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6+ Questions w/ Princess [and the] P(ea)

My friend Portia lives in Chicago. I was born there and can't wait to go back. Chicago is a really beautiful city and I love it because my Nana and Papa live there and all of my old friends. I have not seen Portia since we were really little. I can't wait to see her again. My mom sent my questions over to Portia, and I can't wait to see what she said. Portia's dad wrote a book and it's really neat. I like that it's about parents and what happens when babies are born. My parents talk about how expensive I am and my brother. Children are definitely expensive! Mr. Corey's book (that's Portia's dad) is funny and very colorful. The book is called We Used to Have Money / Now We Have You! I hope you enjoy the questions I asked Portia and hope that you read her dad's book. It's really neat and funny. Thank you! Bye! - Bean


6+ Questions with "Portia P"

1. How do you like living in Chicago? I like living in Chicago because there is a lot of fun stuff to do all the time.

2. Do you like being a big sister? If yes, why? If no, why not? Yes. Because I help my mom so she is not doing everything.

This is Portia's baby sister Quincy; she's now one.

3. What’s your favorite hairstyle? Hair Chock in rainbow colors

4. Do you think your dad is funny? Do you think your mom is funny? Yes. My mom is silly and moves her head a lot and makes funny sounds. My dad plays with me and tickles me and it is a lot of fun.

5. What’s your favorite thing to do at school? Music videos

6. What’s your favorite book to read? Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Snowy Day

7. If you could be an astronaut or a unicorn - which would you choose? UNICORN!!!!!

Thank you, Portia, for allowing Bean to interview you; and make sure to check out her dad's book! More about Portia's father is below. Enjoy! - Mom

From / About the Author: "We Used To Have Money, Now We Have You" is a bedtime story told from a dad's perspective. Inspired by real life events living in a home with with his wife and two young daughters, Corey Richardson tells a humorous and kid-friendly tale about the joys of parenthood tempered by the realities of the sacrifices that parents make when raising children.

It's currently available for $.99 on Apple's iTune's store ( and for Amazon's Kindle ( It will be available for Android users shortly.

Corey Richardson is a member of the Morehouse College class of 2001 with a BA in Political Science. Originally from Newport News, Va, he now lives in Chicago with his wife, Simone, and his two daughters, Portia and Quincy where he works in advertising research and strategy. Corey is also a contributing writer with Very Smart Brothas and you can read his blog at When he's not being a dad or making an ad, Corey can be found standing over a grill and wondering just how he got there.


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