What Do You Look For In A Hair Care Product…Business Ownership!

12 Mar

Hello WordPress! Its been a while yet again…but I’m back!! Since I last blogged I have switched jobs again! Go figure. I HATE working for someone else! I have been saying this for a long time and now I mean it more than ever! I was working for “the hotel” well now I can tell you the name, because I no longer work there. The name of the hotel that I was working for was the Omni! I was there for almost 8 months, however the entire hotel’s staff was FIRED!! Without any notice of any sort, on 01/17/13  midnight the entire hotel was let go by our then employer, Economos Properties. On 01/18/13 the new owner took over, which was an Indian family and the take over was far from smooth. I was very unprofessional to say the least…but enough about that awful place, the awful people, and their bad business ethics.

That whole situation brings me here, wanting to start my own business!!! I have  been wanting to be my own boss for the longest time now, since I hate working for someone else. There are too many variables that can dictate your finances and future. I am tired of being a slave to the system!

Over the years I have been trying to figure out exactly what I want to do with myself, since I loath working for companies, private owned businesses and everything in between. I have thought of it all, in terms of what business I wanted to start. While I was watching television one day I saw a TV segment on a hair care product from a young girl and the product was called, Eden Body Works and it hit me! I need to be working on hair care and put what I already know to use. I am a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Virginia, and I have been since 08/2005. I have went natural and went back to the creamy crack and went natural again. However this time around I have new found motivation; I want to put together a product that will be good for the consumer as well as for my hair. I would love to make my hair more manageable since I have went natural. With me creating a hair care line I get to put my cosmetology license to use, help myself with my natural hair transition, and start my own business all at the same time! This seems like a brilliant idea! I am so excited, and I have so much more to come.

Since doing all of this, I am in the mix of developing a formula and at this point I know what I want to put in my products however I need some help! I am wanting to know what people are looking for in a hair care product. What is important to you? I have created a short survey to kind of narrow it down, to pinpoint what people are looking for in terms of a hair care product. The survey is for my marketing and research portion of my hair care product as well as just basic insight for myself. I am trying to reach as many people as possible, who are willing to take the survey. I look forward to your feedback and help. With this information I can give you, the consumer exactly what you are looking for! Thank you in advance for your participation it is greatly appreciated! With your help and the grace of God , my business will take flight and me working for someone will be a thing of the past. Here is my survey, http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZVFVXQQ Once again thanks love!

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Church, Offering, Love, and the Lord

27 Aug

I went to church this Sunday, as I do whenever I’m not working. Since I’ve been here in Newport News I had been looking for a church. And I finally found one. I have been attanding Six Mount Zion Baptist Temple for a couple of months now…and I love it! The preaching is great, the singing is amazing, I truely get a message from the word that I receive. I have been to many different churches; all of them Baptist, and I have heard many different preachers. Some services have left me feeling like I could be a better person, after the word that I received. Other services not so much. Whether the service was good or bad there is always a common thread…offering. Sure offering is a normal part of the church service. But I am speaking exclusively about the offering part of service.

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Don’t Wake Me…I’m Dreaming

18 Aug

Hi guys! I want to tell you about my day, with this random blog posting. My day started around 6am Friday. I had to be at “The Hotel” at 7. I was suppose to work 7-3 which seemed horrible because I’m a night owl. I can stay up all night and sleep all day. But hey when duty calls, duty calls. When 3pm rolled around I was so ready to run out of work! But one of my coworkers called and was having car trouble. I was tired but I needed the hours so tired or not I was gonna work! I stayed until almost 8pm. Once I left work I was so ready to go to bed. I ate and went to sleep. My plan was to sleep the whole night and wake up Saturday morning. However that didn’t happen.

My mother decides to call me around 2:30 in the morning. For what you might ask? Nothing important at all! She wanted to know what size clothes my daughter wears. How nice mommy but at 2 something in the morning? So I give her the sizes and we start to talk about my daughter A’Janaya. To bad the conversation didn’t make it any where. My mothers phone went out. I called her back no answer. I call her back again still no answer. Now I’m like dammit Ma you call me, wake me up, your phone goes out, and you don’t answer when I call you back. Great!

Now it is 4:03am and I’m still up. Usually when I’m up, there is always one person who is up around this time of day…my dad. I call him and amazingly enough his phone didn’t go to voice mail. We talk, laugh, and joke. My father is…not so funny. I laugh more at him then his jokes! If only people could hear the things that he says. I’m sure you would laugh too. To make my early morning even better I got to talk to my youngest sister! I haven’t scene or talked to her in years, so that was a pleasent suprise! I got her number so I definetly plan on keeping in touch with her.

So no I’m sitting in my living room eating watermelon and pineapples debating weather or not I should put a movie on. Oh the decisions! If I was asleep I wouldn’t have to make any. All I can think about is the song from the 90’s Don’t Wake Me I’m Dreaming! Oh how I wish I was sleep and dreaming! Thanks Ma! Oh but I’m gonna get her back!

Cooperate World or Discrimination?

9 Aug

Since I wanted to start blogging again, I have sort of planned out what I wanted to blog about. However when I got to work today, my unpublished blog for today would have to wait until tomorrow. Another blog was already in the making.

I have been working at a hotel for about a month now, and I work at the front desk. When I got the job I already knew that I would have to keep my hair done. I knew that I couldn’t just walk out of the house looking like a rag-a-muffin! To make it even more difficult in terms of my hair, I have gone natural. Well at least for a little while. I haven’t put a chemical relaxer in my hair in about 7 months, if not longer. When I first started working at “the hotel” I wore weaves, because it is convenient, I wanted to look nice, and I knew the hotel in which I work was not going to allow me to be “natural”. I talk to a lot of guest who have natural hair styles, and most if not all tell me, “You should just wear your natural hair, in an afro”. Not something that I am interested in doing at all! And not something that “the hotel” would accept. I went natural because I want healthy hair, not because I am into natural styles. I want my hair to be straight but healthy. Not healthy and nappy. What makes it worse is I have my cosmetology license, but I am so use to having a relaxer that I don’t know how to manage natural hair styles. At this point I need my creamy crack! Chemical hair relaxers are my drug of choice! After about 3 weeks of weaves, I decided to let my hair breath for a week or so. I did my hair in some small flat twist going to the side with tiny rods. I thought it looked dry but it was cute. No problem there. I heard no complaints at work, in fact I got lots of compliments! Once my curls started to fall I braided my hair and took it a loose. My hair was wavy as well as curly. It was very cute! I got compliments on this style too. Too bad “the hotel” well at least my supervisor didn’t think so.

When I got to work this morning, my immediate supervisor said, “Oh Porschea what’s going on with your hair”? In response I said, “Nothing. What’s wrong with it? I like it”. Everything else goes downhill from there. I asked how am I suppose to wear my hair then. My supervisor told me, “Down and straight or pulled back”. How discriminatory! I was burning mad which is an understatement! We went back and forth about the situation and I was told that working in a cooperate environment you have to conform. How fucked up is that! First off I don’t think that I work in a cooperate environment. I work in hospitality for the moment, at a three and a half star hotel. I am a front desk agent, not a CEO of a company or the CEO of “the hotel”. I have a huge mouth so I keep saying things back. Like, “This is messed up…I don’t put chemicals in my hair, so its not going to be straight…what do you want me too look like a white women…I should have known…this is discriminatory. And to top it all off my supervisor is black! He did tell me that he would rather tell me then someone else say something to me about my hair. He also referred me to the handbook. As a black women I took offense to the entire conversation. My supervisor attempted to show that he cared about the situation but I felt it was phony. The damage had already been done.

I had already read the handbook prior, but I didn’t recall anything in the handbook about hair being straight, down, and pulled back. I did remember that females could not wear bright colored nail polish, nail designs; nothing other then neutral toned nail polish colors. But amazing enough I had on bright nail polish! I was wearing Jade Jump by Sally Hansen. To be exact I painted my nails in the staff bathroom that morning before my shift, because I got to work early. But nothing was said about my nails, only my hair and I couldn’t wear the style that I had up in “the hotel“.

While at work I got a copy of the handbook and nowhere does it say that the hair is suppose to be straight, down, or pinned back. I did however read, “Please understand that you are expected to dress and groom yourself in accordance with accepted social and business standards“. However no one has explained to me what “social and business standards” are. But since I have read the handbook again I am definitely gonna ask. If my supervisor was still at work I would have asked today. The handbook then states, “Hair must present a natural color and professional style”. However it was never explained as to what a “professional style” is. I will be asking about this as well. While typing this blog, I texted my supervisor to let him know that I read the handbook and the straight hair, down, and pinned back statement was not in there. I then asked him so who really told you to tell me that? I still haven’t heard a response, and I am off tomorrow. I doubt if I will hear back from him. I will have to talk to him in person. I guess the follow up to this confrontation will be blogged about another day. Until then give me your thoughts. Do you think that my supervisor was right with the statements that he made about me having to wear my hair straight, down and pinned up? Were they discriminatory? Or should I have known better then to wear waves and curls to “the hotel”? Give me your feedback because I would love to hear from you. I need some serious insight on this issue!

Back Blogging

7 Aug

It has been a really long time since I have blogged…but I’m back! And boy do I have a lot to talk about. I live in a new city, new job, basically Porschea 2.0! I am no longer doing Mom2Mom. But who knows maybe in the future I may revitalize Mom2Mom as well. I just want to get back to writing, which is something that I love to do.I have many stories to tell and I hope you will listen. Look foward to my posting! Stay tuned….

Promoting Moms Via www.Mom2Mom.socialgo.com

29 Aug

I got to play question and answer with Louise Edington for my website www.Mom2Mom.socialgo.com I came across her by total accident, she was a person who liked one of my Facebook fan pages, for the site Mom 2 Mom. After I saw her name I decided to check her out. I then saw that she was a mom, blogger, tweeter, and took part in many other things. I skimmed over her blog and found a posting that I related to. So I checked out her blog a little more, eventually becoming a subscriber to it. I contacted Louise via e-mail and asked her could I ask her some questions, because she was a mom and blogger…. She said yes! I was so excited that she said yes, because I try to promote moms with everything that they do. Which is one of the reasons I wanted to ask Louise some questions. I am also trying to let moms know about a great social networking site for moms. I am trying to reach a goal of at least 100 users, but by no means do I want to stop there! Once I reach that goal and have more consistent users at Mom 2 Mom, the site will be able to utilize video chat as well as run advertisements! It is all about me helping you, help me. If that makes any sense. Currently Mom 2 Mom has IM, messaging, video and picture uploads, blogging, groups, and more. We currently have 21 users at Mom 2 Mom and Louise Edington is one of them! Okay enough about my site, check out the Q & A with Louise Edington. I hope you will enjoy it!

Q

First off let other me ask, what are all of the projects that you are currently working on or the projects that you will be doing in the future?

A

I am currently learning how to use social media to grow my business. I’m a Childcare Coordinator for a live in cultural exchange AuPair program and I’m looking for families for whom hosting an AuPair is a great option. I have just completed The Social Networking Coaching Club with Ann Evanston http://bit.ly/bzTgcn through which I have learnt how to market online without being ‘salesy’. I actually did a blog post about the course http://bit.ly/acyiFW and also about my role as a Childcare Coordinator http://bit.ly/duSIl3 for those that would be interested to learn more.

Q

What made you start blogging?

A

I had always liked the idea of doing a blog but never got round to it. I actually started blogging as a part of Ann Evanston’s boot camp and I wonder why on earth I didn’t start years ago!

Q

What is your blogging style?

A

My style? Hmmm – I’m just me really. I try to convey who I am through blogging. I’m British so I try and put across some of my Britishness and I try to inject a little humor into my posts.

Q

Since you do have a blog, let others know, what makes your blog so special? In other words, why should someone subscribe to your blog or at least read it?

A

I feel my blog is special because I am a very energetic person who lives a very full life so I have a lot to talk about. I’m an older mum who works at home and tries to juggle all that, that entails. I have also moved a LOT in my life. I lived in Canada and the US as an AuPair/Nanny when I was younger and I’ve lived back in the UK, Australia and here in the US again with my husband and children. I call my blog Lou Loves Learning because I see myself as a lifelong learner. I have a thirst for learning new things and I am enjoying sharing my experiences and that thirst for knowledge with others.

Q

I checked out your blog, I also subscribe to your blog and I was looking at your blog posting “Working Stay At Home Mum- My Day”, your day was pretty busy. Is that typical for you? I know as a mom myself who is trying to get into blogging it can be hard. It can actually be very hard from my perspective, just by trying to balance everything.
How do you do it?

A

Yes, that’s a very typical day for me. I’m still learning how to balance and sometimes I do it better than others. I’m finding focus helps. I am focusing on my goals, creating a vision board and statement so that I know what I’m aiming for. Of course those goals are moveable but it really helps to have that focus. I also find that to do lists are a BIG help – again, they help keep focus.

Q

For all of the people who think that bloggers just sit at home all day behind their computers, have it easy, and don’t really have a job, what would you like to say to these people? I ask this question, because once upon a time I was one of those people. I thought the job was very easy, at least until I started to partake in blogging.

A

Well I’m not just a blogger, it’s a part of what I do. However, I do see it as a major part of my job as it means that I get to meet people and those people get to know me. Hopefully those that get to know me through blogging will not only enjoy my blog but also think of me if they ever need live in childcare or if they hear of someone else who needs live in childcare. Blogging also keeps me busy – to do a blog well there are certain things I have to remember to do and also I have to blog frequently and that means thinking about it almost constantly to get ideas for blog posts.
Well that just about sums up my Q & A with Louise Edington. I really appreciate Louise taking the time out to answer my questions. Thanks a million! In the mean time everyone else can check out Louise’s blog http://louiseedington.com/ as well as my site www.Mom2Mom.socialgo.com you can help Mom 2 Mom reach its goal of at least 100 users!!

My Q & A With Louise Edington

28 Aug

I got to play question and answer with Louise Edington, whom I came across by total accident. She was a person who liked one of my Facebook fan pages. After I saw her name I decided to check her out. I then saw that she was a mom, blogger, tweeter, and took part in many other things. I skimmed over her blog and found a posting that I related to. So I checked out her blog a little more, eventually becoming a subscriber. I contacted Louise via e-mail and asked her could I ask her some questions, because she was a mom and blogger…. She said yes! The following is my Q & A with Louise Edington. I hope you will enjoy it!

Q

First off let other me ask, what are all of the projects that you are currently working on or the projects that you will be doing in the future?

A

I am currently learning how to use social media to grow my business. I’m a Childcare Coordinator for a live in cultural exchange AuPair program and I’m looking for families for whom hosting an AuPair is a great option. I have just completed The Social Networking Coaching Club with Ann Evanston http://bit.ly/bzTgcn) through which I have learnt how to market online without being ‘salesy’. I actually did a blog post about the course http://bit.ly/acyiFW and also about my role as a Childcare Coordinator http://bit.ly/duSIl3 for those that would be interested to learn more.

Q

What made you start blogging?

A

I had always liked the idea of doing a blog but never got round to it. I actually started blogging as a part of Ann Evanston’s boot camp and I wonder why on earth I didn’t start years ago!

Q

What is your blogging style?

A

My style? Hmmm – I’m just me really. I try to convey who I am through blogging. I’m British so I try and put across some of my Britishness and I try to inject a little humor into my posts.

Q

Since you do have a blog, let others know, what makes your blog so special? In other words, why should someone subscribe to your blog or at least read it?

A

I feel my blog is special because I am a very energetic person who lives a very full life so I have a lot to talk about. I’m an older mum who works at home and tries to juggle all that, that entails. I have also moved a LOT in my life. I lived in Canada and the US as an AuPair/Nanny when I was younger and I’ve lived back in the UK, Australia and here in the US again with my husband and children. I call my blog Lou Loves Learning because I see myself as a lifelong learner. I have a thirst for learning new things and I am enjoying sharing my experiences and that thirst for knowledge with others.

Q

I checked out your blog, I also subscribe to your blog and I was looking at your blog posting “Working Stay At Home Mum- My Day”, your day was pretty busy. Is that typical for you? I know as a mom myself who is trying to get into blogging it can be hard. It can actually be very hard from my perspective, just by trying to balance everything.
How do you do it?

A

Yes, that’s a very typical day for me. I’m still learning how to balance and sometimes I do it better than others. I’m finding focus helps. I am focusing on my goals, creating a vision board and statement so that I know what I’m aiming for. Of course those goals are moveable but it really helps to have that focus. I also find that to do lists are a BIG help – again, they help keep focus.

Q

For all of the people who think that bloggers just sit at home all day behind their computers, have it easy, and don’t really have a job, what would you like to say to these people? I ask this question, because once upon a time I was one of those people. I thought the job was very easy, at least until I started to partake in blogging.

A

Well I’m not just a blogger, it’s a part of what I do. However, I do see it as a major part of my job as it means that I get to meet people and those people get to know me. Hopefully those that get to know me through blogging will not only enjoy my blog but also think of me if they ever need live in childcare or if they hear of someone else who needs live in childcare. Blogging also keeps me busy – to do a blog well there are certain things I have to remember to do and also I have to blog frequently and that means thinking about it almost constantly to get ideas for blog posts.

Well that just about sums up my Q & A with Louise Edington. I really appreciate you taking the time out to answer my questions. Thanks a million! In the mean time everyone else can check out Louise’s blog http://louiseedington.com/

A’Janaya Seems To Love School!

17 Aug

A’Janaya enjoyed her first day of school! When she got back home she was kind of tired. AJ went to the bus to pick her up, I was in the kitchen working on dinner. Her father carried her in the house, she seemed tired. She told us about her day. She rides the bus with one of her friends, who often comes over to play with her. So she was happy about that. She was also really excited about a person named Camara. It was Camara the kid, she talked about all evening. I thought Camara was a girl. Later that evening while talking to her grandma on the phone, I found out that Camara was a boy. After talking to Grandma Camara was no longer Camara the kid, but Camara the boy! She also got to play on the play ground with her friend whom she always plays with, another friend that comes over. This is the friend who A’Janaya had a sleep over with about a week ago, and AJ just about cried. I have a blog post about that too. If you haven’t read it check it out!

A’Janaya was so excited about school that she didn’t want to eat her dinner. She said, “I got to do my homework” even though she didn’t have any homework. She just practiced her letters and writing her name, which she did really good at today. She normally does a good job, but she did an extra good job today!

She got her bath tonight, brushed her teeth, got Good Night Moon read to her, said her prayers, and went to sleep. I still can’t believe that my baby is in school.

Today is Tuesday and the second day of school for A‘Janaya. And she almost didn‘t make it to her second day of school. Well at least to the bus. We over slept. Even thought I set the alarm last night. However AJ brought it to my attention that I set the alarm but I didn‘t turn it on. Opps, stupid me! I am thankful that the bus goes up the road and has to come back down the road. Therefore A’Janaya did not miss the bus this morning. That would have been awful, on the second day of school. I forgot to take pictures, well I thought I didn’t have time. Theres always this evening when she gets home! I got my batteries charged to take plenty of pictures of my baby. When we went outside to wait on the bus A’Janaya said, “when is this bus coming“? She is so excited about school!

It seems like only yesterday that I had her, and was bringing her home. Time sure does fly. So I want to savor every moment of parenting. One day I will wake up and my little girl will no longer be a little girl. Until then…. I’m gonna keep blogging about my baby being in school, as well as other things. TTYL!

A’Janaya Started School And We Didn’t Cry

16 Aug

I am still tired out of my wits. I could not go to sleep last night. I was up watching movies. The Last House On The Left was good, but disturbing, I washed dishes, cleaned the stove top, and swept the kitchen. After that I attempted to watch yet another movie. I guess I was so excited about A’Janaya starting school today. It was almost like I was going to school.

I fell asleep around 3:44 that was the last time I remember seeing on the clock. When the alarm went off at 6, I could barely open my eyes. I said, “A’Janaya get up, its time to get ready for school”. She got up after I said this a few times. But once she got up it was still dark outside and she said, “Mama it’s not good morning, it’s not time for school yet”. I thought that was so funny.

I fixed her a bowl of cereal, so she wouldn’t be hungry when she got to school. Now I’m wondering how she did on the bus ride? I hope she didn’t use the bathroom on herself, I asked her before the bus came and she said, “no I don’t have to go”. She is potty trained but every time you go somewhere she has to go to the bathroom! I guess I am worrying because I am a mom. And not just any mom. I am A’Janaya’s mom!

Yesterday I thought very hard of any and everything that she needed in her book bag. I didn’t want to forget anything. I was unaware that you could have brought your child’s school supplys to open house, but that was kind of common sense, even though I didn’t take them. So therefore her book bag was kind of heavy, she almost tipped over! In between trying to get A’Janaya ready and prepped for school today I was dealing with a whiney 2 year old who wasn’t mine, yesterday. I had Bri the weekend too. She is a sweet heart though, I love Bri as if she were A’Janaya. I had to give A’Janaya a bath so I could wash her hair. This is called killing two birds with one stone. I am a licensed cosmetologist, but I HATE doing A’Janaya’s hair! I don’t put any chemicals in it. No relaxers in her hair, but I am so tempted now that I have to do her hair every week. But I am going to stand my ground. But the process that I have to go through is painful! I have to take her old hair style out, wash her hair, plat her hair immediately; or it will nap up and be undoable untill I wash it again, take the plats out one by one and blow dry then, flat iron, then style however. She has gotten better during all of this. She doesn’t cry anymore. But yesterday I got very frustrated while putting beads on the braids. Her father and I had previously talked about me doing her hair once a week on the weekends. I would do one color and pick outfits for the whole week to match accordingly. But oh no, he didn’t want her to wear flip flops the first day or an outfit from Wal-Mart. He was “trippin”. At first I had blue, white, and clear beads on her hair, then blue, clear and black, finally we settled on black and clear. AJ was so happy that I listened to him! But I was frustrated as hell. I told him he needs to learn to braid her hair or something.

In spite of me playing switch-a-roo with her beads I couldn’t be happier! A’Janaya started school today and she didn’t cry, nor did I. Of course AJ wasn’t gonna cry. All he kept saying when I said I was gonna cry is, “It’s not like you didn’t know this day was coming”. He sounds like the toy off of Toy Story 3. I consider A’Janaya starting school as a mile stone something like walking for the first time. And the first day of school is a mile stone. She will never start school for the first time ever again. I just can’t help but smile, oh and wait for the bus this afternoon. I can’t wait to hear about her day!!! I’m sure there will be lots to tell. Untill then our dog Baby Girl is walking around looking so sad. All she can do is lick her paws, she misses A’Janaya just as much as we do! Even thought AJ won’t admit it. He’s such as man!

Yesterday I Played Super Woman That’s The Life Of A Mom

13 Aug

I think I am still tired from yesterday. Today is a new day, but yesterday I was “Super Women”. I had so much to get done. Even though I knew it was going to be a busy day I still had to get on the computer to check Facebook, Twitter, Mom 2 Mom, upload my blog posting, and upload a picture to my blog, all before I got my day started. Before I got on the computer I had to call to my school; the community college that I am attending. The fall semester starts in 2 weeks, so I was trying to order my books online, but the system was not having it. I still didn’t order my books. After that it was time to get my love dressed then me. Breakfast was a no go yesterday morning, it was a grab something and go kind of day.

We had 3 set appointments but numerous stops to make yesterday. The heat made every stop almost unbearable. It was in the car seat, out the car seat, repeat this like 15 times. Now I am sick of the car seat! One appointment was at the WIC office. She got to see the dental hygienist, who painted fluoride on her teeth. Then the nutritionist told me not to give A’Janaya any food other then at meal and snack times. Only water in between. This is to get your child on a schedule for school as well as let them know food is offered at certain time, no earlier or later. I thought this was kind of harsh, but okay I think. They are always telling me how small she is, and asking me dumb questions like: Do you feed her? She is a slender something. Yes I do you idiot, she is my child! Of course I feed her! As for her being slender, its called DNA, its in her genes. To bad she got those genes from AJ. I get really tired of hearing that question.

Any way Pizza Hut was next. My daughter went around to different tables to talk to people. She did this more then she ate her food. But at least she did eat something. Recycling, Wal-mart, The Shoe Department, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and Prince Edward Elementary school were all our next stops. Yesterday was open house at school. We got to meet A’Janaya’s teacher! Even though none of her friends are in the same class, she will make new friends. I know she was looking forward to being in her friends class, but life will go on.

Next was my friends house, which my daughter has been talking about going over for a while. So yesterday she got to do it. I had to make 2 more stops, Kroger and Dollar General again. Once I went back to my friends house it was time to go home.

My friends daughter slept over last night, and cried for “mama” a good portion of the time. When she wasn’t crying her and my daughter were playing in their dinner. Mashed potatoes in Bri’s hair and all on her forehead. Yeah I had to fix dinner. I have a thing that is called a “hungry man” his name is AJ, he’s always hungry. He can cook but is always looking for me to cook, even when I am super tired. What can I say he’s a man and I can cook!

Once it was bedtime Bri whined for “mama” until she fell asleep. She did this literally, she fell out of the bed! After the kids were in the bed and Bri was off of the floor, it was time for mommy and daddy to have some time to ourselves. We decided to watch a movie, Knocked Up, that movie is really funny. We laughed a lot! While watching the movie AJ had to go to the bathroom. I heard him say, “Oh shit”! Bri was sitting in the living room on the sofa all by herself and she wasn’t crying. She scared him! No one was suppose to be in the living room, especially at 2 something in the morning. She was mad she wouldn’t talk to us. She didn’t say it but she wanted her mama. Once Bri got in the bed with us I fell asleep. I woke up this morning it was just me and Bri in the bed. AJ was in the living room on the sofa with our daughter, sleep. I didn’t know he left out the room. I guess I was too tired to notice. He had finished the movie without me. Jokes on him, because I had already watched it! I knew he would like it, plus it was funny so I didn’t mind watching it again.