Category Archives: mothers

Grandma’s 95th Birthday Celebration 🎉

My family will be gathering for the 90th annual Smoot Family Reunion in Madison, WV soon. While the fellowship amongst family since 1929 is a rich tradition, the milestone of my Grandma, Lucy L. Smoot, turning 95 is also worthy … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Imane

Imane is one of my former Smootents (Ms. Smoot + Students) from Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center.  Her family moved from Chad to Louisville, KY in 2007. We met shortly after when Imane was scheduled to my Reading class. … Continue reading

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Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration

The Black Expo in Indianapolis, IN is a celebration of African American culture.  Underserved communities have a one stop shop with over $2,000 worth of free health screenings, job applications, voter registration and supporting black owned businesses. Being in Indianapolis … Continue reading

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Always Beachin’

Summer break recharge for a middle school P.E. and Health teacher with 2 Foster Daughters. Continue reading

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket 5k

Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket 5K Recap Columbus, Ohio 6-26-16 This Race is dedicated to Kevin Carter I heard about the Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket 5K from my weekly Active.com email. The name and location … Continue reading

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Trek-and-Treating

Jay’s Hope Trek or Treat- Macon, GA October 31, 2015 There were a ton of races in the Atlanta area as I made my way down to Florida for an unplanned mini vacation.  I was so happy I decided to … Continue reading

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100th Post Dedicated to My Grandma

It is hard to believe that I have written 99 blog posts on kelsielou.com.  I would like to thank each and everyone of you who have taken the time to read about what’s going on in my life as a … Continue reading

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