On March 1, 2013, Sporty Mommas participated in the first annual Fashion in the Gardens. It was a beautiful day of fashion, food and fun! Sporty Mommas relaunched their brand and donated a gift basket to the silent auction.
A special thanks to all that came out and supported us at this event. Sporty Mommas Sharolyn and Terry assisted with set up and working the booth. It was awesome to make a contribution to Pinecrest public schools. Education is extremely important to us. The fashion show was a huge success and our models worked the runway like pros.
Corri Ford is from Dallas, Texas. She grew up in the rough area of Oak Cliff. She began singing in elementary school, and she continued to sing all the way to the high school ensemble. In college, she left music behind, and went to Dallas Baptist University on a volleyball scholarship. Secretly, she hoped to someday sing and lead worship somewhere if God opened a door. Corri married her college sweetheart, and began traveling all over the US and several different countries supporting her husband’s career in baseball and raising a family. She started writing and has published 2 children’s books about her 3 children in 2011, “My Daddy Is Just My Daddy To Me” and “Have A Little Faith.” Then after 11 years of marriage, she was faced with a bitter betrayal, a broken heart, and broken family. During this time she only had enough strength to hang on to her faith & on to the promises God had placed in her heart. Too broken to find the words to pray, she began to sing & write worship music.Through this process God healed & restored her heart. She was signed in 2010 to Tate Music Group to produce her debut album ” My Last Hope.” This is truly a gift from God & beyond what she could have imagined happening in her life. Today, Corri lives in the Dallas area as a single parent of 3 amazing kids Jake(13), Jordan(12), & Faith(3). She is beyond thankful for God’s faithfulness, love, healing, & favor. He truly was her
What is your favorite thing about being a mom?
Seeing God’s love through the beautiful faces & hearts of my kids. When they hug me, I feel His love. When I look at them, I’m amazed at His design & beauty. When I hear “I love you Mom”, I melt. I feel my greatest gift & assignment in life is to mold & guide their hearts toward the Lord.
Who was most influential in your life growing up?
The Lord is my rock & source of my every blessing, provision, & favor. So, my church family growing up influenced me the most in my life. I had great men & women of God show me how to worship, pray, & lead. They taught me how to pray, read, & use the Word. There was so much poured into me from a young age, that it has strengthened, prepared, & sustained me throughout my life. I am thankful to
each of them for mentoring me.
What inspired you to write children’s books?
It was actually when I was leading the Twins Wives Organization in 2005. We partnered with Barnes&Nobles to publish a children’s book called “Minnesota Twins A to Z.” After this exposure, I wanted to write a book for each on of my children as a legacy of love to them. I have published 2 “My Daddy Is Just My Daddy To Me” & “Have A Little Faith”, & I’m currently writing my 3rd. They love reading about their lives, especially my little Faith.
Tell us about your latest project.
Well, this project & process has been bittersweet. I always had a passion for worship. There is something so amazing about being in God’s presence. In 2010, my husband of 11 years had an affair and I was completely devastated. This wasn’t the first incident, but for me it was the last. I could hard to believe it was happening to me, that my family ripped at the seams, & that God would even allow this to happen. After filing for divorce, I could barely pray. I didn’t have the words or desire to, so I would play worship music to bring me God’s throne. Old songs scams new songs, & I began writing worship music that helped heal my heart. I was signed to Tate Music Group to produce my album “My Last Hope”, that I was not qualified to record, but God opens doors that are amazingly unexplainable.
Where can we purchase your books and album?
My books, “My Daddy Is Just My Daddy To Me” & “Have A Little Faith”, can be purchased at tatepublishing.com or any other book retailer online (ie: amazon.com, bn.com). My album, “My Last Hope” featuring E*Roc, can be purchased at at tatemusicgroup.com or downloaded from iTunes & amazon music.
What advice do you have for other Sporty Mommas that may be thinking of starting something new?
The passions of your heart are there by design. You were created with specific
gifts for purpose to influence & inspire your children, family, friends, & so
many others. Your gifts are your gifts, so don’t let anyone discourage you from
pursuing what’s in your heart. Be relentless in your faith & hope that
everything will work out for your good, & trust God that He will finish what He
starts. Be Bold, Be Blessed!
We spent a week planning for the Super Bowl party last Sunday. It turned out awesome! About 60 football fans, kids and sporty Mommas were in the house. The highlight of the night was the five dozen cupcakes from Nothing Bundt Cake(my new guilty pleasure) I can’t leave out Beyonce! She blew the lights out of the Dome she was so fierce. The party didn’t stop til 1 am and well it’s taken three days to recover. Can’t wait til next year!!!!
Coming off of a crazy weekend! The party started on Thursday actually. My hubby and I joined some friends at Nobu on South Beach. It was my first time and probably the last. Food was great and the Mango martini was the bomb, but the bill was something serious. I prefer STK or Prime if we are going to splurge like that.
Friday came along and we had not one kid function, but two! First stop JumpaRoos with the munchkins and then it was movie night at the school. My kids had a blast but the hubby and I were beat. Saturday and Sunday was a blur.
So the weekend came and went. Back to school and the grind. As my Sporty Momma says “make it happen Monday”. I am preparing for a Super Bowl party, decorating the house and working on new pieces for Sporty Momma Apparel!
Love and Blessings
Today was a beautiful day. My family and I enjoyed spending time together watching the Inaugural celebration. My six year old asked, “If Dr. King didn’t get shot, would he still be alive?” I took a breath before responding. I wonder what the world would be like if Dr. King was still here. Our country has come a long way but there is still a LONG way to go. I am thankful for all the sacrifices that Dr. King and other leaders made so that we can live a better life. I hope and pray our children will keep the dream alive.
Blessings and Love
Last week I had my first experience as a stage mom. My oldest was invited to participate in a video promotion for a new sandal coming soon to a store near you. It was an exhausting day full of surprises and RAIN! One thing I learned is it takes a lot of time and energy to do stuff like that. My daughter a long with ten other kids had a great day but by 7:30 the tears started rolling and the smiles turned to frowns. I know it will be worth the long hours and being away from my other two kiddies. I can’t wait to see the final product!!!!
As you can see from my lack of posts I have been the normal super busy Sporty Momma! Each day is a blessing and I am so thankful to be alive. Kids are doing great! Hubby is doing great! Life is great!
February starts the busy season for me. Lol!! Ok a busier season. Birthday parties, Honey Shine activities, J and J activities, soccer the list goes on and on. My daughter will get to do her first commercial next week. I’m excited for her. This will give us an idea if we want the kids to model and stuff. It’s a lot of work on me, so I am a little hesitant. Let’s see how it goes.
Well until next time.
Blessings and Love
My baby girl turned one today. After running around all day doing the usual drop off, pick up, Bloomingdale’s, Toys R Us…. and making dinner for 15, I now have time to reflect on this precious milestone.
A year ago today my life changed. I held my princess in my arms and instantly knew that night something was wrong. The next morning the nurse came in and said they had to take her. Her levels were too high. The next 9 days would be the hardest of my life. I was strong for all of the kids sake but inside I was slowly breaking down. One thing that I have learned when you are down and no one else seems to understand God will pick you up. His angels have protected me and my babies. I am so glad I know Him.
Shalisa Renee is amazing! She is truly a gift and I will keep doing my best for all three of my angels.