5/10/2015

Happy Mother's Day | 2015



"Isn't she lovely?!"

-Stevie Wonder



This is how DC does it... strangers dancing to the music that brings us together. We had so much fun before, during & after the Washington Nationals game!






Happy Mother's Day to all of the AWESOME-MOMS out there... XO!!! 



XO,
La Famila 

4/22/2015

Enjoying The City... #AtlantaGeorgia!

#ATL #Atlanta #Georgia #GeorgiaPeach
April 22, 2015



Hola Familia,

Ahhhhh, I had one day off from work to enjoy Atlanta, Georgia and I loved it!!! I look forward to traveling back-and-forth this Spring, Summer & Fall... the kids will have a blast too! 


In & out of Atlanta like... #TheFlash!
April 30, 2015


Anyways, I hope all is well and I can't wait to post more content soon! 


BESOS,
Marisol 

4/17/2015

Charlie Chaplin: SMILE!

Photo Credit: @DTodd


Smile
Smile, though your heart is aching.
Smile, even though it’s breaking.
When there are clouds in the sky you’ll get by.

If you smile through your fear and sorrow.
Smile and maybe tomorrow.
You’ll see the sun come shining through
for you.

Light up your face with gladness.
Hide every trace of sadness. 
Although a tear may be ever so near.


That’s the time you must keep on trying.
Smile what’s the use of crying.
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile - 
If you’ll just smile.


-Charlie Chaplin


4/15/2015

Why I Chose Minimal Social Media... #ChangeIsGood.

PHOTO: @DTodd | ART: @BigPalo


Hola Familia,

I NO longer have Facebook, YouTube, Google+ or Pinterest. The ONLY social media accounts I have are Instagram, Twitter, (IMDb) & the blog... change was long overdue.




Why?!
When?!
What's going on?!
Are you and the family ok?!
Have you forgotten about the natural hair community?!
Oh, now that you're doing 'other' things, you've moved on, huh?!
Will you be back on other social media sites in the future?!
Will you be active on InstagramTwitter, (IMDb) & the blog?!



I feel that social media can be both a blessing and curse. I chose to leave the majority of my social media because I became overwhelmed with trying to manage them all. Don't get it twisted, I can handle the workload... I'm just OVER the whole 'look at me' mentality of it all - some people take it way too far and I'm NOT vain like that. I can't speak for everyone but I'm sure some of y'all have come across people like that... DON'T LIE!!! Ha, ha! 

It all started with me permanently deleting my personal Facebook account almost 2 years ago. I became frustrated with the negativity being spewed on my timeline. There was so much hate, I couldn't stand it... removing 'Facebook Friends' and hiding posts from my page wasn't enough - I was so DONE. That being said, my Facebook fan page was managed by another account (not mine)... I had access to the page which allowed me to interact with everyone. For the most part, I didn't have to worry about the BS of a personal page - things changed though... it started to become a negative space too so I deleted the page over the weekend. :(

As a MOM of 4 Children, Wife, Actor, Model, Singer, Dancer, Blogger, Activist, Philanthropist, Veteran and Boxer; amongst other things... I barely have time for anything else. Hell, I don't know how I do it all BUT one thing I CAN say is... it takes a village to raise a family and those individuals in my inner circle are AMAZING - I wouldn't be able to do it all if it wasn't for them! Overall, my family and I are doing great. We've had some drama & setbacks due to untimely deaths but we're staying strong... STRENGTH is all we know. #ItsHardAsHellTho

I started working in the entertainment industry as a child. I've done the same things I'm doing now way before I started blogging. I took a break from the industry to have children, join the Army and live a normal life. In between those 20+ years, I did some occasional (entertainment industry) gigs... I could never really leave it 100% - I'm not a quitter. ;)

I'll be honest, I don't like how 'natural hair' has become UNDULY HYPED with it's hierarchy, shade & scams to rob naturals of their hard-earned coins... but that's none of my business. *sips tea* ANYWAYS, I haven't forgotten about the natural hair community! I will continue to post content on what remains of my social media outlets. I will also continue to be a guest blogger on other sites as well... y'all can't get rid of me like that! lol

As far as other social media... I'm not sure if I'll be back. I like how it is now and I'm in a better place because of it... only time will tell. I kept my InstagramTwitter and blog because they are easier to manage (IMDb is managed by someone else) and I don't feel obligated to post constantly. I've made some adjustments to my social media accounts and I want to apologize in advance to those who may have been effected... it's not you, it's me. #SoClicheButTrue

I TRULY appreciate all of the love and support given to my family and I throughout the years, I am FOREVER thankful... WE are forever thankful! I love each and every one of you; supporters, fans, social media familia, family, friends, trolls & haters... without ALL of you, I couldn't be Marisol Correa of 'Mama Naturalista'. This isn't goodbye, it's see you later... God bless!!!


BESOS,
Marisol Correa

4/01/2015

Beautiful Textures & African Pride #DreamKids | 'Flaunt Your Look' With Sally Beauty!

Tabea & Mommy


Hola Familia,

My family & I had the WONDERFUL opportunity of being a part of the 'Flaunt Your Look' tour by Beautiful Textures, African Pride & Dream Kids at Sally Beauty Supply! It was held on March 28, 2015 in Gaithersburg, MD from 1PM-4PM. We had so much fun... here are a few ton of highlights from the event that we'd love to share with you all! 


#HairTalk

Alyssa holding a Dream Kids product!

Handing out goodie bags while the girls (right) have their own convo!

Sally Beauty Supply was their 'stomping ground' for a few hours!

Tabea, all smiles and chewing gum! lol

I loved our convo, she's a hair stylist... such a pleasure to meet. 

Style, Hair, Face... we spoke forever and I loved every minute of it!
Holding up our faves... BT | CC DP & TTLC.
What's Alyssa doing tho?! Ha, ha!!!

Speaking to a mom and her beautiful daughter about Beautiful Textures!
#MyFaceTho?! -_-

Mis Hijos | My Kids!!!
Chulo, Alyssa, Tabea & Noah.

This lovely lady wanted to know more about going natural.
She's relaxed but was looking for other ways to wear her hair straight if needed be without the chemicals!
I recommended BTTMS... it can be done at home, there are no harsh chemicals & it lasts up to 6 weeks. 

Tabea dancing in the aisle!

Noah showing off his (1st) missing tooth!

A surreal moment! I am so blessed & thankful... #GodIsGood.
OOTD: Alloy Apparel

Charlie's Angels!!!
#GorgeousOnGorgeousOnGorgeous... they ROCK!

The sweetest woman in the world & I can't thank her enough for all the love and support!

We shared pics of our teenagers and spoke about everything... #KindredSpirits!

All smiles... kinda-sorta! :p


Helping a wonderful woman pick out Dream Kids products for her granddaughter!

MORE #HarTalk!

Pose!
Alyssa in the background plotting on how she's gonna get me to buy stuff! 

Alyssa & I helping a mom and her daughter find products!

The WINNERS are... Nana, Tashia & Melissa!!!



We took selfie's, spoke about hairstyles, products, kids and fashion. We had 3 GIVEAWAYS, shared 'hair secrets' and opened up the floor to Q &A! So many amazing people showed up & I wish we could've taken pictures of them all... we got caught up in the moment and had a really good time!


A special thanks to Beautiful Textures, Sally Beauty Supply, African Pride: Dream Kids, the employees at ‪#‎SallyBeautySupply‬, everyone that stopped by and Candace Taylor!!!

WINNERS: Nana, Tashia & Melissa, your FULL sized products from the entire line will be mailed out soon... thanks for entering the GIVEAWAY! 

Thanks to EVERYONE who made this possible... XO!

BESOS,
Marisol, Chulo, Alyssa, Tabea & Noah

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