#MotivatedMonday #benjaminfranklin

motivated mondaySuch a blessing to see the beginning of a new week (even though technically the week begins Sunday) .. Either way:

HAPPY MONDAY

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. –Benjamin Franklin

So go ahead. DO. CREATE! it does not have to be anything conventional and it does not have to make you instantly rich, but I challenge you to OWN it – whatever it is, complete it, and share it with the world.

Your life will be better for it!

Ms. Get Right

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ONLINE DEAL! #WorldwideWednesday .@shutterfly FREE!

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Good Morning World!

Today I have a deal for you from one of my favorite sites:

SHUTTERFLY.COM

For those of you who have never heard of shutterfly; the site allows you to print t-shirts, mugs, stationary, ANYTHING with your pictures, logos, favorite phrases, etc.

I have had holiday cards, picture books, calendars, mouse pads, and more made. The best thing (to me) about shutterfly is that it comes in the mail super quick AND they are constantly sending me emails for free stuff!

THE DEAL?

50 FREE (4×6) PRINTS FOR NEW SIGN-UPS 

this offer ends: 30 calendar days from the time of registration.

AND

Free shipping on orders over $30 w/ the code ship30

I am just now experiencing my first issue with shutterfly. They sent me a $20 thank you coupon in the mail and when I tried to use the code it says it has already been used -_-. I am going to email them and I’m sure everything will be handled, they have never let me down before.

This site is my favorite way to turn great fb and instagram pix into something tangible.

 Hope you Enjoy

Ms. Get Right

#MotivatedMonday

motivated mondayAs always I am here to turn your Crappy Monday into a HAPPY MONDAY.

Or at least leave you with a few words to keep you thinking.

For today:

The Dalai Lama once said;

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck”

Keep that in mind as you go throughout your day, because sometimes what you want is not what you need RIGHT THEN!

Good Luck Everybody

Love,

Ms. Get Right

 

 

#WorldwideWednesday : Education

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Hello!

I am always a click away from something HILARIOUS, ENLIGHTENING, OR TRAGIC.  Either way the internet has it all and as I sift through I sometimes come across things worth sharing.

The theme this week is education..enjoy!(they are links so click em’)

Teaching the Teacher a lesson – Rant by .@Real_Jeff_Bliss

Why I Hate School but Love Education – Spoken Word by .@sulibreaks

Hope you enjoy!

oh yea if you have something you would like to be posted on WWW email me [sakifite@gmail.com]

Follow Me @_MsGetRight and Facebook too!

#Single Girls and Guys Guide to #ValentinesDay

Are you single? Sick of Valentine’s Day and just waiting for it to be over!

VDay is not just about being in a relationship, it is about being LOVED and LOVING others.

Here are a few things single girls and guys can do this Valentine’s Day.

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1. Secret (santa) Admirer 

Get together with a bunch of your friends and do a grab bag for VDay. Each of you pull a name and set a monetary limit for gifts. Go out and get some chocolates, candies, etc and on the big day meet up at a restaurant to have dinner, drinks, and exchange your Valentine’s Day gifts. 

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2. ALL-STAR Weekend

One of my favorite Valentine’s Day things to do, is to watch the NBA’s all star weekend. This year it will be held in the NOLA, but you can watch it from home on TNT. Starting Thursday, Feb. 13th there will be Dunk-a-thons, Celebrity games, East vs West, and the infamous Dunk Contest. Take your focus off of the lovey dovey and watch a bit of basketball.

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3. Volunteer for Valentine’s 

What better way to spread some love? Find a charity or organization that supports a cause you are passionate about and see how you can help. This will surely occupy your day and make you feel awesome about yourself. It is very cold outside, so have a warm heart and go to a soup kitchen or shelter and lend a hand

Ms. Get Right

I WILL NOT TEACH MY CHILD RACE #Blackhistorymonth

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When my little brother was a few years younger than he is now, he and I went to a Chinese Restaurant. When we went inside he wanted to know  “If Chinese people are white, why don’t we just call them White people, like they call Guyanese people Black people”. To me, a high school student at the time, that was rather profound for a 4 year old.

While in college I chose to minor in African American studies. I am not sure which of the courses it was, but in one of them I read a piece by Henry Louis Gates entitled “Race as the Troupe of the World”. I will not delve deep into Plessy v. Ferguson, the true origin of man, and all that other stuff; don’t worry this is not a history lesson.

I will mention that from reading the piece, gathering my own opinions and educating myself, now that I am a mom I WILL NOT BE TEACHING MY CHILD RACE!

I will teach my son CULTURE, I will teach him history, geography, and DIVERSITY; the acceptance of difference. But when it comes to teaching him socially constructed groups based on pure prejudice and stereotype ILL PASS! I am not naive so I know the day will come when he is faced with a little questionnaire, census, or application asking him “which of these boxes do you fit in”, and  will hope that I have educated him as thoroughly as I am able on his history that he will make his own informed decision NOT LETTING SOCIETY DECIDE FOR HIM.

My help in this fight for racial equality will be raising my child (and future children) to know too much about history to be limited by race.

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Ms. Get Right

Put Your Skirt Back On : You’re Somebody’s Mother Now

Do’s and Don’ts of Being a 20-Something Parent!

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My Handsome Men #kidallik @realkidallik

Having a baby at any age can be tough, but have a baby in your twenties and – things could get ugly. I have watched “20 something” year old mothers do things in the club that needed a tad more class and wear clothes that could have used a tad more fabric. And I will admit that I have watched these women with a disapproving eye, until it happened to me too. Pregnant at 21, I was still a kid and now a mom. This entire journey has not been easy, but I have created a few tips to make transitioning from partier to parent a bit easier for everyone.

(Although these rules apply to dads too…I can only speak on what I know, so I’ve geared the post towards moms)

I have never gone topless or skirt-less, but  I would be lying if I said I did not know some young moms who have; so For the Mothers:

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Be Silly!

DO allow your youthful spirit and energy to help you relate to your child, run wild through the house, scream instead of using your inside voice, and keep an eye on all those ‘DTF’ and ‘BRB’ text your child is sending. Because you are young enough to know about what your kid is doing that many  older moms are CLUELESS about.

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Once your kids are grown the lines may blur. BUT THIS IS A DONT

DONT forget that you are a PARENT! Get your feet off of that bar, your shirt off the floor, and put your head back in the game. It is fine to let loose but whether your child is 3 or 13 nobody wants to be on TMZ or Worldstarhiphop and see their mother doing something strange for a piece of change.

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Me and My Son @ TV Time

DO talk to your child like your friend, if yall are friends. If they are still very young (like my son) feel free to sit and watch your favorite shows with him or her (whether it be cartoons or Scandal), be a kid with them if the opportunity presents itself.

DONT talk to your child as if they too are an adult. Constantly using profanity AT your children is teaching them that explicit language is an appropriate way of expressing yourself. It will only hinder them when they have to integrate into society or the business world, or they do not learn when to shut it off!

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and another DONT! Tell yo’ kids or let them overhear how you went out and did (TMI) or had a fight with (TMI) or any of the madness. Save the drama, you are a momma! Trust me I know first hand. Sometimes I am going through gossip and drama that makes me feel like I am in high school, but it gets shutdown quickly because my first priority is parenting.

Although I have 100000 more .. this will be the last one!

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Appropriate mommy/daughter Selfie

DO add your kids on social networking sites. They need to be monitored. Allow them to have computer access (under strict surveillance of course). Cell phones, tablets, and the latest gadgets. And for moms with little babies; it is your call if you want to post pix of your baby online, do not let people force you to share your pix or discourage you from flaunting your baby all over the internet.

DONT embarrass your children online. Or show too much of your secret 20 year old life to your child. Keep in mind that screenshots can be dangerous, and the stuff online never really goes away. So behave! Keep the cleavage pix- to a minimum, butt pix – to yourself, and stop allowing your friends to tag you in pix and videos where you are too drunk/high to spell your name. IT IS JUST SHAMEFUL!

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I know all of you young mommas are doing a fabulous job! No matter what society has to say about our choice to have a baby young we are literally raising the future, and one of you is raising my son’s future wife! So let’s do this RIGHT!

Ms. Get Right