Are you prepared for upcoming emergencies? #motownmom #homesteading

I know you barely have enough to pay the bills and you’re not looking for another worry, but when emergencies happen we want to be proactive and not reactive

I’m not a prepper expert or some homesteading genius, but I’ve always been on my toes.

Perhaps being from Detroit made me like this. I also would say growing up with my father also put a little of it in me.

I love this graphic and even though it’s for power outage it’s good for almost everything.
  1. From every paycheck I would take 5 to 20 dollars and use it on emergency food and supplies
  2. I kept a list on Amazon of emergency supplies and when I had built up a fund I could use it
  3. I had a bag with copies of emergency papers and cards. For immunization records I would ask them for a duplicate (most times I could get them for free upon asking).
  4. There was always a go bag near the set of emergency papers. The kids knew if there was ever an emergency grab the bags and get out of the house.
  5. I had a pantry where at the bottom was the emergency food and medicine so I could do a FIFO and continually use it so it wouldn’t go bad.
  6. Dry packs and Ziplocks are life. Get them and put them in your emergency places to make sure your good, paperwork and supplies stay dry.

The picture above is just to get you started. Start with short term (72 hours) and then push it to six months, one year and finally a 3 to 5 year plan. This isn’t going to be something you can do over night. It took be about a good twenty years to really have a good five year plan and that includes extra land I could go to, a portable solar powered solution and I’m even going to invest in a fallout/panic room where I say and solar back up on my home.

Initially, if you can’t go with a large solar generator, you can always start with a smaller battery your car can charge or get a smaller battery rechargeable battery (at least 100w), and then an inverter that your solar panels can plug into as well.

This battery takes electrical and solar input. It’s enough to charge a laptop and phones, possibly a low powered cPap and keep a mini desk refrigerator running for about 8 hrs.

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I like the two AC plugs the most because most units this size only come with one.

How many of these items do you have in your house right now?

Happy preparing for emergencies

Find updated food pantries in Metro Detroit #motownmoxiemom

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FYI Kitchen Resource for measurements for busy moms #momtools #printout

The ultimate measurement conversion chart

Tape it to the inside of a kitchen cabinet for easy reference

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Support Habitat for Humanity Detroit (@habitatdetroit) by shopping at #Krogers & #Amazon | #motownmom

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We wanted to make sure that you know that you can support HFHD through your regular shopping habits! As we move into the New Year, please make sure you are registered to support Habitat for Humanity Detroit through Amazon and Kroger so we can get the rewards. This is a very easy way to passively increase our revenue to support our programs. Please also share with your family and friends.

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KROGER

You can support Habitat for Humanity Detroit just by shopping at Kroger when you enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards® program. Sign up and Kroger will make a donation to Habitat Detroit every time you shop and use your Kroger Plus Card. Please follow the steps below to register your Kroger Plus Card:

  • To enroll your card go to KrogerCommunityRewards.com.
  • Click “create an account”. 
  • Put in your email address and password. Confirm your password.
  • Enter Kroger Plus Card number OR alt ID number.
  • Go to Community Rewards (near bottom).
  • Follow through the steps (name, address, etc.).
  • Put in Habitat for Humanity Detroit or the group number (82334).
  • Choose the correct organization.
  • Click Enroll. 

If you are having an issue with registering your card please call 1-800-KROGERS, press 5 for customer service, press 5 to speak to a customer service representative.

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AMAZON SMILE

You can also support Habitat for Humanity Detroit just by shopping online at Amazon. 

  • Go to Smile.Amazon.Com and login with your Amazon credentials. 
  • In the search box for “Find Your Charity”, type Habitat for Humanity Detroit and select the correct organization. 
  • When you shop, go to Smile.Amazon.Com each time (Amazon will even remind you!) to have 0.5% of your purchase price donated to Habitat Detroit!

Habitat for Humanity Detroit Office: 313-521-6691 Cell: 248-914-3930 

NATIONAL WORKING PARENTS DAY -September 16 #motownmom #mompreneur

So,how are you celebrating this day… someone asked me…

The only way I know how… WORKING!

Respond in the comments and let us know how you are celebrating this day

NATIONAL WORKING PARENTS DAY – September 16

NATIONAL WORKING PARENTS DAY

On September 16th, National Working Parents Day honors the working parent. The day pays tribute to those parents who work to provide for their family.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 61 percent of families with children have both parents working outside the home. That number increases to nearly 65 percent for families when the youngest child is at least six years old. However, if the youngest child is under six years old, that number drops to approximately 56 percent.

Working parents face a range of challenges. While juggling daycare and schedules top the list, they also struggle to find time with each other and their children. It’s often a balancing act that requires excellent communication skills, patience, and lots of love.

Often, working parents feel divided between home and work. Many times, parents work opposite schedules, so there’s always a parent home with kids. As a result, the adults rarely spend any time alone. Like many other working parents, they’re always on the go. Everyone has their responsibilities. Each takes turns staying home if one of the children becomes sick. School activities and other events are carefully orchestrated.

Precious family meals, bedtime stories, family movie nights, and vacations become highlights. These are the moments where working parents receive their rewards.

HOW TO OBSERVE #WorkingParentsDay

A parent’s work is never done.  Working parents, pat yourself on the back. Spend some time with your children. Before long, they’ll be grown. Your hard work will be done. For now, celebrate your tenacity and perseverance. Be sure to remember all the work parents do and use #WorkingParentsDay to share on social media.

NATIONAL WORKING PARENTS DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues to research the history and source of National Working Parents Day.

resource https://nationaldaycalendar.com/september-16-2019-national-play-doh-day-mayflower-day-national-working-parents-day-national-cinnamon-raisin-bread-day-national-stepfamily-day/

 

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Being a single mom in the city, it’s really hard to have a dependable person to cut your lawn, when you want it cut.

Now that my son is not around as much, it’s even more difficult and I can’t trust everyone to come out and do a good job.

So when I found the LawnGuru services through Amazon home and business services I was in like Flynn… (I actually don’t know what that means), but I was in love.

I downloaded the Lawnguru app from my Google Play services (because Androids rule) and then I added my property and a credit card. It was really simple. Since my lawn grows when it wants to, I wasn’t locked into a contract. I could step up a one time use when I wanted and then I requested service.

It really feels like Uber for lawn care because depending on the weather and my bank account, I can’t always cut the lawn.

Having this service assures me I can get the lawn cut when I need it cut and keeping my property looking good.

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Become A Member of the Detroit People’s Food Co-Op #motownmom

DPFC & KAN Books Co-Op Member Mama Hanifa Adjuman Speaking during DPFC Annual Meeting 2019.
For the past several years there has been a movement to change the culture of food in the city of Detroit. Food sovereignty. What does it look like to own what you eat and not have your food be controlled by outside forces? What does it mean to not only be a headcount in a community meeting but a decision maker on what actually happens in the spaces that impact us most like where we get our food.
Early DPFC Meeting December 2015 @ Red Door Digital. Photographer: Jamii Tata.
Today is a great day to affirm sovereignty in our food system. Become a member of the Detroit People’s Food Co-Op or donate to create an opportunity for another Detroiter to become a member as we move us closer to being a city with a community controlled and owned grocery store in the North End neighborhood of Detroit.

Rendering of the Detroit Food Commons where the Detroit People’s Food Co-Op Grocery Store will Live. Rendering by Russell Baltimore of Baltimore Design.

To join, please visit: https://detroitpeoplesfoodcoop.com/register/. To donate, visit: https://detroitpeoplesfoodcoop.com/contact/. For support with the application, questions on payments or to hear from another co-op member please email: kanbooks@knowallegiance.org.

*The Detroit People’s Food Co-Op is an independent organization. Know Allegiance Nation and KAN Books are partners that support DPFC. All words and sentiments above are representative of Know Allegiance Nation. Learn more about DPFC here: https://detroitpeoplesfoodcoop.com/about-us/.

Find updated food pantries in Metro Detroit #motownmoxiemom

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  • Food banks and free food pantries in Detroit as well as Wayne County, plus other services Click here

If you have an exclusive food giveaway event coming up, please leave in the comments.

Watch “Medicine Making with Earthseed Detroit” on YouTube