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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

The Beauty Box you can afford. $5 /4 times a year | Of Course from @Walmart ‏#motownmom

 

Yes, I was skeptical when I saw this, but I was like hey, I’ll take one for the team and see what this is all about. I actually am impressed with just five dollars and the pretty bag.

Not as decorative as Ipsy and it has the Walmart decor on the other side, but really pretty to use as junk pocket for a purse.

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It’s really how it says. Five dollars for four boxes and you get asked about ten questions about your beauty style prior to paying for anything. That was cool and they sent me what suits me, although my daughter stole my unicorn glow mask. She loved it.

I think you will too.

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Need Help? Call 2-1-1 (or on a cell phone 800-552-1183) United Way for Southeastern Michigan #motownmoxiemom

Spread the word! 

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If you or someone you know is in need of help due to this week’s dangerous cold weather, call our 2-1-1 helpline. Lines are open 24/7 to connect you with emergency shelters, utility assistance and other services.

Callers in Detroit can also get connected to free Lyft rides to shelters this week, up to $25/ride.

Call 2-1-1 or visit UnitedWaySEM.org/211 for more information.

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.

It’s March – Celebrate Reading Month with a Family Reading Challenge: Learn A Skill From A Book #motownmoxiemom

Click here to go to Amazon’s How To Section and find a book there to challenge yourself.

or find a great fiction book and learn a skill from there?

Either way, find a book that will challenge yourself to learn a new skill and then come back and let us know!

You’re not alone. @WINNDetroit can be your pregnancy support team #motownmoxiemom

With WIN Network: Detroit, you get one on one support through pregnancy, birth, and until your baby turns one year old.

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#MotownMom: Joined A-List and LOVE IT! Well Worth the Cost and Highly Recommend! #MovieBuffs UNITE!

#MotownMom: Joined A-List and LOVE IT! Well Worth the Cost and Highly Recommend! #MovieBuffs UNITE!

#Lawnguru is like Uber for your Lawn… Use my code “sylviarox5” for $5 discount #MotownMom (ad) www.lawnguru.co For more details, view here

Being a single mom in the city, it’s really hard to have a dependable person to cut your lawn, when you want it cut.

Now that my son is not around as much, it’s even more difficult and I can’t trust everyone to come out and do a good job.

So when I found the LawnGuru services through Amazon home and business services I was in like Flynn… (I actually don’t know what that means), but I was in love.

I downloaded the Lawnguru app from my Google Play services (because Androids rule) and then I added my property and a credit card. It was really simple. Since my lawn grows when it wants to, I wasn’t locked into a contract. I could step up a one time use when I wanted and then I requested service.

It really feels like Uber for lawn care because depending on the weather and my bank account, I can’t always cut the lawn.

Having this service assures me I can get the lawn cut when I need it cut and keeping my property looking good.

P.S. They also do snow removal also

I highly recommend this service and please use my code “sylviarox5” for $5’s off your next service.

For first time users, you can get $15 off your first request “OwkUnuxZIE”

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Donate to Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance today! #motownmom

 

As a former Cody Comet this is near and dear to my heart and I need you guys to help and support my high school sister, Kenyetta M Peoples who is really awesome.