I am older than most of you, come from the Bayous of Louisiana and have a unique perspective
on the challenges of being a woman. I grew up in a world where women were not allowed to work,
divorce was illegal, birth control was a sin and I knew that I would not be allowed to go to college.
Most of my friends were married off by 14, sentenced to lives as "house slaves" to husbands chosen by their parents, knowing that they would bear a child per year until they needed football bleachers in the living room to watch the two scratchy black and white channels that we got on TV.
Back then hair conditioner had not been invented, also no calculators or computers! No video games!
I was blessed with a Grandma who taught me that I could do whatever I wanted to in this life.
She died when I was 10 and I miss her still. Her black maid, Clara taught me never to be prejudiced, to always be kind to one another. I left the bayous and built a life for myself "up north".
I was the first woman in my family to live as modern ladies live now. I continue to empower the girls in our family as my Grandmother did.
My blessings, being a woman are too great to count! The great joy of my life is being able to
help kids. Looking back on my life, I accomplished everything I set out to do. My own businesses, homes, etc. but the best thing I ever did was to have children. My children are grown now and have blessed me with grandchildren.
now you know a little about me, I'm off to read a little about you.
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Where I grew up:
- Parazul Classic Bag $250 value US 10/5
- Tropical Traditions Organic Teeth Cleaner US/Can 10/1
- Fresh Feet Wipes 3 winners US 9/30
- Green Leaf Gift Pack US 9/28
- Jadience Skin Rejuvenation Saok US 9/21
- Coy Hair Finishing Polish 3 winners US 9/24
- General Mills Cereal Treats Bars Prize Pack 9-19
- Carries Kiddie Closet Labels & $25 GC 9-21
- Modern Family: 2nd Season DVD 9-21
- Purse to Go Organizer 9-22
- Rizzoli & Isles - Season 1 DVD 9-22
- Opti-Art Deluxe Jewelry Box Kit 9-23
- Ouchless Brush and Ouchless Elastics 9-23
- 30 Meals in One Day Book & Software 9-26
- T.G.I. Friday's $25 Gift Card 9-27
- Disney's Spooky Buddies DVD/Blu-Ray 9-28
- Restaurant $25 Gift Card,10/1 - US/Can
- Rizzoli & Isles DVD of Season One - Ends 9/24
- BabyBond Nursing Cover (9/22/11)
- Cute Brands Love Panda Tote (9/23/11)
- $25 CASH (9/23/11)
- Peter Rabbit Organics (9/27/11)
- Incipio iPhone 4 feather Ultralight Case (9/30/11)
- Kid Basix Safe Sippy, Starter, Sporter (10/3/11)
- Flair Cloth Diaper (US/Can) 9/23*
- Snuzzle Me 7-in-1 Organic Reversible Cover (US/Can) 9/26*
- BSMB Kindle Giveaway 9/30
- Mompact-Zatswho (9/19)
- Oop-Sees Bib Shirt Giveaway (9/19)
- Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil (9/19)
- Ultimate Green Store $25 Gift Certificate (9/25)
- Spooky Buddies DVD - 9/26
- Book Copy of 'A Critical Loss of Balance' - 9/26
- ZhuZhu Babies - 9/26
- Aerobie Skylighter - 9/23
- Emergen-C Kidz - 9/23
- Weight Watchers Scale by Conair - 9/22
- $50 Vinylize It Gift Certificate - 9/22
- Three60Gear Sports Shirt - 9/19
- Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song DVD - 9/19
- Book: “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Preteens” (Giveaway US/CAN Ends 9/19)
- Educational Insights: Batter Up! Review (Giveaway Ends 9/21)
- DVD: “Beyblade: Metal Fusion Volume 4″ (Giveaway Ends 9/21)
- Book: “Top 100 Pasta Dishes: Easy Everyday Recipes That Children Will Love” (Ends 9/21)
- ZhuZhu Babies (Ends 9/21)
- Educational Insights: Playfoam Combo 8-Pack (Ends 9/23)
- Educational Insights: Buck, Buck, MOOSE! Game (Ends 9/23)
- DVD: “Modern Family: The Complete Second Season” (US/CAN Ends 9/26)
- BlogHer swag (9/20)
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