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.

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.

Wednesday Wow: Banking in 2022

Giving any bank my money is what I’m not gonna do! No way Hosea. I have learned so much over the last two years and the heavily bailed-out banking system will not profit from me in 2022! I have a few strategies to ensure this from happening

So let’s just start at the beginning, Banks make money, using your money- I bank at Suntrust. Have been so for over a decade. Now, to be honest, I have had enough NSF’s for anybody over the years. It kinda just happen. Kids, gas, food, unstable income- life…… it just happens. But I always pay it back timely. COVID came along just when I was stalling my income, and my banking life went into mild turbulence. Yep, I got a couple of NSF hits but to my defense, it was the banks’ fault as I began checking my morning emails, that posted my most recent balance. before spending each day. Yet I would get fined. Talk about upset! I could not believe it! How in the world do they do make it make sense? So I called them and after hours of conversing, it’s refunded. Now fast forward almost two years later. This began around Thanksgiving. My financial life is coasting along pretty well before this. I have funds deposited inside online banks as well as inside brick and mortar institutions. In this revelation, PayPal was the activator. I purchased a vacation package for my doula practice and it overdraft in my Suntrust account. I pulled the money from my Paypal account but it went to my CashApp instead of my Suntrust account.

They couldn’t reverse it. Cashapp couldn’t forward it and Suntrust call volume was so high I timed out 6 times on five different days. Needless to say the fees added up because nothing made sense to me. The time I did speak to a Suntrust agent, she gave me the run around. I asked for an escalation and she said that I would be placed on hold again…….. “I kid you not”. Mind you, I’m still homeschooling, working, keeping up my home, dealing with my sister’s transition, and trying to keep up with my loved ones.

Thanks to Paypal and others, along with a plethora of back and forth, I was left holding the bill for $360 in NSF fees. It was paid and will be written off on my taxes, but going forward, none of these accounts will benefit from my account. I will not leave more than $20 in any of them. What I have learned is banks make money with fees.

Fees

Checking account fees make up a large portion of the bank’s income, bringing in $6 million in 2015 just from ATM and overdraft fees. If you’re smart with your money, you may never have to pay one of these fees, but some may be unavoidable. Fees associated with checking accounts include:

  • Application fees. Whenever you apply for a loan, most banks require an application fee. Additionally, banks can include this fee in your loan’s principal and you’ll have to pay interest on it.
  • Lost or stolen card fees. If you need a new debit card, a new one will have to be mailed to you at your expense.
  • ATM fees. In certain situations, such as being on vacation in an unfamiliar place, you may not be able to find an ATM owned by your bank. Using a different one will cost you a small fee, both from your bank and the bank who owns the ATM.
  • Account fees. While free checking accounts are still more common, some banks may charge a “maintenance” fee just for owning a checking account.
  • Overdraft fees. A credit card payment late by even two minutes can land you with an overdraft penalty. It happens to everyone, but doing it often can be very costly. The average charge for having your account balance in the negative is $35 a day, but may be higher depending on your bank.
  • Paper statement fees. If you opt to have your billing statements mailed to you instead of checking them online, you can expect to pay a small fee for this service.
  • Inactivity fees. Banks can charge you if you haven’t made any deposits or withdrawals on your account for an extended period of time.
  • Late loan payment fees. If you miss a payment on your loan, you’ll usually have to pay anywhere from $10-$100 depending on your bank’s policy.
  • Loan prepayment fees. Paying off a loan early is not always a good thing, especially for your bank. It causes them to lose money in interest, so they will often charge you a fee to make up for it. The higher the interest rate on your loan, the higher this penalty will be.

When you take these factors into account, your free checking account is not actually “free.” Recent spikes in interest rates and the introduction of more fees may seem unfair to the bank’s loyal customers. However, banks are the safest place to store your money, and the peace of mind this brings is well worth the price of a few small charges. The way I figure it, if I don’t use these features. they won’t be getting my coins. I will not use them for loans. I don’t use my ATM card. I have a paperless account. There is no activity fee…So there’s that!…. I think I’ll get them in the end.

Friday Five: The Death / End Of Life Doula

This post is super challenging because the transition of my sister is relatively fresh like not- even- a- month yet fresh. But it’s relative to what I do and why I offer the service that I do. And besides that I have a tendency to repress my emotions. Sharing what a death doula is informs you, the reader of the job from the provider part as well as offers transparency from the family side as well.

Here’s my sister ( Adrian ) She is the most aggravating person I have ever known in my life! But I wanted her to life a long boring life….. Sure she could check in every once in a while but definitely leave me alone. Had I known or any of us for that matter, how much time she had we might have done things a bit differently. But we didn’t get the gift of time. But she knew we loved her. And I knew she loved me.

9 out of 10 people say they want to be cared for at home if terminally ill. Presently, half are dying in institutions. Death is the second leading fear in the united States.

How a death doula plays in it all; Death Doulas care for the whole person, taking into account patients’ emotional, mental, spiritual, physical factors and in my practice a little administrative guidance as well.

Death Doulas can:

  1. Help create positive, empowering end of life plans;
  2. Provide spiritual care, psychological and social support;
  3. Suggest ideas for optimal physical comfort;
  4. Help plan home vigils; and
  5. Educate patients and families on the new and progressive options of home wakes and natural burials.

This training is for those who have a calling and desire to support and guide both patients and families through any aspect of the end of life process. Our training and certification is appropriate for all areas of person-centered care. Social workers, counselors, medical professionals, non-medical home health agencies, holistic practitioners, hypnotherapists, massage therapists, reiki practitioners and even people who just want to be an Death/ End of Life Doula.

Due to the enormous number of illnesses, there is an overwhelming and growing need for these types of services and support. Finding the right teacher and training program is one of the most important decisions you will make.

Classes Offered: Online and In Person or Hybird.

Cost: $380

Note: Death Doulas DO NOT facilitate death, nor do we produce or assist individuals in having a “good death”, nor do we try to help people realize they are dying. We do not place judgement or define what a good (or bad) death is. Our primary function is to be in support of individuals in their final transition from their physical body. 

Death is one of life’s most potent and sacred passages, as well as one of the most denied, ignored, and feared. If brought to the forefront of our minds, death has the power to transform our lives, release the extraneous, re-prioritize our intentions, and initiate our courage. Death, in all its mystery, invites us to consider that the profound peace we’ve long sought after has been with us all along. We know there are so many questions. We know there is uncertainty. No one needs to do this alone.

Ready to register? Click here!

Wednesday Wow: COVID Check- How You REALLY feeling David Cox Elementary School?

We withdrew our two impressionable sons today from David Cox Elementary School because there’s no community there. I’ve always felt that schools were a tight knot part of the community. I grew up in a town, where my parents’ classmates were my teachers, The sense of honor, respect, and humanity was more than vocabulary words on a study sheet. These COVID days are bringing out the best and worst character in so many adults we expect to look to as role models. Let’s face it. Some professionals should never crumble. For example, elementary school principals. Principal Celeste Spears Ellis has no compassion or class 

This year we have a ninth, seventh, fifth & fourth-grader, We usually place our ninth-grader in public school for their last few years of school so getting scholarships and increasing their network is a bit easier, We figured if it worked for our older three children, it’ll work for our younger four. What we didn’t know was the younger kids wanted a break from us too! So everyone ended up in our local public school system. 

Right now, it’s September 29, 2021. I just attended my sister’s final services 8 days ago. Yesterday, I got a text that my hospitalized BIL got the worst news a dad, husband, a good friend could get and was told to prepare for the worst. The first thing in my mind was “Kelle, get your kids from all three schools. They aren’t home-schooled anymore. ” So I started calling. I was picking them up one by one, except for my David Cox students. No one was answering the phone as it was getting close to dismissal. I made it to my baby boys’ school and pulled into the shuttle /bus entry not to disturb their flow. Mind you, -still, no one had answered my call. The first carpool assistant acknowledged me and I told her what I needed help with. She repeated their names on the walkie-talkie as usual. I proceeded to get my little guys from the front of the school. I was met with a staff member that refused to send my boys out. She insisted that I return to my car and get in the extensive carpool line. I explained to her why that wouldn’t work for my family today. But she wouldn’t budge. Eventually, she said to speak with the principal, who was standing inches away, speaking to a lady. Because I was raised well, I waited. After four minutes I appropriately positioned myself and asked for assistance, She nodded her head and continued her conversation for two more minutes. The lady eventually motioned to walk away, but Ms. Spears pulled her back into the conversation to discuss a very casual topic. I know because I was standing right there. She laughed. giggled, wiggled, and she flat out ignored me standing right there. I later noticed that she was speaking with a teacher that worked there. I knew this because she walked inside the school moments later.  

 By this time I see that she’s showing really bad character and respond by saying to her again, I need my sons now. She walked over with the most conceited look in her eyes and voice and says “You will not talk to me like that. We aren’t gonna do that in front of these children, “I responded, I don’t know who you think you are, but I don’t have time to massage your ego. I don’t have a problem following protocol, but today it’s an emergency, And every rule has exceptions, If you can accommodate my request, my boys are in the wrong school.” She got upset and turned away. I went to the door and called out for my sons- (They must have sent them far away because they didn’t hear my loud yells)

I said, If I can’t get my children, no one is getting theirs & I walked into the crosswalk which crossed the student pick-up path. She was unbothered and even less disturbed. So I then asked for a shuttle driver’s phone and called the police. After I asked for my kids- again. I told her, you’re kidnapping my children. I have an urgent family matter and you’re ego-tripping. I stayed right there until the police arrived and told them everything. I even added that there are exceptions to every rule. The problem started with them not answering the school phone. I needed to get on the road to SC. to see my BIL. The first student pickup staff called my kids up via the handheld radio and said it was not a problem. Then I get up there and Ms. Spears is hard down ego-tripping over my kids that she didn’t help make. I wasn’t rude, I wasn’t disrespectful. I was firm and persistent. As she walked into the school, one of her lady staff members told her again, what was going on, she said, and I quote, “I Don’t Care!” with the nastiest, most ghetto head nod. ever. 

Why am I going through this with the principal, during this time?? Since my boys enrolled there. I wave at each teacher in the student pick-up drop offline. I pulled a bunch of no candy rewards from my work bag for my sons’ classmates. What am I missing? 

I have a history with Briarwood, Northridge, Eastway, E.E.Wadell, South Meck, Providence, a few charter schools, the nutrition department, and countless CMS administrative and support staff members. We began homeschooling because our daughter was sick, then my parents, Things eventually leveled off. Now we can re-enroll our babies and this is what we get from an elementary school principal? I know this is not acceptable. She shattered my confidence and trust in public school for elementary schools. I don’t want my sons to believe that there is no community in the school.

’21 Disney On Ice presents: Mickey’s Search Party

Hey Charlotte, get ready to join Mickey and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Experience the fantastic Disney adventures of Coco, Moana, Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Toy Story, and The Little Mermaid in one ice show. Make memories with your whole family as Mickey’s Search Party becomes an all-out magical celebration on the ice, in the air, and all around! Disney On Ice is playing Spectrum Center from September 30 – October 3. Great seats are still available!

Click here for ticketmaster! (CLICK Here)

I can’t tell you how much my family enjoys they shows. Its almost like a mental break for us! Everything is about magic, hope, love, and fantasy adventures. Maybe you’ve noticed how movies like Moana, and COCO are so relative to every day lives. It’s so inspiring and suggestive. If you haven’t watched them yet, log on to Disney and make it a family night with the kids. I bet you’ll find a few valuable and powerful teaching moments together!

If you’ve never been to a Disney On Ice show, this is the year to attend! These COVID days require a certain type of balance. As a mom, it’s up to you to provide it. I’ll be there and I hope to see you.

-QC Supermom

Friday Four: Welcoming a Baby While Starting a Business: How to Do It

By, Leslie Campos of Wellparents.com

Being a business owner means working through various challenges and issues. But operating a startup when welcoming a baby into the world comes with a unique set of difficulties. In fact, most entrepreneurs who experienced this say that having a baby and starting a business simultaneously is daunting — but entirely doable.

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Founders who launched a business while welcoming a baby are usually committed to creating company cultures where everyone can enjoy family-friendly benefits like paid leave and flex time. Although it’s definitely not an easy feat, both can be done. Read on to find not just four but five tips from QC Supermom on how to balance these two unique experiences.

1.Register Your Business

If you have yet to do so, it’s critical to determine the type of business you’ll be running, whether it’s a sole proprietorship or a partnership, but many small business owners opt to form a limited liability company (LLC). As an LLC, not only are your personal assets protected, but there are tax advantages, and less paperwork is required. By visiting a formation service’s web page, you’ll save a lot by not having to pay an expensive attorney to complete the process. You’ll also learn all you need to know about starting a new business.

2.Create a Schedule

Although some days are less productive than you would like, it’s essential to take advantage of your peak energy hours. Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, you should learn to carry out the most critical tasks during the period you’re most active. Creating a schedule can also help tremendously, especially since both the baby and the business are relatively new things you need to get used to. Establish work hours, time to spend with your partner, and alone time. By setting up a schedule, you’ll be able to balance the needs of your newborn and also take care of your venture.

3. Keep Perspective

​An unexpected benefit of welcoming a new baby while starting a business is how easy you’ll find it to let things go. Starting a family or adding to it gives you a fresh and incredible perspective on what really matters. You won’t stress about having every answer, closing every lead, or the day-to-day setbacks that come from being your own boss and a new parent. Stay focused on the bigger picture, and don’t beat yourself up over small mistakes or things you believe you have to do. Simply stay attentive to your needs and your baby’s while doing your best for your business.

4.Be Flexible

​You don’t know how it is to have a baby at home until you have it. A schedule will help you break your days into doable steps, but you also need to be quite flexible throughout the day. The exhaustion and chaos that comes with welcoming a new baby into the family should be put out by naps and alone time that allow you to recharge, maintain your mental and physical health, and relax.

Besides taking a nap when you’re feeling tired, wearing comfortable clothes can also help you feel more relaxed in your new double role as a mom and business owner. A pair of leggings, cozy maternity tees, and oversized sweaters can help you feel comfortable yet presentable enough to work on your business from home.

BONUS: Say Yes to Help

Friends and family members will probably want to support you after the baby arrives. Don’t refuse their help, especially since you also have a business to run. Relying on friends and family for postpartum support gives you a chance to breathe more easily and also shows you that you are loved and cared for.

If your family lives far away or cannot help you with your baby, consider hiring an experienced babysitter. You can also use various smart technologies you set up in the baby’s room to keep an eye on them while you work in your home office. It’s essential to learn to outsource both in everyday life and in business.

The Bottom Line

Times have changed. The more moms dare to start and run a business, the more people realize that they don’t have to choose between having a baby and launching a startup. Thanks to numerous resources online like the tips above, you can even learn how to balance the two daily.

The QC Supermom blog is your source for combined mom-and-entrepreneur wisdom. Follow Us today for more informational topics!

The End Of Life Doula

9 out of 10 people say they want to be cared for at home if terminally ill. Presently, half are dying in institutions. Death is the second leading fear in the united States.

At this time, we have 78 million baby boomers over the age of 65 in the U.S. 20% of them do not have their own children. We are in the midst of an elder care crisis.

When a baby dies it’s very much so different than a adult. It’s frequently called the ultimate tragedy, Stillborn / miscarriage transitions are a different type of pain, that requires a different type of healing and restoration. Some time it’s words. Like these amazing poems. And other times, the parents, family & other loved ones need a little something extra to over come their grief. It can be exacerbated and complicated by feelings of injustice — the understandable feeling that this loss never should have happened. During the early days of grieving, most parents experience excruciating pain, alternating with numbness — a dichotomy that may persist for months or longer. Many parents who have lost their son or daughter report they feel that they can only “exist” and every motion or need beyond that seems nearly impossible. It has been said that coping with the death and loss of a child requires some of the hardest work one will ever have to do. I know it to be true because I lost my 11 year old daughter in 2005. She had Auto Immune Hepatitis.

Most people do not know the first thing about caring for someone who is at the end of life. It is unfair to expect them to take care of a dying loved one at home without the basic knowledge and surrounded by fear,

When you become a death doula, you will have an important and rewarding career helping people face death with a little less fear and a little more love.

A death doula, also known as an end-of-life doula, is a support person who provides nonjudgmental, non-medical holistic support to those nearing the end of life. A death doula also typically offers support to the friends and family of the dying, or recently dead.

End-of-life doulas may serve… (people like my parents and first daughter , as well as their loved ones. )

  • the elderly (possibly for years before their death is due for arrival)
  • the terminally ill, at any age
  • the grieving, those who have lost or are about to say goodbye to a loved one
  • those facing the loss of a pet or beloved animal
  • those not near death but who want to wrestle with and confront their mortality now
  • those looking to practically plan for their end-of-life care and final burial or funeral, at any age, regardless of health status

End-of-life doulas hope to bring comfort and peace to the very last seconds of every person’s time in this world. Words to describe you may include: brave, gifted, intuitive, and compassionate. You may feel called to do this work. If so register with The Pink Grasshopper today.

A certificate fromThe Pink Grasshopper Full Spectrum Doula Training LLC may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the The Pink Grasshopper Full Spectrum Doula Training LLC, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Who is this course for:

Our program supports frontline clinicians, clinical leaders, educators, home and family caregivers, healing arts professionals, and volunteers. People who have attended are Para and Legal Professionals; Massage Therapists and Healing Arts Practitioners; Physicians, Nurses, PAs, NPs, PTs, Hospice and Palliative Care Professionals; Directors of Nursing Education; Nursing Students; Children and Families facing death or loss of loved ones; Directors, Staff, Activities Directors, Residents of Senior Care Communities; Psychologists, Chaplains, and LSWs. Regardless of background, this program is designed for anyone interested in exploring their own life and death and how to bring their wisdom in service to others facing critical illness and death.

What does it mean to be a certified Holistic Full Spectrum doula?
Certification simply indicates that one has completed the requirements of one particular training program. The doula profession is unregulated. There is no local, regional or federal authority or over-arching regulatory body that oversees doula training and certification programs. Certification is a voluntary process and is not required to practice as an doula. However, certification is valued by many families hiring doulas, and by healthcare organizations making referrals to doulas. The Pink Grasshopper Full Spectrum Doula Training LLC certification process is based on

Payment Policy

Students may register by paying the full $680 program fee online via Zelle, This course is a 3 week,self pace course. Should you make a partial payment, the remaining balance must be paid in full no later than two weeks prior to the start of this offering. If payment is not received by then, you will automatically be dropped from the course the following business day. Refunds will be issued less a $35.00 cancellation fee

Upon completion of the requirements:   1) final exam, a End Of Life Play list for both infant and adult, and 2) an application for certification may be submitted.  both items MUST be handed in at the same time via email to ThePinkGrasshopperFSDTraining@gmail.com. Items will not be excepted separately.  Results and certificate of completion will then be awarded in 10-14 business days.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: We do not offer refunds. It is our expectation that students complete their course with their cohort. If you are unable to complete the course by your cohort’s graduation date you will be given a grace period of three weeks to complete your coursework and earn your certificate.

If you have paid and not yet accessed the coursework, you may consider offering a one-time gift of your enrollment as a scholarship to a student in need.

Sounds good to you? What are you waiting for? Register today. Click here.

Friday Four: It’s Kinda Like An Anti Inflammatory Guide For Parents

Friday Four: Parents, a new school year has began. And so has another strain of COVID. Here’s what I need you to do to power your immune system. Affirmations, Meals, Herbs, and Exercise……. all affordable and easy to access so your may keep your risk factors in check. Consider this the quickest guide you’ve ever read.

As you know a healthy immune function that gets chronically triggered can cause any number of ailments. Like my other Friday post, I’m giving you four things to ponder. After reading the blog post and you need more assistance, feel free to contact me. Many of the items we grow, and /sell.

Four ways to keep a really cute inflammation (acute inflammation – your body fighting invaders) i.e.—> a healthy Immune System-

Herbs for Immunity & Healing – ginger, turmeric, paprika, cayenne, garlic, elderberry – think accumulative effect. Not instant healing. Keep them in your daily diet.

Exercises for Immunity & Healing Meditate, Now to help build your respiratory system- by encouraging better circulation and lung capacity–think aerobic–Blow up a balloon, laugh at something/someone!Check these breathing tips out! , go sit in a sauna, (I like to rub menthol VICs vapor rub on my chest and wear a sweatshirt.) swimming, jogging, dancing (Go on & TikTok it on out& tag me. I need a good laugh and inspiration!)

Food for Immunity & Healing – Cherries, lemons, Kumbucha, (Drink a good lemon -sugar free tea! ), beets, basil, honey, alkaline water, red cabbage, onions, pistachio, oranges, chili , sprouts, – just to name a few.

Affirmations for Immunity & Healing – Okay, now, I’m gonna share with you words of power that I have found that works for me. Give them a try. Repeat After Me: A.*”I deserve to live a healthy life!” B.*”My health is an investment, not an expense.” C.”I release any stress in my body- RIGHT now! It serves me in no way.” D. “I claim great health, a peaceful mind, and a good quality of life right now.”

The appeal of safe, natural treatments is undeniable. It’s true for age-old conditions such as the common cold, and for new diseases, especially if they have no known cure. So it makes sense that there would be a lot of interest in supplements for COVID-19, whether as prevention or treatment.

BONUS: Zinc, melatonin, vitamin C, vitamin D,

Fire Cider Recipe: Keep This In Your Fridge!!!! It’s MAGICAL. It works because the vinegar infusion encourages the herbs to release healthy minerals and beneficial compounds.

What is Fire Cider?

It’s a spicy, elixir that’s made by infusing apple cider vinegar with powerful antioxidant, immune-supporting, lymph moving, circulation stimulating, and digestion enhancing fresh herbs.  Here’s how to make it! 🙂

Ginger root (Zingiber officinale)

Once very expensive but now widely available and affordable, ginger root has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to soothe tummy complaints such as nausea, morning sickness, gas, and indigestion.

Also according to Penn State Medical Center, it has also history of use in helping to ease “the common cold, flu-like symptoms, headaches, and painful menstrual periods.”

Horseradish root (Armoracia rusticana) 

Rich in folate and a compound called sinigrin, studies have found that horseradish helps the body break up congestion and calms inflammation.

Turmeric root (Curcuma longa)

The main constituent in turmeric root, curcumin, has been shown to exhibit “antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal” and other properties.

Onion (Allium cepa)

Loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C and quercetin plus minerals like potassium and sulfur, onions are amazing for supporting digestive health and immune function.

Garlic (Allium sativum)

According to many studies ( including my own)The benefits of garlic to health have been proclaimed for centuries;I put that root on EVERYTHING!

In other words, modern research is beginning to validate garlic’s use as a folk remedy for immune support. Specifically, the study found that garlic supported balanced immune and inflammatory processes

Jalapeno (Capsicum annuum)

Hot peppers such as jalapeno (or Carolina Reaper if you’re feeling brave) are rich in capsaicin, which assists the body in managing inflammation.

Lemon (Citrus limon)

Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which supports immune function. This recipe also incorporates the rind, which draws out a compound called limonene that has mood lifting, digestion supporting, and immune system benefits. 

If you’re not using organic lemons, leave the rind off! Conventional lemons may have absorbed pesticide residue that can’t be washed off.

Optional Ingredient: Black Peppercorns (Piper nigrum)

Rich in antioxidants such as piperine, black pepper increases the absorption of other nutrients and help the body manage inflammation. They may also play a role in brain health.

Optional Ingredient: Rosemary or Thyme (Rosmarinus officinalis or Thymus vulgaris)

Both of these herbs have long been used in folk remedies to support healthy respiratory and immune function.

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Nature has provided us numerous herbs and things which are sufficient to keep us well and free from ailments. To Your Complete Healing: love Mother Nature,

Mrs. Hemp Farmer,

Kelle