#MotownMom: Forgiveness Has Healed Me And Set Me Free via #blackruby

“Forgiveness is for you and not the other person,” is a statement that I’ve heard several times and it would always make me cringe. How would forgiving someone help me and set me free?

For a long time, I didn’t know how to forgive. I didn’t know how to “let go” of what someone else did which proved to be significant after my divorce. I never forgave my ex-husband because I was angry about what took place in our marriage and how it ended. I was satisfied with blaming him for his actions which made me very bitter.

Four years post my divorce, I decided to go on a spiritual and personal development journey to discover why I held so much anger. While on my journey, I realized that I was entertaining the same type of relationships which caused hurt and disappointment. My life wasn’t changing for the better. It was a new year and a different age, but the results were the same which led me to believe that I was a broken woman.

How could I be a broken woman? I took care of the home, I made sure that our children had what they needed, and went out with my friends occasionally. I spent time with family and did volunteer work.

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If you checked out my social media, I was always smiling and it appeared as if I was living my best life, but there was a pain that existed that no one could see, including me.

Truth be told, forgiveness was never a strength of mine. I just didn’t know how to let go of the hurt, frustration, and disappointment that would arise when the wrong people entered into my life, but today is a new day because I have chosen to forgive. By making it a choice, it opened my heart and mind to start a new journey.

It was also necessary to educate myself about forgiveness. The more I learned about it, the easier life became. Here is what I learned:

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Save the Date 2019 Detroit Doll Show – Nov9th Metro #Detroit

Save the Date

2019 Detroit Doll Show

We are are excited to announce that the 8th Annual Detroit Doll Show will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2019 in the heart of our community at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd. Detroit MI 48235.  There will be free parking, food and fun for the entire family.

The mission is to celebrate history, culture, self love and diversity with the promotion of dolls of color.


Children Authors, Black Memorabilia, Culture Corner and Black Dolls
*Doll Look Alike Contest
*Shop Till you Drop with a Variety of Vendors
*Spoken Work Artist Mikhaella Norwood
*Giant Games
*Doll Making Workshops
*Arts & Craft
*Head Wrap Workshop by Love Rose
*DJ (Live Music)
*Photo Box
…and MORE

Visit www.2019detroitdollshow.eventbrite.com for group tickets. Make sure to check out the Detroit Doll Show page on Facebook and Instagram for program participants, vendors and more. Or call 313-492-6953 for more information. We are looking for vinyl, reborn and fabric dolls, if you know of any please share the information by email at sandysland@gmail.com. THANK YOU!

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#MotownMoxieMom: Do You Regret Being A Mother? Here’s How To Get Over It via #blackruby

A momentary feeling of regret having children is normal and natural when a mom or dad is feeling overwhelmed, helpless or stressed.

While many may find it hard to admit, but it is perfectly natural for moms to feel an occasional tinge of momentary regret about having children, especially when she’s overwhelmed, exhausted, in a power-struggle with her child, or particularly if she’s a single mom. However, there is a smaller percentage of mothers who deep down inside knew that they would not be a good mother and honestly did not want children.

It is important to understand that a momentary feeling of regret having children is normal and natural when a mom or dad is feeling overwhelmed, helpless or stressed. I define moments of ‘stress’ as those times when you want your child do what you requested but they don’t, etc. These feelings of regret usually pass quickly and should never be spoken out loud to the child(ren).

Feelings of regret can diminish, shift, and even evolve into feelings of affection and deep love. The toughest phase for parents seems to be the toddler phase when the child must claim themself as a separate being from Mommy and Daddy through resistance, temper tantrums, saying no, and general disagreement. If the parent doesn’t feel rejected or get caught into an unresolved war with the youngster, they most often can move forward to a better place in the early elementary school years.

Here are a few steps parents can take when they are feeling a moment of regret.

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#MotownMom: October 5, 2019 Local Orthodontist to Hold Screening Day to Donate $300,000 in Braces to Kids in Need (Screening day)




Local Orthodontist to Hold Screening Day to Donate $300,000 in Braces to Kids in Need

Detroit, MI: Dr. Jamie Reynolds of Spillane & Reynolds Orthodontics, with offices in Novi and Rochester, Michigan, is stepping up in a major way to donate braces to kids in his community through the nonprofit Smiles Change Lives.  On October 5, 2019, he will be holding a Screening Day to screen all the children in the greater Detroit areas that are currently waiting to receive braces through the nonprofit program.

Smiles Change Lives is a national nonprofit that helps kids get braces who could not otherwise afford them. On average, braces cost $6,000 per child, making them out of reach for many hard working families. Further, orthodontic treatment has long been considered cosmetic by insurance companies, providing little assistance, even for those that are insured. As a result, many children and teens suffer unnecessary discomfort and embarrassment from their misaligned teeth. Smiles Change Lives’ mission is to provide these families with the opportunity to provide their children with braces through its network of over 800 volunteer orthodontists in the United States and Canada.

Dr. Reynolds has been treating kids through Smiles Change Lives since 2016. This is not the first time he has gone above and beyond to help kids in his community. On average, Dr. Reynolds donates orthodontic treatment to 8 kids per year through Smiles Change Lives.  With approximately 100 kids on the waiting list to be treated through the Smiles Change Lives program, Dr. Reynolds has committed to help clear out the wait list by agreeing to treat at least 50 qualified children, which is approximately $300,000 in donated services.

“The demand for our program in the greater Detroit area has far exceeded the number of orthodontists we have in our network,” stated Alexis Barclay, Director of Provider Services for Smiles Change Lives. “Dr. Reynold’s dedication to treat at least 50 of the children waiting to receive braces is truly life changing for these kids.”

In the words of a mother whose daughter recently completed treatment, “On behalf of myself and daughter, please accept our deepest thanks for a life changing experience for my daughter. She smiles all the time now and has a sense of confidence I’ve never seen before. To everyone responsible, please know that you have helped another child regain a huge part of herself back. She may go on to change the world in a better way now; just like Smiles Change Lives did for her.”

To qualify for the program, a child must be between the ages of 7-21, have good oral hygiene, not be wearing braces currently, have a moderate to severe need for braces, and meet certain financial guidelines (e.g., for a family of 4, their household income must be below $61,500, however household income limit varies based upon family size; the financial requirement is waived for children in foster care). The family must also be willing to submit an application fee of $30, and if accepted for treatment, a program fee of $650.  The full program guidelines can be reviewed at www.smileschangelives.org. Families interested in the event should contact info@smileschangelives.org to learn more.

To date, Smiles Change Lives and its network of orthodontists have helped more than 13,000 kids receive braces in the United States and Canada. Please watch this short video to learn more:


About Dr. Jamie Reynolds:  Dr. Reynolds received his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Michigan and his master’s degree in orthodontics from the University of Detroit-Mercy. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Member of American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists, and travels across the country and around the world for continuing education to stay abreast of the latest orthodontic technology and trends. Dr. Reynolds is one of the most renowned and respected authorities in orthodontics with an unrivaled dedication to philanthropy, education, and the advancement of orthodontic treatment. He is regularly interviewed by the media and has been featured in US News and World Report Health, Woman’s World Magazine and New York Daily News, among others. A “Certified Damon Educator,” the recipient of Hour Detroit Magazine’s “Top Orthodontist” awards every year the award has been given (2009-2018).  He lives in the Detroit area with his wife, Dawn, and their three children and can be found bumming around a beach volleyball court, trying his best at wake surfing and spending time with his family. For more information, visit: www.askdrreynolds.com

About Smiles Change Lives:  Smiles Change Lives is a national nonprofit that helps families get braces for their kids who could not otherwise afford treatment.  Headquartered in Kansas City, the program has treated more than 13,000 children since 1997 together with its network of over 800 orthodontists. Over the last 20 years, it has emerged as the nation’s leader in providing access to orthodontic care for qualified and motivated youth. For more information, visit www.smileschangelives.org.

Recently featured in a Kansas City Star front page feature, read more about Smiles Change Lives here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article234033867.html?inf_contact_key=dfac271c6e69041cb5b0d877c5ca84ef16358d5485884e2f31e6019a0d26c8b0&inf_contact_key=8b1941f01502e28d5132cc876bf78fe1680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1


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