel good about their appearance by buying them a maternity dress. This is a hard thing to get right without them being there to try it on, so just tell them that you are taking them out to buy a dress and that it’s your treat. You can then make a day of it, and in doing so you should come away at the end of it feeling satisfied that they have got something they really love.

A Pregnancy Massage

Being pregnant causes all kinds of aches and pains, and these can be particularly distressing at the best of times. Fortunately, there is such a thing as a pregnancy massage, and it is something which you will find makes a great gift for any pregnant friend, whether they are struggling particularly with pain or not. It will help them to feel alive and well, and that is a gift worth giving.

STABILITY- Some pregnant moms are homeless or about to be.

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August Collection of College Scholarships Here!

Don’t wait. Apply for these great scholarships today! And, if you missed the last Scholarship Saturday, check it out. There are scholarships there that are still open! You can also find scholarships on my other scholarship lists, such as scholarships with requirements based on your statemajorgrade levelethnicity, or religion. And, lastly, check out my list of scholarships with JulyAugust, and September 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 28 scholarships for Saturday, July 23, 2022. Exabeam Cybersecurity Scholarship
Sponsor: Exabeam
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States who are 16 years of age or older and who are currently enrolled (or have been accepted to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay or video answering one of three questions related to elections or social media.

ISA Individual Scholarship Program
Sponsor: International Surfing Association
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who have financial need and who surf. Applicant must be recommended by their National Surfing Federation.

Labroots Scholarships
Sponsor: LabRoots
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students worldwide enrolled or accepted for a graduate or undergraduate degree for the upcoming academic academic year. Applicant must be enrolled in a STEM program.

NGPA Scholarships
Sponsor: National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to students who are seeking to develop professional aviation skills. While students do not have to be LGBT, the applicant should provide evidence of his or her contribution to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

The Dream Act Scholarship
Sponsor: Goldstein Immigration Lawyers
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to any current college student or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States living in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and enrolled in a two to a five-year post-secondary institution for the Fall 2023 semester. Applicant must be an immigrant, DREAMer, or first-generation American citizen.

Go City Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Go City
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 01, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at a college or university, and either be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or currently studying in the U.S. on a student visa. Applicant must share which two attractions they’d like to visit in their university city and why.

Life Coach Spotter Scholarship
Sponsor: The Life Coach Spotter Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 01, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students accepted to a college or currently enrolled as an undergraduate student. Applicant must submit an essay on the biggest challenge they have overcome and a video sharing their story.

Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship
Sponsor: Michael Mood – Trainer | Author |Speaker
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: August 01, 2022
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.

NFWL Essay Student Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: National Foundation for Women Legislators
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: August 01, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to female high school juniors and seniors in the United States. Applicant must be nominated.

Swan Start Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Swant Start Scholarship Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: August 01, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending a community college or vocational school with at least a 2.0 GPA. Applicant must have financial need. Applicant must submit a personal essay of 250-500 words that describes their journey pursuing their post-secondary education, as well as two letters of recommendations.

Jungle Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Jungle Scout
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: August 07, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students in the United States who are studying in the fields of Business, Computer Science or a related field. Applicant must submit a three-minute video of themselves describing their plan or idea for bringing innovation to ecommerce.

Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship
Sponsor: GlobalAir.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an aviation program at a fully accredited university. Applicant must be willing to write a 200-500 word blog post a minimum of once a week throughout the school year.

Capital Auto Auction Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: Capital Auction
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate students majoring in a STEM field of study. Applicant must submit an essay sharing information about themselves and why they should be picked to win the scholarship.

CBQ Method Scholarship
Sponsor: CBQ Method
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are majoring in Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or Neurolinguistic Programing who are currently operating research related to smoking cessation.

Courage in Student Journalism Award
Sponsor: Student Press Law Center
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2022
Description: Award is open to student journalists who have shown determination, despite difficulty or resistance, in lawfully exercising their First Amendment press rights.

EAF Graduate Scholarships
Sponsor: Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time graduate students who have at least a 3.0 GPA and can demonstrate community service and involvement.

Nurses for Change Scholarship
Sponsor: GoodRX
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current or recently graduated nursing students (LPN/LVN, ASN/ADN/AAS, BSN, MSN, APRN, DNP). Applicant must self-identify as a person from an underrepresented population in the healthcare field.

NYS Part-time Scholarship (PTS)
Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: August 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of New York State who will be attending an approved program at a SUNY or CUNY community college in at least six but less than 12 credits per term.

Publix Cares Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | Publix Super Markets, Inc
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to Black/African American, Latinx, Native American, Asian American or Pacific Islanders who have at least a 2.5 GPA and have demonstrated unmet financial need. Applicant must attend specific colleges in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia (see scholarship site for details).

Race Entry Student Scholarship
Sponsor: Race Entry
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students attending an accredited university inside the USA who have run in an organized race (5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon).

Scholarships4mom.net Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarships4Moms.net
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled, or will be enrolled within the next three months, in a college or university in the United States. Applicant must be a mother or an expectant mother.

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Varsity Tutors
Amount: $200
Closing Date: August 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 16 years of age or older. Applicant must submit an essay describing an academic goal they have the for the upcoming year.

Vermont Horse Council Adult Continuing Education Scholarships
Sponsor: Vermont Horse Council
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to Vermont Horse Council adult members (older than 19 years of age) for clinics, workshops, accredited secondary education class (computer based or in person), or American Horse Council events.

Willma Davis Memorial STEM Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | Hyams Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate student who are pursuing a future career in the the STEM field. Preference will be given to female students from Massachusetts, although all eligible students are encouraged to apply.

AAMN Pre-licensure Men in Nursing Video Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 16, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to male students who are current members of AAMN and currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program. Applicant must submit a 1-4 minute video targeting the recruitment of men into the nursing profession.

MYFA Scholarships
Sponsor: Metro Youth Football Association
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: August 16, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to high school juniors who are current or former Metro Youth Tackle Football (MYTF) participants. Applicant must be a current high school football player who has a GPA or 2.5 or higher and have plans to pursue post-secondary education.

TamPax Flow It Forward Scholarship
Sponsor: Procter & Gamble
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: August 16, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to African American/Black females who will be enrolled full-time as a college junior during the upcoming term at any accredited four-year HBCU. Applicant must have a commitment to community service in the health sector, a desire to specialize in any medical practice that impacts women’s health, and a focus on the health of the Black community.

Future Educator Scholarship
Sponsor: Mrs. Prindables Gourmet Caramel Apples
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 18, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students majoring in education. Applicant must submit an essay on what they believe they can offer to the students of the future.

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

Summer 2022- Write The Entire Season Off! Here’s How

Friday Four came and left. Sorry guys. I totally forgot. But I’m gonna make it up to you right now. Today, I’m giving you 4 (four) ways to write off a huge chunk of your summer. Yes, I said what I said—- Write a huge chunk of your summer off by identifying really smart tax saving strategies!

Without any delay, follow these tips right now!

  1. Write off Camp. Each summer my four little guys go to the following four camps: Who Got Game, B.A.M., Ish Smith Development , and Impact Camp (at JCSU) Here’s how to use it- If your child is under 13. Hold onto your recipes. Use that time as childcare expenses while you work. Hmmmmm– Sleep away camp doesn’t count. -Sorry!
  2. Hit The Road With Jack & the kids! Go on a family trip Rent the Car and pile them in! While you’re away – Talk About Your Business! Heck, take pictures of you sharing your business! The main purpose for the trip must be business! You’ll get not only the mileage deduction, but also a generous deduction on all of your business related cost. Hmmmmm. Hire your family for larger deductions .
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  1. Hire Your Kids. Well, I kinda mentioned it earlier, I’ll go a bit more in depth here. If your kids are gonna be out of school for the summer. Hire them. Give them paid training, and actually put them to work. You can deduct their wages on your tax return! Why not get an employee that won’t complain about lunch. They either take it or leave it. Talk about parent perks! I had my sons help create content for my budding tax business . Hmmmmm. Shifting income to your child is genius! They tend to have a lower tax bracket!!! And if they are under 18 years old, pat yourself on the back and kiss those FICA taxes goodbye!
  2. Cancel The Entire Summer! If you bought timeshare like did thinking that you’d be a beach bum this summer, let me hit the alarm for you! As tempting as it maybe; don’t do it! Become the ginger bread man and walk away as fast as you can! Now if you got purchased the timeshare, and realized that your children have a sports calendar that leaves no time for weekend getaways to your cozy spot, here’s what you should do with it…….rent it out! Get your coins for that time. Go off season and save BIG! Hmmmmm . Look, no one like a deal more than I do! Iam 100% open to share my time withyou, as well as other deals. Just follow me over on QC Supermom .

Okay, so – that’s four! Whatcha think? You love it? If so, share it. Tag it. Use it! Time to go now. See ya’ll Monday! – Kelle, QC Supermom

Monster Jam – Contest Time!!!!

Monster Jam is all about fast cars, fast fun, and fast smiles! We have been going to the amazing shows for years. If you’d like to see some of our pictures just click HERE, Here, Here, and Here.

It’s just something so exciting about the varoommmmmmmmmmm of it all. The tricks, the character, the energy- ya gotta love it!

Today, when my four sons ride with me, they ask if I think I’m a race care driver. I honestly don’t know why because I have never been in a car accident the I was at fault, nor have I ever gotten a speeding ticket- so go figure! But I love driving fast!!

Well, -Correction— I did just get a ticket last month rushing to my sons basketball game in Greensboro. Only to find out we were two hours early! Total nonsense right? Anyhoots……I’ve slowed down a lot sense then.

What about you? Do you love the thrill of speed? Be sure to follow me on IG (click here) and tell me about your last wild ride. Best story gets a family four pack to the upcoming show! Tag me in the story so I can read it also!

This is one show you don’t wanna miss!


The Monster Jam Pit Party will be held in Charlotte on Saturday and Sunday. At the Monster Jam Pit Party, fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly fun.  This unique experience is the only place that allows people to get up close access to the Monster Jam teams and get an insider’s look at how these trucks are built to stand up to the competition.

 Charlotte fans will witness heated rivalries, high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship.  Engineered to perfection, the 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks push all limits in Freestyle, Skills and Racing competitions. Plus, fans can become part of the action by voting for the winner in the Skills and Freestyle competitions via real-time, in-stadium fan voting on their smartphones. 

The all-star lineup will feature multiple fan favorites including Grave Digger driven by Krysten Anderson. GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ Krysten Anderson gets behind the wheel of the black and green wrecking machine, the legendary Grave Digger®, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

If you want to get tickets before the contest, here’s the link for TicketMaster.

So again, the contest rules are simple—- Follow me on IG (click here) and tell me about your last wild ride. Best story gets a family four pack to the upcoming show! Tag me in the story so I can read it also! Got it? Great! Can’t wait to read your experiences!

Monster Jam is Returning to The Queen City This Month!

If you’re looking for a unique and exciting entertainment experience this summer, your wish has been answered because the most incredible motorsports show is coming to Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina! With its updated lineup that includes Grave Digger, Dragon, and Stone Crusher, Monster Jam will be conquering the Spectrum Center on Saturday, 16th July 2022!

Experience the thrill of monster trucks racing along uneven terrains and showing off their moves in the famous two-wheel skills competition! This show is guaranteed to keep you at the edge of your seat! Get your tickets now to the hottest motorsports event in the country!

Monster Jam’s lineup of trucks in North Carolina (subject to change) includes Grave Digger (Adam Anderson); El Toro Loco ( Kraig Champion); Whiplash (Brianna Mahon); Dragon (Coty Saucier); Stone Crusher (Chad Tingler); and Hooked (Shane Phreed).

Monster Jam will be held at the iconic Spectrum Center, an indoor arena that can seat 20,000 people. The venue has hosted many world-class sporting events, such as the NCAA Tournament, ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, and games that include the Charlotte 49ers. The venue has also hosted concerts by several big-name artists, including Dua Lipa, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Barry Manilow, Ariana Grande, and many more!

If you want some excitement this summer, the Monster Jam is the perfect entertainment for you and your family. Tickets are available, so grab yours now!

Watch more here!!

Show dates are July 16-17. Buy your tickets HERE.

Our children have enjoyed the shows for YEARS!!! Don’t miss out!

HISTORY: Monster Jam is a traveling motorsports show primarily held in the United States and Canada. The live event’s main attractions are monster trucks engaging in racing, two-wheel skills competition, and freestyle competition. The racing competition is a traditional-style contest wherein the first monster trucks to reach the finish line will move on to the next round. Meanwhile, the two-wheel skills competition will demonstrate the driver’s best moves, wherein the monster truck will balance and move on two wheels. Drivers are also allowed to perform cyclones and donuts. Lastly, the freestyle competition allotted two minutes for drivers to show off their skills, such as doing stunts and driving trucks over ramps or other cars.

Wednesday Wow: Ice Cream Play date In The Park

Come Out. Come Out; from wherever you are! It’s time to frolic in the sun with our babies! Yeah! New friends for all! Oh, and ice cream too. Which is sponsored by Momsrising and co hosted by Queen City Stay At Home Moms, and the ice cream will be provided by It’s M.E.H. LLC (Mental Health Hierarchy)

May holds so many significant days for my family. We have three birthdays and usually a plethora of work to do in our home-school teaching gardens. This year, we are slowing it down and recognizing the purpose behind Mental Health Awareness Month!

While it’s been established since 1949, today organizations like Momsrising are saying let’s not only acknowledge, raise awareness, , reduce stigma associated with, but celebrate mental illness and reduce stigma around it by doing what they do best, and that’s bring the community together.

Queen City Stay At Home moms consts of moms from diverse backgrounds. On June 07, we will be celebrating Mental Health by inviting a few families out for ice cream in the park. (Yes, I said June. Our date in May got rained out) Everyone is welcome to join us. You’ll just need to rsvp so Mandrey will know how many frozen treats to bring!

Here’s how to rsvp: Click here on our community page! Leave you response and just enter family size in the comments! Easy Peasy!! 🙂

Hope to see you there. Take Care Now, ya’ Hear! – Kelle

Sis, is He Your Husband? – An Officiant’s Post

Hello friends, I’m back! Today, I’m sharing another part pf me. ….Go on call me “Jabela”, I’m a non denominational ordained marriage officiant. That’s a person who officiates at a wedding ceremony (among other things) I have been married for over twenty years. Over that time, I’ve accepted a few facts. And I want to share them with you.

Before you get married, I need you to intentionally consider these questions. If you aren’t sure of all of the following tips….. don’t get married for love, support and legacy building. These tips are needed, so please share them. I also offer pre-marital coaching, so no excuses sis!

Before Getting Married

For many women, marriage is something she’s been looking forward to since knee high to a grasshopper.. While it’s undoubtedly an exciting and momentous experience in life, it’s far from the ultimate goal, it’s best not to rush your trip down to the altar. Below are a few of my top SUGGESTIONS for vetting a husband. As Judge Mayblean said, Look Deep, before you leap!”

Does he pursue you? He should be articulating his intentions clearly. Not just how well he stroke. But does he truly believe that you are his wife- consistently?

Is he trying to learn you or trigger you regularly in a practical relational way? He hurts when he fails to protect you in certain situations.

He always honors you? How many pages he has and the two of ya’ll together in on none of them. Does he handle you in a certain way, If he doesn’t hold doors, look for ways to brighten your day, sis he ain’t your husband.

He enhances your femininity. He Heals your soul! Many woman running both roles. Now, I’m a Proverbs 31 woman myself. But your man should provide a safe place for you to melt all of that down when you hit the front door of your home. It’s your carefree time. Fall back sis. That 6’8 handsome , flashy man isn’t the move. He doesn’t compound trauma sis!

He lives in a way that his character demands respect. He don’t verbally nor physically demands it.

You don’t have to BUILD him. Instead you are naturally inclined to help him arrive to his assignment. But he already has the vision and putting in work. Your skill set is complimentary.This man is motivated to be the best he can be for ya’ll! He will never be content just hanging around unproductive.

I hope you aren’t attempting to coach him into asking him you to marry you. No number of child births, hot meals, sex, or family dates is gonna change his mind (& heart.) That’s a huge red flag. I have just given you many to consider. So save yourself the trauma. If it’s your intentions to be a wife and not just a “Friend with Benefits”, do not assume that he will ever make you his wife.

Sis, you are “The Prize” Don’t be confused anymore! Claim it, Walk in it a – put the work in and secure your hearts desires. Prizes don’t chase. Find out more about me here………(click here)

Last weekend to File your taxes- Here’s What To Deduct!

Top 25 1099 Deductions For Independent Contractors

Being a part of the gig economy comes with a host of benefits but those benefits come with the added responsibilities and costs. Business taxes can be quite tricky. While the legislation includes numerous tax codes to offset many of the expenses associated with working for yourself, understanding what deductions to take on your tax forms can feel daunting.

Don’t sweat getting a form 1099-NEC. Here we will do a dive deep into tax deductions other than your typical office supplies. To shed some light and make itemizations a little less “taxing,” Keeper Tax has compiled a quick summary of deductions you might qualify for, and should be sure to take, in order to minimize your costs and maximize your success on your tax return.

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Here’s one of my very best tips for specific industries…….. Open Google and enter- ” Common deductions for _________ (your industry) and get to lugging. Just make sure you have the receipts to back it up. Easy Peasy -right? Okay, now, get to work! The 18th will be here in no time!

Grab These: QuickBooks

If you need further consultation on your taxes, just message me. I’ll help for a small fee. KP International Finacial Services.