12 Tips for Happiness in 2022 from the Smart Mom Connection #motownmom

Happy Double Deuces (’22)! 🎉The beginning of a new year gives us a chance to evaluate where we are and what we want to do with the upcoming year.

Here are 12 simple tips for happiness in 2022:

  1. Smile every day.
  2. Share your joy with others with a simple statement or compliment. For example, thank workers who help you, wish them a good day, Happy New Year, etc…
  3. Be aware of others. It’s so easy to miss people because we are worried about our problems. Try to see other people and how you can help them.
  4. Commit to one act of service each month. Take dinner to a sick friend, babysit your neighbor’s kids one afternoon, give grocery gift cards to those in need.
  5. Think before you speak. Consider all your words. Don’t be careless with your words.
  6. Realize it’s okay to say, “no”. Only accept requests and offers you love or want to do.
  7. Time is a valuable resource and you can’t have it back once it’s gone. Spend it well, plan your days.
  8. Do a digital detox. One day a week put your phone, tablet or other electronics down. Avoid all social media on this one day.
  9. Be intentional. Focus on the person you are with right now, the task you are doing right now.
  10. Be grateful. Express gratitude as often as you can.
  11. Don’t be afraid to live.
  12. Take care of yourself. Be kind to yourself. Take time for a hobby or special interest you have.

If you practice these tips in 2022, you will have less stress, feel better, focus on others, live intentionally and be happier.

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Until next time be smart,


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Women Rapping Revolution: Hip Hop and Community Building in Detroitby Rebekah Farrugia (Author), Kellie D. Hay(Author), Piper Carter (Foreword), Mahogany Jones (Foreword)Released: May 2020First EditionAbout the Project:
Detroit, MIchigan, has long been recognized as a center of musical innovation and social change. Rebekah Farrugia and Kellie D. Hay draw on seven years of fieldwork to illuminate the important role that women have played in mobilizing a grassroots response to political and social pressures at the heart of Detroit’s ongoing renewal and development project. Focusing on the Foundation, a women-centered hip hop collective, Women Rapping Revolution argues that the hip hop underground is a crucial site where Black women shape subjectivity and claim self-care as a principle of community organizing. Through interviews and sustained critical engagement with artists and activists, this study also articulates the substantial role of cultural production in social, racial, and economic justice efforts.Available for order $25:
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Grocery List for the Busy Mom when you want to make sure you have enough food in the house #MotownMoxieMom

Never have the time to make that grocery list. Print out a couple of these and stick them on the refrigerator. This way the whole family can help keep track of everything that’s needed in the house and more.


Always check our site http://www.motownmommusings.com/grocerylist for updates

Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage – https://www.happypreppers.com/preppers-pantry.html

37 Foods to Hoard – Survival food storage you can get from the grocery store – https://www.happypreppers.com/37-food-storage.html

Home Stockpiling of Food and Essential Items – https://www.savethechildren.org/content/dam/usa/reports/health/home-stockpiling-guidance-2019.pdf

Find updated food pantries in Metro Detroit #motownmoxiemom

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Plan Pray Parent Notebook – free download w/bonus #motownmom

The Plan Pray Parent Notebook was created to help you find Your way to success and happiness with your children, in your home, with your business and most importantly in yourself. 


How to Love a Black Woman guide to rants, raves and self love 

What you will find inside:

The 3 principals in detail of Plan Pray Parent, plus ways to take note and make reminders to help you on your journey to success and happiness


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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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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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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 

#GivingTuesday is a great time to support @habitatdetroit #hfh #habitat #motownmom


If you didn’t know #GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

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Affordable housing is near and dear to my heart here at Motown Mom and I implore you to help Habitat for Humanity – Detroit this day to help more families help themselves.

Being homeless back in 2013 really took a chunk out of my soul. I was a single mother and with three kids in Detroit and if it had not been for Habitat for Humanity helping me not only acquire a home, but teaching me how to keep a home, I don’t know where would I be.

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Find updated food pantries in Metro Detroit #motownmoxiemom

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