Everything is DADA?, NO MAMA! According to Jimmy Fallon

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Photo above courtesy of Bing

Two years ago actor, comedian and talk show host Jimmy Fallon wrote a book entitled “Everything is DADA” in which I’m sure most dads were elated about as that seems to be the first word a baby says when they learn how to talk, in which would make us MAMA’s want to give DADA the side-eye. I mean where was DADA at 3am when the diaper needed changing and where was he when you kept me awake for hours last night and where was DADA when it was feeding time?, okay – so maybe I had a couple of flashbacks for a moment….

Anyway, so after his first book gained much success including being a New York times bestseller; the Tonight Show host came back to pay tribute to us well deserved MAMA’s. Fallon whom has two daughters of his own Winnie Rose, 3 and Frances Cole, 2 were his inspirations for writing both books.

Per People, Fallon’s first book “Everything is DADA” was written because older daughter Winnie’s first words was Mama, so to change up the game a little the actor wrote the book in hopes to persuade his younger daughter Frances to say DADA:

“Who knows, it might work,” he joked. “I’m not a doctor or a child psychologist, but I think if this works and everyone’s babies’ first words are ‘Dada,’ then maybe there should be a wing in a university dedicated to the science behind it.” Jimmy Fallon

Everything is MAMA will not only teach little ones the word Mama or even how to say it, but it’s also a picture book in which displays a Mama teaching baby that everything is indeed not mama, but other words as well. In the book everything the baby picks up it states “MAMA?” and Mama corrects the baby by stating what the object really is. It’s a beautiful book with a heart wrenching twist at the end, you’ll want to grab the tissues; trust me. And yes, I’m a big crier – it doesn’t take much…lol.

This is a book that MAMA, DADA and BABY will all enjoy or as Jimmy says:

If you have a 3-year-old, they’ll love the pictures. And if you have a 1-year-old, they’ll love how it tastes.” Jimmy Fallon

Check out the funny debut clip of the book below.

You can purchase “Everything is MAMA or DADA at Amazon or Barnes & Nobles now.

Roshonda N. Blackmon – Creator of A Blog, A Magazine. It’s JustsumInspiration, Author, Speaker & Encourager

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EnSpired: Little Girl Empties Piggy Bank So Classmate Can Have Milk…

photo above courtesy of Bing

Children are so powerful, they have a way of saying and doing things that most of us adults are still trying to figure out how to do; in which is why I love writing about children and their efforts. The ideas, inspiration and motivation that they possess as well as the things they’re capable of doing are amazing to say the least and this next story goes to prove just how powerful their thought processes can be.

5yr old Kindergartner, Sunshine Oelfke‘s piggy bank became alot smaller when she emptied it, not for toys or some special thing she saw on T.V. but for a much more worthier cost, to help a classmate in need. According to media site People human interest; Sunshine’s grandmother, Jackie Oelfke took notice of her grand-daughter as she was sitting on the living room floor stacking up nickels, pennies, dimes and a some crinkled up dollar bills, money in which she was saving for a snow mobile. After counting the money, the little girl then proceeded to put the money into her backpack.

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Sunshine Oelfke – Photo courtesy of Bing

Curious, Sunshine’s grandmother began to question her granddaughter in regards to her actions, the answer she received afterwards – you can say, was PRICELESS! as Sunshine announced:

“I’m going to take it for milk money. I’m taking it for my friend Layla,” she explained. “She doesn’t get milk — her mom doesn’t have milk money and I do.”

Surprised by the response, Jackie took her granddaughter to school that morning to meet with the Principal to explain Sunshine’s efforts. Sunshine had $30 saved and wanted to donate the money not only to her classmate Layla (per CBS News) whom didn’t have milk, but to every other classmate whom also struggled with getting milk money as well.

There are 20 kids in Sunshine’s class, most of whom just like Layla, cannot afford to purchase milk which cost $.45 cents a carton, which adds up to $180.00 a month. Sunshine’s grandmother was so taken by the act of kindness her granddaughter displayed, she posted her reaction to Facebook, in which since posted on October 5th, has garnered over 15K views.

Since the inspiring incident, Jackie Oelfke started a GoFundMe page to help the now known as #SunshinesClassMilkMoneyMission; the page had a set goal of $5,000 dollars but has since generated over $11,000 dollars to date!

That’s a lot of Milk Money for a Classroom brought on by a little SUNSHINE!

See the inspiring video below in which was provided by Today Show host Hoda Kotb’s “Morning Boost!”

 

Roshonda N. Blackmon – Creator of A Blog, A Magazine. It’s JustsumInspiration, Author, Speaker & Encourager

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Let’s All Fall In Love, With Pumpkin Soup!!

photo above courtesy of simplyrecipes.com

If you can tell from the other recipe posts I have done already, I love the word “simple” and this pumpkin soup didn’t disappoint as it fell in line with my other three favorite words: Good, Delicious and Quick!

I was done with this recipe so fast until it surprised me, I mean it literally took me no more than 5-10 minutes to complete, just in time to pop in a movie before 8pm. Now that’s my type of cooking!

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My Face when something actually works! – Photo courtesy of Bing

If you’re like me after having a long day at work, coming home to find something quick to cook can be a chore but when you have simple recipes such as this one, that long day in the office doesn’t seem quite stressful as this recipe will make cooking for the night a breeze. This soup can be made for a party of one or a family of six. All you’ll need are these simple ingredients:

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7 Ingredients are all you need! – You can use a real pumpkin but it was late, I was tired so I opted for the 100% pumpkin puree in the can.

This Super Easy Breezy Pumpkin Soup recipe goes as follows:

1 medium onion, grated on a box grater

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 (29-oz.) can pure pumpkin

2 (14.5-oz.) cans chicken broth (or 4 cups)

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

3/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, 3 minutes or until soft.

Stir in the pure pumpkin, chicken broth, cream, pumpkin pie spice, and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until soup simmers.

Put into bowls and top as desired. Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Below are my before and after pics:

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BEFORE: All ingredients mixed together – I did transfer this over to a bigger pot.
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AFTER #1: Topped with Heavy Cream.
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AFTER #2: Topped with Croutons & Sour Cream

I apologize for the different picture contrast variations, my phone was dying out – so I used my daughters phone for the last pic. While I used croutons and sour cream to top off this delicious soup, you can use pumpkin seeds, bacon or whatever you choose – it’s going to be good no matter what you put on top. This recipe was taken from Good Housekeeping in which you can view here

The soup is good for 3 days so you’ll be able to take some for lunch the next day and maybe share some with your friends and show off your amazing cooking skills!!

Next week, I’ll be cooking up the last two pumpkin recipes of the month – Something cheesy for dinner and a favorite treat in which everyone loves – ICE CREAM! So stay tuned as the YUMMY continues!

Did you hear about the giveaway??

To kick off the pumpkin festivities I thought I would do a giveaway – I love to receive things and I know you might too. I’m giving away a $25.00 gift card, here’s what you have to do and how to enter:

Follow @justsuminspiration2u on Instagram

Post a picture of you with one of the 5 recipes featured this month with the caption: “Pumpkins Up! @justsuminspiration2u is doing a giveaway! Enter for a chance to win at justsuminspiration.com.”

That’s It! That’s all you have to do – Remember, you have to make one of the recipes, follow me on Instagram, post your picture of you and the recipe of choice and include the italicized statement with your post. Good Luck!!

The Winner will be announced November 3, 2017 at 1:00pm on the Justsuminspiration blog, Facebook and Instagram pages. Winners will be selected randomly from the list of entries submitted.

See ya in the next Post!!-1

Roshonda N. Blackmon – Creator of JustsumInspiration, Author, Speaker & Encourager

Let’s Live Well, Laugh Loud, Love Hard & Inspire Often!

 

If you missed the other recipe posts, you can view them here:

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

There’s a Pumpkin in my Oatmeal!

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice, It’s Time for the Great Pumpkin!

 

EnSpired: Barber Goes Beyond the Chair to Lay Down on Floor for 6yr Old with Autism…

photo above courtesy of Good News Network

If you have children or son’s that is and have experienced a trip to the local barbershop, you’ll know that it’s not a fun experience for the parent, child or the barber, given your child’s hair needs and their reaction to the clippers or scissors near their head; I know my experience with taking my son to the barbershop has not been good, the barbers always seem to be in some sort of hurry and the atmosphere sometimes can feel a little – let’s just say, not kid friendly but I bear through it as all parents dreadfully do.

While I hate barbershop trips, Franz Jacob has restored my hope that their are not only good barbershops but good, kind, friendly and PATIENT barbers as well. Known as the “good-natured” barber, Jacobs makes getting a haircut a breeze, even if the child wants to sit on the floor – just as Wyatt does, a 6yr old client of Jacobs whom has autism. According to Fauve Lafrenier, Wyatt’s mom, the 6yr old is both hypo-sensitive and hypersensitive so a day at the barber shop can be not only uncomfortable but very unbearable having his hair constantly touched, but that’s not a problem for Canadian Franz Jacobs who patiently gets the job done, even if it’s on the floor.

According to the Good News Network, Jacob’s Salon Authentischen Barbier is the only shop in Quebec where Wyatt’s mom can take him in which not only gives him a warm welcome but aids to her sons sensitive care needs. A place where Wyatt knows his barber will go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure he gets the best hair cut.

See the amazing video below courtesy of Inside Edition of how Jacob uses his tools and kind nature to cut Wyatt’s hair…

Other suggested inspirational post to check out:

Life of an Autism Mom by blogger Liv Sampson/Life According to Liv

Autism, Irony & the Self-Esteem Movement – The Silent Wave Blog

 

Roshonda N. Blackmon – Creator of A Blog, A Magazine. It’s JustsumInspiration, Author, Speaker & Encourager

Let’s Live Well, Laugh Loud, Inspire Often & Love Hard!

 

Gabrielle Union Talk of Multiple Miscarriages in Upcoming Book

Cover photo courtesy of Bing

Gabrielle Union is one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood today and while it may look as if she has everything she ever wanted, having a child is one of the dreams on her list of accomplishments that seems to not be coming true. In her new book entitled “We’re Going to Need More Wine” a compilation of stories in which the “Being Mary Jane” actress share words of wisdom, humor and true stories of power, color gender, feminism and fame – she also becomes very candid about her personal life including the multiple miscarriages she’s had while married to husband and NBA star Dwayne Wade.

According to the Miami Herald, Union stated that she literally lost count as to how many miscarriages she actually had and would have to pull her medical records to give an exact number but thought it was somewhere between 8 or 9 times. The couple have been through many IVF treatments, all of which never worked. Each attempt left Union with questions:

“Did it take? Is the embryo normal or abnormal? Will I stay pregnant? We were always in some stage, waiting for some news, some sign that we can move into the next stage. Union stated.

The actress also admits how she never wanted children in the beginning but those feelings changed once she started taking care of Wade’s nephew and three children from previous relationships. According to Union, when she became a stepmom – there was no other place in which she wanted to be than with the kids.

You can find this story and others in Gabrielle’s book in which will be released Tomorrow October 17th. But why wait, you can pre-order it here on Amazon.

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Book cover courtesy of Bing

Some of the communication to this story was also taken from the Today Show in which you can view here.

 

Roshonda N. Blackmon – Creator of A Blog, A Magazine. It’s JustsumInspiration, Author, Speaker & Encourager

Let’s Live Well, Laugh Loud, Inspire Often & Love Hard!