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Even the prissiest of females will love Monster Jam LIVE! Want to go?

We’ve got Monster Jam tickets to give away! Just LIKE this post and COMMENT on this post! That’s it! Spread the word & share the FUN! Coming to Spectrum Center Jan. 9-10, 2017.  Winner will be announced Saturday Morning at noon!
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Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition. Monster Jam features the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-DTM, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® and many, more. Monster Jam events leave you on the edge of your seat as these competitors thrill fans with jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats.

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We have been going for 3 years and every year it gets better! Today, more than ever, we parents gotta give our children mental breaks from their busy environment! This is an amazing event! See you there!

 

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January 2017 Scholarships from DoSomething

Yes, there is still LOADS of money out there for college! Come and get Some!

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Do you like making a difference in your school or community? If you do, DoSomething has many campaigns to make a difference, and for participating, you will be entered to win a scholarship! Below are campaigns from DoSomething accepting entries in January.

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Soulful Saturday

Last weekend in the Queen City was super busy! And we loved every minute of it! I tell ya, there is never a dull moment in the QC!

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As a 70’s baby, I grew up in mainstream -everything! Every depiction of Santa that we saw — from television to movies to storybooks — shows that rosy-faced, jolly grandpa who is unapologetically white.  He looked nothing like me. Am I not generous?

Am I not generous? Are others like me, not givers? At a certain age, I think it does matter subliminally and he’s not just a jolly, ole fat guy in a red suit.

Is it possible that a long, white beard, the big-bellied man in red with dark skin would not appeal to children in predominantly black and Hispanic parts of the city?

Well, a few of my children and I got to see for ourselves this weekend. We attend two events and both had a positive turn out!

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The first was Pride Entrepreneur Education Program, (PEEP) it’s a nonprofit of Pride Magazine. They had the happiest SoulfFul Santa on the Westside there. The crafts table was there to reinforce the holiday spirt by giving children the opportunity to create gifts for their loved ones.

The other event was at the Free Store Charlotte. It was outdoors and loaded with fun!  From face painting, coat drives, amazing hot fancy and filling food complete with cocoa, jump house, fire pit, free gift table, and so much more.Image may contain: one or more people, fire, food and outdoor

Did You Know: The Mall of America – the country’s biggest indoor shopping complex – decided to hire a black Santa for the first time this year!

I wanted to know how some of my mom friends thought about ethnic Santa’s. So I spoke with three of them from my mom group, Queen City Stay At Home Moms and each had very interesting responses.

The first mom said: “We balk at the notion that our children should believe that a white man brings them toys, when we ( black parents) are the ones working hard to make their children feel safe, loved and happy/ “

The second  mom asked, “Why can’t there be two at each at a time? Like half brothers? When I was small enough to believe in Santa, he was dressed so completely, including the beard, that I could see only his eyes behind thick glasses. I could not see, nor did I care, what skin color he was.  I would definitely take my children to go see an Asian Santa,” 

The last mom commented:” Santa’s race matters. White folk have enough superheroes. I’m white, but have no tolerance for the abysmal prejudice and past treatment of people of color in this country.”

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Although we do not celebrate Christmas, I wanted my children to see that the Santa doesn’t have to look only one way. Santa can be whatever they want him to be. Looking at my littlest Noah’s face, he may never want to go see Santa again, but he has photographic evidence that Santa can reflect the skin tones of many cultures. And that’s, well, pretty magical.

To see more culturally diverse Santas all you have to do is show up when he’s in town. Charlotte organizations like PEEPs, and The Free Store Charlotte will continue to invite him in our hearts, centers, businesses and home! black-sooul

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Baron Davis adds a bit of color to Christmas with The Black Santa Company

The former NBA star aims to diversify the holiday with his game-changing venture.

You can find children’s books that feature a black Santa Claus, and he appears in some ornaments and other products. The website blacksanta.com, founded by the former N.B.A. player Baron Davis, sells products like T-shirts, hats and ornaments featuring images of black Santa. In a classic episode of “The Cosby Show,” Dr. Huxtable explains to one of the children that as Santa drops down each chimney, his race morphs to match that of the family he’s visiting – Asian, African-American, Caucasian and so on. -By The NYTimes

Scholarships for College Kids

Don’t wait. Apply for these great scholarships today! There are scholarships there that are still open! There are thousands of scholarships out there. Some are large scholarships that are well publicized, while others are lesser known.

Here are 27 scholarships for Saturday, December 3, 2016.

Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: The National Cartoonists Society Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students at a four-year college in the United States, Canada or Mexico who will be a Junior or Senior during the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants do not have to be art majors to be eligible for this scholarship. Applicant must submit an entry form and eight samples of their own cartooning artwork.

Lance Surety’s College Scholarship
Sponsor: Lance Surety Bonds Associates
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an accredited university, college or trade school in the U.S. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given topics related business or surety bonds.

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Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship
Sponsor: Nebraska Pork Producers Association
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a fully accredited college, university or technical college in an agriculture related degree program in Nebraska.

Law Office of Joseph J. LoRusso Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Office of Joseph J. LoRusso
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are planning on attending an accredited U.S. college or university during the spring 2017 semester. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to car accidents.

Lead Roster Scholarship
Sponsor: American Marketing Ventures, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students worldwide who have an interest in sales and marketing. Studying in the fields of Business, Marketing, Computer Science, Communications, or IT are recommended but not required. Applicant must create a video sharing why they should win the scholarship.

Legal Templates Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: LegalTemplates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in college during the Spring 2017 term. Applicant must create a business plan executive summary that is original, creative, unique, and persuasive.

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship
Sponsor: Los Angeles DUI Attorney
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with diabetes.

MoldNJ.net Scholarship
Sponsor: Mold Removal Experts
Amount: $750
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are accepted or enrolled in a university, college, or graduate program in the United States with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to preparing for a natural disaster.

MyCDLapp.com Scholarship
Sponsor: MyCDLApp.com
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in Human Resources or Business Management at an accredited college or university in the United States.

National Ag Day Photo Contest
Sponsor: Agriculture Council of America
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Contest is open to students in college in the United States. Student must submit an original photo on the contest theme: “Agriculture Food For Life.”

 

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You began surviving the movement you realised you didn’t have to be a victim”
-Miranda Burton

New Orleans Ghosts Scholarship
Sponsor: New Orleans Ghost Tours
Amount: $250
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to any student enrolled in an accredited college. Applicant must submit an essay sharing information about their educational goals and why they deserve the scholarship

Nutrition Inspector Scholarship
Sponsor: Nutrition Inspector
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to college students currently enrolled in courses related to diet, fitness, and nutrition.

One Shot Scholarship
Sponsor: One Shot Outdoors, LLC
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit completed application and an essay describing their dream, goal, or passion.

(When you get all of that money, why not invest a little on your wardrobe? Lula Roe’s fabric is the bomb! It’s so comy! I got me three of them. I love the fact that no one else will have pants like mine) Please use the link below to chick out this moms business page.

 

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ORB Annual College Scholarship
Sponsor: Online Resume Builders
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to domestic and international students enrolled, or due to be enrolled, in full-time university education for the semester they are receiving the scholarship (Spring 2017). Applicant must create a resume for anyone.

Prime Scholarship
Sponsor: Prime Medical Alert
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students working towards a two-year or four-year Nursing degree.

Prompt Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Prompt.com
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students 16 years of age or older who are currently applying for an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution within the United States or Canada in 2017 (or 2018 if taking a gap year). Applicant can use any essay they have written as part of a college application. Scholarship is open every month until December 15. Each monthly winner will then have a chance for a $10,000 scholarship.


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QuikshipToner.com Student Scholarship
Sponsor: QuikshipToner.com
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who attend an American college, university or trade school. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to the printing industry.

Rare Disease Scholarship Program
Sponsor: XpertDox
Amount: $750
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in medical related research (including public health) or patient care (medicine, nursing, pharmacology or nutrition). Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to rare diseases.

Resume Genius Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: Resume Genius
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled, or due to be enrolled, in full-time university education for the semester they are applying for the scholarship. Applicant must create a resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, literature or myth.

 

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Scholarship Counseling

I still owe Johnson and Wales University. My son graduated debt free from college and  my husband will too next year. I have one daughter currently in college just this year and have been able to secure various money for college. Hopefully, my last two daughters will follow this legacy I’m trying to establish now that I know college money is available to each of them for so many different reasons.  There’s money for being left handed, a  U.S.Veteran or child of one, a basketball star, a nerd, tennis player, a vegan,  I could go on and on!

Trust me. There is nothing smart about paying for college when you know there’s money available to you. The resources are here! Go get this money! I have listed three amazing sources below!

This edition of Scholarship Saturday features 60 college scholarships and contests closing soon. There is a lot of scholarship money available – apply today!

via Scholarship Saturday – November 26, 2016 — JLV College Counseling   (click )

This book by Jamila Freelain is a must have for any  scholar!

 

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Scholarships are money Just For You! Applying for them is not easy. Because too many parents/ students won’t research, qualify, apply and follow up. But they are within your tsmreach. Start Early, Find Your passion, Be Proactive-Not Reactive. – The cost of attending college isn’t going down anytime soon here in the  U.S.. But the good news is there is a way to make college possible by winning scholarships. – Bernice Feaster, The Scholar Mom

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Come on parents. Go get this money! Show your child how to get into college! They will appreciate you for it! I’m telling you what I know. 🙂

 

Shop Black Friday The Smart Way

These days, you have to support your friends and favorite small business. This up coming weekend. I know there will be a lot of shopping going on within the next few weeks, and I have all most 50 local business owners to introduce you too.

Some times, I get really Big Ideas. I’m talking eye popping!  See the 6th Total Children’s Wellness Fair was last Saturday at KIPP Charlotte, Charlotte, NC. I kid you not, every last one of our vendors was handed picked yours truley, and absolutely adored by Queen City Stay At Home Moms. Because of that, I came up with a way to maximize thier participation from the fair! Now you tell me, what better way than than to share them with you? My most favorite people in the world?

With these businesses, you can mark everyone off your lst and have absolutely no shopping gulit.  Take a look at the “Let’s Explore” vendors for the 2016 Total Children’s Wellness Fair/ #TCWF2016 and shop your Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday  heart out!

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***Let’s do another GIVEAWAY!*** (since your are reading,why not right? )

The “Total Children’s Wellness Fair 2016” is offering HUNDREDS of dollars in prizes being given away!

HOW TO ENTER:
(1 entry) Go through and “like” each business page or “join” each group associated with a small business (all are linked on this post to make it easy). You must like/join/visit all business pages in order for your entry to count! Comment “done” when you’re finished.

(1 entry) Add five friends and TAG them in this post. Every five friends you add and tag equals one entry into the giveaway

EASY PEASY!

The giveaway ends at midnight on Friday November 25th and winners will be announced on Saturday November 26th. Each winner will be able to select their prize of choice based on which prizes are still available when their name is drawn.

PARTICIPATING SMALL BUSINESSES (like/join/visit for entry)

1. ETHNICBYALI
2. Fashion Owl Sewing
3. Encouraging Words College Prep

4.Kenley Drop-in (IG&FB)   https://www.facebook.com/ty.pen.3/videos/10157774143565298/

5. Market America          tcwf-pads

6. Greater Life Chiropractic
7. Proverbs 31 Heart Handmade Organic Ring Slings

8. Rodan+Fields cbristow

9. Three C’s Speech Therapy Services,

10. North Carolinians for Home Education

11. Suhailahs Best   
12. Dragon ForgedJewelry and Crystals

13. Babywearing International or Charlotte
14. Author S. Cheree
15. Jupiter Strong

16. Fantasy Bubbles   https://www.facebook.com/addulali357/videos/10202262675524043/

17. Scentsy
18. Thirty-One Gifts

19. Marion’s House

20. My Name In A Story

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21. Damsel In Defense

22. Aloha in a Bag LLC
23. Mary & Martha

24. Arbonne International   

25. TeddyRuxla

26. Cassie’s Sweetz

27. Phoenix Dwelling

28. The Males Place

29. Keith Clinic

30. KIPP Charlotte 

31. Dot Girl 1st Period Kit

32. Charlotte Mecklenburg County Health Department

33. Utz Chips  package-shot

34. Good Health Chips

35. Home Depot (South Blvd. Charlotte NC)

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37. Abdul Ali

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39.  Birthing Peace Within

40. Thank You Shauna Burns for the amazing event banner!  We are still standing sending up power for the safe return of Hailey!

41, Lula Roe

42. Mother Nuture via         MomsSelect

43. Golden Corral University

44. LH Education.Org

*No purchase necessary. Limit one prize per person. This giveaway is not sponsored by Facebook*

So GET UP! GET OUT and SHOP #TCWF2016 Small! Saturday

Charlotte’s Best Vendors: Family Events (#TCWF2016)

This Saturday is going to be AMAZING! The excitment is taking over me and fustrating my husband at the same time!

The 6th Total Children’s Wellness Fair is a parents dream come true for the Queen City!  There will be doulas, Babywearers Of Charlotte, live horseriding, Cooking With Kids Challenge with Chef Michael Bowling, a dance party with Smoothie Bar,The Scholar Mom, amazing vendors…and SO Much MORE!

If you know me, you know I beleive in teamwork and mutally rewarding relationships that  include respect,  good customer service and business integrity.  Every last vendor is smart, kind, resourceful and just real people want to see you live better. I just cant say enough about them.  But I can tell who each of them are!

Starting with our special guest:

 

Zianna Oliphant, the 9yr old superhero that spoke at the Charlotte City Council Meeting in September. She will be there for a special Meet and Greet.  I don’t know about you,but I love sharing inspirational people with my children. My hope is that it’s contagious!

 

 

Click Here to meet our 2016 Total Children’s Wellness Fair Vendors, Sponsor and Queen City Stay At Home Mom Team!

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We want a full house. Please share. Entry, and Parking is free for this family friendly event! You don’t even have to take my work for it….. these fine folks share this (without any envelopes under the table 🙂 )

Location: KIPP Charlotte 931 Wilann Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215

Time 11am- 6pm

When: SATURDAY, 11.19.16

Friday Four-Reasons To Attend The 6th TCWF

One thing I love about Charlotte is the action! There is always something to do, somewhere to go. Where you are looking for casual entertainment or a little something more enriching, it’s here. On November 19th, come on down to KIPP Charlotte for an entire day of empowering family fun! It’s free, for the unnborn to the college student. You really shouldn’t miss it!

tcwfffThis is our 6th year, and every year we get better and larger. While staying true to our mission of keeping the focus on all seven branches of wellness ( Social, Spiritual, Enviromental. Educational, Physical, Social, and Financial)  This fair beagan in 2010 because I wanted to be the change I wanted to see. It just made since. Today more moms are helping to ensure it will always be a grand event for our diversefamilies to reflect our wonderful Queen City.  Here’s why you shouldn’t miss it!

Special Guest Appearance from:

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Want To See Who Is Vending, Exhibiting, Sharing? Click HERE!

This fair is organized by Queen City Stay At Home Moms,but could never happen without the amazing vendors, sponsors and other fantastic supporters

1. Cooking With Kids Challenge- Hosted by Chef Michael Bowling. He will select the mini chefs from the crowd to compete in 30 yummy minutes of adrenaline pumping culinary action. 

2. The Re-Fashion Show- This part of the fair is a direct example for enviromental, social and finacial wellness. 

3. Family Dance Party w/Smothie Bar. Don’t hold back parents, go on and have a little fun with your child. Our live DJ will keep you  hyped while our teens staff keeps you hydrated with fresh locally sourced smoothies.

4. Pre-Holiday Shopping from some amazing vendors! This year, shop local. Support your local ecomoy. We have hand selected some of Charlotte’s best small business owners. Take your time to get to know them. Many of them are parents that have fallen in love with hier product service and cant wait to share it with you.  We gauarantee you that you find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. 

If you have never attended, let this year be the first one toinclude in your family pre holiday traditions.  We are the first one’s in Charlotte to bring you holistic and inclusive family fun, entertaiment and empowerment for the unborn to the college student under one roof. You will love itor your admission rate will be refunded imediatley.  (ok, so it’s fre

We are asking everyone that attends to use hashtag #TCWF2016 . That way other will experience a bit of the fun no matter where they are.

Family Early Voting Party And Parade To The Polls

Celebrate early voting with a superhero themed family voting party and parade!

Your child can vote in their Halloween costume! Cool right?

 

Election Day is less than 2 weeks away. Millions of American adults will enter voting booths and cast their votes for the next president of the United States. Most adults may have to wait until November 8 to choose, but Charlotte area children don’t. They can make their voices heard this Saturday at the Family Early Voting Party and Parade To The Poles!

The Queen City-honored mock election is for kids too young to go to the official booths. By casting their votes kids can have their say about who should be our next president.

Their votes may not be official, but the results are often very telling. In other polls  the results of the kids’ election have mirrored the national outcome all but two times: In 1948, more kids voted for Thomas E. Dewey than for Harry S. Truman, and in 1960, they selected Richard M. Nixon over John F. Kennedy.

You can use our facebook page to see what is going on in the city during the 2016 election before casting your vote.

 

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Here’s why you should come out THIS Saturday:

  • Voting Ballots for Kids
  • SuperHero Capes
  • Storytime
  • Snacks
  • Friends
  • To encourage citizenship

It will be at the Beatties Ford Regional Library

2412 Beatties Ford Rd. Charlotte, NC

November 05, 2016

10am – 12:30pm

All are welcome . Even if the parent has voted, not eligible to vote or still on the fence regarding voting. Our future voters, your kids are welcome!

Sponsored by: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Momsrising, and QC Supermom