Friday, October 16, 2015

#FansFavorite Kate Spade x Beyond Yoga

I love Kate Spade and I adore Beyond Yoga!!!!! I am excited about their collaboration and now I can buy Athleisure wear that will match my Kate Spade bags! I found out about this coming collaboration from a friend of mine this past summer and see press about today let's me know the dream is real!

INVESTMENT:  This collection will have 21 pieces in the price range of $80-$178. 

I can't imagine what would be $178, but if it is a pair of leggings then they better have a return policy because I will test them out! LOL! Now that I think about it maybe a fitness gear bag would be priced at $178. I buy my fitness gear based on it's durability & longevity. I will be able to tell you if it is worth the money spent once I get a few pieces from this line. 

Cannot wait until January 2016... Happy Birthday to me (January 3rd) LOL! I welcome gift cards! 
    

Monday, October 5, 2015

Hey October #MentalHealthMatters

Did you know that the Month of October is Depression Awareness & Mental Health Screening month? If you don't know... NOW YOU KNOW!
The only way you didn't know that is because you are not following me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Periscope & LinkedIn... LOL!!! 
I am sharing information about this weekly via my social media networks so come on & follow me!

Twitter: MississippiDawn
Periscope: MississippiDawn
Facebook: DawnMGreene
Instagram: DawnMGreene
LinkedIn: Dawn M Greene 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

#BreakofDawn: Mental Health & Heartbreaks


One of my faithful followers ask that I touch on the subject of 
"How I deal with my Mental Health and Heartbreak"

If you are new to this blog then let me inform you that I live with being Bipolar and I am married with five children. In my life now, I deal with heartbreak from deaths, failed friendships or business dealings. It's tough when I lose a friend or something doesn't work out for me business wise and I can be depressed for days. Losing a childhood friend/family member recently took me back a few weeks because he was only a few years older than me and died doing what he loved to do: Fishing. I felt like after losing my Grandmother, another family friend and a cousin all this summer that there was something that I did. I know it sounds insane, but I've never figured out how not to take death so personally. I rarely get depressed now over losing friends because some people have just completed their time with me. It's ok. With this transition into the Sports Industry, I have dealt with so much back-biting and heart break that I almost gave up on my dreams right before this football season starts. It's all a test. I am so used to blaming myself that I find myself saying, "WHY NOT ME? Why not right now?" You lose friends, you lose family members and you will not get the opportunity you think was set up just for you. 

YOU HAVE TO DEAL! You don't sit around blaming others because these things happened to you or around you. You don't blame yourself. I think I've done enough of that to spare four people the time and hurt. You get back to YOU! It is time that we reserve more time for ourselves and centering what our purpose in life is. I know that this saves me daily along with my love for my family. I can't let them down. I can be down for maybe a few days but I can't sit in my tears. I have to dry it up and move forward for the next experience. It will be hard, but trust me you will smile again and someone else or another opportunity will come into your life. BEGIN AGAIN! I know for many folks reading this that they're heartbreak has come from failed relationships. I know the feeling. I've lived the hurt. I am better not bitter because of it. You have to write. You have to do what makes you smile. You have to create a Mind to Body connection that will allow you to become whole again. Never allow an opportunity or person take the very thing that makes YOU: LOVE! You can continue to love through the hurt and what how God will bless you for living through that experience. 

Read these books and thank me later:


   

Also visit www.TierraGoesGreen.com for more information about how to deal with life and it's changes Emotionally & Mentally!

Monday, September 28, 2015

#WorkoutBeforeGameday Thanks Athleta at Lenox


Honestly I was not expecting to get a great workout like I did saturday morning at Athleta before heading to Carrollton, Georgia to cover University of West Georgia's Homecoming game.

I was invited along with a few other women to experience a simulated @Sculpthouse_ ATL class. I was sweaty, sore and thirsty when done! LOL

One of my #FansFavorite fitness follows & inspirations is @KatherineMason_ who shared her journey into the fitness industry and how she founded Sculpthouse ATL she will be seeing me again and I love the fact that she is a #DawgsFan #UGA

Check out more about this workout at Fans Favorite Fan here!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

#FansFavorite: Front Office Sports Feature!

When people want to know more about you do not hold back information that can help someone else. I know that many people feel like I share a lot on social media, but I don't. So when I was approached by Travis Gorsch of Front Office Sports he asked me a lot of questions about my journey in sports and how did I get started. I didn't think anyone cared to know how a housewife created a sports blog that turned into a sports media company with a team of 6 people. I am so grateful to share my story and you can visit their website to read more about me & Fans Favorite Fan:


Follow them on Twitter: @FrntOfficeSport

Thursday, September 10, 2015

@FansFavoriteFan x @KuntryKidz support Southern Miss #SMTTT


I was honored to work with two team members, Kenya Nolan & Connie Irvin, from Fans Favorite Fan who drove from Atlanta, Georgia to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to volunteer with www.KuntryKidzinc.org as they worked a concession stand during the University of Southern Mississippi vs. Mississippi State University College Football game on September 5th. It was the hardest work ever and we really enjoyed the experience.

Please visit Fans Favorite Fan for more about our #FanExperience

Friday, September 4, 2015

#FlashbackFriday 10 year Anniversary of #HurricaneKatrina

When we were featured in the AJC about how we moved to ATL after Hurricane Katrina
Thanks Ernie Suggs 

I was suppose to submit this to my cousin Greg for a feature on a blog but couldn't get the words out then. I had so much anxiety to deal with when I returned from Florida after being with Sean B that I just needed to rest. I slept but still had nightmares about how we were once homeless and were ignored during one of the most catastrophic events near the Gulf of Mexico. One thing about me I do not like is being ignored and dealing with how the state of Mississippi was ignored during Hurricane Katrina. It hurt and still does. We had some of the same issues many dealt with in New Orleans and I try really hard not to be bitter or angry about it.

Why do people dislike the state of Mississippi so much? It isn't fair to ignore their citizens. I will never forget what happened on the day that #HurricaneKatrina hit and the months afterwards. I was set to move back to Atlanta around August 2005 but this changed everything. I ended up homeless and was able to find shelter with up to six other families right after giving birth to Sean B in June 2005. Imagine this: A new mother, failed engagement, dreams on mute, single, working a part-time job making less than $300 a month and trying to figure out how in the world I was going to provide for my son and I. 

#HurricaneKatrina brings up so many negative nightmares and positive moments where I say, "I made it through!" The nightmares come when I feel like I am ignored. The nightmares come when I feel like I am not in control of what is going on in my life. So here comes ANXIETY! Living with my Bipolar disorder I am able to work through episodes and mood swings holistically & naturally now, but when the remembrance of this moment in my life comes back up I want to retreat from all things human and be left alone. 

There are still many in the state of Mississippi dealing with lack of funding and proper resources to get back to their homes and a normal way of life for them. Many homes were flooded out and many people had to move in order to create a better quality of life. I wasn't able to leave Mississippi until May 2007 and I haven't looked back. I went back to school and I worked 3 jobs so that I would not see my son & I in a situation like that every again even if it is beyond my control. This gave me a sense of who I am and the mother I wanted to be.  So many things have been birthed because of this horrible event, but I am finally able to say more than just, "Forget Hurricane Katrina," when I am asked about it. I am sure I will write in depth one day what went on for us and the McGilberry family in Ellisville, Mississippi who helped us during this time.

There are just some things you aren't meant to forget because you are able to see progress in your life and reflect on how to stay focused on where you are headed. God truly continues to cover me with his grace & favor and I am forever grateful for that. I will continue to make it through and I will continue to share my voice & testimony.


Sunday, August 30, 2015

#BlendedFamilyMatters First week of School #SeanB

Many of you that follow me on social media saw where I had to make a decision about Sean B's personal growth and development. He asked me one day when he was younger, "When will I be able to live with my dad?" and my reply was, "Whenever the time comes I will know". Sean has dealt with a lot in seeing me transition from a single parent into a blended family and from public school to private school. Sean has also dealt with a few issues that as a mother just loving him will not be enough to help him get through it. If I truly love him them I am able to understand that at this time in his life he needs his father.

So we made a good transition from Summers with Dad to a temporary school year with his dad and his family. I have to thank his father's wife Nancy for her patience and her understanding throughout this process. This decision was not decided in a day nor a week but because we communicate we all knew when this time would come. It doesn't mean I failed him at all or that I wasn't capable of meeting Sean's needs. It means that during Co-Parenting we are able to come together and decide on what our child needs and look past insecurities and fears in order to provide for him. With that being said take a look a few pics I didn't post on social media and let me know if you have any thoughts on #BlendedFamilyMatters and #CoParenting.

First Day of School at his new school & we were both nervous 

Nancy (his Stepmother) and his sister Amiya in her class on the first day of school

He is growing up y'all!!!!

Sending Images back home to the rest of the Family #BlendedFamilyMatters

His first breakfast at his new school
I will always walk with you son even if I cannot be there physically

Car Rider pickup!!!

His little sister Amiya has so much personality and Im happy she gets to be around him more. Christopher truly loves all of his siblings and I just know the demand for road trips will be high on his list. LOL #BlendedFamilyMatters



Thursday, August 13, 2015

#BreakofDawn UPDATE!

Hello everyone!

Literally took a break from blogging during the summer. Now that most of my children are back in school (Christopher started Pre-K), I am beginning a new season and prepping for the last quarter of the year. Let me share a few things that have happened since I last blogged.

I cut my hair!
Image by Photographer Will Sterling on Mother's Day 

Yes it's gone! I started having migraines after getting perms around April. One day I literally just woke up and said, "It is my HAIR and it has to GO!" I went to my hair salon the next day and did the big chop. I shared this on social media after I shared this entire experience with my sons. Sean B was shocked and Christopher kept saying, "My hair is longer than yours mommy!" It was a moment and I've been so happy ever since.

Pure Barre Passport moment with an instructor from Pure Barre Augusta visiting our studio!


Most of my children traveled throughout the summer while I remained home. Many of you know I started working at Pure Barre Decatur  and it has been an absolute joy to be a part of their team. I've shared my experience with the workouts and I was a client of Pure Barre Druid Hills for a year before joining a team. It has been a process but luckily I may be working towards another accomplishment in my #PureBarreLife but we will see. Until then let's #LiftTuckAndBurn to tighter abs and leaner thighs!



One of the most stressful things I had to deal with this summer is the deaths of many people around me. I am still losing people. Lost my grandmother (my father's mom) just recently that was just the tip of the bipolar episode iceberg. It's hurtful and I experienced a horrible MANIC episode almost a week ago that resulted in me not sleeping for 5 days straight. Haven't had that type of experience in the past 2 1/2 years and I got through it! Thank GOD I change my lifestyle to be more holistic and connect better with myself Mentally, Emotionally, Spiritually & Physically Tierra Goes Green



Fans Favorite Fan has endured many changes. I lost two team members who I was really close with but this taught me how to put business before personal matters. This is where I grew up as a business owner and respected my voice more. FFF has grown a lot since last football season and this year I am so excited about the work we will be doing this season Fans Favorite Fan

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Thank you for taking the time to read this post! I wanted to make sure I highlighted some great moments that have been happening in my life for the past 3 months and shed light on the tough times. I am not sure if this blog will exist past this year due to my demanding schedule. I want to make sure that I am putting my energy into things I love & enjoy and blogging has been left behind lately. I will work on being more consistent and seeing where this goes & I hope you will stay with me along the way!

Email me any questions or topics you want me to share at BreakofDawnMontgomery@Gmail.com

Monday, May 4, 2015

Give me MEAUX!

One of the great things I love applying to my body after a great bath or shower is body butters! I just found out that someone I knew growing up and who is also one of my favorite #NFLwives, Morrisa Jenkins, has created her own line of natural hair & skin products.
BONUS!!!


I support body butter & oil companies Belle Butters and Orange Moon Beauty Each company has different products that are not mixed together the same way. So it is great to add into rotation another line of body butters like 




NOW... I bought sample sizes of the top four hair & body butters that I wanted to try. Let me share which one is my #FansFavorite:



Introducing GLEAUX BODY BALM!!!
Literally it feels like how it looks! So creamy & bronze! One thing I noticed is it didn't stain my clothing and some of my shea butter oils I already use do. 
When you have a chance go check out http://www.meauxmoisture.com

I am in a giving spirit! So go get YOURS! 

Monday, April 27, 2015

#FansFavorite: Minted.com

I love to show gratitude!
I do it as often as I can and I love THANK YOU cards!
Recently I stumbled upon MINTED and I am in love with their stationery & art prints!

Of course YOU can SEE why I love their ART!
Summer is coming soon & it looks this sweet to me!
I LOVE WATERMELON!

Make sure you visit http://www.minted.com
check out their great items & prices!

One of my #FansFavorite websites!


Friday, April 17, 2015

#FVSU: 49th Annual Ralph P. Malone Youth Motivation Task Force Conference

Many people do not understand how AUTHENTIC the joy in my face is!
My #FreshmanYear at Fort Valley State University  changed my life.
I didn't put on the Freshman 15 pounds, but the things I went through helped show me my worth and how valuable my life is.
It meant a lot to hear from a FVSU Alum Fred Sterdivant and Dr. Simmons from FVSU about coming back to speak to the students at Fort Valley State.
I've shared this story before but I tried to commit suicide my Freshman year and it was serious issue on campus.
I was the Freshman Class president and had a promising academic & collegiate leadership career at FVSU, but I decided to go home after a Spring Break visit to Mississippi to help my Grandmother during her battle with Breast cancer.
That year taught me that the people who stood by me in my roughest times all saw something in me that I couldn't see yet.
I am 31 years old and I own my own business (still building), I am very active in my community and I have my hands in businesses/projects that align with my purpose in life.
I AM OVERCOMING MY BIPOLAR DISORDER EVERY DAY!
College students need to hear the unconventional way of finishing your degree and getting experience from LIFE!
I got my LIFE that first year of college and that promise I made to my grandmother to finish my degree happened 8 years later...I had a child and I was engaged and I was pregnant at the time when I completed my Bachelor's Degree! LOL


To be here as a speaker & consultant I owe that to my Mentor Elbert Murphy who brought me on this campus over 13 years ago!
He was from Hattiesburg, Mississippi like me and he saw the VALUE!
The value of me getting out of Mississippi to find my own way.
I am still not there.
I am worthy of this path I am on.
I MATTER!

Thank you to Fort Valley State University for two of the most impactful days of my life.
So many emotions... So many students... So many questions... So many answers!
I appreciate this opportunity and for God seeing that the first University that I spoke at was FVSU!

FULL CIRCLE!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Double Vision: Instagram Beauty*

This was my #FansFavorite picture from Instagram this week @DawnMGreene
I was pretty happy that God was working out a situation and handling some folks around me! Plus I was cute for once while picking up Sean B
#ParentPickupLineShawty
Sometimes God is already handling things and you don't see anything happening!
Well on this day... I saw it and I THANKED HIM FOR IT!


Friday, April 10, 2015

#SCIONMotivate An Evening out!

Thank you to Connie (PR/Marketing for  Fans Favorite Fan)
This event was pretty awesome!
Hearing from Entrepreneurs  and their thoughts on specific subjects that other entrepreneurs would have to deal with really gave me motivation to stay focused on my path.

No carpet... No problem LOL!
I usually don't get all jazzy but I had to when I knew that I would be in a room with other Movers & Shakers!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

#StoneMountain One of my #FansFavorite workouts!

All it takes is ONE STEP in the right direction....
I was FINALLY cleared to go back to boot camp & do more than one workout a day and I ENJOYED EVERY ACHING MINUTE OF IT!
ASICS Gel-Fit SANA

Stretching is more important to me now after my hip injury and I made sure I spent a lot more time stretching than working out!
SAVE YOUR DO

Thankful that I am able to go back to doing what I love and seeing results instantly.
I can tell when I've taken a day or two off and in this case I was off for about 8 to 10 weeks.
AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!

There are many things to do at Stone Mountain Park and I will share my #FansFavorite things to do there on Fans Favorite Fan
Thank you to our FFF Photographer Itoro for capturing this moment for me today!

TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!


*****Want to get caught up on the past month... Go to my Instagram page: @DawnMGreene *****

Sunday, March 8, 2015

#SundayFunday with a MASTER BUILDER

Anyone that knows my two youngest sons knows that they love LEGOS! 
You will find random pieces all over our house and my husband screaming,
"GET THESE LITTLE TOYS AND PUT THEM UP!" 
Well I have a new found respect for those little toys and the little people who love them.


We were given the opportunity to visit Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta today and my boys had the most amazing experience. We've been to Legoland before but to actually meet a Master Builder and do the things they did today really shocked them. 
Of course Christopher had to take a picture with BATMAN!
DARKKKNESSSS! NOOOO PARENTS! 


Master Builder Academy is in SESSION!
Christopher paid attention for about two minutes but Sean B was all into it!

Their faces today were priceless! They didn't stop smiling at all!

Master  Model Builder Aries Viera giving the boys & others direction!

Learning about how Legos are Made really excites Christopher!

I shared a random newspaper with Sean B and it had Master Model Builder Aries Viera's story in it. I made Sean B search for the article and he found it on his own.
He asked me, "So you are telling me that this guy makes legos all day long and that is his job? Like he's a HUMAN MASTER BUILDER?"
I told him that he would have to wait to ask him that. He did. He was amazed that someone older than him enjoyed LEGOS that much.
He walked away saying, "I can do that Mom. I know I can."
PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My children motivate me!



I am motivated to share experiences with them and teach them things no one took the time to teach me.
Today they taught me something.
HOW TO BE PATIENT!
I tend to rush them and tell them to be quiet when actually they need to take their time and speak when they want too.
I will do my part as a parent to motivate them accordingly but I learned a lot just by watching them today with the Master Model Builder himself.
#SundayFunday was AWESOME!

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME


Make sure you check out my Instagram: @DawnMGreene for more photos!