Scroll down to read my official bio. But keep reading to find out more about me and what this blog is all about.
Who am I?
Hi, there! I am Dr. Marcella Wilson. I am a mom to 3 amazing girls – a 10 year old pre-tween as she calls herself and 7-year old twins. I work from home as an online professor and have been teaching Information Systems graduate students for about 7 years. But as you can see, I’m also a mommy blogger. I love fashion, catching a great sale and saving money. This blog is about how moms and their kids can look and live great while paying less. I also offer learning opportunities for those moms who wanna become a mommy blogger, too. So if that’s YOU, keep reading to learn more.
During the course of a normal day for me, I drop my kids off at school, head to the gym, stop at the grocery store and maybe pick up some stuff from the mall. I chit-chat with the moms at my kids school, run into friends, and talk to people that work in the stores I go into. I am always discovering great finds as I talk to others and go from place to place. Whenever I come across an awesome sale, I tell my mommy network about it. My mommy network is comprised of moms from my family, church, beloved friends and my kids schools. I consider this blog my virtual mommy network. A place where I can share all my finds, steals, looks and deals that I have come across. If I saved on housing while on a Disney vacation, I tell my mommy network. If I hear that a store is closing and selling off its inventory for up to 90% off, I am quick to let my mommy network know about it. Every mom needs a mommy network.
What is This Blog About?
This blog is mainly about fashion, beauty and looking great on the cheap. I love dresses, make-up, shoes and everything related to fashion. While I was in graduate school, I modeled to make ends meet. For a while, I lived in New York City and modeled for Wilhelmina. So, I love fashion and always want to look on point. However, I don’t love high-fashion prices. This blog is dedicated to helping moms look beautiful without breaking the bank. You can see all my looks on my Instagram account.
This blog is also about living great while paying less. Cuz let’s face it. We all want to have nice things, eat well and go to nice places. But, it’s expensive out there. I’ll share with you my experiences on how I do these things for less. So this blog is about not spending a lot of money on your clothes, your kids clothes, or that awesome vacation you want to take your family on. It’s about how to realistically spend less at the grocery store or drop pounds even though you are busy mommy.
This blog is also a resource for moms who want to start their own blog. In the early days of this blog, I blogged solely about technology. In my blog post, “3 Reasons Why You Should Start a Mom Blog”, I go into detail about this time in my life and why I started blogging. I got a lot of media attention and was interviewed on numerous online, radio and print media outlets including Redbook magazine, MSNBC News, Fox News, and The Detroit Press. But then a funny thing happened. Many of my family, friends and people I met through this blog, asked me to help them create their own blogs to show them how they too can work from home and make money online. So, I wrote blog posts to help moms start a blog and make money online. If you are a business-minded moms who wants to learn how to set up a blog and/or Instagram account in order to make money online, check out these helpful posts…
What This is Blog NOT About!
This blog is many things but here are the things this blog is not. This is not a fashion or beauty blog per se. This blog doesn’t exist to solely show you the latest trends in fashion and beauty. You’ll find a lot of fashion and beauty here. However, it’s all in the context of looking luxe while spending less. Also, this is not a coupon blog. Even though I call myself the “Coupon Queen” and I am all about saving a buck, this is not a couponing site. And furthermore, this isn’t a blog about buying cheap things for a little money. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. For instance, this blog is not about buying no-frills or store-brand groceries just because they are cheaper. No way! It’s all about buying the food, clothes and things you normally buy or want to buy for less. I firmly believe in paying for quality and that you get what you pay for. However, I live to find those quality items for less.
What you will find on my blog are real, attainable solutions to issues moms face every day. Whether you’re trying to look pulled together while picking your kids up from school or figuring out how to throw a cheap but chic birthday party for your kids, you’ll find help here. You’ll find links to money-saving apps that can shave hundreds off your grocery bill annually or give you cash back on your purchases. If you are still trying to lose that last 15 pounds from a baby you had 2 years ago, I’ve got an eBook that details how I lost around 20 lbs in a collaboration I did with Redbook magazine (and yes, it was such an awesome experience!!) And for those wanna-be blogger mommies, you’ll find eBooks and online courses on how to start and monetize a blog. Because it’s not enough just for me to know, I have to share what I have learned and found out with my mommy network.
You’re in the RIGHT Place!
Remember earlier when I was talking about my mommy network? Well, since you are already here, I want you to become part of my mommy network. Because, let’s face it. We are all mommies trying to navigate motherhood, look great, shop on a budget, lose weight, go on great vacays with our family and find ways to make some extra coins. We are all in this together trying to be the best wife and mom, while giving our kids the best life possible. And I want you to share you findings as well. So sign up for my email newsletter where I will update you on all my cool finds. Also, feel free to leave comments on posts on my blog posts, my Facebook page and Instagram or email me at marcella at marcellawilson dot com if you wanna say hi. Welcome and enjoy!
Dr. Marcella Wilson
10 Fun Facts About Dr. Marcella Wilson
- I love Snapchat and Prince. That pic to the right is me using the Helllo Kitty Snapchat filter when I just touched down in Minneapolis to go visit Paisley Park.
- I cannot tell my twins apart but thankfully their personalities are like night and day. My oldest daughter can always tell them apart and sometimes I have to ask her to tell me who is who. I know they will trick me when they get older and I’m okay with that – lol!
- I check my H&M app every day to see what’s on sale.
- I think I love the Disney movies more than my kids do! And yes, I know all the words to all the songs – especially the songs in Moana and Frozen. “Let it gooooooo…”
- I am a cookie monster.
- And speaking of food, I have a steel stomach. I will eat anything. I could have been on that show “Fear Factor” eating crazy stuff!
- Since we’re on the subject of TV, my favorite shows are “The Walking Dead”, “Game of Thrones”, “Homeland” and reality singing show competitions (I know, I’m kinda ashamed to admit that…) . I miss “Breaking Bad” and “Dexter”
- Paris is my favorite international city. New Orleans is my favorite American city.
- I don’t watch scary movies anymore. I’m a scardy cat. I will watch a slasher flick if it’s not too gory. But horror films? Nope, can’t do it.
- I skipped the 2nd grade.
Dr. Wilson has a doctorate and master’s degree in computer science. She has conducted extensive studies on how online social networks impact face-to-face social networks. Her dissertation was the first to document how older adults use online social networks. Her cutting-edge research also examined the contrast between how older adults, young adults and the general population use social media, blogs and email. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
As a result of her dissertation work, Dr. Wilson became a sought out expert in the media on how to effectively mix technology with your life, love and work. Dr. Wilson has been featured on Fox 45 News and WUSA 9 News. She has also been interviewed in numerous online, radio and print media outlets including Redbook magazine, MSNBC News, Fox News, and The Detroit Press.
During Dr. Wilson’s educational career, she received numerous fellowships from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Bowie State University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. During her professional career, Dr. Wilson has been honored numerous times by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Bowie State University for her research achievements in the area of social media networks. Currently, Dr. Wilson teaches graduate Information Systems courses at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
While Dr. Wilson’s education, experience and accolades are plentiful, it is her passion is helping moms use their blogs to increase their brand, get media attention, attract clients that excites her most. “At least once a day, I get asked by a friend, acquaintance or via email how to run a business online or how to blog or how to use their blog to get more money and clients. It is my joy to help others turn their expertise, dream or passion into viable online business and show them how to make money so they can live a lifestyle they dream of” she says.