LAST WP.COM POST WE ARE MOVING TO WP.ORGwhere-dreams-meet-reality-174099

Hello everyone! I wanted to reach out to the followers of this blog and let you all know how grateful we are to have you all along for this ride with us. I have been against switching urls for a while but in order to grow it was time to do just that.

Material Mayhem, Inc. has some very big plans in its future and it is our hope that you see all of our dreams come into fruition. So this will be the last post on our wordpress.com blog as we  have upgraded our site to http://materialmayheminc.org! If you love us and want to continue to get your daily dose of Material Mayhem Entertainment please follow us.

We love you all!

Peace,

Danni

Tia Mowry for PETA

I am absolutely obsessed with the Mowry twins from their blog (tiaandtameraofficial.com) to their Style Network show aptly titled “Tia & Tamera” (new season premieres Sunday, July 14, 8/7 c)!

Anyway, I saw Tia’s new ad as a spokes model for PETA and I was inspired. I work in the entertainment industry and in this business and almost everyone around me is either a vegetarian or vegan.

Veganism: /ˈviːgənɪzəm/) is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, as well as an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals. A follower of veganism is known as a vegan.

I have definitely been interested in applying this diet in my life. However, I am ignorant of everything it entails and I have so many questions…Is it expensive to be a vegan? Can I still eat fish at least? (probably NOT)! What if my sons and significant other don’t want to join me in this process, how could I be successful in embarking on such a journey?

 

Magna Carta Holy Grail

First and foremost I am an Apple girl all day! But everyone who knows me understand the love I have for Mr. Carter.

This commercial was played during the Game 5 of the NBA Finals and I have to tell you it was #everything. Only Jay Z can manage to get a room full of all of these great men together.

The album, “Duality of how you navigate your way through this whole thing, you know through success through failures through all this and remain yourself.” Is that not the beauty of life? …

The internet is the “Wild Wild West”, Material Mayhem is staking claim.

Looking forward to July 4th!

Blissful Love

Where did they create you?

If I could I would duplicate you.

You’re like something not of this world, the dream man of every little girl

Your style, swag, class, and just the right amount of bad ass.

I often wonder what did I do to earn you?

I loved you before I fully learned you.

And like India said, even the things I don’t like I’m cool with because all of that other drama and bull you don’t make me fool with.

Sometimes I feel guilty when sharing stories with other women, but at the same time eager to tell about the blessing I’ve been given.

Why can’t every woman experience only this? This love isn’t ignorance, it is pure

BLISS!

Happy Father’s Day!

I would like to say happy father’s day to all of the men who are fathers ! Anyone can make a baby but it takes a REAL man to be a Father! One of my favorite father son songs here is Will Smith with “Just the Two of Us”!

Enjoy!

Happy Father’s Day

This Video is dedicated to all the amazing men who are fathers! Angie Stone’s “Brotha”.

Enjoy your day!

My Thoughts on Daddy’s Day

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With Father’s Day approaching many thoughts are going through my mind. What feelings does this day bring about for single mothers? What about dads who have left their children? What about sperm donors? One of the most pressing thoughts, though, is how do I make Father’s Day just as important as Mother’s Day?

I get why Mother’s Day is so special. Mothers do all of the grunt work; we sacrifice our bodies, our comfort, and essentially our pre-parental way of life. Fathers on the other hand have more of a choice; they can choose to stay or leave, be supportive or be a dead-beat, be just a father or continue as a family. For the men that make the right choice I think Father’s Day should be just as big as Mother’s Day.

For me Mother’s Day was always a big deal while growing up. Plans were made in advance and we did everything possible to make sure my mom knew how much she was loved and appreciated, even if just for a day. But when it came to Father’s Day we lagged around and did just the minimum, sometimes it felt like we did things just to celebrate the day more than the man. And what makes it even more weird is that my dad was there; we weren’t kids of a single parent home, separated parents, blended family, none of that.

As this is the first time I get to celebrate Father’s Day with a family of my own, I want to make sure that Father’s Day is just as big and as important as Mother’s Day. My son’s father deserves it. And I want my son to know that dad is a vital part of this family, the head of our household, the leader of our pack, and without him our lives would be completely different.

So if you are blessed enough to know your child’s father, one, be thankful. Secondly, if you are blessed enough that your child(ren) have a relationship with their father, celebrate. Celebrate if dad is there to provide love, support, finances, and a good example. Celebrate the man, not just the day.

Sensual Saturdays’: Video of the Day

Happy Saturday all! Yep, I had to do it to y’all, today’s video is from the Diva of all Divas. The Butterfly herself miss Mariah Carey.

I don’t care what anybody says the girl is a class act and a fellow momma of twins! Her life story is inspiring “From the girl who only had one pair of shoes, now I have many”. It goes to show that hard work and dedication to your craft and purpose will bless you beyond your wildest dreams! Keep pressing and don’t forget to love along the way everybody!

Here is Mariah Carey’s 1995 hit “Always be my Baby”!

Enjoy!

The ART of Parenting Twins

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THE HARDEST JOB IN THE WORLD – AND THE BEST

“I’ve come to view the experience of raising twins as similar to preparing an expedition to climb Mount Everest. You wouldn’t expect to set off on such a grueling adventure without a complete and first- rate support system…And yet, as exhausting and difficult as the process is, the adventure is unparalleled and worth the sacrifice.”

~Patricia Maxwell Malmstrom & Janet Poland

Sometimes You’ve Got to Let Him Know

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I had to let my man know that I appreciate him. He’s a really good man, the kind they don’t make any more. And while he knows that I love him, sometimes a man just needs to hear it.

I have been up and down, in and out of a rut since I gave birth. I lost my job and my emotions have been all over the place. And even though I know it’s gotten on his nerves at times, he hasn’t blown up on me. He works hard at a 9-5 every day and runs his own business on the side, he cooks every day, he spends time with our son every day which gives me a little break, he helps his parents out every time they need it, makes sure the bills are paid, makes sure I have money in my pocket, and still finds time to encourage me, support me and my dreams, and keep me positive. Even though I see him do it, I don’t know how he does it all.

You know the old saying “give me my flowers while I can still smell them,” well that’s just what I did. I pointed out all that he does and let him know I am grateful. I stroked his ego. Every man needs and wants his ego stroked every now and again. But I also wanted him to know that I notice all that he does and I’m thankful. Don’t assume someone will automatically know. Say it, tell them, and then they’ll know for sure. Whether it’s “I love you,” or “thank you,” or whatever, sometimes you just got to let them know.