Do NOT Touch My Child! Child Abuse Prevention Month

The month of April is devoted to celebrating everything we can do to transform our community into a place that cares about – and actively supports — families and children. By ensuring that all parents in our community have access to quality childcare, affordable health services, parenting education resources, and substance abuse and mental health programs, we make progress toward what the month stands for: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Here is a list of simple tips that can have a positive effect on the well-being and healthy development of children, families and communities. Print it out! . !

For your family:

  • As a parent, block out 15 minutes a day to play one-on-one with your child — doing anything he or she wants. We know from studies that the more parents engage in positive activities with their children, the less they use negative physical and psychological discipline.
  • Tell the children or youth in your life how much you care for them and appreciate them.All children deserve to have someone who is “crazy about them” and loves them unconditionally.
  • Work with the kids in your life to explore their heritage and learn their family’s story.Every family has a rich story to tell and our connections to our past help us carry forward our values and traditions.

chFor friends and neighbors:

  • Compliment a father — someone you know or even someone in public — on something positive you see him do with his children. Dads contribute uniquely to children’s development.
  • Offer your time to baby-sit for the child of a friend, neighbor or family member. All parents need help sometimes — even if it is just to rest or “recharge” for an hour or two.
  • Mentor a young dad you know in growing his relationship with his kids. Some young dads may need help with transportation or in identifying helpful resources for their children.Dads provide qualities and benefits for their children no one else can.
  • Support parents looking for a job by offering your professional knowledge and experience in resume writing or preparing for a job interview. Financial stability links directly with family stability and can have a big effect on the emotional well-being of caregivers and their children.
  • Encourage single mothers you know, whenever possible, to support the involvement of children’s fathers in their lives. When non-custodial dads work to be involved in the lives of their children, they need the positive support of the child’s other parent or caretaker to encourage the development of that relationship.
  • Build community trust and togetherness by inviting friends to participate in a meaningful cultural event in your life. Helping people learn about your culture may help them understand that despite some differences, we have a lot in common — especially the need for support now and then. See Queen City Stay At Home Moms
  • Arrange a potluck event in your neighborhood to get to know other parents and their kids. Friends and neighbors can give outstanding support to families in times of need or stress.

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  • Sponsor, volunteer at or participate in a cultural event in your community. Families come from different cultural backgrounds that all bring value in creating caring and compassionate communities.
  • Do volunteer work for a youth- or family-serving organization in your community. Some families just need a little help from time to time, and community organizations are designed to do just that.
  • Take action on legislative issues that affect children and families. Call your elected representatives, join demonstrations and be sure always to vote to show that you support services to help families raise healthy children. (See Momsrising)
  • Introduce yourself to your neighbors. Caring and connected neighborhoods can be powerful in reducing neighborhood violence and supporting struggling parents.
  • Create a “Safe Children Zone” in your neighborhood. Host a community meeting with your neighbors to talk about what each of you can do to help create a sense of safety for the children in your neighborhood.
  • Volunteer at or donate resources to a local preschool or daycare center. Early education builds the foundation for a lifetime of healthy brain development.
  • Ask yours or another faith-based organization in your community about donations — even small ones — that can be made to support families in need. Some families need help providing for their children’s basic needs.
  • If you have reason to believe a child may be at risk of harm in their home, call your local child abuse hotline. Anyone who is worried about the well-being of a child can call to report their concerns.Individuals who report concerns have the right to receive a letter later to know what happened with the case.

To report concerns of child abuse or neglect, visit or call your county’s DSSChild Protective Services agency.

Call 911 in emergencies. (I’ve done it before. It’s okay and the child will thank you for it – later.)

Facts about Child Abuse

Tip Sheets for Parents and Caregivers

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Wednesday Wow: Harlem Globetrotters

They’re coming BACK!!! Don’t miss the Harlem Globetrotters Saturday, March 28th
at UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena

The iconic, world famous Harlem Globetrotters are coming to UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena on Saturday, March 28th for games at 2 pm and 7pm, during the Harlem Globetrotters 90th Anniversary World Tour, presented by Krew Mobile.

On the court, fans can expect to see some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, with a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Maddox and Sweet J Ekworomadu. The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of  family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.

Tickets are now available at ticketreturn.com, the Halton Arena box office, or by phone at 704-687-4949.

My family haven’t been there in 3 years. (This year and this year) That calls for a celebration! Join us! I’m giving away a family four pack! To get them just follow me & comment!

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Winner will be notified on Friday,the 25th! Good luck!

Wednesday Wow: 10010 My home schooled young Boys Are Coding!

PROGRAM OR BE PROGRAMMED

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Yesterday my younger sons attended their very first coding class! I didn’t know what to expect from these young guys, but they did great! The look on each of their faces was thanks enough.

I didn’t learn it until after college. Even thing, I past it over and ran to the cut and paste – ins website apps.

The reason I  introduced them to it is not just because a girlfriend invited us,to this FREE series of classes but because I wanted the middle aged boys to improve their problem solving skills. Having children that “THINK” is a BIG thing for me.  I think in life you are either a consumer- programmed or a producer……. the programmer.  And tell me, what’s wrong  with having a Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak,or a Steve Jobs in our large family?

I hear that some countries, including England, have begun to add coding to their national school curriculum, teaching children as young as 5 how to code. It’s urged to expose them to it as an additional language.

Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites. Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, Facebook, and this website – they’re all made with code. (CODING EXPLAINED For BEGINNERS)

What Charlotte elementary school teaches coding???  These are the days that I am so grateful to have the opportunity to teach outside of the box. They are learning real skills! These skills include hand-crafting their  own websites, becoming a career coder or even starting a technology business. Most importantly, they will be able to understand the technology shaping their world.

There is a new business in Charlotte for educating; and that organization wants to teach you to code. Tech Talent South is a business that is now providing web development coding classes to Charlotteans. In the classes, applicants will learn to code with Ruby on Rails, Javascript and HTML/CSS. The business was started in Atlanta last year by Betsy Hauser Idilbi and Richard Simms.

Tech Talent South  is all over the US. (and Africa). And it’s steady growing. We attended the 1st class in Charlotte, NC – Courses Offered:

Code Immersion
Next Level Rails
The Graduate Program
Big Data Analytics
iOS Development
JavaScript Application Development
Intro to Web Design and Creation
Google Analytics Workshop
Free Kids Code

To find out about classes in your area, click here.

Okay, now, you can’t say I never gave you the “Good Stuff! Do me a favor and like this post if you like it! THANKS!!!!!! “Let’s get our seeds tools for success!

~ Jabela

Here are a few more impressive sites on CODING

KIDTECH LLC

We teach children ages preschool through middle school. We just began teaching coding classes using CODE.org, Khan Academy, and Tynker.org. We have curriculum for a beginner and advanced beginner class in place, and are teaching a number of camps this summer.

WE CODE

We help organize coding clubs and high school hackathons for inner-city students

~ How Coding works.

~15 Facts for Beginners

~Coding 101

Wednesday Wow: Disney On Ice 100 years of magic – Family 4-Pack Giveaway –

It’s that time of year again! YES!!!!! Who is your favorite Disney character? Wanna see them for free? (Yes? Keep reading!  No…. still keep reading 🙂 )

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Disney on Ice is coming back to the QC with over 50 of your favorite characters!!! Gosh, I’m excited! I haven’t told the kids yet because the minute I do, I know for a fact they will ask every day, “is it today ma?”

I cannot blame them; Disney On Ice is a very good show!  We have been going for years and each year it’s like a brand new gift all over again.  And that’s saying something because my children age range is from 3 -16.

“Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!  You’ll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and many Disney Princesses.  Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King; Mulan; and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Toy Story films; in a skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments you’ll remember forever as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!” -FELD Entertainment

This year they are celebrating 100 years on ice! THAT”S HUGE!! A contest is on order! Details below in the video! It’s your chance to win a family four pack! Enter now and be sure to leave a comment in the comment section of this post. contest ends September 2015 at midnight.

Ok here are the rules:

1. Take out your video camera your about to share the ultimate Disney fan experience.

2. Ask your child to tell me why her/his family deserve the family four pack of tickets. It      must be less than 1 minute and creative. The more creative the better and the sky is          the limit.

  1. Submit it by September 20, 2015 HERE or on QC Supermom (you must like the page) and keep an eye on your email box as the winner will be notified on Sunday the 27th. Our judge is Jessica Nash. She’s a doula in South Wales!

Got it?  Get it.  GOOD!

Here’s more about the show: The tickets are for opening night! That is September 20th.

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented By Stonyfield Yokids Organic Yogurt Tickets

The show will be in town from SEP 30, 2015 – OCT 04, 2015

at the Time Warner Arena Purchase them hereFor /Media Kit:

Take care,

Jabela, QC Supermom

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NOTE: I am a Feld Entertainment Blogger Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and other exclusive opportunities. TING!!!!

Before you Buy it! See why I Tried it!

I’m a product tester! That means I try things and places before during and after it has hit the market.As a work from home mom, it’s a perfect opportunity for me to try items/events before I buy them and help my mom friends save money and time by giving them my trusted advice. After all, when you have 9 children and a veteran husband, you tend to learn the value of money, time and quality discernment.

I have tried things from Disney On Ice, Sesame Street Live, Cirque Du Soleil QuidamChick Fil A, Credible CravingsKIND bars, Monster Jam, Disney Jr Live, Ringling Brothers, Monkey Joe’s, Sonic Care, New Balance, Huggies, Belly Bar   to DOVE! Not name dropping at all, but those are some remarkable brands. It was an honor to work with each of them. It takes a lot to be trusted with grand brands such as these.

I wanna share my latest  testing jobs with you and encourage you to try these products yourself. Luckily all of them are winners. TODAY, you are a winner too because I have a free gift for you at the end of this post. (assuming that you like good food and free stuff!)

HerbaLife– ( Once controversial but with research you too will find that it’s not only a great income opportunity but also has products you’ll love! Like the Green Tea and Metabolism Booster-which I think every college kid should get to over come that Freshman 15′)

Herbal Tea ConcentrateHerbal life Green Tea & Protein Shake contains caffeine which jump-starts your metabolism and provides a boost to help you feel revitalized. For optimum experience, mix a a little more than ½ teaspoon with 8 ounces of water. This refreshing, low-calorie tea is available in a variety of flavors.

Protein Smoothie-Formula 1 Instant Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix. Satisfy your hunger and stay energized with the power of protein! Add Protein Drink Mix to your favorite Formula 1 shake to boost your protein intake to 24 g (without the addition of milk) or mix with water for a Herbal life Protein nutritious protein snack.

  • It includes antioxidant Vitamins C and E and mixes easily with water, making it ideal for a nutritious snack or protein boost on the go.
  • Take mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon to help satisfy your hunger cravings and to help meet your daily personal-protein requirements.

If you are local, you could even workout with a trainer indoors at JL Wellness and Fitness on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:30pm.  

Graze :

  • Life’s too short to eat bad snacks – our mission is to change the way that people snack in making snacks which taste good and each have a healthy benefit.
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Pasta Chips

They are a delectable, light, and tasty treat, Artisanal Pasta Chips are truly the perfect chip. Whether straight from the bag, dipped, or topped & served, they are a great source of protein, are cholesterol-free, and contain 60% less fat than potato chips and 20% less fat than pita chips. Ya’ll gotta try this the code SKINNY30 and receive 30% off their order at  Pasta Chips.Com (They are really good ya’ll)

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Pasta Chips are delectable treat, Artisanal Pasta Chips are truly the perfect chip. Whether straight from the bag, dipped, or topped & served, they are a great source of protein, are cholesterol-free, and contain 60% less fat than potato chips and 20% less fat than pita chips. ‪#‎endlessPASTAbilities‬ Ya'll gotta try this the code SKINNY30 and receive 30% off their order at http://www.pastachips.com/! ) ‪#‎SponsorAd‬ (They are really good ya'll)Some of my jobs have questionnaires and one in particular I love to answer. Is the “why do you want to test our product?  My answer never waivers. I love sharing information and trying new things. In my family, we have some one from every age group  from under 5 to over 21. It makes for a fair, diverse and interesting product review. The reviews are always my own and it helps other families spend their money more wisely.  A win- win for everyone. Speaking of win – win, here’s your oodie. It’s a free box of GRAZE! Click here and use the code KELLEP6HP – It’s REALLY free! (No shipping cost or anything)

Enjoy them .Please purchases from these items will benefit my blog . Click the links with the product names. Thanks and enjoy!

Jabela

Smash Cakes: Because your Baby is the King/Queen Of All Babies!

Nine babies and I only had 2 smash cakes! What was I thinking of? They are so cute, fun, and just plain smart!

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I know a great vegan baker in Charlotte NC. See Cassie Sweetz

Who wants a cake a lil hand all over their cake? REALLY??? Lil Mikey can be the cutest thing since Kermit the Frog, but uuugh, I’ll pass on the booger laced slime delight.

A smash cake is typically given to the birthday child at the first birthday celebration and is to be smashed, smeared, enjoyed and eaten by the birthday boy or birthday girl (remember to take lots of photos for the album!). Increasingly, people are making two cakes for the 1st birthday party: a smash cake and the main decorated birthday cake. The birthday guest of honor gets to have fun with the smash cake while the main birthday cake can be enjoyed by the guests, untouched by little hands.

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There are several ways to create a first birthday smash cake. A smash cake is usually a mini cake that matches the party theme, however any cake will do. The smash cake can be as simple as a vanilla cupcake (a giant cupcake is perfect) or as complex as a smaller version of the main cake. The possibilities are endless!

Remember to remove any cookie sticks, decorative pix or candles before you serve the smash cake and be sure to spread newspapers under your child’s chair to catch the mess!

Order it from Cassie’s Sweetz or make it your self! Or you can click on the links of each picture for more details.

PRETTY IN PINK CAKE

Rose Levy Beranbaum’s white velvet cake is my go-to cake for birthdays. You can pair it with almost any frosting or filling. Although Beranbaum prefers a non-chocolate frosting on this cake like this one, I think a silky chocolate buttercream frosting works just fine here if it’s not overly chocolate-y.

If you have only two 9-inch pans like I do, follow this recipe to make the first two layers. After they have cooled and you have another pan available, halve the recipe to make a third layer. This will give you three 1 1/8-inch cake layers.

INGREDIENTS:

For The Cake:4 1/2 large egg whites
1 cup milk
2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups sifted cake flour
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

DIRECTIONS:

STEP 1: MAKE THE CAKE

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 9-inch cake pans with butter and line the bottoms with parchment paper. Grease tops of parchment paper and dust lightly with flour.

Combine ¼ cup milk, the egg whites and the vanilla in a bowl and set aside.

Add the dry ingredients to a large bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer and mix on low for 30 seconds. Add the butter and remaining ¾ cup milk, and mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened. Increase to medium speed (or high if you’re using a hand mixer) and beat for 1 ½ minutes. Scrape down the sides, and add the egg mixture in 3 batches, beating for 20 seconds after each addition.

Scrape the batter into the pans and smooth the tops with a spatula. The pans should be about ½ full. Bake 25-35 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. You will want the cake to spring back when pressed lightly.

Cool the cakes for 10 minutes, then loosen the sides with a knife or spatula. Remove from pans.

STEP 2: MAKE THE FROSTING

Make your favorite frosting. I am partial to an Italian meringue buttercream.

STEP 3: ASSEMBLE AND FROST THE CAKE

Using a cake leveler, evenly cut the tops off the cake so the layers are equal height.

Spread an even layer of frosting on top of the first cake layer and stick the cake in the freezer for 10 minutes or until the frosting is set. Add the second cake layer and repeat with frosting and freezer time. Add the third layer and spread a thin layer of frosting on top of the cake and around the sides of the cake – this is your crumb coat. Put cake in the freezer for 5 minutes or until frosting is set. Add a final thin layer of frosting to the top and sides of the cake, making sure it has a smooth finish. Place the cake in the freezer, covered, until you’re ready to decorate.

STEP 4: DECORATE THE CAKE

For the final fondant decoration, please see Not Without Salt’s instructions. I used 2 lbs of red buttercream fondant (with some leftover) and 4 lbs of white buttercream fondant (with some leftover). I used “antique white” to cover the cake and “wedding white” to make the strips.

If you’re making a 9-inch cake, you will need another set of hands to help you wrap the fondant around the cake, that is, unless you come up with a better system or technique than I did. If so, please share!

It’s your baby’s first birthday! Let him dig into his first birthday cake toddler-style with an adorable smash cake that’s almost too cute to eat. Almost.

101 More ideas-

Everything Else to Know about Smash Cakes

Just a lot of pretty ideas-

(Be sure to click all of the links in this post for more details)

Friday Four: Age Appropriate Tragic Conversations with Children

“Stop burning these churches and killing each other over race! This crap is scaring my children.”

I am the wife and mother to NINE children. We have a 4 boys under 9, 3 living teen girls under 17 and one college son in his early 20’s ….. and one 11yr old in heaven. When my daughter transitioned, I questioned God. Then my “Salt OF The Earth” mom left shortly after her and I really had questions for my heavenly father. I’ve always been told that there would be questions made clearer as time proceeded. That has to be true.  I wouldn’t want my mom to see this mess of a world we often see today.

When tragedy happen, there are always at least two different discussions to be had with the children. AFTER we have understood the facts our-self, we try to be as timely and transparent as possible with the children.

http://www.twcnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2015/06/26/addressing-the-tragedy-in-charleston-to-kids.html

Parents play a valuable role in reducing violence by raising children in safe and loving homes. Here are suggestions that can help. You may not be able to follow each one exactly, but doing what you can will make a difference in your children’s lives. Here’s four strategies to help you guarantee a strong foundation.

1. Make sure your family have a strong sense of self and self defense skills. A mom love your familyasked me in a private message, ”  How can I keep my kids on the straight and narrow when everything around us in living crazy? They see sexuality at school, fighting down the street, their friends are shoplifting…….etc, etc., etc.,”

I suggest Ed, from the Preparedness Consulting Group They specialize in Victim Mitigation, Emergency Preparedness Planning, Providing Personal Protection Devices,Pepper Spray, Mace, Stun Guns, Personal Alarms, Security Cameras, Hidden Cameras and Medical Eqpt.

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2. Understand when to play poker or walk away. Last year, we had Thea from Gracie Barra Charlotte, to join us a the 5th Total Children’s Wellness Fair to demonstrate various self defense strategies to the children. From Thea and her family based company, the children gained confidence in themselves. While no child should go looking for a fight, I think all children should know some type of self defense.

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3. Know what to say to your children and when. You are their first teacher. They are gonna automatically follow your lead. Show them ways to solve problems without violence. In our home, when my  husband and I get frustrated with each other, we will either go to our room away from them or wait until everyone is asleep to continue if it can’t be resolved in front of them.

4. Keep your children aware and secure. In your home, you are the boss. Restrict violence from the tv ( make sure you know what TV shows your children watch) and if necessary outside; may that be neighborhood friends, family (Accompany your children to supervised play activities and watch how they get along with others. Teach your children how to respond appropriately when others use insults or threats or deal with anger by hitting. Explain to your children that these are not appropriate behaviors, and encourage them to avoid other children who behave that way)- and  even the  internet, where any and everything goes. Be sure that they know that they don’t always have to agree to get along.

Be safe & Behave

QC Supermom

Wednesday WoW: BEST DIY Chick Fil A Cow Costumes

Are you ready for Cow Appreciation Day by Chick Fil A? I clare I am.

I  have already began the DIY thrills !

It’s simple, easy and loads of family fun. The more you dress up, the more free food you will receive!  Dress head to hoof in costume and you’ll get a FREE MEAL! Dress in a partial costume and you’ll get a FREE ENTREE! So dress your herd and get to your nearest Chick Fil A !

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With four little boys and two teen girls in tow, there’s gonna be a lot of cutting, pasting and measuring. I can’t wait!

Here are some fun ideas to get your creative minds flowing:

  1. Start with items that you already have at home — cow-printed accessories stashed in your closet will work perfectly. Hats, vests, scarves, neckties, pants, shoes and pajamas — just about any cow-spotted item will work. Just make sure you’re covered head to toe.
  2. Wear white, and then just add spots. Throw on a white T-shirt with white pants (even sweatpants) and stick on your spots using black paper. You can cut spots out of construction paper and tape them to your shirt and pants. If nothing else, you can grab an old white T-shirt and color black spots all over it with a marker – and you’ll still get a FREE entrée.

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I LOVE dressing my babies up. I do it every chance I get because I know soon and very soon, they will not want to have this type of fun with me.

The only thing is I always  wait until the last day to make our costumes for EVERYONE, We then end up with the pdf print outs from the official Chick Fil A page, complete with black sweat pants and shirt with white construction sheet dots sporadically placed. Not exactly picturesque, but I’m going for broke this year!  I gotta have something for the children to look back at a feel embarrassed by.

This year I want to get fancy! So I’m putting together my “Cow Ideas” early! If you find yourself lost as I often do, you may want to save this link for your own family prepping needs. Ok, now, be sure to click the highlighted links. You’ll go directly to the sources I placed here on my page. (I’m not reinventing the wheel- there are so many great ideas out there already) Like this one, it includes a cow’s udder!!! So Yes, the sky is the limit! Enjoy & have FUN!!!!

Heads Up friends…what counts as a full costume and a partial costume is up to your manager, so do your best. Watch more here from previous years! Mooooo!  <—–Click to see an online album. Here’s the Tumbler page too!

P.S. I’ll share our pictures on Facebook when we are done so follow me over there! I maybe able to get my daughters to recreate this into a cow costume- complete with more printable templates from Chick Fil A.—— this would be too sweet—>

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Queens Fitness: 30 Days of Fitness Bliss

I’m a big woman. I know that and it doesn’t take a double take to notice it. I hate that I allowed myself to get so out of shape.  After this month, I promise myself not to ever get this far out again. I still don’t understand how it all just sneaked on me …… I’m serious!

It’s so much easier to stay fit than to get back fit. I can’t let my children go through this! Time for action!! So last week I got busy.

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I gathered up 5 of Charlotte’s BEST female trainers, opened the doors to all of the women 18+ in the area to one of the cities best fitness studio, adding aromatherapy (REAL diffused essential oils), great parking and “Viola!”  I created something fit for a queen!

We were fortunate enough to be sponsored by Herbalife. They have the best aloe concentrate, herbal teas, other quality supplements. (I had to give that tasteful plug.)
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My goal:   *Loose at least 40 lbs by Oct 28th

Here is the schedule:

Wednesday– Kinda Zumba Fitness 6:30P – 7:30P It’s Zumba with a lot of wild cards thrown in there.   Be warned, it’s a Hour Party! Lots of fun!

Thursday – Ashakti Wellness- w/ Asha for Gentle Yoga 6:45- 7:45 pm

Her touch goes to the soul. The stretches are familiar and just when you get comfortable in that pose she shoes you something new. Fantastic for pregnant moms, new exercisers and those needing a classic yoga with solid education behind it.

Friday- Home Workout w/ Catrena,The Fitness Fiend 11A -12P – she  offers fitness you can do easily at home and/ or with your baby.
Saturday- BootCamp W/Cat 10-11  This class is lead by a older woman. She eludes grateful aging and loves to work up a gentle sweat!

THEN  Courtney yoga- 11:20A -12:20A – Well, let’s just say, it’s not your aunties yoga. Courtney, is hitting the mark with this physical strengthening, mind training and spiritual infused POWER Yoga class.

Don’t miss any of these classes!
LOCATION: Jl Well and Fit 7308 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28227

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COST: FREE – I need the support of other women.  The trainers will win a few good clients and Herbalife will earn distributors. See another win- win -win project from the Queen! See you around.

We have finished the first week. The feedback has been nothing less than  empowering. I have done many things. This by far is up there for most impactful.

“Amazing advanced yoga today. When my body told me I couldn’t do anymore, I whipped out my Past Tense EO, applied it, and keep telling myself…I can do this. With the help of Courtney Yoga and her positive affirmaions, I made it all the way thru class. Thanks JabeLa Ledsi !!! I am not even sore…woot woot!” Jennefer

The women walking into this studio looked* like me. They are looking for the same thing I’m looking for and that’s an supportive environment to allow my body to get on track physically, spiritually and nutritionally. Queens Fitness is it. Please join us and bring someone! Your best fitness trainer is waiting to meet you.

Courtney Yoga QCSupermom Queens Fitness

Can ya Cook? Nationwide Casting for Cooking Competition Series

Anyone who knows their way around the kitchen usually has that one meal that they make better than anyone else. That one dish that is often imitated, but never duplicated by other family members…What’s your signature dish?

(Right below is my oldest son on the grill at the beach. He could win this contest if you don’t act fast! ) The other image is my meatballs. Not many can duplicate them!

Jervon cooksmeatball

MysticArt Pictures and a Major Broadcast Network are conducting a Nationwide Casting for New Family Cooking Competition Series!

In this good natured show, the man of the house will find out who is the better home cook, his wife or his mother. Casting is looking for fun and entertaining women – both wives and mother-in-laws – who may not agree on cooking methods or how they run their kitchens and who are ready for a friendly, family cook off! Families should have strong cooking skills. Contestants do not have to be chefs, but must be confident in the kitchen.

cook con

Selected families will be flown to New York City for a two-day shoot and will receive compensation.

To Submit: email familycookscasting@gmail.com with:

1) Names and ages of the husband, wife & mother-in-law

2) City and state of residence

3) Best contact phone number

4) A little information of why your family is ready to compete in the kitchen!

Event:       Casting for New Family Cooking Competition Series
Location:   Mystic Arts Pictures,United States of America
Starting on: 02/27/2015
Ending on:  03/19/2015

So if you are you the queen of the kitchen in your family? Now is your chance to show off your skills!! Go sizzle!

Best wishes!

QC Supermom

This is where I got the lead from