I love to be inspired, but there’s nothing like being inspired by an extraordinary woman and mom. After reading the story of Joy Mangano and then running to the theatre to see the movie, appropriately named JOY, I was more than inspired. I left the theatre ready to change the world and ready to follow my purpose in life. Joy Mangano, a mother, an entrepreneur and an amazing inventor is a powerhouse. Tats the best way to describe her. She’s a powerful woman with an inspirational story that will make women feel as if they too can be successful in business.
I truly believe when you talk about what you know or sell something based on your real experience no one can stop you and you will win.
Joy is a mother of 3 and she became well-known for her invention of the Miracle Mop, which made huge sales on QVC in 1990. She took all the money she had, plus borrowed money from family to create her prototype of the Miracle Mop. The rest is history. I love to read about successful entrepreneurs, especially moms. I always wonder how they do it and what gives them that determination. There’s something that tells them to never give up and they don’t.
Well, I won’t have to wonder much longer because I’m heading Macy’s in Herald Square NYC to meet Joy Mangano. That’s right, I have to meet her in person so I can shake her hand and tell her how she’s inspired me. Okay, well she may not shake my hand, I don’t know. But I will get to hear her talk about her own story. I ready to inspired even more, if that’s possible. So, if you’re I the New York City area this Saturday I suggest you hop on over to Macy’s and join me. Let’s be inspired together.
Joy Mangano will be heading to Macy’s on Saturday, January 9th at 2PM in the Home Department on the 8th floor to give us tips on Organizing our homes for the New Year. Ummmm, yes sign me up please. I need organization tips. There will be sweets, sips and prizes too. Don’t miss it.
Disclaimer: I am a member of Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Looking for a little inspiration for your daughter? Have you seen the new Barbie commercials? They are reminding girls that they can be anything they want and do anything they dream of. The commercial actually hit home for me when I saw the little girl playing with her dolls at the end of the video. She was creating her own world with her Barbies. That was me everyday in my room when I was a young girl. I always got lost in my own little world when playing with dolls. I created scenes that I dreamed about or experienced. That’s the beauty of play for children. They can dream it, experience it and then play it. It’s magical isn’t it?
Now, I still have my own opinions of the shape and design of the Barbie dolls, but I’ll save that for another blog post.
Let me get back to the positive message the new Barbie campaign is sending to girls. The commercial, which can be seen in it’s entirety on YouTube. It features girls playing the roles of business women. In the commercial the girls are working as a professor, a tour guide, a veterinarian, soccer coach and a business woman. The positive message Barbie wants every girl and I;m sure parent to know is, “When a girl plays with Barbie, she imagines everything she can become”.
What do you think of Barbie’s new message to girls? Do you feel inspired?
Head to So Family’s Fun Store on Amazon to find these great Mudpuppy products for kids. Visit here, So Family Fun Store. For more kids fashion, products, games, crafts and toys jump on over to our new Weekly Favorites with Monica J Youtube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and our site for weekly and daily updates. Join the family!
Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions are my own. I always review products on my own and turn into a big kid with my teacher hat on.
It’s another fun episode of Weekly Favorites with Monica J. Today’s video is dedicated to the new fresh line of Transformers toys from Hasbro and the new show on the Cartoon network. So Family attended the Trasformers: Robots in Disguise screening over the weekend and had an amazing time. Some of our So Family Kids fell in love with the new line of toys from Hasbro. The new cartoon introduces a new group of young and energetic Robots in Disguise to take on the Decepticons. Seeing Optimus Prime appear during the show made me relive my childhood. My brother and I were huge Transformer fans. It’s just like it was back in the 80’s, a fun show with hidden positive messages for children. If you or the kids like Transformers then you should definitely watch our recap video from the event and our toy review. Watch now! Enjoy!
Cartoon Network unleashed TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise on Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m. (ET/PT) with a special one-hour premiere event. The latest installment in the iconic franchise features an all new animation style, and builds upon the lore of the iconic Transformers franchise filled with great humor and lots of fun adventure for fans of all ages.
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Oh happy day! Today is great day, especially since I get to share a very special kid’s show that my team and I have been working on for a year now. Drum roll please. Sofamilyonline.com presents Kidz Couch, a new talk show for kids, about kids and all the things they love. We invite extraordinary kids to be our guest on the couch and share with viewers what they love to do (dance, sing, swim, etc.), what they love about it and how other kids can do it too. The vision of Kidz Couch is to highlight children that are doing positive things in their life and to motivate and inspire children watching on the other end. Each episode also consist of Kidz Couch Games (trivia, guess the answer and more), kids movie reviews , kids out and about and more. We’re also ready to include Kid DJ’s to the show. Overall it’s a fun experience for the viewers and the guests, because it’s all about the Kids!
The show is directed by Bam with the Cam and produced by me, Monica J. Our team has been working extremely hard to make this show perfect and to get it out on cable networks and on YouTube, of course. It will officially launch on the Kidz Couch YouTube Channel on Saturday, August 29th as a 5 episode series. In September those episodes will hit the Manhattan Neighborhood Network and air on cable for Manhattan, NY residents weekly (date coming soon). Our pilot episode is already up on YouTube and don’t forget our big premiere is in less than 1 week (August 29th). Get ready for a little Kidz fun.
Well, in order to have fun shows we have to have some amazing kids on the show. We’re always looking for kids to join us on Kidz Couch. If your child is between the ages of 7-12, engage in an activity, have a talent or just an amazing hobby then we’re looking for them to share their fun with kids around the nation. Please keep in mind our show is filmed in New York City. If you’re interested in your child being on the show please send the requested information to our Kidz Couch email. All information is below. We hope you tune in and have a little fun with us. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel, Kidz Couch to stay on top on episodes as they are released. See you on the Couch!
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*Please Note That Every Email Will Receive An Automatic Reply. Every Child will Not Be Chosen. Your Information Will Be Kept On File For Future Shows. Once You Send An Email You Will be Automatically Added To Our Kidz Couch Newsletter.
Summer is winding down for New York City, but it’s still not over yet. There are several weeks left of beautiful weather and activities for the entire family. Yesterday evening I had the opportunity to jump on board the Hornblower Cruise for an evening on the East River. In two hours I enjoyed a thrity minute off-broadway show, had food, amazing drinks and got to take in some of the most beautiful New York City sites all from my seat on the Hornblower New York. The off-Broadway performance of “The Imbible: Rum Drinks… And Pirates!”, is definitely for adults, because it was about the history and science of rum from its origins right up to modern-day. Oh and as a part of the show you were able to try some famous rum drinks that went along with the theme of the show (Spiced Rum, Hurricane). I really enjoyed the singing and of course the drinks. The cast was very good considering they were performing on a moving mini cruise and competing with the music from the other decks. The show took place on the lower level of the boat. Check out a sneak peek of the show below.
Tickets for the 30-minute boozy musical spectacular include exclusive access to the private pirate deck and bar, a light buffet, three complimentary authentic pirate rum drinks, plus world-class panoramic views of New York City from the East River to Lady Liberty herself. The show will be featured aboard our cruise for a limited time only – Thursdays & Sundays July 9th from September 6th from 6pm-8pm, departing from Pier 15 at the South Street Seaport. Please note that the show is for ages 21 and older.
Let me tell you a little more about what the Hornblower Cruise has to offer, in case you don’t want to partake in the show and/or you have a younger family. On the middle level you’re able to enjoy a buffet, dining at tables with your family while surrounded by windows, so you can enjoy the ride without leaving your table. The top level is an outdoor deck, with some seating and an abundance of room for site seeing, picture taking and family laughs. All in all I had an amazing time. The great thing about this boat ride is that there are different price levels and different options for you and your family. If you’re thinking about a family outing then I would consider this only if the children in the family are 7 and up. There isn’t much to do for a 3 or 4 year old. Although the ride is only 2 hours, they may get restless quickly. This ride is more about enjoying the sites and having a fabulous evening out on the water.