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7 Unique Ways To Make Someone Smile (Random Acts of Kindness Day) #motownmom #selfcare

 

Do you want to put a smile on someone’s face? Do something nice for another person just because?

Maybe make their day a little bit brighter?

It doesn’t have to take much time or money on your part. In fact, many things can be done as a part of your normal routine and cost little or nothing. You won’t know how many people are encouraged by your kindness because smiles are contagious.

Sometimes helping someone else smile can help you put on a better smile for yourself.

Try out one or more of these 7 ways today to put smiles on their faces.

1. Write an encouraging note to others that have encouraged you or that need encouragement. Handwritten notes that are given to encourage, not just for thanking someone for a gift, are rare. That makes handwritten notes even more special. Start a new practice of sitting down and writing an encouraging note on a regular basis. You just might start an epidemic!

Tip: Write with a blue pen. It’s a great mood enhancer for the person reading

2. Take a friend out to lunch or invite her to your home for a meal. You will get to know each other even better than you do right now. If you feel like being more adventurous, throw a party for several of your friends and put smiles on a multitude of faces.

Tip: Find a great indie film, invite friends over and watch and discuss it afterwards. Everyone BYOW (Bring your own wine). Tuck all the kids in the back and just enjoy spending the evening with friends.

3. Give someone an inspirational book to read. You will feel good doing it, reading the book will change the person, and they will think of you every time they read it.

4. Ask a friend or relative if you can take care of their kid(s) for a day or evening. If you have been a parent, you know the value of being able to have a few hours of “adult time” without worrying about the children. Don’t wait to be asked to baby-sit when it is required. Offer to do it at a time when the parent can do something fun and relaxing.

Tip: schedule a play date with a mom just because when you’re picking up the kids from school

5. Deliver a meal to someone you know that is sick or having a rough time. We have all been sick and know the last thing you want to do is be out of bed. There are also times when life is tough and it is hard to do all of the daily chores. You can be a tremendous help by providing a meal that can be enjoyed.

6. Volunteer time to supporting your local church or charity. Every minute you dedicate to a church or charity will cause many smiles. You will put a smile on the face of each leader just for helping without being asked. You will also be putting smiles on the faces of those that are being helped through the organization.

Tip: Bring the kids along so they can see acts of giving

7. Thank everyone that supports you throughout the day. The list of those that you come in contact with is endless. Remember family and friends, secretaries, co-workers, teachers, Sunday school teachers, pastors, store employees, janitors, gas station attendants, those that deliver your mail and newspaper, and servers at restaurants.

Tip: grab thank you card packets from the Dollar Store and just send off a postcard in the mail.

I know this is a list of 7 ways to put a smile on someone’s face, but there is one more way that can’t be ignored. Reveal a genuine smile to everyone you meet. You will experience how easy it is to get others to smile!

Find updated food pantries in Metro Detroit #motownmoxiemom

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Single Mom’s can feel Alone But You’re Not Lonely #motownmom #selfcare

In today’s fast paced society, we’ve become accustomed to filling the eeriness of silence with fluff. We turn to many distractions as a means of escaping feelings of idleness or boredom. But the main thing we wish to elude is loneliness. Solitude does not have to alienating or lonesome. In fact, solitude and loneliness are distinctly separate.

The death of a loved one or the inability to find people who understand you can leave you feeling isolated. Webster’s dictionary plainly describes loneliness as “being without companions.” It’s natural to experience an emptiness while longing for love or acceptance. Loneliness is therefore an emotive state that can be experienced whether or not one is physically alone.

It was Geoffrey F. Fisher who said, “In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.”

We tend to fill loneliness with all types of distractions. For example, some single women would rather spend a Friday night with a man they have no genuine interest in, than spend the night alone. They long for a way of killing time while they await the man they are actually seeking. Then there are young adults who are involved in cliques where they can’t really relate to their companions. However, they would rather feel accepted on a superficial level than risk feeling outcast. So what is it about being alone that scares us?

Do not be spooked by the unfamiliarity of silence.

  • Silence can be an amazing thing. It teaches you how to truly listen.
  • It teaches you to pay attention to what’s going on inside of you.

Only when we are alone, can we have the space and peace we need to think without being outwardly influenced. It therefore becomes easier to make important decisions as well as identify whatever feelings are culminating within.

Get in touch with yourself so that you can make conscious decisions rather than simply react to emotions. Appreciate the time you have to yourself. Let the peace and understanding you find better equip you for the commotion of today’s world.

Find updated food pantries in Metro Detroit #motownmoxiemom

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#MotownMom: time will not slow down when something unpleasant is about to happen… #harrypotter #motownmommoxie

I’ve learned to not try to stop the bad moments from happening, but to just hold on for the ride.

Brace myself.

As a woman, we always try to control ourselves and everything around us.

But as a mother, you get clarity early in that first real labor pain.

The one when just passed three centimeters and your water has broke.

The one that tells you this is going to be the worst pain you will ever experience and you aren’t even at the halfway mark

The one that makes you decided if you are either going to handle this pain or you are going to get a drug and wave through it.

And then you question if you are strong enough.

Strong enough to live through this

Strong enough to bring life in this world

Strong enough to be a mother?

Because if this is the type of pain that will just get worse before it gets better, do we really want to go on.

Yet, you can’t stop the pain and the clock is ticking.

Tick tock… tick tock…

I embraced what was to come. Pain in all.

I let it consume me, torment me and take me to a level of life I never thought I would ever understand.

At that point I knew life was about happy moments, really sad moments and horrific pain. In order to live life you must have all, experience all and fully go through. Peace comes in the quiet once the recipe has been done right.

 

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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Urban #MotownMom sharing journey: encouraging others [video] #motownmoxiemom #planprayparent

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During the first Friday in September, #NationalLazyMomsDay delegates everyday mom jobs to someone else. #motownmom

National Lazy Mom's Day - First Friday in September

NATIONAL LAZY MOM’S DAY

During the first Friday in September, National Lazy Mom’s Day delegates everyday mom jobs to someone else.

Busy moms know that the work of being a parent is never done. However, occasionally parents need to recharge. The laundry and the dishes will be there later. When possible, finding someone to watch the children for a few hours is worth it. Sometimes all a mom needs is a nap. Other times, mothers (and fathers too) seek adult conversation.

Even though moms around the country view this day in different ways, the majority see it as a day for moms to take a break. While the occasion holds no shine to Mother’s Day, may we suggest some cooperation with Mom? Allow her to take a break. Divide the chores. Place a moratorium on family feuds. That’s how most celebrate this National Day.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLazyMomsDay

You don’t have to celebrate like most moms do, however. Maybe it is a hammock and book kind of day for your lazy afternoon. Help mom celebrate this holiday by cleaning up after yourself. Rub her feet. Walk the dog. Mow the lawn. Put the dishes away. Pick up your dirty clothes. The list goes on.

Use #NationalLazyMomsDay to post on social media.

 

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NATIONAL SINGLE PARENT DAY – March21st #motownmoxiemom #detroit #mommyblogger

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We all have our struggles but  I really believe the truly blessed are those hard working single parents doing the job of two when it really takes the job of twenty to raise one child.

Here’s my story about my struggle with my son and then more about this special day. If you love this video and love this post, please like and share this post.

NATIONAL SINGLE PARENT DAY

March 21st is the day set aside to observe National Single Parent Day.  This day was created to honor and recognize the hard work, devotion, and sacrifices of single parenting.   Raising children can be challenging.

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HOW TO OBSERVE

We all know of a family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker or someone who is a single parent. Support and appreciate them. Make this day a special one for the single parents that you know. Use #NationalSingleParentDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

An article was written by Janice Moglen in 1984,  with the hope that Single Parent Day may one day gain the recognition many associated with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  She collaborated with the organization, Parents Without Partners, and began to petition to have states declare recognition of Single Parent Day.  It is the belief that the day, March 21, was chosen to coincide with the inception of Parents Without Partners, which began on March 21, 1957.   Proclamation 5166 was presented to, and signed, by President Ronald Reagan declaring March 21st, 1984 as National Single Parent Day.

Proclamation 5166 — National Single Parent Day, 1984

March 21, 1984

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Before they are eighteen, about half of our Nation’s children will have lived part of their lives with a single parent who strives to fill the role of both mother and father.

Many single parents in America are making valiant efforts on behalf of their children under trying circumstances. Whether it is a deserted spouse forced to work and care for children simultaneously, or a spouse who is not receiving child support that has been awarded by a court, or an unwed mother who has bravely foregone the all-too-available option of abortion, or a widow or widower, single parents deserve our recognition and appreciation for their demonstrated dedication to their young.

At the same time, we should also recognize the vital and ongoing role a large percentage of non-custodial parents play in the nurturing process of their offspring. Their sacrifices, devotion and concern reflect the bonds of caring for those they have brought into this world.

Single parents can and do provide children with the financial, physical, emotional and social support they need to take their places as productive and mature citizens. With the active interest and support of friends, relatives and local communities, they can do even more to raise their children in the best possible environment.

The Congress, by H.J. Res. 200, has designated March 21, 1984, as “National Single Parent Day” and has requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of that day.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 21, 1984, as National Single Parent Day. I call on the people of the United States to recognize the contributions single parents are making, sometimes under great hardships, to the lives of their children, and I ask that they volunteer their help, privately or through community organizations, to single parents who seek it to meet their aspirations for their children.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eighth.

Ronald Reagan