Monday, May 11, 2009

I'm sorry!

I have been so bad with my blog here, I really do apologize, please forgive me, but please look for something later on this week....

Let me leave you with something about Positive Thinkers....

Positive Thinkers have less stress.
Positive Thinkers are lovable people.
Positive Thinkers master their emotions.
Positive Thinkers tend to heal faster.
Positive Thinkers have good self-esteem.
Positive Thinkers usually do better with tests.
Positive Thinkers feel worthy of asking for what they want.
Positive Thinkers attract positive and supportive friends.
Positive Thinkers have "staying and praying" power.

So, please always think positive!

God Loves You and So Do I!

Delonda Burns

Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's My Birthday!

Happy Birthday To Me!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Children Book Store

So, I'm thinking about opening up a Children Book store in Chicago, on the Westside of course, I love reading and I want all children to love to read, especially mines since they are my children.
Besides that, we don't have any book stores or children book store in Chicago, that I'm aware of.

I would like to bring something positive into my neighborhood, something for children to learn and educate themselves with. My bookstore will have other things going on besides books, I'm still working on that part, but I do know that I want a bookstore.

What I need to do now is plan for it, see where I can get the money to fund it and all that good stuff:-) I'm thinking very hard about this and I'm very serious about this business, watch yall will see how serious I am.

Anyway, I'm get back to yall about this later, I just wanted to share my thoughts:-)

Talk 2 ya later!


Sunday, February 22, 2009


Please forgive me for not posting in awhile, please look for something real soon, like tomorrow:-)

Peace and Blessings!
Brown Sistah

Monday, January 19, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

How TV Affects Your Child

Most kids plug into the world of television long before they enter school. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF):

  • two-thirds of infants and toddlers watch a screen an average of 2 hours a day
  • kids under age 6 watch an average of about 2 hours of screen media a day, primarily TV and videos or DVDs
  • kids and teens 8 to 18 years spend nearly 4 hours a day in front of a TV screen and almost 2 additional hours on the computer (outside of schoolwork) and playing video games

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that kids under 2 years old not watch any TV and that those older than 2 watch no more than 1 to 2 hours a day of quality programming.

The first 2 years of life are considered a critical time for brain development. TV and other electronic media can get in the way of exploring, playing, and interacting with parents and others, which encourages learning and healthy physical and social development.

As kids get older, too much screen time can interfere with activities such as being physically active, reading, doing homework, playing with friends, and spending time with family.

Of course, television, in moderation, can be a good thing: Preschoolers can get help learning the alphabet on public television, grade schoolers can learn about wildlife on nature shows, and parents can keep up with current events on the evening news. No doubt about it — TV can be an excellent educator and entertainer.

But despite its advantages, too much television can be detrimental:

  • Children who consistently spend more than 4 hours per day watching TV are more likely to be overweight.
  • Kids who view violent acts are more likely to show aggressive behavior but also fear that the world is scary and that something bad will happen to them.
  • TV characters often depict risky behaviors, such as smoking and drinking, and also reinforce gender-role and racial stereotypes.

Children's advocates are divided when it comes to solutions. Although many urge for more hours per week of educational programming, others assert that no TV is the best solution. And some say it's better for parents to control the use of TV and to teach kids that it's for occasional entertainment, not for constant escapism.

That's why it's so important for you to monitor the content of TV programming and set viewing limits to ensure that your kids don't spend too much time watching TV.

My 7yr old love watching TV, especially horror movies, he had a bad dream the other night and it scared the mess out of him and so I believe that he will not have a liking for horror movies to much any more:-)

I believe education is very important, especially for me and I want my children to know that also, I want them to live education, breath it, eat it, do whatever, but know that it's very, very important to get a education.

So, therefore I will be eliminating TV time for my children, because my 7yr old wants to watch TV before doing his home-work and that's not happening in my house. He really need improvement in his math so I would have to remove him from the TV and I believe I would see some improvement with his school work:-) Week-ends I will give him the opportunity to watch, but doing school days I will get rid of it. I also print out educational sheets for him to do at home, to keep him busy with learning. He gets upset sometimes but, he'll thank me later:-)

I want smart educated children, that's really important to me and I'm have it my way.

Parents let's eliminate a little TV from our children and replace it with books, I'm not saying totally remove TV watching, but slow it down some.

Let's make the world a better place and educate our children, it's not all up to the teachers, it's up to the Parents as well...Let's do it!

Can we do that?

Yes we Can!

Peace & Blessings,

Brown Sistah

Know Your History

Nat King Cole Biography (1919 - 1965)

by name of Nathaniel Adams Cole , family name originally Cole

(born March 17, 1917, Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.—died February 15, 1965, Santa Monica, California) American musician hailed as one of the best and most influential pianists and small-group leaders of the swing era. Cole attained his greatest commercial success, however, as a vocalist specializing in warm ballads and light swing.

Cole grew up in Chicago where, by age 12, he sang and played organ in the church where his father was pastor. He formed his first jazz group, the Royal Dukes, five years later. In 1937, after touring with a black musical revue, he began playing in jazz clubs in Los Angeles. There he formed the King Cole Trio (originally King Cole and His Swingsters), with guitarist Oscar Moore and bassist Wesley Prince (later replaced by Johnny Miller). The trio specialized in swing music with a delicate touch in that they did not employ a drummer; also unique were the voicing of piano and guitar, often juxtaposed to sound like a single instrument. An influence on jazz pianists such as Oscar Peterson, Cole was known for a compact, syncopated piano style with clean, spare, melodic phrases.

During the late 1930s and early '40s the trio made several instrumental recordings, as well as others that featured their harmonizing vocals. They found their greatest success, however, when Cole began doubling as a solo singer. Their first chart success, “Straighten Up and Fly Right” (1943), was followed by hits such as “Sweet Lorraine,” “It's Only a Paper Moon,” “(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons,” and “Route 66.” Eventually, Cole's piano playing took a backseat to his singing career. Noted for his warm tone and flawless phrasing, Cole was regarded among the top male vocalists, although jazz critics tended to regret his near-abandonment of the piano. He first recorded with a full orchestra (the trio serving as rhythm section) in 1946 for “The Christmas Song,” a holiday standard and one of Cole's biggest-selling recordings. By the 1950s, he worked almost exclusively as a singer, with such notable arrangers as Nelson Riddle and Billy May providing lush orchestral accompaniment. “Nature Boy,” “Mona Lisa,” “Too Young,” “A Blossom Fell,” and “Unforgettable” were among his major hits of the period. He occasionally revisited his jazz roots, as on the outstanding album After Midnight (1956), which proved that Cole's piano skills had not diminished.

Cole's popularity allowed him to become the first African American to host a network variety program, The Nat King Cole Show, which debuted on NBC television in 1956. The show fell victim to the bigotry of the times, however, and was canceled after one season; few sponsors were willing to be associated with a black entertainer. Cole had greater success with concert performances during the late 1950s and early '60s and twice toured with his own vaudeville-style reviews, The Merry World of Nat King Cole (1961) and Sights and Sounds (1963). His hits of the early '60s—“Ramblin' Rose,” “Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer,” and “L-O-V-E”—indicate that he was moving even farther away from his jazz roots and concentrating almost exclusively on mainstream pop. Adapting his style, however, was one factor that kept Cole popular up to his early death from lung cancer in 1965.

Take Time out and Learn your History!

Peace & Love,

Brown Sistah