Hello! My name is Rishona (ree-SHON-a) – or Shona for short. I’m a working, single mom of three little boys. I’ve been blogging and creating websites for more than 15 years (time flies when you’re having fun!). I’m originally from the Mon Valley area of suburban Pittsburgh; which is an economically depressed region.
My professional background includes working in real estate, insurance, accounting, retail, and technology. I earned my bachelor’s degree as a non-traditional student, a few months shy of my 30th birthday, at West Virginia University (let’s go Mountaineers!). I also have an MBA in Marketing from Florida Gulf Coast University.
I currently work as a marketing assisting for a commercial real estate firm. If I could do any job in the world though, I would spend my time buying old houses, renovating them…and then give them away for free to families that need them 🙂 .
As a woman of color, who also happens to be a 1st generation American and a religious minority, I have a pretty unique outlook to things. I don’t say this to toot my own horn, but rather as a warning that my opinions will sometimes clash with the majority.
I absolutely LOVE music; and I’ve collected vinyl records long before the hipsters made it cool.
My sons are a daily reminder to me that life does not always turn out exactly as planned. From a physical perspective, I should not even be a mother in that I have an incompetent cervix. However I found a fantastic doctor who specializes in correcting that issue, and my oldest son arrived safe and sound. A few months after he was born I conceived again (unplanned and unexpected) and then received the shock of my life when the ultrasound showed that it was twins.
For sure I will not pretend that I am some sort of “Super Mommy” that has everything figured out and can dish out advice to others. So I am certainly not the Mommy Blogger-type. Also I am not particularly interested in broadcasting their childhoods all over the internet. So forgive me if I’m a bit vague when referring to them 😉