Lovin’ Life to Save Lives

LL2SL_flyerI love to plan parties. Every birthday, the hubby and I pull all of the money we can together to make sure that our children feel celebrated. And it usually  works, to the point that when it is our birthday, they feel that we need to have a party too.

So of course we wanted to celebrate the first anniversary of Ava’s experience.

To read more about Ava’s story, click here

Though some will want to forget the day that we lost her only to have God return her sweet spirit to us 6 minutes later,  we feel the need to be ever thankful. The way that we show our thanks to the Lord is to share with our friends and family the importance of CPR training.

Are you CPR certified? Join us!

We teamed up with the Ecclesia Community Development Corporation to develop an event that is fun and educational. With Ava in mind, we are calling the event Lovin’ Life to Save Lives. On Saturday, March 19, 2016,  we invite everyone to participate in CPR Training/Certification at Greater Ecclesia Temple in Detroit. The event, which costs $25/person, begins at 10am and lunch is provided.

If you are certified, and would like to sponsor someone else, please message me today. Our goal is to make sure that no one goes through what we went through. My hubby saved Ava’s life through brief CPR training learned by watching tv. We want you to have the real thing.

Greater Ecclesia Temple is located at 9611 Iris Street in Detroit.


Welcome Back and Other Special Announcements

It’s been a while since I have blogged…I know…beat me.  But, I have awesome news…we’re pregnant! For the past few months, I have been kind of reluctant to say anything about this wonderful news, which is strangely odd because my first pregnancy I was shouting it from the rooftops as soon the two lines showed up on the pregnancy test.

For this pregnancy, we decided to wait until I reached my third month to let the “cat out of the bag” I had let a few people know (including my Mom), but for the most part it was tightly held secret. And like all 21st century Moms, I wanted to make the big announcement on Facebook, I just didn’t know how I wanted to do it. I searched online, but nothing seemed to really fit us. With a little help from a co-worker and my hubby, a perfect announcement was crafted:

“After reviewing the play on whether the Snead family is having another baby, the play came back positive, the baby is in the Snead family, has the plus one. The baby is in!”

The announcement was perfect for us because our family loves sports and it wasn’t a run of the mill preggo announcement.  And now…everyone knows!

Now, we need to come up something catchy once we find out the baby’s gender!


Kids of Workin’ Mamas Wanna Have Fun!

Ok, I admit it.  I am jealous of you stay at home moms. You get to have all the fun with your kids while I am at work pinning away, wishing I was with my precious Syd. I cherish the weekends so much but it seems like there is always something to do. I just know that she is missing out on some milestones because she isn’t around children her age. Kids that she can learn from and are just as inquisitive as she is.

I tried to join a playgroup, but it was filled with Stay at Home Moms who have open schedules, so most of the activities were scheduled during the week.  What about us Workin’ Mamas?

I am posting an APB for a Mom’s Playgroup in the Detroit area. If you are interested in starting one with me or know of one that I can join, let me know ASAP!

The Curse Free Zone

Goldman Sachs employees beware! If you have a potty mouth, better take a bar of soap to work with you. For all of you keeping track of how companies are tempting to curtail their employee’s bad habits, cursing on the job is added to a long list of things people can no longer do including smoking, being overweight and addicted to Facebook.

Thought I almost never agree with “big business,” I have to admit that I instituted a similar rule at my job. While I know that I can’t control what people say in their own cube/office (and Goldman Sachs won’t be able to either), I have asked that everyone who comes to cube doesn’t curse. I call it the “Curse Free Zone,” and hey if you don’t like it…go to your own cube and curse yourself into an oblivion. Don’t laugh because I have kicked many a colleague out of my cube because they didn’t respect the rule. 

Cursing has a way of bringing a sense of unprofessionalism into the workplace. It sounds terrible to the ear and when used publicly or through email it grabs everyone’s attention in the wrong way. Take it from Thomas Montag from Goldman Sachs whose expletives from an email will go down in history as the worst way to communicate.

And while I am certain people will find fault with Goldman Sachs’ new rule, they should remember what our moms taught us: USE YOUR VOCABULARY!

It’s What You Delete That Counts

I am addicted to Facebook. There I’ve said it. I know the dangers of using, but continue to sign in day and night because of pure lack of will power. Who knew that catching up with old friends, family and colleagues could be so addictive? Everyone I know is on Facebook and I can’t help it, I have to talk to them—all day.

Turns out, Facebook is more dangerous than I thought. In a recent article, Facebook turns away from using language in its terms of service that would allow them to use what you say any way they want, whether you deleted it or not. But Facebook didn’t back off because it suddenly decided it wasn’t the right thing to do. The decision came only after Facebook users protested the change and a few choice words from the consumer advocacy blog, The Consumerist posted its thoughts on the matter.

Now more than ever Facebook users should pay attention to the things they post on their page…and what they decide to delete.

Do you think that this will keep people from posting provocative images on themselves on their profile pics? I certainly hope so!