Category Archives: Information

#Detroit Senior Resource Fair Apr4th via @CityofDetroit #motownmom


Senior Resource Fair

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Resources to enhance the lives of our senior community. Information on Health, Housing, Insurance, Mobility and more! ALL FREE! For more information call 313-224-1100 or email Nancy Capers at’



Affordable yearly memberships to get at tax time #DetroitVilliageMoms #motownmoxiemom

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Long-Term Effects of Parental Favoritism via @MetroParent #motownmoxiemom #detroit #mommyblog

Do you ever play favorites among your kids, or know parents who do? The impact of parental favoritism, good and bad, may run deeper than you think.

Long-term effects of parental favoritism

Effects of parental favoritism, left unchecked, can be long lasting. A 2010 study titled Mothers’ Differentiation and Depressive Symptoms Among Adult Children found siblings who sensed that their mom consistently favored or rejected one child over another were more likely to exhibit depression in middle age.

The study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, also revealed that these possible outcomes can affect both the favored and unfavored child.

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Detroit Homework Hotline Arrives for Public School Kids / via @MetroParent #motowmmommusings #detroit

The service is offered by the Detroit Public Schools Community District thanks to a grant. Here’s the scoop on the Detroit homework hotline.

Detroit homework hotline

Most parents know the feeling: It’s an hour before bedtime, dinner dishes are piled in the sink and you can’t move on with the night because you’re staring at a math equation that has both your child and you stumped.

Blame it on Common Core or the amount of homework today’s kids bring home, but many parents are either unable to help with kids’ homework or simply unavailable for hands-on help during prime homework hours after school.

One new solution? A free homework hotline. The Detroit Public Schools Community District launched its homework hotline in February 2019, Fox 2 Detroit reports.

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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.

Beauty Box Shipping

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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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2019 Taxpayer’s Assistance Saturdays #motownmoxiemom @ WCCCD March9th

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5 Ways to Save on Medical Bills #motownmoxiemom

Are you looking for a way to save on medical bills?

Deb recently wrote in and asked: My family and I have had a recent deluge of medical bills and are expecting more in the near future. What advice do you have for paying down medical bills? -Deb

I posted this question on Facebook and got so many great responses. I compiled some of the most suggested responses into this post (if you’re interested, you can read all of the responses here):

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

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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 for more information.

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Self-Care @DetroitMomsBlog #motownmoxiemom

Self Care

Self-care has been quite a buzzword the last couple of years. And no wonder since according to Charlotte Lieberman’s article “How Self-Care Became So Much Work,” the majority of Americans are feeling more overworked, stressed out, and anxious than ever before.

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I Can’t Get Rid of That! How to Repurpose Sentimental Clothing via @detroitmomsblog #motownmoxiemom

I Can’t Get Rid of That! How to Repurpose Sentimental Clothing

MANY of us are guilty: we allow worn out pieces to take up prime real estate in our closets. Whether it was clothing worn by a loved one, or it has ties to a special time in our lives, we are emotionally invested in material items. While I am unable to explore the deep psychology behind why we are attached to these things, I am here to offer repurposing solutions for the sentimental pieces we simply cannot get rid of.

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