Monday, August 29, 2011

Genius Idea For The Busy Mom: The "Mommy, I'm Bored" Activity Jar!


I don't know if you all know this, but not only am a a business owner, but I also home-school my 6 year-old daughter.  I am super busy!  Not most days, but EVERYDAY!

I dedicate my mornings to my daughter.  I give her her lessons, do arts & crafts, play games, etc.  After that, It's my time!  I start working on my to-do list.  That means, blog posts, business building, phone calls, e-mails, cooking, cleaning... whatever has to be done for the home and my business.

Now, there are some days when my daughter miraculously let's me handle my business without bothering me... but most days... that is NOT the case!  So, I decided to create the "Mommy, I'm Bored" Activity Jar.

I got the idea from www.thehappyhousewife.com  I thought is was genius and as you can see from the picture above, both my daughter and her cousin created their own jars.  Once they were finished with their creations, I then took some flash cards and cut them in half.  Then, I wrote all kinds of activities on them.  The Happy Housewife was gracious enough to share with us the activities she came up with.  You can find them HERE.

The idea is to keep your children occupied with a different activity for 30 minutes.  So, if I'm busy and my daughter is bored, I tell her to go pick a card from the jar.  She then spends the next 30 minutes doing the activity written on the card.  Isn't it genius!!  I think so.  I made use of it today and it worked like a charm.

So, if you are looking for something to keep your children occupied while you get your work done... I highly recommend The "Mommy, I'm Bored" Activity Jar!

Wishing you success in Love and Life,


Monique~  The WifeyMommyPreneur!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Appreciate Your Man! Or... "Hello Sideline!"


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You've heard the old saying, "What you won't do, someone else will!"  Well it's true!


Never make the mistake of thinking that your coochie is golden and that's all it takes to keep your man faithful.  Coochie is everywhere!  What else are you bringing to the table to keep your man close to home?  


Believe it or not.... There are always gonna be other women, with no problem being the woman on the side, trying to steal YOUR man!  You may be saying...  "Yeah right!  Not my man!"  Yes!  YOUR man!  Don't believe me?  The next time you're out with YOUR man pay attention to the way other women treat him and how he responds.  If he's laughing and having a good time with another woman and you know that you two don't ever seem to connect like that...  Watch out!  Especially if she's the man stealing type.  She will sense that something is wrong in your relationship and make sure that she has him laughing all night!  That's why you have to be on top of your game and make sure that you are and always will be the woman that's got his full attention.      


I remember years ago, being out with my husband.... We took a long walk from our apartment after I had given birth to our daughter to get some exercise.  I had on my exercise pants, a t-shirt and my running shoes.  I had my daughter in the stroller and we were getting a good workout in.


We were passing my husbands bank and decided we should go in since he had a deposit to make anyhow.  Well, while we were in line, one of the girls that worked at the bank gave me the most vindictive look.  She looked at me, then she looked at the stroller and then right at my husband.  It was like she was analyzing us and hated that we were together.  Immediately my home-wrecker radar started to go off.  


My husband had a bright idea that we could just make the deposit through the ATM.  He wanted to try out the service, since he had never done it before.  He spoke to one of the guys that open new accounts about it and they told him that he could do it at the ATM outside.  I was glad because I was tired of getting the evil eye from little Miss Bank Teller. 


So we're at the ATM making our deposit and Little Miss Bank Teller actually comes outside in her 5 inch heels with the tightest little dress on and a gorgeous body!  She totally ignores me and walks right up to my husband and says, "Is everything okay?  Do you need any help with your ATM deposit?"  He looked at her and said, "Awww.  Thank you, but I've got it."  He totally ignors how hot this girl is.  Meanwhile I'm baffled!  She then gave me a piercing look and then looked back at him and said, "No problem sweetheart."  And walked away.  


I was pissed!  I felt so disrespected by this woman.  But, such as life.  I had seen this before.  I'm not new to this... I'm true to this!  Little did she know, I had my husband on lock and I still do!  I aim to please and he knows that I appreciate him.  And that's exactly why he ignored her ass!  lol  


My husband is an entertainer.  There are times when he has to travel.  I have actually had women come up to me that have traveled with him and ask, "What do you do to keep him faithful?  Girl, there were so many groupies after him and he was ducking and dodging all of them."  The answer is this....  


Not only am I a lady in the streets and a freak in the sheets for my man... But I also treat him like a freaking KING!  I massage my mans feet, I make sure to listen to him when he's talking and laugh at his jokes and joke back.  I make him coffee and breakfast EVERY morning, lunch and dinner every night and when he's in his studio writing and recording... I make sure that respect that by giving him some space and not bothering him.  I play the role of a woman and let him be a man.  I am his homie, lover, and friend.  Do we fight?  Of course... but we always end it with great make-up sex!  :) There is no room in his life for another woman.  And he let's me know how much he appreciates me by being faithful!  


My words of wisdom: Never take your man for granted.  You know what things are important to your man.  Cater to his needs.  Or someone else will~  



Relationship Tip: 


Make your Man feel appreciated. In studies about why men cheat on their wives, it was found that the reason isn't sex or attraction; it's usually that they feel emotionally disconnected from their wives because they feel unappreciated, and they're drawn to other women who make them feel appreciated.


Always wishing you success in Love and Life!


Monique~  The WifeyMommyPreneur  *Xoxo

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Save Money: Compare Prices On These Websites Before You Shop Online!


Be a Savvy Shopper and compare prices before you make purchases online!  It's easy to do, thanks to these awesome websites!


Always wishing you Mo'Love, Mo'Peace and Mo'Money!

Monique Bradford ~The WifeyMommyPreneur




Websites That Save You Money

You can't even begin to negotiate on an item until you know its lowest possible going rate. Why pay $200 for a microwave when a quick online search can tell you it's available elsewhere for $89? These comparison-shopping sites can help you get the best deal possible.

By Beth Kobliner

PriceGrabber.com is the granddaddy of the comparison-shopping sites: It searches millions of products — groceries, computer software, you name it — from hundreds of vendors to get you the best price. 

StreetPrices.com charts price changes for popular items over time to help you determine if now is a good time to buy that new flat-screen TV. With one click you can check eBay or Craigslist as well as online retailers.

Bing.com/shopping offers up the best prices from tons of retailers — plus, it offers a rewards program that gives a percentage of cash back when you link through their site to online stores, such as Macy's and Office Depot, to make a purchase.

Shopper.cnet.com specializes in all things electronic, with authoritative reviews from the editors at tech bible cnet.com.

Kayak.com rounds up the best travel deals from many sites, including Travelocity and Expedia, and shows you where to find the cheapest flights, hotels, and rental cars without having to hit each site separately. 

Billshrink.com lets you compare credit card rates, gas prices, even savings-account or CD interest rates.

Google Shopper, ShopSavvy, and Save Benjis are great smartphone apps for comparison shopping on the go. Check out apple.com/iphone for downloads for the iPhone or handango.com for other smartphones.


Beth Kobliner is the author of the New York Times best seller Get a Financial Life. She can be heard each week on the nationally syndicated public-radio show "The Takeaway." Visit her at bethkobliner.com.
Read more: Money Saving Websites - Tips on Saving Money Online - Redbook 

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