About QC SuperMom

Advocate- Seed Producer, both literally and figuratively. A Southern mom of 9, and wife of a disabled army veteran -he's a Leo at that! I'm Johnson and Wales educated, but have learned more from motherhood over the last 29 years. Here in Charlotte, I work as a Non-Denominational Marriage Officiant, Full Spectrum Doula Trainer,, Urban Horticulturist, Certified Tax Preparer, and a proud gigi. Now, what is a supermom? QC Supermom- It's a mother that has business savvy, many life experiences, and a passion to help other moms thrive both professionally and personally - holistically. She creates smart and creative solutions for herself, other mothers, and builds bridges in the community, businesses. In a nutshell, she takes the highs and the lows and just won't quit.

Friday Four: Calling All Black Dads To Be: Here’s How You Can Save Mom And Your Newborn’s Life!

Dear Daddy To Be: It’s time to declare a public health crisis! I know you’re excited about your baby’s arrival. And you believe all you have to do is hold your birthing mama’s hand, but the hard truth is that it’s gonna require a little more in this day and age.

Black Parents Are at the most Risk When Giving Birth. Considering statistics about the dangers that Black moms face when giving birth, moms have every reason to be anxious about it. But dads can make a difference.

Until federal funds get marked directly for programs intended to save women from dying in childbirth, access to insurance for all women, and reimagining health care to include culturally competent maternal health care providers as a viable first choice; too many birthing mommas and babies will die from pregnancy-related causes. There are too many shattered lives left motherless and widowed. So you need to know that your baby mama needs you to be educated and on point.

Dad’s clipping the birth cord

Dad, as a mom of nine and full spectrum doula trainer, I want to guide you in the direction you want to arrive. Your role is vital and you are needed. The first thing I need you to do is hire a good doula. There’s been considerable conversation about fathers and doulas regarding our roles in improving outcomes and reducing the overwhelm of the birthing (and postpartum) process.

Hemorrhage and preeclampsia are the most common causes of pregnancy-related death, and about 60 percent of these deaths are preventable, according to the CDC. A 2018 r

Doulas help birthing people and their families with a plan that meets them where they are regardless of any pandemic, or family dynamic. A good doula, will create a safe – stress free place to empower you, the birthing dad, on how to advocate for your birthing mom during prenatal care, labor and onto postpatum. Now why a black doula for a black mom you asked? Two Words–> “Culture and Customs’

Black doulas don’t feel the need to code switch with black moms. Doula’s are community based. Being physically and culturally accessible in ways, time and places that other providers are not.

 the nation’s pregnancy-related deaths from 2000 to 2014 rose by nearly 27 percent

As a mom of nine and birth doula trainer, I’ve seen firsthand the way implicit bias affects the quality of health care Black women receive. Ultimately, they don’t hold us as valuable as our white birthing counter-parts.- Kelle Pressley

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that babies of mothers who do not receive prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth rate and five times more likely to die than babies born to mothers who receive appropriate care.

Your doula will give you all the tools you need to help keep your birthing mom and baby live.

  • Gain confidence in understanding what your doctor is saying to your satisfaction.
  • Learn your options and what questions to ask your healthcare team.
  • You will gain skills to help you acknowledge and address her (yours as well) fears.
  • Discover exercises are most helpful and those not to try.
  • Understand which foods that enhance her health, labor, birth, and postpardum and which to be mindful of.
  • Practice how to best manage the stress of returning home with a newborn
    • Teach you how to monitor her recovery, identify possible complications, and reduce the risk of infections. 

So, there are more than four. Sorry. As you can see, there’s so much you can do. Start with the National Association to Advance Black Birth’s Black Birthing Bill of Rights then impliment the suggestions above. You got this,pops’! .

The Importance of Having a Black Dad present during childbirth

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that black fathers play a critical role in the development and well-being of their children. For example, black fathers who are involved in their children’s lives have been shown to have a positive impact on their children’s academic achievement, social-emotional development, mental health, and poverty levels.

Having a Black dad present during childbirth can help create a more positive pregnancy and birth experience for both the mother and the baby. Studies have found that fully engaged dads are more likely to be involved in their baby’s care, have stronger emotional and financial support for the mother, and be more proactive in their parenting roles.

Moreover, the presence of a Black dad during childbirth can provide additional meaning to the experience, which is important for both the parents and their child. It can be a powerful experience for a black child to witness the connection and devotion of their father during an incredibly intimate moment. It can also be a very emotional moment for the father, with the memories and the emotions experienced during childbirth being something that can be cherished and shared for years to come.- Kelle Pressley, The PinkGrasshopper Full Spectrum Doula Trainier LLC

Photo from HuffPost

Black Moms STILL don’t Trust Hospitals

“Birth is a rite of passage of women. Their journey should be honored, their rights should be fiercely protected, and their stories should be shared.” — Marcie Macari

Maternal health is more likely to be a matter of life or death for African American women, who often navigate a lack of medical access during pregnancy. Charlotte doula Kelle Pressley talks about her work delivering healthy babies and what can be done to close the maternal health gap in the finale of this two-part episode. Host: Aaliyah Bowden. (Click here to tune in)

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. “ — Marie Curie

Dear Black Mamas,

Consider birth centers and home birthing. The United States, our country has the worst rates of maternal mortality in the industrialized world. Increasingly, experts are revealing what we’ve always known and that’s the fact that grim racial inequities do exist in America’s healthcare system.

Black mothers in the United States are four times as likely to die from maternity-related complications as white women.

Birth centers are sort of halfway points between hospital births and home births. They serve women with low-risk pregnancies and use midwives, who have medical training, and doulas, a nonmedical position focused on emotional support, physical comfort, and patient advocacy.

Until you feel safe in all birthing spaces, I am here. – The Pinkgrasshopper Full Spectrum Doula Trainer

Get help and heal at your own pace.– Tribal L&D podcast

All of the links feature recent podcasts and printed resources from me. Enjoy.

Thanks for sharing the resources – The Charlotte Post and Tribal A&D Podcast

Big props to New Jerseys Dr Nicola , – The Birth Center of New Jersey in Union, N.J., where Ms. Eaddy-Onque gave birth to Anastasia, has been increasingly busy during the pandemic. Founded and owned by Dr. Nicola Pemberton, a Black obstetrician-gynecologist, this facility is unusual in that it is run by a medical doctor who has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and that it primarily serves people of color.

Harriet Tubman Day – March 10th & Women’s History Month

Today is Harriet Tubman Day, where we honor anti-slavery activist and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Tubman is most widely known for leading enslaved people north on the Underground Railroad, but her contributions to abolition and equality don’t stop there. She served as a scout and spy for the Union Army during the Civil War, and fiercely advocated for women’s voting rights in her later years.

Born into slavery in the 1820s, Tubman escaped to Philadelphia in 1849. She soon returned to the south and became a conductor” on the Underground Railroad – a network of antislavery activists and safe houses – where she personally led approximately 70 enslaved people to freedom.

At the start of the Civil War, Tubman was recruited to assist former enslaved people as they escaped to Union camps. Initially a nurse, Tubman soon became the head of an espionage and scout network for the Union Army, mapping out enemy terrain and providing key intelligence to Union officials. In 1863, Tubman led the Combahee River Raid, where more than 750 enslaved people were rescued. She continued working for the Union Army until the Confederacy surrendered in 1865, assisting newly liberated people, scouting for the Union Army, and aiding wounded soldiers.

In the late 1890s, Tubman went on to work alongside women’s suffragists to promote women’s voting rights. She traveled throughout the Eastern US, speaking of her experiences in and after the Civil War, and citing her own experiences as well as those of many other women to further the suffragist movement.

Tubman is a key figure in American history who continues to inspire generations of activists and political figures today. Not only was she instrumental in liberating many formerly enslaved people, but she contributed to the Union victory, and advocated for equality to create a more just nation. Tubman will soon be featured on the $20 bill, with President Biden pledging to speed up the design process and cement Tubman’s legacy further. 

Tax Season begins on the 23rd! Here’s Your Non-taxable Income list! Use it to file your taxes, Thank me later, you’re welcome.

Don’t overpay the IRS.

The following income is generally NOT taxable income. There are always exceptions. For example, inheritances are generally not taxable, but if you inherited an IRA account, you will be taxed when you receive IRA distributions. But for most people, these types of income are NOT taxable:

  • Life insurance proceeds
  • IRA and Pension rollovers
  • Child support payments
  • Inheritances
  • Gifts
  • Workers Compensation
  • Disability payments if you paid the premiums on the policy. If your employer paid the policy, then the disability payments are taxable. If you paid part of the policy, then part of the disability payments you paid are non-taxable .
  • Court damages or settlements for personal physical injuries or physical sickness. Punitive payments are taxable.
  • Health and accident benefits
  • Federal income tax refund
  • State income tax refund (if you took the standard deduction last year)
  • Most scholarships, fellowships, and Pell grants
  • Foster care payments (certain restrictions for individuals over age 18 in foster care)
  • Gain on the sale of your personal residence is usually non-taxable. The gain might be taxable if you lived in the residence for less than two years or if the residence has ever been used as a rental property or home office
  • Roth IRA-qualified distributions
  • Welfare payments
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Social security benefits (including SSDI) are either nontaxable or partially taxable. Enter your social security benefits on the Social Security Benefits (Form SSA-1099) screen and we’ll calculate how much, if any, of your benefits are taxable
  • Cancellation of debt because of bankruptcy or insolvency. Enter your 1099-C on the Canceled Debt (1099-C) Information screen and we’ll calculate how much, if any, of the canceled debt is taxable
  • Veterans Administration disability benefits
  • Pay-for-Performance Success Payments that reduce the principal balance of your home mortgage under the Home Affordable Modification Program
  • Black lung benefits
  • Cash rebates. For example, if you receive a cash rebate of $100 after you purchase a new washing machine
  • Insurance proceeds for theft or damage to your property
  • Utility rebates
  • Long-term care insurance benefits
  • Military allowances
  • Peace Corps living allowances
  • Reimbursement for medical care
  • Certain individual care provider income
  • Disaster relief payments

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

Queen City Stay At Home Moms


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!

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.


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 .

  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