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  • Teresa B posted an update in the group AvatarLIFE LESSONS:   17 hours, 27 minutes ago · View

    Hope everyone is being mission accomplishment oriented. Stay focused and do the damn thang. Ok so you may get sided tracked or you may have to change some things that’s fine but as long as you finish, get to where you want to be, fulfill your plan your destiny alll is good. You know what once you finish that you won’t be satisfied you’ll want to keep moving on up some more

  • Natty posted an update in the group AvatarVEGETARIAN & VEGAN LIFERS!!!:   2 days, 13 hours ago · View

    The best Vegetarian food I have had so far is plenty but the one I can not forget is Pizza Fiorentia (Spinach, Gran Moravia cheese, fried free range egg, garlic oil, black olives) I will stay vegetarian after this till I die.

  • Natty joined the group AvatarVEGETARIAN & VEGAN LIFERS!!!   2 days, 13 hours ago · View

  • Teresa B posted an update in the group AvatarLIFE LESSONS:   2 days, 13 hours ago · View

    Allllll Right! Let’s stay motivated and plan to wake up and be great alll day :)

  • Teresa B posted an update in the group AvatarLIFE LESSONS:   2 days, 16 hours ago · View

    FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS
    1. She wants to be loved. More than she wants the stuff you can buy her or the things you can teach her, she wants you to love her. No one else on earth can assume your role as daddy. Your daughter will let you down, make huge mistakes, and maybe even turn her back to you for a season, but don’t ever let her doubt your love for her. Look her in the eye and tell her you love her. Lots.

    2. You have an influence on her future partner. Scary thought, but the kind of man you are to her will have a direct impact on who she chooses to marry someday. For years our third daughter would beg me to marry her when she grew up. I had to explain that I was already married to her amazing mother. If you’re doing it right, she’ll want to marry someone like you one day.

    3. Listen to her music. When my girls are in my car, you’ll be able to catch us rocking out to the following Pandora stations: Taylor Swift, One Direction, Cody Simpson, Kidz Bop Radio, Katy Perry, you get the point. Not stations I’d listen to on my own—with one exception: I love Taylor Swift—but when it lights them up, it lights me up.

    4. She’s watching how you treat her mom. If you take one thing out of this entire list, make it this. One of the best things you can do for your daughter is to love her mom. It’s easy to be child-centered, running from one kid activity to another. But fight for your marriage and make it a priority. The seasons of life when I lose focus on dating Brooke (my wife) are also the seasons when our children have more issues. I don’t think that’s coincidental. Love your wife, make time to date her, take her on trips, and show your kids that she is a bigger priority than they are.

    5. Don’t shrink back as she grows up. Our oldest is almost 11, so we haven’t hit the dreaded teenage years, but I say bring them on. Dads who are further down the road than I am regret not being more emotionally engaged with their teenage daughters. It will be awkward for all of us, but I’m leaning right into it. Periods, boyfriends, shaving armpits, Snapchat, whatever it is. My girls won’t know any different than their dad being every bit as engaged when they’re 15 as he was when they were 5. Don’t disappear when their emotions and bodies start changing.

    6. Teach her how to do a real push-up. I won’t be mistaken for Billy Blanks, but we take health and wellness seriously at our house. My girls aren’t wimps. They know how to do real push-ups. They play sports hard. They think ”throwing like a girl” is a compliment, not an insult. They bring it. And more than the physical toughness, we’re raising mentally tough girls, just like their momma. In a world where femininity gets assigned far too often to princess dresses and fairy tales, my girls are tough as nails.

    7. Make memories. A friend once told me that my job is to be the chief memory maker of the house. It’s morbid, but I have 50 to 60 years left on this earth, tops. That’s not a ton of time, so I’m going to go hard and create as many memories with my girls as I possibly can. We celebrate big things like a 10-year-old trip, but we also take the little things seriously. Family movie nights on Friday nights. Big-breakfast Saturdays. Hikes after church. It doesn’t have to be expensive or elaborate, but it does have to be intentional. Fill up your daughter’s emotional journal with memories of being with her dad.

    8. Teach her that it’s not about her. Something amazing happens when we realize that the universe doesn’t spin around us. We’re not modeling it perfectly for our girls, but we’re trying to show them that life is best lived when we give ourselves away. To serve others. To go last. To not always have to be right.

    9. Show up to her events. As dads of young daughters, most of us are building careers at the same time. So it’s not possible every single time, but make the effort to get to her stuff. Even if it’s not your favorite activity. I hate the commercial of the dad at the daughter’s dance recital who is watching a football game on his phone. I love a good football game as much as the next guy, but clap as hard for your daughter’s recital as you would on your couch watching sports.

    10. Proximity doesn’t equal presence. I’m guilty of forgetting this often. The simple fact that you’re there doesn’t mean you’re really there. Especially in an era of constant information and entertainment. Turn your phone off when you get home from work. Or at least put it in another room. Your daughter couldn’t care less about your Twitter feed, your emails, your fantasy football team, or your group texts. She cares about spending time with you. Playing with you. Being with you.

    11. Do her hair and nails. Brooke does this 99 times out of 100, but I make it a point to tell all my girls that Daddy can make a killer ponytail. And I can paint their nails like a champ. Heck, they’ve painted mine on many occasions as well. Show her that a man can be gentle.

    12. Date her. I wish I could say I do this consistently, but even once every few months is better than not at all. Dating your daughter is critical to showing her how a man should treat a woman. Call me old school, but on my dates with my girls, I open the doors, pay the bills, look them in the eye, and make them feel like a million bucks. This doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. A walk around the block. A short bike ride. A trip to the ice cream store. Doesn’t have to be fancy, but again, it must be intentional.

    13. Her heart is more beautiful than her appearance. Guess what, dad? It’s your job to tell your daughter, and then remind her a million times, that what’s on the inside of her is what will make her go far in life. The heart is how we talk about it at our house, but it can be her character, her self-worth, her core. Raising girls in this sensual world isn’t easy, but they don’t have to settle for the belief that to be pretty means you must fit into a size zero or show almost every piece of your skin when you walk into a room.

    14. Don’t blink. She calls you daddy. Enjoy that role— it flies by.

    15. Will you forgive me? I forget 1 to 14 more than I would like to admit. I’m doing my best. You are too. But when I blow it, when I hurt her feelings, and when my intentions were better than my actions, I’m learning to ask her for forgiveness. Not a simple apology, but a sincere plea for forgiveness. Model being a dad who gets down on her level and admits that you don’t have it all together. She’ll forgive you for that.

    Dads, your role is a precious one. Love your daughters well.

  • joyce posted an update in the group AvatarVEGETARIAN & VEGAN LIFERS!!!:   3 days, 22 hours ago ·   updated 2 days, 21 hours ago · View

    Dinner tonight will be tofu fried rice with kale, mushrooms and ginger egg rolls… LIGHT AND DELICIOUS :-)

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      joyce · 3 days, 14 hours ago

      Ima do it tomorrow. Decided to roast a chicken laced in rosemary with macaroni and cheese, steamed okra from my garden and a fresh romaine salad. Who’s cooking? Who hungry? DINNER IS SERVED!

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      cynaamonjLTL · 3 days, 7 hours ago

      SOUNDS GOOD!

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        joyce · 2 days, 21 hours ago

        It was sensational

  • Teresa B posted an update in the group AvatarLIFE LESSONS:   3 days, 15 hours ago ·   updated 3 days, 15 hours ago · View

    Never one to shy away from candid comments, former Auburn Tiger and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley told Philadelphia radio hosts too many black people are caught up in a culture that’s more concerned with street cred than intelligence.

    Speaking on the radio show ”Afternoons with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis,” Barkley was asked his opinion on Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson, who was the subject of an article detailing allegations he wasn’t ”black enough.”

    Barkley fired back:

    ”We as black people are never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because of other black people. When you are black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people,” Barkley said.

    Barkley, a native of Leeds, said African Americans are too concerned with street cred than true success and that’s holding the community back.

    ”For some reason we are brainwashed to think, if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you’re not black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don’t break the law, you’re not a good black person. It’s a dirty, dark secret in the black community.

    ”There are a lot of black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have success. It’s best to knock a successful black person down because they’re intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school, and they’re successful. It’s just typical BS that goes on when you’re black, man.”

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      Ebony H · 3 days, 15 hours ago

      He is right to a certain degree and it’s sad.

  • Teresa B posted an update in the group AvatarLIFE LESSONS:   3 days, 15 hours ago · View

    Hope you had a great weekend and took the time to write out your to-do list, your goals and your plans to achieve them. Plan your week, you outfits, your meals etc. Life will go smoother. Include clean up in your plans too. Sometimes you have to look at things in small pieces instead of the whole and it will appear easier to do. Bit by bit, day by day a little at a time and before you know it its done

  • Skroog Mkduk posted an update in the group AvatarLIFERS:   4 days, 17 hours ago · View

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  • lil geezo posted an update in the group AvatarLIFERS:   5 days ago · View

    Check my son out 10 yr old rapper goin in #share

  • lil geezo posted an update in the group AvatarLIFERS:   5 days ago · View

    Check my son out 10 yr old rapper goin in #share

  • lil geezo posted an update in the group AvatarLIFERS:   5 days ago · View

    Check my son out 10 yr old rapper goin in #share

  • lil geezo posted an update in the group AvatarLIFERS:   5 days ago · View

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  • Teresa B posted an update in the group AvatarLIFE LESSONS:   5 days, 16 hours ago ·   updated 5 days, 16 hours ago · View

    Stay safe out there this weekend everybody. Its flu season remember to wash your hands and face.
    Don’t drink and drive please. Use condoms please. Take care of your children please. Teach your children manners and respect please. Teach your children on what to do when stopped by the police. Teach your children their rights and not to be a fool. Remember everybody with money ain’t great.

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      SPOTLYTE · 5 days, 16 hours ago

      good advice

  • ato fuller posted an update in the group AvatarLIFERS:   5 days, 17 hours ago · View

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  • ato fuller posted an update in the group AvatarLIFERS:   5 days, 18 hours ago · View

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  • ato fuller posted an update in the group AvatarLIFERS:   5 days, 18 hours ago · View

    Watch ”Fatman ” No Pressure ”” on YouTube
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  • lil geezo posted an update in the group AvatarLIFERS:   5 days, 20 hours ago · View

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