Were there any phrases that were popular when you were a teenager? What did you like to wear?
Uhh.. some slang words like wassup and uhmm and in the 80s i don’t really remember too much but not too many ,
I loved to wear jumpers that was the thing back in the 80’s and the 90’s . the jean jumpers and i would let one hang to the side sometimes and you can wear both of them. Reboks were the sneakers that a lot of people wore before, not nikes or jordans , they were more for the boys but the boys wore reeboks and some girls were into jewelry but not me. They were into big hoop earrings or the big bamboos but not for me but that was the still for the 80’s and 90’s .
2.Have you ever had any nicknames as a child or as an adult? Where did they come from?
Yes, yes everybody knows my nickname which is baby donna and the only reason why they called me baby donna is because we had three donnas in the family. we had a cousin named donna and she was an adult when i was a child and we had my aunt donna which was my mothers sister so in order to distinguish me from the others, when the name donna was called ,they would say baby donna because I was the youngest donna.
3.How are your children like you? Unlike you?
Oh my children, my beautiful girls are all individualized with their personalities and creativeness and you are really good at listening and being a good friend and a great helper and i think you just have that on your own , i don’t think you get that from me or your father, you just got that on your own and thats who you are as janelle and i think kyla is very observative and shes more alert and aware of her surroundings and nia is very artistic and i think you all have your own personalities , i don’t see any of those characteristics in me i think what we do all have in common is a love in music, even though we have a different taste in the kind of music that we listen to. But me and you can relate a little bit with some music. Kyla and nia have their own taste in their music but we all have some stuff that we like and some stuff that we listen to on our own. So in summary you guys share your own comparisons with me as a child but but no you guys as far as like your own way of of living your life and doing certain things that you love its really individualized
4.What do you think are your three best qualities? Your three worst?
oksy my three best qualities, strong not physically i mean mentally emotionally and you know just with life in general overcoming obstacles. Uhmm, the second quality is uhmm.. my love and understanding for my family and other families and compassion and empathy that I have for people that I meet uhmm. . my third quality would be just learning at any given moment able and willing and excited and ambitious to just learn a lesson from everything . So my three worst qualities : organization i’m not organized as much as I should be .. uhmm the second would be im a little naive sometimes i should open my eyes a little bit more when it comes to certain things in life . third is .. uhmm.. a third one .. Pass .
5.Which do you think you have the most of: talent, intelligence, education, or persistence? How has it helped you in your life?
Persistance and persistance has helped me through all of my life with just getting through good times and bad times and accomplishing goals and things in life that im still continuing to work at So persistance is number one for me
6.Do you have any special sayings or expressions?
I always say be a leader not a follower every morning to my kids uhmm. there may be some but this is an interview where i didn’t read the question first so.. i cant think of one .
7.What’s your favorite book and why? What’s your favorite movie and why?
Pursuit of happyness with will smith and my favorite book as a child was the secret garden well pursuit of happyness has everything to do with perserverance and persistance. So thats why thats my favorite movie. My favorite book .. she was introduced to a whole new world and people with different disabilities and problems that they had to face so that was why that was my fav book. the secret garden.
11.What do you remember about me when I was born?
i remember when you were born you were an adorable baby and you had nice chubby cheeks and you had the cutest giggle when you would laugh and uhmm.. i dont know you were an adorable bay just happy and one of kind
What is the best thing about being a parent? The best thing about being a parent Watching you all grow up and uhmm being with you or just hearing about your day or your experience or your lessons learned just trying to guide you guys in the right direction and just having fun with you guys and sharing experiences its just the most beautiful thing in the world being a mom, and I just wanna do my best to make sure you guys have a good life , a great life.