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Before baby, I was the life of the party.  I partied like a rock star and sometimes with rock stars around the world. I sipped champagne and brushed (and brushed off the) shoulders of the grown and sexy. Post-pregnancy, I’m usually asleep before the blowout begins. So lately, I’ve been attending Twitter parties, which allow me to join a celebration in my pajamas. That way, I can have a social life, stay in the loop and drink a glass of wine without leaving the house! Don’t get me wrong, I get in a moms night out every once in a while.  But at this stage in the game, I am quite comfortable spending the evening on my couch. So today, I sent in my RSVP to an invite from my friend Lamar and Ronnie, who run Black and Married With Kids.  They’re hosting a viewing party to celebrate the season 2 premiere and return of one of their favorite sitcoms, The Soul Man.




The show, which stars Cedric the Entertainer, Niecy Nash and Wesley Jonathan airs tomorrow night (Wednesday, June 19 at 11 p.m. EST on TV Land) but the party gets underway at 10:30 p.m. We’ll tweet along with some of our favorite online friends before and during the show. If you ever attended a BMWK Twitter party, you know it’s an event not to be missed.





How To Join Us:

1) You’ll need a Twitter account. If you don’t have one you can sign up here.

2) It’s a good idea to follow our Twitter accounts for info on upcoming chats (@blackandmarried@lamartyler@ronnietyler, @dearmomdiary).

3) Beginners can follow along during the viewing party here Tweet Chat.


Party Details:


Plus, there will be lots of good looking men, like actor Wesley Jonathan!

Wesley J.

About The Soul Man

From the creators of Hot in Cleveland, The Soul Man revolves around Cedric “The Entertainer’s” character, Reverend Boyce The Voice Ballentine, an R&B superstar-turned-minister who takes over as preacher of his father’s church. Niecy Nash (“Reno 911″) stars as the reverends wife, Lolli. The pilot also features John Beasley (Everwood) as his father, and Wesley Jonathan (What I Like About You) as his younger brother. The character of Reverend Boyce originated on a second season episode of Hot in Cleveland in which Cedric guest-starred. Season 2 Premieres June 19 11/10C on TV Land!


About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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