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Mom Boss Marketplace 2020

Where local women boost one another on their way to the top!

By Kristen Wright Matthews, Editor & Publisher, Macaroni Kid College Park * East Point * Morrow March 12, 2020


Each year, more and more women around the world are becoming entrepreneurs, running their households while simultaneously rocking their own businesses. Macaroni Kid College Park * East Point *  Morrow strives to highlight these superwomen and moms in our community with our new and improved Mom Boss Marketplace, the place where local moms come for inspiration and great finds. Here we share advice on how we started our businesses or how we run them, what inspires us, and more because we know that every now and then a woman can use the support of another sister who knows what she's going through and can relate to where she has been. Nothing says better that you're not stuck than seeing a woman who pulled herself up. So let's support one another and lift each other up as we all rise in whatever way that pertains to you. 







I’m Jada Metcalf your local breastfeeding and maternal wellness advocate and I have all the T.E.A. (Talk. Educate. Affirm.) on human milk. I am a veteran wife mother of two, postpartum doula and a Community Transformer with R.O.S.E. serving my community as a trained breastfeeding peer counselor and part-time WIC breastfeeding peer counselor. 

My business Milk & Honey Co ATL aims to soften the transition into motherhood through prenatal breastfeeding education, lactation support, childbirth education, postpartum care such as infant feeding, newborn care, meal prep and more, podcasts, blogs, lactation lounges, support groups and more. You can also find me on Facebook!

How can I help you achieve your goals today? 
#ComeOnInAndGetThisTEAHoney





Hello, my name is Francesca Warren. As an experienced educator, I have spent the last 18 years working with students, parents, principals, and communities in a variety of capacities all with a laser-like focus on helping our students achieve equity. As a parent of four children who are currently (or have attended) South Fulton Schools, I have worked closely with School Governance Councils, PTAs, and other stakeholders with the common goal of helping our community. In reality, we (parents, schools, and communities) are stronger together.

My goal is to bridge the gap between what parents see as struggles in our schools and the implementation of strong, long-term solutions. 

In 2016, I rallied thousands of parents and challenged them to make our voices heard to improve schools in South Fulton when I founded the parent advocate 501(c)3 think tank, South Fulton Parents for Education. I galvanized a group of parents to demand equity for schools south of the I-20 Corridor. Through the strategy of these parents, they have been able to move forward with the work of several initiatives including- South Fulton Mental Health Collaborative. To date, this group boasts thousands of parents working to improve outcomes for families around literacy, STEAM and mental health. Please join the South Fulton Parents for Education movement if you have children in the District. My book, Behind the Desk: How I Survived My First 10 Years in Education is also available for purchase. 

Connect with me: 

Join the Parent's Facebook Group

Elect Franchesca Warren for 

Fulton County Schools Board - District 4





I’m Chef Kimberly “Kimihou” Bryant, owner of The Cookie Emporium. I’m a pastry chef, self-proclaimed foodie, culinary instructor, and mother of two very talented children. I have enjoyed cooking and baking since I was a little girl. As the oldest of my grandmother’s granddaughters, I had the distinct pleasure of being in her company in the kitchen! My mother also played a significant role in putting me in the kitchen at an early age. While she was teaching independence, she was also instilling a love for food that would never die.

I was born in Atlanta, Ga. so I’m a true Georgia peach and a culinary Southern belle. I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in 2012. My first job out of culinary school was at Young Chefs Academy and my life was forever changed. My passion and desire to teach kids in the kitchen has only grown since that first summer. I desire to inspire the next generation of sweet makers and new entrepreneurs on their journeys. I’m Chef Kimberly “Kimihou” Bryant, owner of The Cookie Emporium. I’m a pastry chef, self-proclaimed foodie, culinary instructor, and mother of two very talented children. I have enjoyed cooking and baking since I was a little girl. As the oldest of my grandmother’s granddaughters, I had the distinct pleasure of being in her company in the kitchen! My mother also played a significant role in putting me in the kitchen at an early age. While she was teaching independence, she was also instilling a love for food that would never die.

I was born in Atlanta, Ga. so I’m a true Georgia peach and a culinary Southern belle. I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in 2012. My first job out of culinary school was at Young Chefs Academy and my life was forever changed. My passion and desire to teach kids in the kitchen has only grown since that first summer. I desire to inspire the next generation of sweet makers and new entrepreneurs on their journeys. 





I am Ursula Ramsey, creator of Jello-Licious Shots, an adult beverage company. What exactly is a Jello-Licious Shot? A shot of Jello with plenty of flavor! As simple as cherry to the most exotic tastes, Jello-Licious Shots are a great addition to any special occasion. I can make any flavor or color, and infuse with vodka, rum, gin, tequila, whiskey or whatever your obsession. New flavors are added to the menu quarterly. So when you’re hosting a party or going to one, dare to be different, and order Jello-Licious Shots. I guarantee that they’ll be a hit and add a special dose of flavor to the party. I just ask you to please drink responsibly.

As a single mother of 3, even though 2 are adults, being a business owner is a challenge. But it has taught me two things: Never give up or lose control and how to divide my time, or as some call it multi-tasking. I never give up because I want my kids to know that no matter how hard the struggle if you want your dreams to become a reality it takes hard work and determination. I want them to pursue their dreams and believe they can come true. Learning to multitask was hard but over time, I learned how to split my time between my business and my kids.

Ursula can be reached at (404) 396-9874 or via email at jellolicious.shots@gmail.com. 

SPECIAL OFFER FOR MACKID CEM READERS: 
20% off when you spend $60 or more. Offer valid until May 1st and good on all pre-orders.





Hi, I am Margareth Roth and with my business, I can help you save time and money. Are you tired of spending hours painting your nails every 5-10 days or spending far too much money at nail salons? If so, you should try Color Street, which offers gorgeous, 100% real, dry nail polish strips. With Color Street, you get an easy, 15-minute application that lasts up to two weeks and there is no need for any special tools or heat. Applying the strips requires almost no drying time and you can remove them with your favorite, regular nail polish remover!

To learn more about my business, visit Magical Manis website and you can Like us on Facebook

SPECIAL OFFER FOR MACKID CEM READERS: 
Order the "Buy 3 Get 1 Free" special from my website, and get 3 accent nail sets from me too!





Feeding souls and healing guts is what drives me. My name is Chef Sonya, owner of King Kreations PCS. Let me be your personal chef and assist you on your journey to gut health and happiness with holistic health products designed to help your body to function the way it was meant to.

As the mother of two beautiful grown and gone children, daughter, 31 and son, 26 as well as a  grandmother to two grandsons, ages 7 and 10, I've learned that you HAVE to let go and let God. Don't sweat the small stuff. Do your best and give God the rest! My advice to moms is to declare victory over your kids and love on them while they're young because you'll only have them for a small window of time.

You can learn more about what King Kreations PCS has to offer through my social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube

SPECIAL OFFER FOR MACKID CEM READERS: 
First-time preferred customers order $50 and receive a $10 rebate. 





I'm Shandreka Rogers, your local full-service Realtor with Better Homes and Garden Real Estate. I offer an array of services to include making sure your contract is within regulations and you are professionally represented, acting as a liaison during negotiation rounds, assisting in finding financial resources for a down payment, drawing up competitive offers, completing a detailed market analysis so that you are purchasing or selling at the right price, among many other things. I work with buyers, sellers, investors, and renters! My goal is your goal. You name it and I make it happen! With the right connections: in- house lenders, preferred inspectors, and closing attorneys, we work together to make your transaction seamless.


✔Not quite in a financial place to purchase?
No worries, I work with the top lease-purchase programs in Georgia to help bridge the gap to homeownership.

✔Want to sell, but can't afford the repairs needed to place your home on the market? 
I have a program for that too!

✔ Are you an investor looking for properties to flip or hold?  
Call me to find the right properties to maximize your ROI!

I make sure that I am fully equipped to assist with one of the largest financial decisions of your life! Contact me for your free, no-obligation consultation by visiting my website. You can also find me on Facebook and 
Instagram

My promise to you:
EDUCATE clients on the process and the current market conditions.
MOTIVATE clients when they are unsure of the right choice.
NEGOTIATE to get you the right price and make sure sellers aren't losing their equity.
CELEBRATE when we reach the closing table!





My name is Temaria Gray and I am a wife to an amazing husband and mother of 4 wonderful children. I am a committed educator who has been blessed with the opportunity to serve as a teacher, mentor, leader, and coach. I have a passion for helping people to succeed and reach their goals. Working in education for 20 years has inspired me to establish EngagED Educational Services, LLC, a consulting service that works with families to find school options and choose curriculums that fit their students’ needs. I offer tutoring and testing services, and design learning spaces. My company offers academic/social programs, professional development to businesses and schools, as well as resources for support in 3 major areas of well-being (mental, physical, spiritual). My goal is to make a positive contribution to education and ultimately bring communities closer.

I received my BA degree in Early Childhood Education from Clark Atlanta University before earning a Master of Arts in Adult Education from Central Michigan University. 

You can find more information on my website and follow me on Twitter.





Hi, I am Dena Patrice and I love sharing my insight with moms on how to use super simple strategies to start spending your day your way..doing what you love. This includes daily personal practices that took me decades to learn that you can now use in a matter of days. Business Development on Demand can help you turn your passion into profit. You'll learn a proven process to develop and sustain your business over time. 

I work privately with business owners who are struggling to grow their business and enjoy their life. When you don't know...what you don't know. Feelings of uncertainty may keep you feeling overworked, overwhelmed and under-compensated. You are worthy of having the time, money, and freedom that inspired you to start your business in the first place. If you've tried everything to dig your way out of an avalanche of daily business activities to grow and sustain your business on your own and it's still not working, all you need is a strategy, a system, and a guide. As a Business Development Coach and founder of Business Development on Demand, I can help. I'll guide you through a proven business development process that will yield success over time.

Visit my website for more information and Like my page on Facebook





Hello, I am Dyeshia Moore of Black Tie Events, an event planning company. Our mission is to create unforgettable memories and we aim to please by paying attention to even the smallest details.

We cater to your needs to bring your vision to reality. We specialize in full event planning services providing everything you need to make your special occasion complete. We offer all of the trimmings including balloon decor, rentals, props, slumber kits, custom design party favors, pillars, candy cart, balloon mosaics, and so much more. We have a variety of decor styles for you to choose from. We take the hassle of planning the event off your shoulders so that all you have to do is show up.





*Moms listed in this guide must live or do business within the College Park East Point Morrow area (including Jonesboro, Riverdale, Union City, Rex, Lake City, Forest Park, Hapeville and City of South Fulton).


The guide will contain many resources and ideas for earning money, business tips, and inspirational stories about local Boss Moms in our community - LIKE YOU!

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To be included, email Kristen at kristenwm@macaronikid.com for information. 







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