Sunday, October 4, 2015

Curvy Momagers Court | Sport Report 10/5

Sports from a Mom's perspective.....

Who Rules The World? GIRLS
The A's hired coach Justine Siegal last week making her the first female coach for an MLB team.  How major is that?  Get it major, major league...yeah okay.  Well I thought it was cute.  Anywhoo she's working with the developmental league as a guest instructor.  Virtual High 5s!

Major Baller Money
John Wall just up'd his cred as a true NBA Baller Giver.  Wall donated $400K to The Center in DC, homeless.  He's actually known for being charitable but the size of this donation is major!

D. Rose OUT
Orbital fracture is the diagnosis.  Cheers to the start of the season but what a rough way to start for Derrick Rose.  Good news is his surgery was successful and he's expected to be back by the start of the regular season.  My kid isn't happy at all -- he's truly a Rose fan.

On IG one day and stumbled across the Warriors new PF Jason Thompson's blog.  Moms check it out there's definitely a great message this young man is sharing about his NBA story and how he keeps a positive attitude.  Share it with you kid:  Jason Thompson Blog 

Until next week,

Monday, September 28, 2015

Curvy Momager's Court | Sport Report 9-28-15

....sports from a Momager's perspective

SpaceJam Gear

MJ's Tune Squad throwback, the original, is going on sale.  10/1 all you need is between $10 - 15 thou and you can bid for a chance to own it.  Thanks for sharing +SportsManias 

In Video Game News

Have you seen your son this weekend?  I think mine came out when he was looking for food and quickly retreated back to his room.  Why?  NBA2K16 was released on Friday night to all that pre-ordered.  One baller not happy with the game is Paul George.  George was out last season due to a leg injury sustained during a Team USA game.  His rating in the game was lower then he felt BUT good news the game offers an update during the season so if he shows out he'll be able to move up.  Man these guys take this serious! 


Moms have you smelled the new Bounce Pure Sport Sheets?  Oh my these babies are gonna change the game of laundry for sure.  Sheets that cover up any locker room (baller's bedroom) smell and leaving clothes and uniforms fricky fricky FRESH!  Priced the same and carried at your local Target.  Run and GET SOME (in my cheerleader voice) today!

Motivational Quote of the Week

"Remember you are half-water.  If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it.  Water does."
                                                                                                                        - Margaret Atwood

Monday, September 21, 2015

Curvy Momagers' Court | Sport Report 9-21-15


In last week's game WR Dez Bryant injured himself causing him to miss a month out of the season.  Welp this week QB Tony Romo suffered a collar bone fracture - OUCH - and is suspected to be out for the same amount of time.  Good news is they are 2-0 for the season though.


Things got testy between Kevin Harvick and  Jimmie Johnson after The Sprint Cup playoffs where Harvick finished 42nd.  Being the returning champion it didn't sit well with him that Johnson made contact with him in the race forcing Harvick towards the wall.  Luckily Harvick's manager intervened after Kevin shoved Jimmie and balled his fist.  I had no idea NASCAR was like Basketball Wives LA!


This news is sure to make Lakers fans happy, not because he's going to make miraculous changes to the line up BUT because of the hurdles Kobe Bryant had to go through to return to the game.  It's his 20th season and he's scheduled to start practicing with the team at the end of the month.


If you don't have your high schooler registered for the SAT or PSAT get on it this week.  You can check the College Board website for test dates and fees.  Remember coaches are looking at test information as early as Junior year for athletes.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Momager Prayer Call PLAYBACK

Last Friday we had our Monthly Momager Prayer Call and prayer leader Bridgett Barnes focus gave me motivation to keep up the good fight.  I have already seen blessings manifesting.  You can listen to the playback, call the number and use the passcode below!  Thanks Bridgett for your guidance.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Momager Dopeness | Be LillyBee Fly this Season

Hey there Momagers!  You know I am always on top of how we can rock out in the gym but look like the Divalious Moms of Athletes that we are.  Welp this post is no different.  Take a look at the haute footware splendor that will have you not only getting looks but owning them.

MSU Wedge, $88

Yes, I of course have to put the schools that my baby wants to represent one day soon.  These wedges would be so comfy standing screaming for him to shoot a 3!  The peep toe is my fav part. You won't be tardy for the party with this #Sparty peep toe!

TCU Rainboots $84
Now TCU colors are bold and in charge, what better way to rep a school right?  This ultra cute rainboot wouldn't get much wear in the gym but hey a moms gotta support ALL the school teams, football anyone?  Throw on your favorite jeans, TCU Horned Frog shirt and insert an umbrella and viola InstaStyleDiva!

Colgate Flip Flop $48
And what moms shoe gallery wouldn't be complete without a stylish flip flop?  These Colgate University flip flops give you the option of sporting some shorts or cute maxi dress in blue with a red accent.  What better way to represent your favorite baller?  Let's go Raiders!
Rest assured once we know The Phenom's final destination all three of these babies will be making an appearance in my closet.  LillyBee does have each of these selections without college emblems so you can still show some school spirit for any school, just choose the color that represents your school.  Let's go Golden Hawks!  

Monday, September 14, 2015

LMLIM | Rachel Ray and me in the kitchen

Last month I posted a foodie picture that I got from Rachel Ray's magazine and folks was goin' GAGA over it.  Soooooo I promised that I'd share the recipe below BUT be warned, it's not hard to make but you must pay attention.  Especially when your shrimp are "roasting" in the oven.  Those boogers are so sensitive.  GEESH!

If you make it post a picture and tag me.  It's great with a glass of wine.  I actually felt like I was having a grown up meal instead of the usually hamburger or spaghetti I make around here.  Who knows cooking just might be my new thing - nah, but eating is always going to be.  (Giggles)

*Recipe courtesy of Rachel Ray Magazine September, 2015.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Curvy Momagers Court |Explore some World

Where are some of your favorite places to travel?  I've been many places but want to start exploring with the kids so I'm planning our next excursion.  What would you suggest?  Remember I'm working with Single Mama Dollas!  Now leave me a comment below.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Curvy Momagers' Court | Partying with some great deals at Macy's

Whoo Hooo it is officially Back to School time in our house and also The Mogul's birthday weekend. How excited are we that we've been invited to attend the Macy's Back To School Shopping Party in Northridge on Saturday?  Like ice cream sandwich with sprinkles excited!  Not only will Celeb Vlogger, Lindsey Hughes' favorite styles be featured but they are throwing an all-out party with DJ, mini manis, sips & sweets and a girls favorite accessory - a PHOTO BOOTH!  Sounds like a true VIP event all for FREE.

Now The Mogul tends to follow the fashion trend of Townboy Chic so I'm really excited, since she's
entering high school, to make some tweaks to her wardrobe. Nothing wrong with Townboy Chic (after all she gets it from me) but I'm suspecting that the new environment will bring some changes to her closet.  Peeping at some of the stylings on I see their usual luxury items all at affordable prices.  Essential for my Single Mama Dollas.

Really hope to see some of my favorite SoCal Momager friends at the Northridge Fashion Center this Saturday.  Don't be late, the DJ starts spinning at 2PM.  Maybe I can even get in my daily "OMG Mom really??" embarrassing the teen moment by doing the Whip and Nae Nae, just kidding!  But I'm really looking forward to snagging some great deals for BTS and meeting up with other cool moms.  Be sure to say, "Hey aren't you the Curvy Momager?  I follow your blog."  When you see me and let's snap a selfie together.

See ya Saturday.

C. Momager

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Curvy Momagers' Court | Let's connect

I am all over social media, let's connect and support each other.  After all we are both amazing, right?

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Mama Said | A Little Social EXP

I'm always trying something new on the blog and the newest will be a series of social experiments or as I call Social EXP with my mom squad.  The first experiment I conducted was with Ms. Jennifer Pink, Single Mama Advocate and newly published author.  She is always down for something new and exciting so she quickly joined me for this Social Exp.

The Experiment:  Do men still have gentlemanly manners?  During the timeframe (the clock) notice if men treat you differently as far as manners are concerned when you are:

A.  Dressed up
B.  Hangin' in sweats

Do they open doors, let you go first on elevators, offer their seat?  Notice each interaction and report back with your findings (The Play).

The clock: 1 week

The Play:

I came up with the experiment because I noticed when moving from the EC to the WC, some guys
truly weren't as mannerly.  Maybe I'd been spoiled by my EC brothers.  After all I'd lived my entire life there and it was what I was use to so moving to a small town where I truly am a minority could have thrown me off my game.

During the week long experiment I did notice however that maybe I'd been wrong about the manners of guys in Bakersfield.  It was noticeable that when dressed up things were different.  The last day of the experiment I was blown away.  Walking into a gas station a gentleman (an older one, 60ish) ran to open the door for me as I started to place my hand on the knob he yelled, "Let me get that for you."  Now before you start with oh he was trying to flirt, NOPE not at all.  He mannerly opened the door, let me walk through I went my way in the station and he went his.  GEE manners do still live in the 2000s.  Oh and no I wasn't dressed to the nines, sundress and sandals with hair in a bun.  There you have it.

I spend most of my time at my lovely County job which is a Probation Office.  This may offset my answers because they are trained to be respectful and polite as well as address everyone by last name with title most times.  Also I never am out in sweats anymore, thanks to my image consultant LOL!  Being all dolled up in stilettos to work or maybe an occasional flat is my new normal.

I discovered that yes, they (men) go out of their way to open doors.  Like getting up from across the room when they see I'm coming in through the door.  They address me as First Lady, Ms. Davis or Ms. Jennifer.  Outside of work I'm mainly at home with the babies so not much interaction.  At the kids school it's mainly women, the older men usually do use manners, the younger ones act as if they don't see anyone.

Xs and Os:  Most guys do possess gentlemanly manners.  Both of the experiments proved that but some of these young thunder cats need to work on it a little.  Possibly I'm getting old when I notice the difference between what older and younger men do or don't do.  Could I be seeking the attention of the young thunder cat and wasn't getting it?  Nah, no GRANDTHOT status here.  Manners are important so brothers keep showing theses youngins how to treat a lady.  Don't push past her to get through the door, open the DAM door and don't expect her to hold it open for you before she walks through (true story).

Thanks Ms. Jennifer Pink for doing the experiment with me.  You have a little surprise coming in the mail.  Mamas check out her new book dedicated to single mamas.  Visit her website and order your book today, Prayers of a Single Mom.  More Social EXPs coming soon, this was great fun <said in my cheerleader voice.>


Curvy Momager

Monday, July 20, 2015

It's a TIDE POD Giveaway from Me!

If you have visited my IG account you have seen that I'm doing this amazeballs TIDE Pod giveaway and you are here to ENTER!  It's so simple too, by clicking on the link below and completing a short
4 question form you are on your way to non-smelly uniforms and socks for your house.  Ya can thank me later!  Now go click and get entered by August 1st for your chance to win oodles of TIDE Pods for you and your favorite ballers laundry.

-Only one entry per household
-Must complete entry by 11:59 PM PST on 8/1/2015
-Winner(s) will be selected using and contacted via email.  Must respond to email from Curvy Momager, Inc. to receive prize.

*This giveaway is not affiliated with Proctor & Gamble in any way.  I received some great pods and wanted to share with my Momager friends.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Curvy Momagers' Court | Sports Report 6/30/15

Check me out on Instagram for this week's sport report.  Handle name @curvymomager

Izzo, 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend and a cool bball camp alert!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Curvy Momagers' Court | Sports Report 6/21


Look's like Dwayne is flirting with the idea of moving the Wade Show to the LakeShow.  Talks
between the two have begun but no final word on if Wade will opt out of his Miami contract.  He somewhat eluded during his NBA Finals commentating that "when he was in Miami", and the rumors have been flying since then.


It's expected that Kentucky's Towns will be selected1st in the draft this week going to the Timberwolves.  Other expected picks can be found here: Bleacher Report's Top Round Picks


Have you ever found yourself yelling or at least thinking, "That ref can't call s#@%!"?  You are certainly not alone and after doing some research found some great techniques to get my point across without seeming like a crazy Momager!  After all Zebras have feeling too.

- Know the game.  Yea I'm guilty of this one, The Phenom will tell you I don't have a clue sometimes so I'm dedicated to know what the calls mean.  You can check out this YouTube video as a great reference: Calls Refs Make

- Tape the games.  Technology is a beautiful thing, if you think a ref is making bad calls continually you can send the video to the powers that be (school AD, district athletic's department) to prove your point.

- Give the ref a break. They can't catch every call but as long as they are calling the majority of the game the right way understand when you don't get EVERY call.  This shows your player not only good sportsmanship but that they have to play through bad calls.

See ya next week on the CMs' Court Report!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Momager Dopeness | Angel Soft's Happy Father's Day, Mom

Wherever you sit on this debate one thing is clear it's not going away.  Angel Soft's salute to single moms playing dual roles is touching but striking cords with many.  Personally as a single mom I don't want to be anyone's dad because that deminishes my role as the bad ass mama I am.  The video however has one of the greatest tag lines:  some days you had to be soft, some days you had to be strong.  Not only is that TRUTH in singlemommieland but for their product it really brings the message home.  Click the link for the video and share your thoughts in the comments

Happy Fathers Day to all my Baller Dads!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Mom School | SAT Time

If you have an incoming high school Junior they need to register to take the SAT this fall.  If they score amazing they can relax Senior year or take it again and get a better score.  Remember to enter code 9999 on the paperwork so the score is sent directly to the NCAA Clearinghouse.  

Friday, June 12, 2015

Momager Dopeness | How to Raise an Adult

I love reading while on vacation so when the opportunity to review the new book, "How to Raise an Adult"  by Julie Lythcott-Haims, was offered to me it was like a Steph Curry 3 point shot -- Perfect!  After all a gifted advance copy puts me in VIP status and what girl doesn't just love that?

Now when I saw the title and read the description I thought to myself the book must be about helicopter parenting.  You know those parents that cut the crust from their kids PB & J or that volunteer so much at school people think they work there.  I wasn't too far off base but what I wasn't expecting is how much Kris Jennering (yes I made up that term) I was actually doing with my own heartbeats.  I mean if there was a definition in the encyclopedia for "over parenting" you'd see me waving in a picture next to it.  What I love about the author however is that she admits to being a little bit guilty of it too.  She admits to a time that she was over anxious waiting on her young son to walk home alone after dark one evening.  The walk was less than 10 minutes from home.  So even though I was flipping the pages cringing about my single mama parental mistakes I knew I wasn't alone but still could use some knowledge being dropped in this book.

I broke down what I learned from the book like this:

The Deal:  I am a true Momager when it comes to the court.  Yelling at refs, having "little" chats with coaches and after game talks with The Phenom are part of the routine around here.  But it just doesn't end with him, The Mogul just had to have the customized lei for her....8th grade graduation.  It was so heavy it annoyed her the entire night.

The Rationale:  About 5 years ago my brood and I moved from big city Detroit to small town Bakersfield with no family in town.  After a divorce, becoming a single mom and being in a new city drew me closer to my kids.  I was the only dotting parent and I took that role pretty seriously.  This isn't an excuse just the reality.

The Realization:  So after reading the book I was able to look at our situation and make some evaluations.
Fact 1.  If The Phenom was hungry he'd rather hear the noise from his stomach instead of making cereal.
Fact 2.  The Mogul is helpful but has lately been wanting On-Demand attention.
Fact 3.  I was going to be leaving them on vacation with my parents and was concerned I'd be exposed for the overbearing parent I had turned in to.  Well maybe I have been one all along.

The Game Plan:   Knowing that its time for me to Raise Adults and possibly let The Phenom look for his own summer job [WooooWeee I can see that teen-age side eye] and The Mogul have more chances at other social activities that don't include me tagging along a game plan is necessary.  The good thing is when I leave my beautiful vacation we all are going to have a short separation, what a great time to apply my new found knowledge.  I have faith that things will go well for them during our time apart.  Even though once at the airport after exchanging Northwest tears with The Mogul as I walked to the ticket counter The Phenom gave me the thumbs up to let me know all was going to be fine.   I was sure then that our next month apart would give them some time to express independence and me to let them.  This parenting job isn't easy but I defiantly want to raise adults, ones that chase their dreams and not mine!

You can win a copy of the book How to Raise an Adult with The Curvy Momager Summer Reading
Giveaway.  Rules and details can be found on my social media starting Sunday June 14th.  Be sure to check it out Momagers, let's raise the next generation of independent thinkers and not high achievers because of parental involvement.  Here's a snippet from the book:

"Why did parenting change from preparing our kids for life to protecting them from life, which means they're not prepared to live life on their own?"

Plenty of great information, data and humorous stories make this book a great summer reading experience.  You can learn more about the book here: or by clicking this link for the video book trailer, How to Raise an Adult.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Momager Dopeness | It's Friday

We made it to Friday ya'll.  Make it fabulous, throw diamonds not shade!



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Mogul | Last Day of School

At the beginning of the school year I posted some of The Moguls' favorite things promising to make a mid year and end of the year update.  Well didn't quite do that mid year one but here is the last day of school update below.  You can check out the differences by visiting the original post here: The Moguls 1st day of school. 

I'm not too keen on that song choice but it's her favorite not mine :).  Very proud of her during this year, she stepped out of her comfort zone (slightly) and did some new things.  Congratulations baby, you are going to rock out high school.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Let the Good Times begin

It's officially vacation time for this Momager and her crew.  Everybody deserves to get away and we are taking get away to the ultimate on this trip.  I'm going to be signing off for the next few days to recharge my batteries in the island of Aruba.  Ever been there?  It's like amazeballs and when you leave you wonder why the heck you got on the plane.  Get there if you've never been.  I'm also having the most spectacular traveling experience on jetBlue.  I mean like this is the VIP (only way we roll) of airlines and that sleep kit for my overnight napping on the red eye to NYC can never be duplicated.

Now on to the next flight and hopefully the kiddos will stop asking, "How long will it take?"  I mean can't they read the signs just like me?  They are Honor Roll students right?  Ugghhh kids sometimes.  But I'm sure once we land, get by the water and some fruity drinks -- for me-- then all that traveling angst will be bye bye.  Hey that's a suggestion for jetBlue a MUTE button for moms traveling alone with kids.  EiYiYi!

Until next week ya'll I'll be chillin' and reading lots of magazines and books.  Hope you are enjoying life to the fullest.


The Curvy Momager

PS.  Vacation mentioned on Social Media Disclaimer - If you are reading this post and think you can break into my crib since I'm on vacation I'd suggest you think again.  I know people that know people!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Curvy Momager's Court | 10,000 Hours

You think your baller works out to the max?  Check out this YouTube series 10,000 Hours shot, directed and narrated by Devin Williams.  Devin trains Washington State player Trevor Dunbar and in these vids features two brothers, The Wongs, destined to make it even though they measure under 6'0".  The workouts = intense, throw up sessions are almost mandatory....what will you do to be great?  Put in the work or talk about it?

I am officially hooked and can't wait to watch catch up on the next epi.  If you are a fan of the game, player or Momager you'll love it.  Drop a comment and let me know what you think.



Friday, May 15, 2015

Mom School | The List

It is NCAA viewing season and all the ballers are praying [picture emoji praying hands here] scouts come and watch their games so they can reach the college of their dreams.  Recently someone said to me, "It's not the college the player wants it's the college that is going to want them."  I did some thinking about that one and understand the mechanics of that situation but also realize that putting in the work can change the outcome of any situation.  So Momagers, in this edition of #MomSchool I share with you one of the first steps you and your player need to take, printing off the list of schools from the NCAA website.  Now don't let this list overwhelm you, it's HUGE but you can organizing by region, class and location which helps. That way if your kid is really looking at D1 you can concentrate there or if they only want to be in a certain state you can concentrate there.

After you've printed the list sit down together, identify the schools of interest and research them, see if they would be a good fit for your player.  Pull information on:

  • Coaches
  • Degree programs 
  • Past players
  • Scouting reports
  • Players that have done well at the school, 
  • Positions that will be up for grabs (i.e. graduating players, possible early exits)

Please make sure the player is involved in the process, it's their journey and they need to show some interest in doing the work OFF the court too.  Alright now breathe and pick your top 5 - 10.  Take into consideration that you should select schools from each division, just a tip, the more options the better.  Now take a break and get ready for the next edition of #MomSchool!  Oh wait before I forget use technology to your advantage by setting up Google Alerts on your favorite school programs.  If you need assistance on how to do this email me and I'll give you the assist [sorry had to throw in some bball lingo], EMAIL ME:


Curvy Momager

Monday, May 11, 2015

Curvy Momagers Court | Mothers Day After Party

Did you get what you wanted for Mother's Day?  Although we couldn't see the show because the theater printed the wrong times online it was a great day with the kiddos.  Share with us what made your day ultra special.

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Momager Is In | Mom on Fiyah with Mikita Burton

She is the Never Home Stay at Home Mom and I originally met her on the Cocktails and Conversation radio show where she came on as a guest.  She's had a few changes and I caught up with her to find out what's been going on.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Curvy Momager's Court | What's on Our Fridge

In this edition of What's on Our Fridge there is a cute pic for research for a new Fall outfit and neato decor to find those missing keys!  Also the norm, recipes - Friendly's shake anyone? - and school schedules / events of course.  Show us what's on your Fridge, it's the family hub center!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LMLIM | Fear of failure NO not really Day 6

We've made it to the final day of advice on getting rid of the F word...well double F word.  Here's the final tip.

Hope these tips helped you as much as they helped me.  In life you fail but learning to get past that failure in seek success is the biggest win, what girl doesn't love winning?!!!!?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

LMLIM | In the Kitchen

What can I say, we made the craziest looking recipe from the back of the Food Network TV Magazine.  If you are a subby you know that each month they put a recipe on the last page and ask the readers to name it.  Well Talia and I missed the cut off to send in our name but we still decided to make the dish.  Now when I tell ya it was ammmaahhhhzing I. AM. NOT. LYING.  I mean it was like Pharrell's, "Because I'm Happy" came on when I took the first bite into this, this, I don't even have a category for it.  It's kinda like carnival food.

Cole slaw, homemade fried chicken tender, waffle cone, mashed potatoes with jalapenos are just a few of the ingredients in the recipe.  Talia and I had to tag team to make it because of the many
different components.  If you are an every day cooking mama you shouldn't have a problem but it was also tons of fun to include her in the process.

The assembly was the best part, we couldn't figure out how to eat it at first.  So we just dove in and we were all smiles when we did.  It can get a little messy during eating but just grab a napkin and keep on going.  We also finally decided on our own name for this delish treat......the envelope please.

Chicken & Waffles On Da Go

Try it, the recipe is on my IG account and don't forget to let us know how you loved it because it's beyond like honey!  Extra sit ups for me tonight - still working on this vacation body.


Curvy Momager

Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Curvy Momagers' Court | How have I been missing this? LipSync Battle

Yes official #LatePass on this show.  How on earth have I missed it?  Epic lip sync battles between major celebs that really know how to put on the show!  I'm sure going to be tuned in this Thursday watching the hottest host on TV, L. L. Cool J (yes Lawd!) Check out one of the best battles I saw on YouTube and you too are gonna get hooked.

Check out Lip Sync Battle every Thursday on Spike TV at 10/9 C pm.  #GoodTV

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Momager Prayer call

Please join us this Friday evening for our first Momager Prayer call.  It's a journey raising an athlete and as much support we can give each other the better our chances of being successful on the journey.  We will be led in prayer by youth minister, Reverend Christal Bell who I affectionately call my twin.  Share with your Momager friends and let's come together to pray for one another and our athletes.

Monday, April 6, 2015

LMLIM | Epic Fail NO not really

Continuing with our series on failure (no not really) and what to do when you think you might be in the middle of a downward spiral.  Here is #4

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Curvy Momagers Court | My March Madness Crushes Day 2

The LSU Tigers are tourney bound and that is in part to guard Josh Gray, today's March Madness Crush.  Now Josh makes the list not only because he has one phenomenal story of his life to share but  this guy has complete swagger.  Just follow him over on Instagram at @officialjoshgray to see what I mean.  From sharing his road trips to workouts he's taking us along for his success.  And I'm wishing him the most in this years tournament where Josh and his team face NC State in the first round.

Photo snatched from Getty Images
Out of his many challenges he has been having a successful season at LSU and happy to be back in his hometown.    

Want more on this story about the former number one Junior College player turned Division 1 guard?  Click the link and find out more about this LSU Tigers story:

Monday, March 16, 2015

My March Madness crushes

Yes it has arrived, every basketball fans favorite time of the year March Madness!  This year I can't help but share with you some of my 2015 college basketball player crushes.  Crushing because of their game not romantically.  Giving yall the #CookieLyons side eye if that is what you thought.

FIRST up is Duke point guard Tyus Jones.  This kid doesn't drive the lane he owns it.  His take no prisoners mentally when he's up against guys 4 inches taller (he measures at 6'1") is what motivates my Phenom to have a dream.  The fact that they share the same birthday, 5/10, was just far too coincidental too!  Jones is also being looked at to receive MVP of his conference this year -- impressive for a freshman.  Duke suffered a tough loss to Norte Dame last week stopping them from moving forward in the ACC Conference playoffs but a good showing is expected in upcoming NCAA tourney play.  Whatever the outcome I am sure Tyus will continue to be explosive and motivate.  

Check back tomorrow and see who else makes the list. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

LMLIM | Epic Fail NO not really

Keeping up with some advice I learned from MORE Magazine on what to do after  you think you've failed at something.  Here's #2........

Monday, March 9, 2015

LMLIM | Epic Fails no NOT really!

We've all been there.  Plan something and never completed it or either it totally bombed.  Then you felt like you failed.  Guess what you are not alone.  The great part is you don't have to live on Fail Avenue.  I'm sharing some tips with you to help you get past the dum dum dum feeling after not being 100% successful.  Check back each day this week for 6 tips you can use.

Just don't stay there too long Girlfriend!!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Mogul | She Did That! In The Kitchen

Yes the Mogul is in the kitchen again and we are giving her latest dish the Curvy Momager seal of approval.  Straight from Pinterest this yummy baked Italian sandwich is high on the repeat list.  It was really filling too, even The Phenom was satisfied after two pieces.  No modifications were done either, that’s a first, but we thought we might add some oil and vinegar dressing the next time.  The ingredients and construction are real simple and it cost about $17.00 to make it.  Great treat for a party or Sunday afternoon chillfest.  We enjoyed it during the Rockets vs. Cavs game.  Did ya’ll see Bron Bron get into that tussle with Wesley?  WOW

The Goods (Ingredients)

2 cans of crescent rolls (We used Pillsbury but you can use any kind)
1/4 pd salami
1/2 pd ham
1/2 pd capocollo
1 jar of drained hot pepper rings (from a jar)
8 slices of provolone cheese

The Steps

Preheat oven to 375.  

Use a round baking dish and separate the crescent rolls in strips (see photo below) and lay out on the baking dish.  Place the salami on the crescents first, layer with ham, then capocollo, next hot pepper rings and last the provolone cheese.  

Roll the outer edges of the crescent to the middle of the pan and tuck under.  

Place in oven between 19 - 22 minutes.  We suggest you test to make sure the bread isn’t too doughy before removing from the oven.  

Talia also recommends using a pizza cutter to make slices.

Bon app├ętit!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Curvy Momagers Court | What's on our Fridge

Who cares what's IN your fridge, after all this isn't MTV Cribs but what do you see when you walk past it at least 30 times a day.  Can you tell the kitchen is a high concentration area in our house?  Well here is a peek of what is on our fridge this month.  It changes almost weekly so each month I'll share a look at what we have going on.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Curvy Momagers Court | Speed Dating

This weekend was Valentine's Day and two event organizers in town planned speed dating events on the same night.  Of course the Momager had to be in the house for one so a friend and I (she didn't participate) boo'd up and had some fun.  No there was no real match making, at least not for me but I do think a few folks mighta found a hook up.  Besides The Phenom didn't seem none too happy that I was trying to "date" anyone.  LOL 

So here's how it worked.  Each lady was assigned a table and each male started at one table and rotated until the end of the event.  My first date was a bit too young.  I mean I felt like a Jewish grandmother interviewing him for someone else.  I found out he didn't like hospitals because he'd had meningitis a few years ago that landed him in a hospital for two weeks.  Is that TMI on a first date?  DING, the bell rang and it was time for date number two.

Again this one was too young, I didn't realize how young until I met is brother Matt (with two T's) in the next round.  Albeit he was nice and tall but he was sporting a serious James Harden beard and didn't even have the jump shot to match he told me.  Bye Felipe!

Date 3 was a cute kid that is a new dog owner and is a student (double major mind you) that was drug with his brother (date 2) by their sister to the event.  He WAS the athletic one in the family and a good mathmatician because he guessed my age to the tee.  Probably because his mother is most likely the same age, he was 26! NEXT.....

My 4th date wasn't from Bakersfield originally and we had a good (3 minute) conversation about the ills and the positives of living here.  He was cool, tall (can you tell that's a requirement) seemed like a nice guy and was probably closer to my age than anyone so far but I Kayne shrugs because there were no fireworks.  He did give me a nice hug at the end of the date though.

Intermission and I needed it because I noticed I was asking more questions than any of my potential suitors.  Although they all seemed to like to talk ALOT!

Up next was an entrepreneur that grew hydrangeas.  I told him I loved hydrangeas and he said that I was the first person all night that even knew what they were.  I got a kick out of that because it totally fits my "Dorothy you aren't in Kansas anymore" lifestyle.  Alas our 3 minute date was up and when he got up I realized he cut in front of me at the bar earlier so nope he wasn't the one either.  I don't do rude.

Now date number 6 was funny.  He was also my first Africa American date of the evening.  A singer, gave me a cute nickname and held a good conversation but can you guess what criteria he didn't exactly meet?  He was a bit height challenged.  Cry me a river!

On to date 7.  This date was good looking, TALL, held a great conversation and was an entrepreneur.  He was a contender but I get the feeling that he is waaaayyyy to busy to even really date anyone but a great person to know because he has mover and shaker all over him.  I likey when someone matches my fly! 

Dates 8 and 9 were friends that didn't really want to be there but were cordial and shared a few laughs with me.  They were roommates again drug there by someone else.  I didn't really think curvy hot mom was their type either.

Next up was date 10, a cool guy that was into drawing and didn't want to leave my table when the date signaling bell rang.  He was a dad, college grad, not tall but not short and probably close to my age as his children were older than mine.  Again no fireworks but a good guy to know.

J was date 11.  Poor guy just got through paying his last alimony payment and was out looking for a new Bae.  He was nice but he mentioned the B word one too many times.  Budget.  Now you all know I am making some financial changes but I don't want to discuss budgets on the first date!  So un-cute to me.  See ya J! 

The final date of the evening was a kindergarten teacher that lived about an hour away but was from Michigan originally.  We had a great time chatting but when he sat down at my table I knew that it wasn't going to be a match.  Sometimes you just know.  

By the end of the night I had more dates then I had in the past two years!  It was fun but don't think this type of dating is for me, I believe I'll leave this to the 20-30 year olds.  Besides I was waiting for Hitch to show up and it never happened.  A Momager can dream can't she?  Prince or King Charming is out there somewhere though he better hurry up before this glass slipper turns into a house shoe.  LOL 

Until the next adventure,

Curvy Momager

Monday, February 9, 2015

Curvy Momager's Court | Sparkle & Shine Vision Board Soiree

It was a wonderful party when me and some girlfriends created our vision boards for 2015.  We laughed, sang, enjoyed some yummy food and a few tears were shed and in the end we all had our year planned visually!  If you haven't worked on your board for this year it's not too late, there's still 11 months to go.  Get creative and make your vision become a reality!


Curvy Momager