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Downtown #Detroit Prayer Breakfast Oct 8th #motownmom RSVP only

The DDP is hosting its first-ever Downtown Detroit Prayer Breakfast. All faith leaders are welcome to attend this inaugural event in DTE’s Beacon Park on Friday, Oct. 8, at 8:45 a.m. Reservations are required.

Watch “Why Food Is Getting More Expensive In The U.S.” on YouTube

We Are Being Told To Prepare For High Prices At Grocery And It’s Likely Food Shortages Only Get Worse | #BusyMom Grocery List #motownmom

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Being prepared is not becoming a prepper, but rather an urban homestead.

Make sure your household has at least three month of food and sundry supplies at all times. Also use list and have a way others in the house hold can let you know when things are running low. Make all people in the household responsible for the household.

I keep a board or we use Alexa to keep track of items we need in the house.

Here’s a list of Grocery Lists for the busy household you can use to print out and help you determine what you need



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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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: To donate, visit: For support with the application, questions on payments or to hear from another co-op member please email:

*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:

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.

REMINDER: September is Nat’l Preparedness Month #motownmom #homesteading #detroit

Making a plan has always been beneficial for me. I don’t wait for September and you don’t either, but focus is put on this month to prepare and make sure your family is ready for anything.

I dont consider myself a prepper, but more of a homesteader, that is ready for the worst to happen and knowing what to do when it does and preparing my family for that moment so we can work together.

From being a single mom of three, my #firestory and to just taking the every day and dealing with in – especially in Detroit – having a plan of action for our household for ANY SITUATION has been a prioprity.

You may say it takes away from being a child, but in this day and age, you need a unit – a family – MORE in time of crisis than you need a child.

This whole month FEMA did a weekly way for you to prepare, but if you missed the beginning of the month, here is the whole list.

If you’re reading this and it’s not September, I say start now in homesteading and prepping your house and family for what’s to come as “insurance” to be prepared. I get a lot of friends say they don’t know where to start.

Well here’s your guide:


Week 1: Make a Plan

  • #PrepareToProtect means preparing to protect everyone you love. Start by making a plan before disasters and emergencies strike.
  • Discuss with your household or family how you will communicate if there is an emergency.
  • Decide and practice your emergency plan with members of your household.
  • Houses, mobile homes, apartments, and high-rise buildings have different evacuation considerations. Make a plan for each: 
  • Involve your entire family, including your children, in planning for disasters and emergencies so they are prepared, not afraid

Week 2: Build a Kit

  • Create or update your emergency supplies with this list:
  • Make sure your emergency kit is ready to go in case you need evacuate. Include:
    • Enough food and water to last several days.
    • Medication, face masks and disinfectant for everyone in your household.
    • Pet supplies.
  • When building a kit, people with disabilities should consider the items they use daily, as well as life-sustaining items.
  • Have medication for at least three days in your emergency supplies.
  • Check the expiration date on your emergency supplies, and replace any old items. 
  • Get the kids involved in building their own emergency kit:
  • Kids bored? We can help. Check out our online Ready Kids Build A Kit game: 
  • Include your child’s favorite stuffed animals, board games, books or music in their emergency kit to comfort them in a disaster.

Week 3: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness

  • Download or order your free preparedness products to help your family plan and prepare for the next emergency.
  • Drills aren’t just for your toolbox. Practice emergency drills with your family regularly. 
  • Emergencies can happen anytime, and less than half of American families have a communication plan. Plan ahead: 
  • Make preparing fun for kids! Go on a scavenger hunt around your house for items you already have to add to your disaster supply kit. Follow this list: and see how many items you can check off!
  • Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. Visit:

Week 4: Teach Youth About Preparedness

  • Review your family emergency communications plan with kids at your next household meeting.
  • Kids, parents, & educators, visit the Ready Kids web pages in Spanish:
  • Need tips for talking to your kids about natural disasters? Visit
  • Many Americans aren’t familiar with their child’s school evacuation & reunification plans. Are you?
  • Kids can become Disaster Masters with this @Readygov preparedness game: 
  • Get involved in Teen CERT. Find opportunities by learning about Teen CERT online:
  • Your community needs YOU! Find opportunities to help your community here:

One day I’ll make videos and talks about my preps around my house and how we have done it without breaking the bank.

Let me know in the comments how you homestead and what questions or concerns you have so we can all help each other

See What’s Up in September from Detroit Parent Network (@DPNDetroit) #motownmom

See What’s Up with DPN this September!
Third Grade Reading Café
We’re starting our next 3G series:
Linking Literacy and Social-Emotional Learning 
 Dr. Kimberly Leverette will continue our conversation on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and share books and resources that parents can use with their children to have discussions and support SEL at home.
 Part 2: Wednesday, Sept 22 at 2:00PM ET
Join us on Facebook Live or on Zoom!
Check out the last recommendation from Dr. Leverette: Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You can also watch Dr. Leverette’s read aloud of this book here. It’s a great story for uplifting social-emotional thinking, especially with our boys.Watch 3G on FacebookMommy to Mommy
 Detroit Mommies, join us for a little connection and conversation! Mommy to Mommy is DPN’s support group for all mothers who need a little Me Time. Join us on Zoom every other Thursday from 10pm to 11pm
 Next Session: Thursday, Sept. 23
Please send us a message through Social Media to request the Zoom link.We’re Hiring!
We’re excited to continue growing the DPN Family by hiring a diverse staff of advocates, educators, and leaders from across Metro Detroit. We welcome applicants from non-traditional work or education backgrounds, especially current and former DPN Parent Members.

Current Open Positions:Family Health Advocate: Full or Part-Time; $14-17/hrParent Engagement Associate: Full or Part-Time; $14-18/hrLearn More & Apply TodayParenting the Love and Logic Way®:
Join Detroit Parent Network for a 7-Week Series on Parenting the Love and Logic Way®. This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately! Topics will include: The Two Rules of Love and Logic®; Delayed or “Anticipatory” Consequences; Using empathy and Love and Logic one-liners to neutralize arguing; and How to get more information about Love and Logic.

Learn More: emailus@detroitparentnetwork.orgRegister for Love and Logic
DPN is bringing our next round of nutrition classes from our partners at Michigan State University Extension 🍲
Cooking Matters at Home is a FREE, 5-week course that will teach:
🍽️ Proper Nutrition
🌡️ Food Safety
🧁 Tips to limit Sugar, Fats, and Salt
💵 Meals on a Budget
⛹🏾‍♀️ Importance of Physical Activity

Interested? Fill out this form and tell us what day/time works best for you!View Our Full Calendar Online at www.DetroitParentNetwork.orgInterested in Becoming a Member?
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The librarians at the Detroit Public Library have put together a reading list for Hispanic Heritage Month! Celebrate and recognize the contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to the American society and culture with a great read!

Next Saturday is all about the kids! Join the Detroit Health Department at the 11th Precinct for the Safe Sleep Walk-N-Rally. A day filled with health and wellness resources like immunizations, games, food and so much more. Sept 25, 9:00-1:00.

Metro Parent has teamed up with ParentMap to deliver our first ever series of ParentEd Talks in 2021-22! Join online to hear from experts on timely issues affecting families, educators and caregivers, plus get top tips and tricks to level up your parenting game. These monthly talks will cover a variety of relevant and interesting topics, beginning this Thursday, Sept. 23 at 4pm ET with Learning From the Past: Why Educating Kids on Race Matters.
Join the Karmanos Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Health Equity & Community Engagement and Department of Family Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine for a webinar titled: “Detroit Community Priorities for COVID-19 Research: Results of Three Community-Engaged Projects”Thursday, Sept 30th from 6-7:30 pm.

Detroit recreation centers are opening on September 20 for Adams/Butzel Complex – DPRD and September 21 for Patton Recreation Center – DPRDKemeny Recreation Center – DPRDFarwell Recreation Center – DPRD, and Lasky Recreation Center – DPRD!

Register now and view the course catalog at

Hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber, the iconic “Mackinac Policy Conference” will take place September 20 – 23, 2021 and will spotlight three pillars for cultivating a healthy Michigan – with focus to accelerate COVID-19 economic recovery, advance racial equity, and invest in the health of people and communities. This event is where policy leaders from across the state, including government officials and local organizations, are making decisions on what are the priority concerns of Michiganders and how they should be addressed.

Watch Full livestreamed coverage of the event from DPTV here!
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Support Habitat for Humanity Detroit (@habitatdetroit) by shopping at #Krogers & #Amazon | #motownmom

Construction Volunteer Opportunities – Habitat for Humanity Detroit

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.

Kroger - Kroger Community Rewards


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
  • 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.

It's Easy to Support the LightHouse through Amazon Smile - LightHouse for  the Blind and Visually Impaired


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



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