Have you seen this interview with Bunji Garlin?
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Before I started SocaMom.com, I wasn't a big reader. I have always been told that to be a great writer, you have to read... a lot. So I started reading more, joined a book club, wrote a book, started a book club, and now at year three, I really enjoy taking a break from my hectic day and relaxing with a book.
I spend a lot of time with kids' books because I homeschool, so getting to read an adult book is a treat. A little mystery, a little intrigue, a little steam, and a lot of scandal - you can find all of that and then some coming "from the pen of Ni'cola."
On April 10th, I will be chatting with Jamaican born author Ni'cola Mitchell about life, writing, and how she balances being a speaker, blogger, mentor, and more, with being a mom.
Join us at 8:30 pm EST on YouTube.com/socamomusa and on twitter #CaribbeanBizMom for a LIVE Google Hangout AND Twitter chat where Ni'cola will share her insights and offer you the chance to tweet your questions. Ambitious moms and/or aspiring entrepreneurs, this online event is for YOU.
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/292920954198397
RSVP on Google+: https://plus.google.com/events/cugic16gllejt25n9251uid0leg
Ni'cola will be making sure that ten lucky readers, will get a chance to relax with one of her titles with this amazing giveaway! Comment on this post, tweet about this event, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and register your entries in the form below for your chance to win.Add a comment
Join us for a LIVE cooking demonstration with a VERY special guest mom. Tune in at 9 PM EST on April 8 to find out who will be joining us!
RSVP to get a reminder when the show is starting. Ask the chef question on Twitter - Your co-hosts for this live event are Eva Greene Wilson (@socamomdc on Twitter) from SocaMom.com, AlysiaSimone (@alysiasimone on Twitter) from Rewind and Come Again, author/blogger Onika Pascal(@onikapascal on Twitter), and Nellie Acevedo (@bklynactivemama on Twitter)
INGREDIENT/TOOL LIST (you probably have most of these at home)
If you miss it, it will be available to watch at your leisure on YouTube.com. RSVP so that you don't miss the conversation on the Google+ event page (https://plus.google.com/events/cjl884mgmistmtiop2e3juvpeos), here, or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/384515171688948)
You can follow the conversation on Twitter at #caribbeanmomchat or #mamalime.Add a comment Read more...
CaribbeanReads, in partnership with Jaxon Photography, is producing an anthology of Caribbean Christmas stories for children. The book will feature stories, crafts, and artwork from various parts of the Caribbean produced by Caribbean artists.
CaribbeanReads is seeking email submissions of art, poetry, and short stories from Caribbean citizens for a Caribbean Christmas anthology. The book is intended to delight readers with tales of the holiday spirit, traditions, and values in the Caribbean islands, and will highlight Christmas as well as other traditional celebrations that take place at Christmastime in the Caribbean. The book will be aimed at children 6 to 9 years old.
All submissions should be sent by email to submissions[at]CaribbeanReads[dot]com and must follow the guidelines outlined here: http://www.caribbeanreads.com/christmasanthology. The submission deadline is June 30, 2014.
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If you or your child is an avid reader and either or both of you are interested in doing reviews of books by Caribbean authors, and/or with Caribbean themes, written for adults, teens, and children, add this facebook group to your favorites!
The Book Club Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/291953034298587/
Opportunities for free books coming soon!Add a comment
One of the things that we enjoyed as a family growing up was the Muppets. We were a Sesame Street family... a Muppet family. We watched all the movies, watched Sesame Street during the day, and the Muppet show at night. I am so glad that the Muppet Movie franchise is back in full force and pulling out all of the best cameos as usual.
My favorite things about the Muppet movies is that kids and adults can enjoy them. I can't even say that I didn't know what to expect because I always expect comedy, sweetness, and great music from the Muppets - and that's what we got!
Preparing to see the movie? Get the kids ready for the show with these fun free downloads!Add a comment Read more...
Image credit: Eva Greene Wilson
I am a member of the virtual book club for bloggers, From Left to Write. Many of the ladies in the book club are not only avid readers and book lovers, but also authors. Karen of Time Crafted invited some of us FL2W members to share our writing process in a blog tour. So here goes...
Much of my writing when I was a little kid came from being bored. We lived in the middle of nowhere (sort of), and after I got tired of running around outside (by myself), I would get some paper and pencil and write. I would come up with all kinds of stories - mostly about the best friend that I wish I had, and what trouble we would get into (feel free to weep for little Eva).
Now? Man - I write to stay sane. I certainly have enough to do with the kids, husband, homeschool, lessons of all sorts, and the business - so I'm not bored - but instead of talking to myself (exclusively - I mean I still talk to myself), I write. Thanks to the Internet, I actually have plenty of folks to chat with... other than myself.
Here are the questions that we are answering on the blog tour...Add a comment Read more...
(Thanks to myStepsisters Rae and Shaifor sharing this on their FB pages!)
Image credit:Colin Powell via Facebook
No Instagram filter necessary. No duck lips to highlight his cheekbones, no twist towards the camera to slim his body, no shirtless smize to entice the ladies... just the selfie essentials: a camera, a mirror, and a great outfit.... and 60 years?
The camera is perfectly placed to make sure that we see the whole outfit, AND his face, unlike most mirror selfies on the web today.
Jamaican American icon, Colin Powell, former Secretary of State, former National Security Advisor, and the first and only African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff posted this selfie on Facebook on Thursday with the caption: "Throwback Thursday - I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!" directing the comment to actress and daytime talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres.
At the time of this post, the now famous Throwback Thursday image has the potential to be the greatest Throwback Thursday post ever. With over 3,000 comments, 25,000 shares, and 100,000 likes, and commenters calling him "amazing", "handsome", "honorable", and "fanatastic", the soon the be 77 year old rocked Throwback Thursday with this super classy selfie.
On Throwback Thursday, social media folks pull out their scanners and proceed to show how cute they were as kids, or how hot they were in their prime. This four star general is no exception - proving there's nothing new under the sun.
Blogs are calling him the inventor of the selfie, and everyone from the Wall Street Journal to CBS News is talking about it.... well done sir. Well. Done.Add a comment
This time of the year always gets me down - not particularly because it's winter or that we're in between holidays. It's because over the weekend and for the next couple of days there are millions of people getting on bad!
Yes, its carnival season, and while those of us on the East coast try not to get stranded in the snow, a bunch of feathers, sequins, masks and banners are being paraded in over 10 countries around the world...
Fêters in Brazil, Bolivia, India, Italy, Aruba, Panama, the Canary Islands, Haiti, Dominica and of course Trinidad are reveling in the music, costumes, culture and expression of freedom that is carnival. They're even doing it in New Orleans for Mardi Gras!
After a few years of sulking whenever carnival season came around, and blocking posts and pics from friends in Trinidad, I decided to be part of the fun instead by celebrating 'Carnival in Winter.'
From a recent trip to the library with Baby Girl (follow me on Instagram)
My daughter has a recent obsession with trees. On a recent trip to the library, she checked out pocket guides, field guides, and other books on trees. Not so recent, is her fascination with hair. I tell her almost daily how special her “puffy” hair is, but with each commercial telling her how this product or that product “removes tangles” and can make hair “smooth, straight, and shiny”, the battle to get her to truly love her hair is a constant one.Add a comment Read more...
Can you name this food? Have you had it before? What is your favorite thing to eat with this?
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