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. By day, I am an online professor teaching Information Systems and Computer Science. But by night, after my family has gone to sleep, I put my mommy blogger hat on. I blog until the wee hours of the morning about starting a blog, weight loss and mom life. I’m also a budding photographer and took all the photos on this blog. If you want to see more of my photography and get a behind the scenes look at my crazy life, click here to follow me on Instagram.
This blog is specifically for moms to help them save money, look great and earn extra household income online. I am here to serve you and encourage you through the processing of losing weight, staying on budget, and starting that online business you’ve been dreaming about for years. I know those things aren’t easy but I am here to help you and let you know that if I can do it you definitely can do it too.
What is This Blog About?
This blog is about living great while paying less. We all want to eat at nice restaurants, give our kids a wonderful Christmas and go on family vacations every year. But, let’s just be real. it’s expensive out there. I do coupons and follow a household budget. However, I am by no means a frugalist or what you would consider a couponer. My blog is about how to realistically spend less money on things you do every day like going to the grocery store. So, check out the Mom Life section of my blog where you’ll find all my tips and tricks on how I save money on things like my twins birthday party and a Disney vacation.
My blog also helps busy moms lose weight. I had an amazing opportunity to be a participant in Redbook Magazine’s Wedding Dress Challenge. The goal was to fit back into my wedding dress. Over the course of several months, Redbook magazine provided me with a celebrity fitness trainer, a nutritionist and all the tools I needed to lose weight. During this amazing experience, I lost 18 pounds and learned from the pros a lot about working out, dieting and weight loss. So if you wanna learn how I dropped 10 pounds in one month and continued to lose weight over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holiday season, check out the Fitness section.
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 and gadget. I got a lot of media attention blogging about teach 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. Therefore, if you are a business-minded mom who wants to learn how to set up a blog in order to make money online, check out these helpful posts…
I have a lot of education and experience in blogging, social media, computers and the Internet. I am more than happy to share all of that information with you to make your blog a success. For more information about how to start a blog and a business, visit my Start Here page.
What This Blog is NOT About!
This blog is many things but here are the things this blog is not. 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. If you’re trying to figure 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 and 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 my 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 friends like you.
You’re in the RIGHT Place!
Feel free to look around my blog and make yourself at home. Since you are already here, let’s become mommy friends. 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. So sign up for my weekly email newsletter so you’ll be notified about my upcoming trainings, events, courses and new blog posts. Also, follow me on my Facebook page , Pinterest and Instagram . You can always email me at marcella at marcellawilson dot com to ask me a question, need help or if you just 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.