Showing posts from March, 2021

Interview With Mom of Nine, Photographer, and Boutique Owner Karissa Collins

Photos Provided By: Karissa Me: Thank you so much for the opportunity to have you and your family on my blog. Please tell us a little about yourself and your family. Hi. Thanks for having us. My name is Karissa. We are the Collins family. We have nine children ages 11,9,8,7,5,4,3,1, and 2 months. I am a stay at home mom that home schools all of the children and I run two at home businesses. Photography and an online modest boutique for women. My husband works in finance and we run a family home church as well. My husband also is currently doing a home flip, runs basketball camps, started an axe throwing business and has a wood working business. We also run men and women's Bible studies every week. So yeah...we are busy. Me: What an inspirational family. I am sure many as myself want to know how you and your husband stay so organized. Honestly it is all with God's help. I am dedicated to putting God first every single day. And then just allow Him to guide and direct us. I try to

Interview With Personal Trainer Elizabeth of Best Of Liz

Me:    Please share with my readers a little about yourself.   Elizabeth: Hi, My name is Elizabeth (but only my dad still calls me by my full name), but most people know me as Liz. I'm a level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and lover of movement in all forms. Our bodies are great tools, and I love exploring what my body can do.    Me: Tell me what inspired you to start your fitness training journey?   Elizabeth: I was super active from a very young age. As soon as I could walk, I was running, and I was really fast!!! Growing up, I used to race all the boys in my neighborhood and win, but my love of movement meant I didn't want to just run, but I wanted to jump, bound, throw, try and succeed in everything. So instead of competing in just one discipline, I trained as a Hephthalite in my teenage years. At 18, I gave it up to focus on my studies, and as I began working to support myself, I ended up tending bars in London's biggest nightclubs, to eventually managing them. The more

Grateful to Share His Story: " He's #TootStrong"

Photos Provided By: Bianca Rodriguez  My name is Bianca Rodriguez and my Husband is Juan Rodriguez. We are from Portland TN which is my husband's hometown. I’m originally from West Memphis Arkansas. We have two children, Lerenzen 11 and Le’Riyah 6.  On October 9th 2014 I gave birth to my daughter Le’Riyah, around that time Lerenzen was four about to be 5 on October 15.  My mom and aunt traveled from West Memphis AR to come and see our new baby girl. My son Lerenzen or toot as we call him, is spoiled rotten by those two,  so when they arrive at the hospital they’re hugging and kissing him all over. My mom noticed a bump on his stomach and she also noticed he was walking funny or sideways. She and my aunt wanted to take him downstairs to the ER to be checked, just to be on the safe side. Hours went by before they came back to my hospital room. When my mom came back in the room crying I knew something was wrong. Doctors said he had a tumor the size of a can of pork n beans on his l

Dear Moms: You Got This

  Written By: Felecia Causey Photography By: Felecia Causey Models: Sophia and Daughters What I know is there is no love that compares to a mother’s love for her child. You can hear someone describe the emotions and love you will feel, but there isn’t anything like the day you lay eyes upon him or her. There are many books out there that give you the idea of what a mom is supposed to be. There are articles from therapists and behavioral specialists that believe they have come up with all the answers and directions of being the best parent.  There is no clear road map on this journey of motherhood.   As we watch television of  the perfect suburban moms who have it all together. There is no such thing as the perfect parent. Where are the books and the photos posted on social media of the mother crying because she’s exhausted or the only breaks she has is when she goes to use the bathroom, take a shower, or when the kids go to sleep? They don’t tell you how to embrace a broken hearted chi

Dear Black Girl: You Are Enough

Written By: Felecia Causey Photos By: Felecia Causey   In society black women’s and girls’ bodies and beauty have been rejected are deemed ugly.  With so many African American females bleaching their skin because of both colorism and racism, it's heartbreaking. It’s often that they don’t see women/girls in the media that don’t look like them. Many black girls grow up feeling inferior because of what most of the world has portrayed what beauty is. Self-hate among black women is an epidemic. Young girls quickly learn how society tries to place them by the color of their skin tone. Dear Black Girl,  Be you and even when the world or the people around you does not celebrate your legacy or cultural identity don’t allow it to alter your self- worth. You are beautiful and valuable even when the people turn a blind eye to your uniqueness. There will be times when you walk-in the room and people will see skin color first. Walk in with your head held high. You are amazing and gorgeous just t