30 side #hustles for extra $ #debtfree

Are you trying to get out of debt? Looking for another job to supplement your income? Take a look at… – http://pinterest.com/pin/A_sMgAAQANsAl2dq0YUAAAA/?s=3&m=wordpress

2015 SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo @mskalyn #Detroit #domesticviolence #abuse #Survivors

Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) in partnership with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Detroit Alumnae Chapter presents the expo 2015 eddmb2webStrengthening survivors of domestic violence, their families and our community”

DETROIT, MI – September 16, 2015  Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) is presenting its signature free community event SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo in Detroit, Michigan at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Detroit Alumnae Chapter’s Headquarters in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  SAFE is dedicated to the financial empowerment of victims of domestic violence by providing training, workshops and resources to equip program participants with the tools necessary to become self-sufficient.  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Detroit Alumnae Chapter has partnered with SAFE to ensure that this weekend is a success.

SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Detroit Alumnae Chapter located at 24760 W. 7 Mile Road Detroit, MI 48219. SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo is a free event open to men and women.  Free workshops will highlight topics such as healthy living on a budget, job seeking tips, domestic violence awareness and personal finance.  Other highlights include health screenings provided by the Detroit Medical Center, community resources, nursing station and sample packs from Whole Foods Detroit and Sam’s Club Southfield, Forgotten Harvest is Supporting SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo for the third year with grocery assistance for expo attendees.  Over 750 people attended the last Expo and over 800 community members are expected to attend this year.

SAFE is dedicated to the financial empowerment of victims of domestic violence by providing training, workshops and resources to equip program participants with the tools necessary to become self-sufficient while implementing strategies to keep survivors of domestic violence safe from further abuse.  Since its inception SAFE has assisted over 950 victims of domestic violence and this event will serve as an opportunity to raise awareness in the community regarding domestic violence while equipping community members with information and resources to help them to live healthier, safer lives.

“SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo has a proven record of helping members of our community connect with resources and information that they have utilized to help themselves and their families.”  Kalyn Risker, Founder and Executive Director, Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) who is featured in an article “Putting an End to Abuse” written by Valerie Jarett, Senior Advisor to Barack Obama, in the October 2013 issue of Essence Magazine.

Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to equip survivors of domestic violence with the appropriate financial tools and resources needed to enable women to leave or recover from the economic portion of domestic violence.

For more information, contact SAFE’s Expo hotline at 888.225.0326 or visit newsafestart.org

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Kalyn Risker Fahie

Executive Director

Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE)


269 Walker Street #721

Detroit, Michigan 48207

800-757-4919 ext.15


Rise Above Your Expectations

13 Surefire Ways To Make Life Difficult For Your Family @ModMomMad #motownmom

Check out this article from the Modern Mommy Madness site which cracked me up but also hit close to home because I’ve been very close to doing some of these.

Source: 13 Surefire Ways To Make Life Difficult For Your Family

Cut Your Spending by $400 a Month #motownmom

Cut Your Spending by $400 a Month – http://pinterest.com/pin/A6n_cgAQAOUAnn8F5MkAAAA/?s=3&m=wordpress


ARTICLE: When Bullying Hits Home @entrepreneurexg #motownmom #michlit #Resilience

YE8ZOEi5_400x400Playground bullies are just a rite of passage for most school aged kids. However, when the unfair treatment comes from a teacher, how do you comfort your child? I had to dig deep in my mommy bag of comfort tools to console my 7-year old son when one of his teachers was aggressive with him, but overlooked the same actions of his classmate.

First, I let him know I loved him and he was a good son.  I advised him to make better choices in class. Just because little Johnny could get away with goofing off did not mean he should do the same.

Second, I let him know the importance of taking his education seriously.  You should work really hard in class and do extra work if you get bored.  Third, he let him know that as an African-American male in a predominately Caucasian class room he had to be careful of his actions.  Regardless of why the teacher was singling him out, I imparted a sense of responsibility to be a leader in the classroom instead of following the poor decisions made by others.

My son’s plight resonated with me because I endured bullying in the workplace from a supervisor. Described as the silent epidemic, workplace bullying is the repeated abusive behavior that is intimidating, humiliating or threatening. In the 2014 survey completed by the Workplace Bullying Institute 65 million American workers were impacted by workplace bullying.  Sixty percent of the targets are women with bosses being seventy-five (75%) percent of the perpetrators.

I was singled out for things other staff members could do without any repercussions, such as late assignments, running behind schedule or mishaps in presentations. If I was scolded for being late, I made sure to arrive at work 15 minutes early.  I completed work assignments a day early instead of the day of the deadline.  I improved my presentation skills to the point where I received compliments instead of criticism.

My transformation was not an easy one, first I had to acknowledge my strengths, weakness, threats and opportunities.  It is easy to assess others, but undergoing a personal assessment can be challenging.  I wrote a list of my characteristics that were strengths and the ones I need to improve. Every two weeks I reviewed by lists weaknesses and checked off the ones I mastered.

Second, I took the time for personal reflection and prayer. As a mother of young children and a wife, everyone pulled on me for something. Taking the time to re-charge was key to my process. I learned to confess my feelings in prayer and instantaneously forgive my bullies.  Expelling negative feelings helped me to keep a clear mind and stay focused on my work ahead.

I provide additional strategies in my soon to be released book, Resilience: Living Life by Design, which is a compilation of the experiences of 11 other women who beat the odds to overcome adversity.

About the Authors:

Angeline Lawrence

Life Strategist, consultant, author & speaker who helps people do the impossible. Resourceful, insightful and all about getting things done.

Metro Detroit, Michigan

Website: angelinelawrence.com/landing

Facebook: https://www.faceResilience1book.com/angelinelawrencewrites

Twitter: @EntrepreneurEXG

Amazon Link :Resilience: Living Life by Design  http://amzn.to/1N0H6BP

Order Your Copy | Authors Website

Event:BeYOUtiful: Head Wrapping, Purity, Purpose, Poetry, Prayer @msbeautifulanee 9/19 #MotownMom




Rocke America’s Virtuous QueenDe’Nisha Sh’Lene of Saved In Style

We will be having a Fashion & Natural Hair Showcase, Entertainment & more!


The abstract art of head wrapping for beginners and those who want to either explore the idea of adorning their crowns, adding color or style, covering for health reasons, or just for a day hair won’t cooperate. This is for any female able to come and listen. In addition, the facilitator will be presenting some poetic pieces to inspire, empower, and motivate you as women of God. It will incorporate a Christian look at physical & emotional purity and the purpose of being a virtuous women. This will truly be an interactive bonding & growing experience with yourself and others unlike any other event you have attended.

We are including our young ladies also !!

Also, bring something to take notes, a variety of colors & styles of clean scarves, cotton t-shirts, satin bonnet, crochet cap, wig if needed or desired.

Any interested businesses, sponsors or women related vendors such as scarves, natural body products, etc. currently booking first come, first serve.

  Contact the Organizer

Contact: Natasha, Consulting by Anée



If you’d like to support this event you can copy and paste this into your social media now!

Come2 “BeYOUtiful: Head Wrapping, Purity, Purpose, Poetry, Prayer” http://beyoutifulexpo1.eventbrite.com/?aff=estw&utm_source=tw&utm_medium=discovery&utm_content=attendeeshare&utm_campaign=social&utm_term=listing @msbeautifulanee #motownmom 9/19th Metro #Detroit






Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet – Bob Dylan… #LiveLaughLove #motownmom #labw

Braider’s Most Wanted Hair Braiding & Natural Hair Show #Detroit Oct 4th @braiderswanted


Sistah’s Braid Too! presents:

Braider’s Most Wanted

Hair Braiding & Natural Hair Show


“Better Care, Better Hair”


Sunday, October 4, 2015

6 PM – 10 PM

Northwest Activities Center

18100 Meyers

Detroit, MI 48235



Our goal with Braider’s Most Wanted Hair Braiding & Natural Hair Show is to inspire local women and men who live in our communities to become entrepreneurs in this industry.  It is our hope that in the years to follow, that hair braiding and natural hair care salons will become representative of the people who live in the community.


If you have questions, contact Mz. Crystal at (248) 372-1738.


For vendor and sponsor opportunities, please call Jamar at (601) 870-2744. 


We look forward to seeing you there!braidersMostWanted






How to save $5000 in a year… #motownmom #babysteps

When I saw it was for a house,  I thought I couldn’t use it,  but then I was like why not for something else.

Even if you get paid biweekly, saving $2500 a year is still awesome!!

Click the following link for more infor on How to Save $5,000 in a year – http://pinterest.com/pin/A2yIcgAQAN8BcNT77zsAAAA/?s=3&m=wordpress

No excuse!


Be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else. .. #motownmom