MortarNBrique – April 16, 2012

At the beginning of April, I announced that I was now a Contributor to online magazine MortarNBrique. I’m only three weeks in and already adding a new spin! My column, “The Mommie in Me,” will periodically feature spotlights of “Real Mommies,” interviews and guest blogs by other Mommies who approach motherhood with passion! Please check…

This and That This Week: MortarNBrique

http://mortarnbrique.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/the-mommie-in-me-calandra-branch/

ImageGood morning Team “This and That With Calandra”!!! Happy April! Welcome Spring!

I am excited to announce my newest project…Beginning TODAY, April 2, 2012, I am honored to be part of the MortarNBrique team! MortarNBrique, a wonderful blog co-founded by powerhouses Tonya Giddens and Jill Monroe, is “a collective group of experiences, telling our individual stories to a listening audience.” I will be contributing a weekly column entitled, “The Mommie in Me.” I am SO excited about this challenging assignment.

Please check out my first post HERE and don’t forget to subscribe to MortarNBrique! And thanks to all the supporters of This and That With Calandra. Without This and That, there would have been no Mommie in Me! I am ever grateful for such wonderful opportunities to write and share.

Smooches, Y’all!!

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Hats Off!

Most of us find ourselves wearing many hats, men and women alike. God knows I do. Let’s see, there’s Mrs. Branch (the wife), Mommy (self-explanatory!), Calandra Branch (the workplace budget diva!), Sis. Branch (Rev. Branch’s wife/the First Lady), and there’s even “user name/password” (my social media presence). But the most important hat that makes all the other…