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Monday, April 30, 2012

Winner of 2 FREE VIP Tickets to the Atlanta Baby and Child Expo!


Congratulations Tonya B! You've won 2 FREE VIP Tickets to the Atlanta Baby and Child Expo!


What: THE premier event for expecting and new parents in the Southeast.
We bring in the ultimate in parenting and baby products and professionals.

It’s an elite experience, intimate in setting and not overwhelming.  It’s
a party for YOU, the expectant, the new parent, the grandparent and the
supporting cast of family and friends.

When: May 12th, 11am-3pm (VIP ticket holders get early entry, starting at
10:30am)

Where: Fox Theatre Ballrooms, 660 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Tickets: www.atlantababyandchildexpo.com has all the details and ticket information!
This event features a Maternity Fashion Show, Red Carpet Photos of
attendees as they enter, a Stroller Trial Track, Cravings Corner and so
much more!
Enter to win 2 FREE VIP Tickets to the Atlanta Baby&  Child Expo! 
I attended this spectacular event last year and you won't be disappointed! 
It's super easy to enter this awesome giveaway! Here's how: 
1. Like this post! 
2. Leave a comment and your email address on this post! 

You can enter as many times as you wish!  
Deadline: 4/30/2012 at 3 p.m. 
Link: http://sojournermarablegrimmett.blogspot.com/2012/04/giveaway-2-free-vip-tickets-to-atlanta.html

Winner of the $100 Stanley Steemer Gift Certificate! #MyBlogSpark




Congratulations Erica B. from Southfield, MI! You're the winner of the $100 Giveaway from Stanley Steamer! 

Original Link: http://sojournermarablegrimmett.blogspot.com/2012/04/free-giveaway-100-stanley-steemer-gift.html














Disclosure:  The gift certificate, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Stanley Steemer through MyBlogSpark.

Winner of the $25 Burger King Gift Card!

Congratulations Jan P. for winning this yummy giveaway!

 **CLOSED**
Over the past nine months, BURGER KING® has created and tested more than two dozen new products and they are committed to providing you with the products that are best-in-class and true to their heritage of great taste. 

Based on extensive consumer feedback, BURGER KING® is rounding out their menu to provide more choice and something for everyone! 

Visit the nearest participating BURGER KING® to try any one of these new options with your friends and family today!

New Garden Fresh Salads at BURGER KING® are made fresh daily with premium ingredients that can be topped with your choice of TENDERCRISP® or juicy TENDERGRILL® chicken. Varieties include:
  • Chicken BLT Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with a three cheese blend, thick cut bacon, tomatoes and red onion, served with Ken’s® Avocado Ranch dressing
  • Chicken, Apple and Cranberry Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with crisp apples, dried cranberries, bleu cheese and Ken’s® Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  • Chicken Caesar Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with 100% romaine lettuce, tomatoes, shaved parmesan cheese, and home-style croutons
New Snack Wraps at BURGER KING® provide quick, flavorful snacks for less than 400 calories each. Snack Wrap options include:
  • Honey Mustard Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap ~ A flour tortilla filled with crispy, marinated white meat chicken, a three-cheese blend,  and a combination of spring mix, romaine and iceberg lettuce, all topped with Ken’s® Honey Mustard Dressing
  • Ranch Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap ~ A flour tortilla filled with crispy, marinated white meat chicken, a three-cheese blend,  and a combination of spring mix, romaine and iceberg lettuce, all topped with Ken’s® Ranch Dressing
New Crispy Chicken Strips at BURGER KING® are made with white meat tenderloin chicken, marinated and lightly battered in seasoned home-style breading. The new Crispy Chicken Strips are perfect for dipping in one of eight BK® classic or bold new sauces and are available in 3 or 5 piece servings

New Real Fruit Smoothies at BURGER KING® are offered in 12, 16, and 20oz. servings, and are made fresh to order with real fruit, low-fat yogurt and juices blended together. Each smoothie provides a full serving of fruit and is offered in the following varieties:
  • Tropical Mango
  • Strawberry Banana
Rich and smooth Frappés at BURGER KING® are made to order and provide the perfect combination of sweet Mocha or Caramel flavors, a hint coffee and ice. Offered in 12, 16, and 20oz. servings, frappes are available in the following varieties:
  • Mocha Frappé ~ The perfect combination of sweet flavor, a hint of coffee and ice all topped with whipped topping and a swirl of fudge
  • Caramel Frappé ~ The perfect combination of sweet flavor, a hint of coffee and ice all topped with whipped topping and a swirl of caramel
*At participating restaurants, nutritionals available upon request*

Enter to win a $25 dollar gift card to Burger King! Here's how: 

1. Like this post
2. Like Married with Two Boys on Facebook
2. Leave a comment on this post along with your email address. Yes, you can enter as many times as you wish!

Be sure to check out: 
Deadline 4/30/2012 at 3 p.m.

Disclosure:  The coupons, product information, and additional gift pack have been provided courtesy of Burger King Corporation through MyBlogSpark.

Link: http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=218949700484857565#editor/target=post;postID=3857266501729549910


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Manning Marable Memorial Conference #ManningMarable



















 

Hi Everyone, 

I'm headed to New York City tomorrow to attend my father's memorial conference. Heartfelt thanks to all of the organizers. Words can't express how appreciative I am for their hard work and dedication. 

I hope to see you at the conference!

My very best,
Sojourner  


The Manning Marable Memorial Conference
Event Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:00am - Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 6:30pm
Location: Columbia University
Information & Details: http://www.iraas.org/node/229

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Book Signing and Gallery Talk: It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw @HighMuseum

Book Signing and Gallery Talk: It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw 

Award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate and award-winning illustrator R. Gregory Christie invite you to join them for a chat and book signing, as they debut their new children’s book It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw.



1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Sunday, May 13, 2012 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

High Shop and Wieland Lower Level Gallery

Bios


Don Tate is an award-winning illustrator who has drawn for more than 40 books for children, including Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite (Charlesbridge), She Loved Baseball (HarperCollins), and Ron’s Big Mission (Penguin).
It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw marks Don’s debut as an author. It Jes’ Happened is a Lee & Low Books New Voices Honor winner and has already garnered praise—and a star—from Kirkus (a book review journal) and Publisher’s Weekly. Don lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and son. He works as a graphics reporter for the Austin American-Statesman.

R. Gregory Christie has been freelancing as an illustrator for more than 17 years and has illustrated more than 28 children’s books. He is a three-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award in Illustration and a two-time recipient of the New York Times’ 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year Award.

Some of his past clients and collaborations include Warner Brothers, Moserobie Music, The New Yorker, the New York Times, The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, the Wall Street Journal, Vibe, Utne Reader, Rolling Stone, Montego Glover, and Pete Seeger. His book Yesterday I Had the Blues was animated and showcased on the PBS television show Between the Lions in 2008. Mr. Christie’s paintings have been used with an animated HBO Kids’ short movie for the educational DVD company Sweet Blackberry. He has also traveled the country, lecturing about literacy, geography, and history.

Recently, Mr. Christie has been commissioned by the New York City Metro Transit Authority’s “Arts for Transit” program to create an image that will be on display in the city’s subway cars for all of 2012. Additionally, Mr. Christie is opening up a live studio and children’s book gift shop in Decatur, Georgia.

More information, along with Mr. Christie’s original artwork, postcards, and limited-edition prints, is available online at www.gas-art.com.
For more information about this event, please visit here.

Online Influencer Advisory Board Breakfast at Engauge



*waving* *smiling* *grinning* *cheering* *laughing* *happy* *glee* *muah* *love*

I'm really excited to attend the Online Influencer Advisory Board Breakfast at Engauge today! 

I'm looking forward to connecting with fellow bloggers and online influencers in the area, meeting some new faces, and even chatting with the friendly Engauge team about their clients that I have an interest in working with!  

Pics to follow this post!

xo,
Sojourner

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pull up your pants. No one wants to see your underwear.


My twin brother, Joshua sent me an image of a sign created by the Metropolitan Etiquette Authority which states, "Pull Up Your Pants: No One Wants To See Your Underwear." In 2010, New York artist Jay Shells, created and launched a subway etiquette campaign covering everything from pulling up your pants to texting and walking at the same time, that sign reads, "Pay Attention While Walking: Your Facebook Status Update Can Wait." You can see these etiquette signs scattered throughout the city.
The only thing conservative about me is the way that I dress.  That's it.  It's my own personal preference not to show cleavage at work, wear short shorts, and pierce my navel. I am a fan of self-expression, and have seen it all.

 

Last year, I wrote a post called, "Rapper Pants on the Ground and Tatted Up." I argued that I'm not a fan ofthe recent trends that I’ve seen popping up among some Black artists, who many young African Americans look up to as role models.  The most common trend is sagging pants and the latest trend is getting tattoos on the face.

Pants are so low on the ground these days, that you might as well walk in your draws. (Quick rant.) "Yes, take them off and walk in your underwear.  I think I would prefer seeing that, than you trying to stumble up the street, while holding your pants.  What is the point in wearing a belt if your pants are way below your waistline and tucked under your butt.  Not to mention if they are skinny jeans." Exhaled.
Do you think it would be helpful to have signs like these in our city? Am I alone in wanting young men to pull up their pants when walking? Or am I also the only one annoyed by people who text and walk at the same time?



Sojourner Marable Grimmett  is recognized for writing about the joys and challenges of being a “stay-at-work” mom and connects with moms, both new and experienced, who have the responsibility of raising a family and maintaining a full-time job. Passionate about breastfeeding, Sojourner is the co-founder of Table for Two a national campaign to support establishing lactation rooms in public places, visit www.supporttablefortwo.org, on Facebook (@SupportTableforTwo) follow on Twitter (@LactationRooms).
Sojourner has a BA in communications from Clark Atlanta University and an MA in media studies from Pennsylvania State University. She is married to her college sweetheart, Roland and they have two young sons, Roland Jay “RJ” and Joshua Palmer “JP.” Visit her blog sojournermarablegrimmett.blogspot.com follow her on Twitter (@sojournerruth) and like her on Facebook (@MarriedwithTwoBoys). She volunteers her services at the YWCA of Greater Atlanta and KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) STRIVE Academy.

Featured on MyAtlantaMoms.com 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Manning Marable Memorial Conference - FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

SAVE THE DATE: Next week Thursday, April 26 - Sunday, April 29, 2012.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE THE PUBLIC. The Manning Marable Memorial Conference.

Plenary: Featuring Angela Y. Davis & Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Kauffman Tire and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Celebrate 10th Annual Spring Classic for Kids

Kauffman Tire and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Celebrate 10th Annual Spring Classic for Kids
Turner Field plays host to in-state rivals Georgia and Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (April 9, 2012) – The tradition continues for the 10th straight year as Georgia and Georgia Tech prepare to square off in the Kauffman Tire Spring Classic for Kids on April 24 at Turner Field. The Kauffman Tire Spring Classic is one of the highest-attended regular season NCAA baseball games each year, selling more than 20,000 tickets in 2011.

Proceeds from the event benefit the pediatric research of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Neurosciences Program.  Children's Neurosciences Program collaborates with other institutions to discover preventative, diagnostic and wellness strategies for children with serious medical illnesses or challenges.  

“We are proud to be involved with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and to be an integral part of the Spring Classic for Kids again this year,” said Mark Kauffman, President of Kauffman Tire. “Kauffman Tire is excited to support an event that has such a significant positive impact within the community."

Fans also have the opportunity to support Children’s leading up to the game though the Text-to-Give Challenge. A $10 contribution can be made by texting either ‘DAWGS’ or ‘TECH’ to 90999. This is a one-time donation, and the school with the most texts will be announced during the Kauffman Tire Spring Classic.

This is the second of three meetings between Georgia and Georgia Tech this season. The Bulldogs defeated the Yellow Jackets 7-1 in Athens on March 20, and they will meet again May 9 at Russ Chandler Stadium. Georgia leads the Kauffman Tire Spring Classic series with a 7-2 record.

General admission tickets are $12. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.choa.org/springclassic. Tickets are also available at Turner Field the day of the event.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Junior Deputy Clerk Summer Internship Program for High School Students (Atlanta)

Junior Deputy Clerk Summer Internship Program
Applications are now being accepted for the Clerk of Superior Court’s Jr. Deputy Clerk Summer Program.  This is a great opportunity for rising 10th through 12th grade Metro Atlanta Students.  The internship program, an initiative of Clerk Cathelene “Tina” Robinson, is designed to expose high-school students to careers in local government. Interns receive hands on experience, interviewing skills, life skills training and career development to help prepare them for the workforce.  The program will be held from June 18 – July 27.  Deadline to register for the program is Friday, May 25.  For more information or an application, please contact Ladisa Onyiliogwu at 404-612-9558, Vicki Morris at 404-612-6687 or email
Ladisa.onyiliogwu@fultoncountyga.gov.

Fulton County Marshal’s Department is looking for a few Good Men & Women
For the third year in a row the Fulton County ’s Marshal’s Department is putting out the call for boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 16 to have the experience of a lifetime and get an up close and personal look at what it takes to be Fulton County Marshal. There will be two week long Junior Deputy  Program with the first running from June 11-15 and the second beginning July 16 and ending July 20.  The sessions begin at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.   There will be 12 students selected for each session and an applicant can only attend one session. For more information and an application form, contact Deputy A. Blair, 404-612-3972 or email her at: aprille.blair@fultoncountyga.gov. The deadline for submitting applications is May 18, 2012.


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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Breastfeeding in Public Places - Article Featured on Our Mom Spot!

 
I'm featured on Our Mom Spot! Check out my article and video this morning about breastfeeding in public places. Would you eat in the bathroom? Let’s face it - breastfeeding in a restroom is synonymous to having your child “eat” in the restroom - literally.
Click here: http://ourmomspot.net/community/index.php?topic=7695.0

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

*CLOSED* #GIVEAWAY: $25 Burger King Gift Card! #FREE


Over the past nine months, BURGER KING® has created and tested more than two dozen new products and they are committed to providing you with the products that are best-in-class and true to their heritage of great taste. 

Based on extensive consumer feedback, BURGER KING® is rounding out their menu to provide more choice and something for everyone! 

Visit the nearest participating BURGER KING® to try any one of these new options with your friends and family today!

New Garden Fresh Salads at BURGER KING® are made fresh daily with premium ingredients that can be topped with your choice of TENDERCRISP® or juicy TENDERGRILL® chicken. Varieties include:
  • Chicken BLT Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with a three cheese blend, thick cut bacon, tomatoes and red onion, served with Ken’s® Avocado Ranch dressing
  • Chicken, Apple and Cranberry Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with crisp apples, dried cranberries, bleu cheese and Ken’s® Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  • Chicken Caesar Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with 100% romaine lettuce, tomatoes, shaved parmesan cheese, and home-style croutons
New Snack Wraps at BURGER KING® provide quick, flavorful snacks for less than 400 calories each. Snack Wrap options include:
  • Honey Mustard Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap ~ A flour tortilla filled with crispy, marinated white meat chicken, a three-cheese blend,  and a combination of spring mix, romaine and iceberg lettuce, all topped with Ken’s® Honey Mustard Dressing
  • Ranch Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap ~ A flour tortilla filled with crispy, marinated white meat chicken, a three-cheese blend,  and a combination of spring mix, romaine and iceberg lettuce, all topped with Ken’s® Ranch Dressing
New Crispy Chicken Strips at BURGER KING® are made with white meat tenderloin chicken, marinated and lightly battered in seasoned home-style breading. The new Crispy Chicken Strips are perfect for dipping in one of eight BK® classic or bold new sauces and are available in 3 or 5 piece servings

New Real Fruit Smoothies at BURGER KING® are offered in 12, 16, and 20oz. servings, and are made fresh to order with real fruit, low-fat yogurt and juices blended together. Each smoothie provides a full serving of fruit and is offered in the following varieties:
  • Tropical Mango
  • Strawberry Banana
Rich and smooth Frappés at BURGER KING® are made to order and provide the perfect combination of sweet Mocha or Caramel flavors, a hint coffee and ice. Offered in 12, 16, and 20oz. servings, frappes are available in the following varieties:
  • Mocha Frappé ~ The perfect combination of sweet flavor, a hint of coffee and ice all topped with whipped topping and a swirl of fudge
  • Caramel Frappé ~ The perfect combination of sweet flavor, a hint of coffee and ice all topped with whipped topping and a swirl of caramel
*At participating restaurants, nutritionals available upon request*

Enter to win a $25 dollar gift card to Burger King! Here's how: 

1. Like this post
2. Like Married with Two Boys on Facebook
2. Leave a comment on this post along with your email address. Yes, you can enter as many times as you wish!

Be sure to check out: 
Deadline 4/30/2012 at 3 p.m.

Disclosure:  The coupons, product information, and additional gift pack have been provided courtesy of Burger King Corporation through MyBlogSpark.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mom Blogs Attract Corporate Interest, Advertising Mommy Bloggers considered valuable assets in suggesting consumer sales

I was recently interviewed for an article entitled, "Mom Blogs Attract Corporate Interest, Advertising"
about the power of Mommy Bloggers.

Check out the article here:
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/united-states/mom-blogs-attract-corporate-interest-advertising-220163.html/trackback

Please feel free to "Like" and Share!


Dr. Manning Marable named 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner for History

My Dad, Dr. Manning Marable was named the 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner for History.
Read more here: http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2012-History


Also learn more about a memorial conference in his honor, next week in New York City. Please see information below:

A New Vision of Black Freedom -The Manning Marable Memorial Conference
Reinvigorating Social Theory; Redefining Political Struggle
Thursday, April 26 - Sunday, 29, 2012- New York City * Multiple locations
Free & Open to the Public; Registration Required.
Conference Daily Schedule below and Registration http://iraas.org/node/214


Saturday, April 14, 2012

HBCU Alumni Alliance 5K Run/Walk



HBCU Alumni Alliance 5K Run/Walk - The 5K is brought to you by the 29 Chapters of the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance. Visit our website at www.hbcualumniatlanta.com to register today! Registration is $25 through June 1st.


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Talent Development Program


Today I took our boys to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Talent Development Program which identifies and develops musically gifted African-American and Latino classical music students for acceptance to top music programs in preparation for careers as professional musicians. The event was located at the Southwest Atlanta Art Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The young musicians were absolutely amazing!



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Thursday, April 12, 2012

#Breastfeeding Summit: Reclaiming an African American Tradition



*Wonderful News* I'm speaking at the upcoming "Breastfeeding Summit: Reclaiming an African American Tradition" at Morehouse School of Medicine this summer. For more information about this Summit be sure to visit: Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) on Facebook.

If you haven't already, also check out my Facebook page, Table for Two (TFT). Here's more information below about TFT:

Table for Two (TFT), Incorporated is a community organization that seeks to establish public lactation rooms for breastfeeding mothers. With its grassroots and real-world approach to building global breastfeeding acceptance, the signature TFT campaign asks the important question, "You wouldn't eat in the bathroom, so why would you expect a baby to?" In public locations locally and broadly, lactating mothers are asked to feed their children in the restroom or to call in advance of their travel plans to arrange a private room to pump or breastfeed. All breastfeeding mothers deserve safe, secure, and comfortable places to pump and nurse. Table for Two seeks to build awareness so that this basic human right will become a reality. The TFT campaign is a resource for anyone looking to build lactation rooms in their community and workplaces. For more information, please visit www.supporttablefortwo.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/supporttablefortwo, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/lactationrooms.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Day to Us!

I heard 33 is the new 23. Well bring back the flat stomach, dark black hair, and less wrinkles!

Cheers to me (my Twin brother) and to you on my (our) birthday! xoxo





Tuesday, April 10, 2012

* CLOSED * #Giveaway: 2 FREE VIP Tickets to the Atlanta Baby and Child Expo!



What: THE premier event for expecting and new parents in the Southeast.
We bring in the ultimate in parenting and baby products and professionals.
  It’s an elite experience, intimate in setting and not overwhelming.  It’s
a party for YOU, the expectant, the new parent, the grandparent and the
supporting cast of family and friends.

When: May 12th, 11am-3pm (VIP ticket holders get early entry, starting at
10:30am)

Where: Fox Theatre Ballrooms, 660 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308


Tickets: www.atlantababyandchildexpo.com has all the details and ticket information!

This event features a Maternity Fashion Show, Red Carpet Photos of
attendees as they enter, a Stroller Trial Track, Cravings Corner and so
much more!

Enter to win 2 FREE VIP Tickets to the Atlanta Baby&  Child Expo! 
I attended this spectacular event last year and you won't be disappointed! 

It's super easy to enter this awesome giveaway! Here's how: 

1. Like this post! 

2. Leave a comment and your email address on this post! 

You can enter as many times as you wish!  

Deadline: 4/30/2012 at 3 p.m.



Learn more about Bert's Big Adventure!

Bert's Big Adventure 10th Year Anniversary directed, edited and music produced by Joshua Marable.