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  • Because of him we truly will live again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- "He is not here; 
for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place 
where the Lord lay." Matthew 28/6 NKJV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#ResurrectionSunday #EasterSunday #UltimateSacrifce
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☕Note - Brooklyn Cocoa Mommy Reading recommendations will return next week
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  • My Real Name by Elena Noel, a teen from Washington D.C.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Today my name is colorful.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Yesterday my name was dead souls.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tomorrow my name will be lively spirits.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My friends think my name is fire.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The police think my name is burden.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My parents think my name is symphony.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Secretly I know my name is anything I want it to be.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Source:  Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems from Writerscorps⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Today's Brooklyn Cocoa Mommy Tween/Teen recommendation is a book of poetry in honor of National Poetry Month!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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"Paint Me Like I Am" is a collection of poems by teens who have taken part in writing programs run the national nonprofit organization called WritersCorps. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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WritersCorps was started in 1994 to help at-risk youth in 3 American Urban cities: San Francisco, Washington, DC, and New York City (the Bronx). Thousands of children and teenagers have since benefited from finding creative expression through writing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • I often have to give myself positive words of affirmation, because in my short lived life I've experienced a lot of ups and downs. These words are my allegiance to myself. I've overcome so much, and as we enter holy week and for those that are believers we will be reminded of what true strength and faith is about.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Wednesday 😘⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Toddler Tuesday's📚 Book Recommendation is a STEM series "The Questioneer Series" By Andrea Beaty, Illustrated by David Roberts. I read Ada Twist 1st and instantly fell in love with the book! Can we begin with how @andreabeatyauthor realizes that representation matters and created such a wonderful series🥰.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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📚Ada Twist, Scientist⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📚Rosie Revere, Engineer⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📚Iggy Peck, Architect⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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☕️Go check them out on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local public library.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#adatwistscientist #Rosierevereengineer #Iggypeckarchitect #Andreabeaty #abramskids⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • 📢📢NEW BLOG POST!!! 📢📢April is Cesarean Awareness Month!
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I had a Cesarean birth twice! Did I mention I had my C-Sections 16 months apart? There's a New Post on the 🖥Blog! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
☕️Did you know that rates of maternal morbidity were higher for cesarean than vaginal deliveries?
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☕️Did you know that roughly about 1 out of every 3 births in the United States is done via Cesarean?
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  • April is National Poetry Month!
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "🌹Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Brooklyn Cocoa Mommy Loves you, So let's write a Haiku!" 🥰
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☕️Brooklyn Cocoa Mommy's recommendation this week is The BreakBeat Poet Volumes 1 & 2.
📕The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop
📗The BreakBeat Poets Volume 2: Black Girl Magic
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☕️When was the last time you read a book of poetry? I may or may not have been in undergraduate school when I last looked at a Book of Poetry, but it's something I want to change, starting with this series.
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☕️Are you ready to get down with "The BreakBeat Poets"
Check it out at your local retailer, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or your local public library. 
#BreakBeatPoets 
#Poetry #PoetryMonth #NationalPoetryMonth #BlackPoetry
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  • A special Thank You to @herlifesparkles & @honestlymommy 
This was a very rough week for me, and I've been very emotional.  A simple interaction via DM actual helped my mindset. These two ladies are not obligated to reply to me or even try to motivate me. Thank you for your simple interaction bc it's truly appreciated. It may have seem like nothing to you, but it was exactly what was needed. 
May your kindness return to you in the same beautiful way it was offered. 
Happy Palm Sunday... and now the craziness begins, Lexi gets dedicated today. 
Stay blessed and busy. 😘

#actsofkindness #randomactsofkindness #Kindness #ThankYou #PalmSunday
  • Brooklyn Cocoa Mommy Tween/Teen Thursday's choice today is "Front Desk" by Kelly Yang. It is a newer contemporary novel for a middle schooler. This book explores some of the real life societal aspects we encounter as well as provides timely social commentary on life as an Immigrant in America.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In a time where we are experiencing such a divide amongst people of varying backgrounds, this is a great read.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Run to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, your local book retailer or public library (Remember it is Still LIBRARY WEEK) to check it out!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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☕Let me know your top choices for tween or teen book recommendations 📚⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Ok Bey-hive 🐝 we have Beyoncé to Thank for these inspiring words this Wednesday!!! Sometimes we need the inspiration of a songstress to keep us motivated!!! 🤣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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