Thursday, April 26, 2018

tia's 10 Cents on March of Dimes: A Celebration of Perinatal Impact thru Pictures--and CRAFTS!!!!





#1: My "TWIN B"



#1: I too was a #preemie at 3lb 1oz, however, I came with a #surprise #twinbrother #bigbrother #personalguardian included!

@marchofdimes supports countless families of multiples through both the good and the bad.

While the rest of the world raves about their #idol #twinmommy #iyaibeji #QueenB

I #celebrate my #TwinB and he has like a #million hearts of #gold 💛💛💛💛💛💛



#twins #twoforone #beyonce #twinlife #grateful #marchofdimes #tias10cents #Lyricsbytia #fortheloveofbabies #forthevoiceofladies #tiaRN



#2 March of Dimes #Birthed my #career. 
#volunteerintocareer


I was a sophomore in college when God "Showed me a sign": it was a #sign in search for a #volunteer for a @marchofdimes community program. I instantly fell in love, and I served expectant & new families with all my might! 


#Fastforward 17 years and March of Dimes has guided my journey from clueless college kid to master's completion thesis #MPH, and has boosted me into my #MCH #nursing career #RN #BSN


Why volunteer you ask? Something divine happens when you pour into others: God pours more into you! And that is far more valuable than silver or gold!





#grateful #marchofdimes #tias10cents #Lyricsbytia #fortheloveofbabies #forthevoiceofladies #tiaRN






#3 March of Dimes Teaches us to Pay It Forward  #tias10cents on 💜 for @MarchofDimes






So! Today is Pay it Forward Day, and i would like to #honor a #special young #lady who taught me how to do just that!

Miss. Natalia Drake is the lovely #daughter of my #colleague & #friend Crystal Drake @bunnybeats17

Miss Natalia is a Zeta Pearlette and she is in kindergarden.

Guided by thier #commitment to the March of Dimes, Miss. Natalia and her sweet #sisters made something special together for #NICU moms & their babies! 


In addition, they collected bottles full of DIMES for the March of DIMES!!!!!! 😃😃😃😃😃 I was so #touched and #tickled that i felt #compelled to pitch in, and next thing you know, Natalia #inspired me to #create my first #prettylittlething!


Now, my resulting project has also helped raise quite a number of dimes!!! 💰💰💰 Wow!!!!! Do you see what can happen when you #payitforward?





Way to go, Tali! Keep going!!!! 💜💜💜💜 #payitforwardday #zetapearlettes #theyoungshallgrow #SUPERmom #SUPERkids #giversneverlack #fortheloveofbabies #forthevoiceofladies #tiaRN





#4 March of Dimes helps families through hard times #tias10cents on 💜 for @MarchofDimes



This #gorgeous work of art by prolific #artist Brandi Carrington @breaking.genesis speaks for itself.
It is simply titled: Cry

The loss of a baby at any stage can be devastating. That is why every year @marchofdimes
hosts a #Missions Tent to give families the opportunity to cry, to share, and to celebrate babies who have died before their first birthday. All of this happens during #MarchforBabies


#MarchofDimes strategically creates ways to honor #cherished #memories of beloved little ones. That's truly a unique and special touch to every event. 💜
To all #beloved #babies who have gone too soon, you are still on our hearts and we will never forget you. 
😢



#5 March of Dimes #research & #advocacy impacts babies all over the world! #tias10cents on 💜 for @MarchofDimes



Meet Julian English.
Julian & his mom Natasha Moulton-Levy are the authors of

No Limits: No Boundaries - My Journey Through the ABC's

Julian was born severely premature, but he enjoys a story of victory because of the work of The March of Dimes.
Julian sustained the complications of premature birth, but he and his family refused to be limited. His mom ensured that he experienced the whole world! Julian is a #globetrotter and celebrating a life without boundaries.



March of Dimes fights prematurity all over the world on every level, so that kids like Julian can enjoy a great life!
Follow the #victorious Julian English at




#6 March of Dimes is a #Friend of The May 6th @marchformoms 2018 #tias10cents on 💜 for @MarchofDimes





Another #provoking masterpiece by #multitalented #wcw #bosslady#wonderwoman Brandi Carrington @breaking.genesis

This one is called: LIFE

Although #pregnancy and #birth is very significant in our lives #LIFE does not begin when we become moms. In fact, for a lot of us, #lifehappens way before we decide to become mothers. We are #full #beautiful #powerful #promising#WOMEN, full of LIFE and #potential, and our #HEALTH should matter to us beyond #motherhood.

"Passion Creation" by Lyrics by tia.
Made during Nursing School Psych rotations with clay

March of Dimes reminds women to love themselves through self-care! Yes, we call it #preconception and #interconception healthcare, but all this means is that you must be your BEST YOU regardless of having or wanting a baby! Because life's little surprises can, well, really surprise you!
Let's make ourselves a priority!
#MARCH FOR MOMS:
#FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH!


Being a mom is just icing on the cake!

#momsmatter #womenshealth #HBNM #hushbabynotmama#marchformoms2018 #fortheloveofbabies #forthevoiceofladies #tiaRN



#7 March of Dimes #Celebrates professionalism and provides the #NurseChampion designation for #professionalnurses who desire to be a step ahead.

#tias10cents on 💜 for @MarchofDimes






First of all! FEAST YOUR EYES ON THESE AMAZING SPREADS OF YUMMY DESSERTS created by my amazing friend, the #delectable @yummytecture for #theperinataledutainmentproject to Honor The #MarchofDimes! #tbt 
I #Guarantee you that they were VERY Yummy! 😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋 What amazes me about Titi is that she is 100% #culinaryartist and 100% professional #architect! Get it? #YummyTecture Archi- TECTURE!!!!! I believe her keen eye for detail in her #career makes her a #powerful #creator of #beautiful #edibleart !

https://www.marchofdimes.org/nursing/index.bm2?cid=00000003&spid=ne_hp_1_nologin&tpid=xmymembership

March of Dimes believes in evidence-based practice, research, direct training, education and community impact. 
If you are a nurse in maternal and child health, then you can become a @marchofdimes Nurse Champion. For a small investment, you can gain valuable exposure and CEUs to enhance your #professionalism. 

Join in at www.marchofdimes.org/nursing #Linkinbio

The Professional MCH Nurse

#professionalnurse #evidencebasedpractice #beprofessional #Architects 💙 #professionaldevelopment #joinus #fortheloveofbabies #forthevoiceofladies #tiaRN



#8 The @MarchofDimes Stork's Nest Program supports #perinatal education, #advocacy & #empowerment for underserved families

#IhaveaTestimony  #tias10cents on 💜 for @MarchofDimes


Stork's Nest is the Community Program that sucked me into #MCH in 2001!

But, you know, after you've done the school thing and collected all those degrees, you would think you would just dance into the #career of your #dreams.

Unfortunately, that was not true for us. Our Master's Degrees just did not open doors as we thought. 


This was a picture of me. I had lost my job. Happy, but I didn't have a choice as a #stayathomemom.  I was on #Medicaid, #unemployment, #WIC, and every public service I could snatch. We were into every business idea that came our way, because we were sinking.

I was heartbroken because I had become the woman who I longed to serve.

I had become a #StorksNest client

#ButGod HE decided to use Stork's Nest as part of my #breakthrough

An amazing colleague saw me #volunteering for Stork's Nest, hired me & paid me more than i had ever been paid! My #confidence was boosted by several octaves! #volunteerintocareer

#Fastforward past a #victorious #nursingschool story,



My first job as a #Nurse #RN?  A Stork's Nest Educator! 😃😃😃😃
Now my kids have joined in to give back so that other babies can win.



Thank you March of Dimes for keeping The Stork's Nest alive for #underserved #families!

#servicelove #dowhatyoulove #lovewhatyoudo #begrateful #testimony #fortheloveofbabies #forthevoiceofladies #tiaRN


#9 March of Dimes empowers Community Programs such as our Perinatal Edutainment Project! #tias10cents on 💜 for @MarchofDimes

|model: @nhyacedon |mua: @cagreinvented |designer: @cagreinvented #thephotochase #beauty #concepts #creativity #models #blackmodels #malemodel #femalemodel #topmodels #photoshoot #photooftheday #picoftheday #modelsofcolor #modellife #modelstatus #modelbehavior #livinggarden #series #blackmalemodel #blackbeauty #wearableart #livingart #flawless #flowers #igcouples #couplesofinstagram #coupleshoot #flowerdress 

This Beautiful Photograph is by a friend of ours, a very creative Concept Designer, Derek Chase of @thephotochase 

A part of the LIVING GARDEN (SERIES), this Concept highly inspires me.

What happens when someone waters your #Dreams? If you are a #BossLady with a #sidegig #sidehustle #hustlelove #PassionProfession then you KNOW what it's like when someone believes in you enough to pour into or invest in your Dreams. 
It Moves You
It Awakens You.
It Makes you Bloom!


Over The Years our local March of Dimes Chapter has awarded grant funds to several area community initiatives like The Storks Nest, Baby Basics Moms Club, Centering Pregnancy, Becoming A Mom, The Hope Project, The Mama Baby Bus, and our very own Perinatal Edutainment Project.


Long after making an impact, we have been inspired by March of Dimes programming to continue what we love! 

Learn more at HelloBabyEvents.com


We are Grateful. @mrs_drajao @drajao #fortheloveofbabies #forthevoiceofladies #tiaRN