#BRAGABOUTYOURSELF

 Yes, I love to hear about how little John John made the basketball team but I thrive on hearing how amazing a woman is personally in her life. I know from first hand how often a mother can get so wrapped up in life she forgets to boost herself up, brag a little about herself. 

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One day I had the pleasure of holding a very interesting conversation with a mother like myself. She went on to tell me about her kids, their accomplishments, things she struggles with as a mother and so on. Halfway through the conversation, I stopped her and said brag about yourself! She looked at me confused. I said you bragged & boosted up everything in your life except yourself. Brag about yourself.                                                

From their, our conversation took a sharp turn. I learned she been meeting their family budget each month, made the deans list in school, recently got a small promotion at work & her fiance & her finally set a date for their wedding. After we were finished talking she smiled at me & said its been a long long time since I got to brag about myself. Thanks, Asia.

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                  #BRAGABOUTYOURSELF 💁🏽‍♀️

                                  I ❤️ it! 

#HASHTAG #BRAGABOUTYOURSELF in full effect!

This is your chance to brag about yourself no matter how big or small it may be.

#BRAGABOUTYOURSELF 💁🏽‍♀️

 

Well here I am rooting my own horn *toot toot*

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Soon to be 28 years old (BIRTHDAY DECEMBER 10TH) mother of two, full-time student, full time worker, full time girlfriend, blogger, founder of Dear Moms, who manages to do two loads of laundry a week & have both the loads folded & put up before it's time to wash again *boom* Drops mic walks away! #BRAGABOUTYOURSELF

Mom of The Month Award

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Why Mom of The Month?

One year for my mothers birthday my sister and I pitched in to buy my mom what we believed to be the BEST birthday present EVER. A customized trophy with the words engraved Best Mom Ever. Seeing the smile on my mom's face meant so much to us. While watching her smile I couldn't help but think to myself when I get older and have kids I hope my kids are dope enough to get me a personalized trophy for being their Mom of the year lol.

As a mother, we may often feel like we don't receive enough recognition for all we do. Well, let me not speak for all mothers but, I know I'm 100% guilty of feeling this way. I sit sometimes and wait for a pat on the back or a good job mom but then I have to remember Hey this is your job and responsibility as a mom hunni lol. Then I pat myself on the back and keep it moving.  

Dear Moms "Mom of the Month Award" is just a small random token of appreciation from a mother to a mother. 

How are the Moms chosen? 

 Mom of the Month award is based on nominations. However, moms, you are more than welcome to nominate yourself. There is no rule on who can nominate who.

Also once your nomination is submitted the mom is locked in our Nominee list for the entire year so the chances of being chosen are greater. 

What does the Mom receive?

Each mom will receive an amazing Mom Trophy, Mom of the Month Certificate and a Mama Wellness Box from Peacefully Empoweredis .

The Mom will also be featured on my website of our Mom of the Month Section for the entire year.

Where can I submit a nomination form?

The nomination form is available on my website.

100 Blessing Bags for The Less Fortunate

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For the holidays I thought how can my organization and my daughters business give back to the community.? The idea of a holiday driver crossed my mind and so did feeding the homeless. I decided I would sit down one day and look into either event.

        One day we were riding downtown Columbia, SC  and my oldest daughter Payden was looking out the window as we passed a homeless shelter. She immediately started with the 21 questions of why there were so many people just standing outside. I explained to her that not everyone is as fortunate as she is to have a roof over her head and home cook meals. It was then I begin to think WOW my six year old has no clue that there are people in the world who don’t have a place to sleep at night and food to eat. I asked her did she know what homeless people are and her answer was no. Of course I knew it was my job to teach her so when we got home that night we sat down so I could explain to her in depth about homelessness and the less fortunate. We sat on the couch and went to every kids favorite website YouTube. I typed in Homelessness in the USA and the videos began pouring in. We watched a few videos that had here looking but this one particular video caught her attention. This video was based off of a six year old African American girl in Los Angles, California that was homeless. After watching the documentary I asked them what could we do to help the homeless. Of course my baby said buy them toys lol but Payden and I came up with the idea of creating these Blessing Bags. We researched the most common items homeless people need and generated our list. 100 Blessing Bags is our goal. To package and hand out 100 Bags. Throughout our local communities we can make a difference and put a smile on someones face. 

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We have asked our local business for donations, along with our community for Support. 

Help us Reach our Goal of 100 Blessing Bags 

Contact Asia Fogle (704) 352-5510 or asiafogle@dearmoms.org for More Information

 

 

 

Business Owners at Ages Six and Two

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 The Two little people who have the pleasure of calling little ole me Mommy. Before I go through my whole spill about how amazing my kids are because they really are let me first start of by saying I didn’t want kids. Growing up having kids or a family never crossed my mind. In fact to be completely honest I’m very afraid of kids their just to honest for me.

 Fastforward six years later and here I am with two beautiful girls.  

My oldest daughter Payden Ja’Nia is a six year old first grader at Marshall Elementary School.

      My youngest Laila Monee is a vibrant 2 year old full of personality.

As a parent I’m always trying to find ways to teach my kids life lessons.  As a family this past summer we created the wonderful brand entitled @sistersisterlemonade stand.  On Saturday mornings we set up shop & go to selling our famous lemonade cups for $1.00.

Payden in charge of the fixing the lemonade and passing out the cups. While Laila is in  charge of the money. A two year old in charge of money sound ridiculous right? WRONG my two year old made sure you gave her the Monniess as she called it. 

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Having the lemonade stand this summer taught my girls the importance of working for what they want and the value of money. I’m a firm believer that you work for what you want so what better way then to teach my girls then set up there very own business. With their earnings from the Lemonade Stand they were able to get clothes for back to school, small toys and help fund our small late family vacation to the beach.

  Our latest lemonade stand was set up to collect donations for Hurricane Irma Diaster Relief where we raised over $300 dollars and from there we purchased a variety of non perishable items to place in our donation box to ship off to the vicitims of Hurricane Irma. 

Sister Sister Lemonade is not about the money but simply teaching my daughters how to become women.  Next summer we plan to set up our stand again and expand our menu. 

Make sure to check our Facebook page out at  

https://m.facebook.com/SisterSisterLemonade/ 

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