Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ladies Night Out

Hola Reinas ( Hello Queens):

On  June 2, 2012, a group of moms gathered at the Brooklyn Museum for a ladies night out and to say farewell to one of our own leaders of Mocha Moms, Inc.  Cheryl Nelson-Grimes was a Queens Chapter President and her most recent position was New York State Coordinator.  We attended a free concert at the Brooklyn Museum which takes place the first Saturday of the month.  We were entertained with Son de Madre's blend of Cuban music with jazz, funk, and Brazilian- part of Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concerts series.  The concert was awesome, and the huge crowd danced to the African infused rhythms.  The night culminated at Brooklyn Moon Restaurant with Caribbean inspired cuisine which was not only delicious, but moderately priced as well.

Thank you Mocha Cheryl for your years of service as a leader of Mocha Moms, Inc.  Your dedication and leadership was noticed, and well appreciated it. Congratulations on your new abode and beginning.  We miss you!

Ladies night out is a must for women to de-stress from their everyday life. There are many ways that this can be accomplished without breaking the bank; for example, free museum and park concerts, and inexpensive restaurants.  Please conduct your research to find creative ways to have a great time with your pals.

A woman must take time away from her family in order to be an effective wife and mother.  So ladies the equation is simple:  A happy Woman equals= A happy Family.  YOU DESERVE IT!

Brooklyn Museum-African Innovations Exhibition
Cheryl and Shanequa Smiling
Dining at Brooklyn Moon

Posing at Brooklyn Moon Restaurant

Diane and Shanequa 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Audacity To Win

Serena Williams is one of the best tennis players that ever breathe.  She has revolutionized the game in countless ways with her compelling style.  Serena is my favorite female athlete of all time.  I admire her determination and passion to be the BEST.  In spite of injuries and health problems that threatened her career over the past two years, she rose to the occasion to win this year's Wimbledon in England, and her fourteenth career grand slam title.  I remember like it was yesterday when she won her first grand slam title at the US Open in 1997 against Martina Hingis.  She did it again!  
Reaction after beating Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 on Centre Court
After the single title victory, Serena Williams proceeded to win her 5th Wimbledon doubles title with her sister, Venus Williams.   The sisters are exceptionally powerful and have never been beaten in doubles at Wimbledon.
Great champions are bred to be CONFIDENT;  because one cannot win without believing in herself or himself.  A lesson that can be learned from examining Serena's career is that being CONFIDENT is a key component to SUCCESS. 
Serena Williams looks FABULOUS!