Wednesday WoW: Kelly and Micheal, here’s your UnStoppable Mom!

Sometimes when I allow myself to start decorating for a pity party, friends like Margot pop in and remind me why I can’t slow down or quit! She was talking about me and here’s what she said.

When I heard Kelly and Michael introduce this contest (The Unstoppable Mom Contest )   on LIVE, the first thing that came to mind was I had to contact Kelle Perkins, as she is the original Unstoppable Mom!! I know a lot of really great mothers, doing wonderful things, but Kelle is THE Unstoppable Mom! She is creative, intuitive, caring, smart, and clever and effortlessly manages a household of seven children (and a husband!) ranging in age from 16 years to twenty months and homeschools everyone except the baby!us fa

There is NOTHING that she can’t do and she welcomes a challenge and is very passionate/persistent in everything she does and makes it all look so effortless.

Kelle is organized and schedules out her day to give the necessary attention to the children’s academics, as well as managing her home and giving back to the community. In addition, to the seven children currently at home, has a 21 year old son, who is on a basketball scholarship for Hampton University, and the family attends as many games as they can and form a cheering section all of their own, inviting many friends and relatives to join them. I don’t even know where to start, in describing this delightful, energetic, organized, loving, proud, engaging and unstoppable Mom. Kelle received her AA Degree in Travel and Tourism and then a BA Degree from Johnson and Wales, majoring in Hospitality. She credits much of her success to the education she received at Johnson and Wales, as she is able to make her education applicable to her family life and to an organization she founded-The Queen City Stay At Home Mom’s!! This organization was developed as many mothers were asking her “How to and How do you do” questions about being a mother ie. how do you breast feed and on and on, thus a niche was created and she has filled it beautifully, and expanded upon this, now also being a Doula and educating expectant mothers and carrying on with this education to the actual birth and beyond.

I love this!

I love this!

This 38 year old mother is a networking pro and loves the atmosphere of “bringing something to the table” with everything she does. In this particular situation, she has restaurants ready to give the new parents a MOM jervonwonderful free dinner at home after each birth, babysitters on hand to help with younger siblings, and is “on call” to help with any/all questions from now on!!. In becoming a Doula, Kelle has shared her passion with her daughters, and 14 year old Cassie, is becoming a little entrepreneur just like her mother! She started a cookie company called “Cassie’s Sweetz.” This is no ordinary cookie company though, as it is geared toward the lactating woman, who is either having trouble with her milk coming in or wants to make sure she keeps her ability to lactate.

cassie strawberryCassie, with the with the help of her innovative mother, developed these cookies from doing much research into healthy ingredients that would lend itself to this purpose and then took it one step further to finding these ingredients at a reasonable cost and incorporating them into a delicious, nutritious cookie!! She also employs a very “green” mentality and has a motto of recycle, reduce and reuse; she recycles containers, such as oatmeal containers and decorates them very whimsically, and them fills them with her homemade cookies and ships them off to her customers.

My number 8 and 9 learning how to feed themselves= Priceless!

My number 8 and 9 learning how to feed themselves= Priceless!

Kelle has a definite vision for her children; she wants them to demonstrate character, manners, independence, and good nutrition, along with empowering and educating them in so many ways, and it’s obvious to all that she is bringing up very success oriented, wonderful children. Kelle home schools the children in the mornings and then the afternoons are spent gardening, where they grow much of their own vegetable and have enough to share with others, organizing cooking classes with her mom’s group, or being servants to the community and volunteering. One of the family’s favorites is working at Loaves and Fishes, a local soup kitchen. She feels that being a well-rounded individual is most important so finds creative ways to inexpensively expose her children to the arts, whether it be a play at a local university; several of the younger boys are a ball boys for UNC-Charlotte, which gives them a sense of responsibility and enables the family to have a family gathering on the house!ball

In 2005, Kelle lost 11 year old Mya, (Yes, a mother to nine children!) to an auto immune disease. From the initial diagnosis to her death it was only a few months. Kelle spoke at Mya’s wake and even though she was a grieving mother, she wanted to keep this time upbeat, positive and a testament to the wonderful wit this child had, instead of burying her head in the sand and wishing her pain and anguish would go away. She has great faith in God and knew that she had to trust him and keep on going for her family’s survival.baking  vinge

This loss, made her question whether this death was because of something environmental, so in 2013 after much research, she joined MomsRising, and participated in the Stroller Brigade to make a presentation to Congress about reforming the laws on toxins. Kelle also is busy doing product reviews for companies and then passes on the product info and giveaways to her Queen City Stay at Home Moms. An example of this is her work with local supermarkets, ie. Earth Fare, as they are exemplary in supporting education for children’s wellness and health.

She also created and coordinates the annual Total Children’s Wellness Fair and does this solely through her networking contacts/businesses. This energetic and unstoppable mom lives in Charlotte, NC with her beautiful family and is married to Roger, a US veteran, who is currently attending college, so there is never a dull moment in the Pressley-Perkins household. If I was to ever win a reward of this size I already know how it’ll be spent! There’s so much to do.But even if I don’t I know that I’m the richest person I know. For I have excellent friends and a wonderful family! God Is Fantastic!

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Wednesday Wow! Win tickets to see DRAGONS!(RBBB)

 

dragonssI am so excited to announce that we have a (4) pack ticket give away for a lucky family to attend the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents Dragons performance on Thursday, January 31st at 7pm. This is a great opportunity to bring your family for some circus fun in Charlotte and enjoy this mystical show.

My favorite part of the Circus, in addition to the elephants, is the All Access Preshow. One hour before the show, ticket holders are invited to a FREE preshow. Go down on the floor, try on real costumes, clown around with the clowns and get your picture taken, view acts and animals up close. (click on that picture of the elephants to watch a clip!)dragons

To avoid crowds, get there as soon as they’ll allow you in. The ring closest to backstage is generally where they bring the animals and the elephants. It’s also the most crowded, so if you don’t care about seeing animals, go to the other rings. If all you want is to get close to an elephant, get there early and stake out your spot.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® is proud to present DRAGONS!



For the first time in circus history, myth and majesty will share the arena during this must-see family event that can only be witnessed at The Greatest Show On Earth®! 

Experience circus spectacles so incredible that once again you will believe in the unbelievable! Dragon tribes from the far reaches of the earth are brought together in a single performance, displaying their breathtaking skills in a circus tournament of champions. Each tribe must prove that they have virtues of Courage, Strength, Wisdom and Heart to arouse dragons which appear right before your very eyes! Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime family event when The Greatest Show On Earth brings the world together… to bring your family together! There’s no better way to enjoy quality time with your family at a live show! 🙂

Now, here’s how to get those Dragon tickets, follow these simple instructions:

 

1. Leave an answer here. Answer true or false to the following.

  1. Elephants respond to some 60 verbal commands, as well as recognize human and animal friends after years of separation.
  2. 22 calves have been born at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation®with more on the way.
  3. The Asian elephant has been on the endangered species list for 32 years.
  4. A female elephant is pregnant for 24 months.
  5. A Ringling Bros. calf on average weighs 300 pounds at birth
  6. 150-200 pounds of hay per day in additional to fruits, vegetables and fresh bread is the staple  for aRingling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Asian elephant.
  7. Depending on the weather, Asian elephants can drink 30-50 gallons of water on a daily basis.
  8. An average male Asian elephant will weigh 5,000 – 8,000 pounds.
  9. The average height of an Asian elephant is 10 feet.
  10. An elephant can have up to 1,000 muscles in its trunk.

2. Post a picture of your lil one in a animal mask or costume on https://www.facebook.com/TheQCSupermom.

 

3. Tell me did those thing listed above at https://twitter.com/QCSuperMOM

PICK 1 OR 2 AND DO #3…….

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Tip:

Children under two don’t need a ticket for the show.

For entire show details go to Time Warner Kelle said to click here!