Category Archives: Mompreneur

#MotownMom: How I Got My Kids to Take School Seriously [video]

A lot of people asked how did I get my kids to take school so seriously and even though I’m not going through a pandemic and home learning with my children, we still had similar practices where they needed to take responsibility for their school.

I wasn’t a helicopter parent, but I was someone who made sure they took their “job” (going to school) very seriously because I felt this prepared them for life.

Their job determined by their performance reports (GPA) and attendance and behavior.
Homework to Housework
Also in this video I talk briefly about:
Problem Solving
My House- My Court – My Laws
Teachers teach / Parents Nurture
Summer School/365 Schooling/ Keeping schedules

What challenges are you facing or have you faced trying to become a #Mompreneur

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MCAN awards $10,000 grant to Detroit Drives Degrees @MICollegeAccess #motownmom #mompreneurship

Yesterday, Michigan College Access Network turned 10! In celebration, it awarded a $10,000 grant to Detroit Drives Degrees in support of college access and postsecondary attainment. This grant is one of 10 grants MCAN is awarding in a 10-day period in connection with its 10th year as part of its “10-10-10 Birthday Tour.”  Since its inception, MCAN has helped Michigan’s postsecondary attainment rate increase for the 10th consecutive year, from 35.6% to 45.5%.

For more information about the 10-10-10 Birthday Tour and the Detroit Drives Degrees grant, please see the press release below and attached. I’ve also provided images of Detroit Drives Degrees receiving a surprise check today. If you’re interested in collaborating on a story or speaking with an MCAN representative, please reply to this email and I will connect you.

PRESS RELEASE

August 24, 2020

Media Contact:

Christopher Tremblay, christopher@micollegeaccess.org, (517) 816-7774

Michigan College Access Network awards $10,000 grant to Detroit Drives Degrees

This unrestricted grant honors MCAN’s 10th year as a statewide non-profit organization focused on increasing college access and postsecondary attainment

LANSING, Mich. — In celebration of its 10th year, Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) awarded a $10,000 grant to Detroit Drives Degrees in support of college access and postsecondary attainment. This grant is one of 10 grants MCAN is awarding in a 10-day period in connection with its 10th year as part of its “10-10-10 Birthday Tour.”  MCAN has helped Michigan’s postsecondary attainment rate increase for the 10th consecutive year, from 35.6% to 45.5%.

Today, leaders of Detroit Drives Degrees were surprised by an orchestrated visit from members of the MCAN team to present the “larger-than-life” $10,000 ceremonial check.

Detroit Drives Degrees is a collective impact initiative to improve the talent pipeline in the Detroit region with three areas of focus:  a) advancing ACCESS to postsecondary opportunities, b) boosting student SUCCESS, and c) retaining local TALENT and attracting new talent.

“Detroit Drives Degrees is an innovative cross-sector partnership that has gained a national reputation for their work in Southeast Michigan,” said Ryan Fewins-Bliss, Executive Director of MCAN. “Communities must tackle the postsecondary attainment challenge by banding together. I continue to be impressed by Detroit Drives Degrees and am so pleased they are one of our honorees.”

ABOUT THE MICHIGAN COLLEGE ACCESS NETWORK (MCAN)

As the leader in the state’s college access movement, MCAN works to improve the futures of Michigan’s students and communities by making college accessible to all. MCAN’s work centers on one main goal: To increase Michigan’s postsecondary educational attainment rate to 60% by 2030. MCAN engages partners statewide who are committed to systems-level change and the reduction of barriers to increase college readiness, participation and completion rates, particularly among low-income students, first-generation college-going students, and students of color. For more information, visit micollegeaccess.org.

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#MotownMom What You Need To Know About Budgeting #budget #savings #moneymanagement [video]

In this unexpected time we need to get our control of money to prepare to ease into the New Year or just get control of our finances because we’re broke all the time.

I found this great video that explains and helps with how to save money, control expenses, pay off bills and even put a little aside for wants.

 

A lot of these methods I used like the envelope method, the Jim Rohns and a couple of others mixed together to force me to get where I am.

Here’s a chart from the video you can use.

Let me know what methods you use or you are going to try and let’s get to saving

Nest brings Makers United Program to Detroit – Designer Tracy Reese coordinates program #motownmoms

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Pictured: Detroit Maker Shayla Johnson of Scarlet Crane

Nest brings Makers United Program to Detroit

Designer Tracy Reese coordinates program for Detroit Artisan Makers

 

DETROIT- June 18, 2020 – Nest, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing global workforce inclusivity, will bring the transformative Makers United Project to Detroit. Makers United is a multi-stakeholder initiative that connects and strengthens the community of diverse makers across the United States. The program’s goal is to connect artisan makers, craft makers, and more from all over the country. Designer Tracy Reese, who grew up in Detroit, will coordinate the effort alongside Detroit consulting firm Gusto Partners, which will spearhead program implementation in Detroit. Their efforts are supported by the Same Sky Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

 

“Detroit has so much to offer the world, and I think when people think of Detroit, the focus is not always on the rich cultural life of this city,” said Reese, whose new, sustainable brand, Hope for Flowers is based in Detroit. Reese serves on the Nest Board of Trustees. “Through Nest’s Makers United program, I’m hoping that we’re able to create concrete opportunities that may not have already existed for the amazing artisans in my hometown. I also want to open their eyes to opportunities that were already here that, for some reason, they do not have access to.”

 

The Nest Makers United Program focus in Detroit is to analyze the city’s landscape to provide insight into local maker communities, highlighting the unique challenges entrepreneurs face in small business development within distinct markets. These learnings are then translated into action through continued workshops, marketplace activations, and local partnerships. The program also has launched in Birmingham, Alabama; Austin, Texas; and San Antonio, Texas.

 

Shayla Johnson, the owner of Scarlet Crane, is an early ambassador of the project. Specializing in minimalist line drawings and watercolor paintings to create contemporary patterns that bring everyday products to life, she has been a maker and textile designer in Detroit for six years. Her passion is creating hand-printed art and textiles to make unique home decor and accessories.

 

“I think the program is a great opportunity to connect all makers with opportunities they may not otherwise know about,” Johnson said.

 

The launch of the Detroit program comes during a time where the world is seeing a shift in businesses as communities confront the COVID-19 pandemic as well as systemic racial injustice towards Black people. Nest joins the country in coming face-to-face with deeply rooted structural racism that has permeated Americans’ everyday lives and forthrightly asserts its commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement.

 

“This is a program where, at its heart, we focus on ensuring that makers that are disproportionately more likely to have barriers to needed services and business growth support—from financing to market access—get the education, exposure, and support they need,” said Nest Founder Rebecca van Bergen. “As we expand into Detroit, ensuring that Black maker and artisan voices are amplified with regard to the structural impediments they face as well as the opportunities that could expand their business’ potential will be a paramount tenant to the Makers United Project.”

 

To learn more about the Nest Makers United Project, go to https://www.buildanest.org/programs/makersunited/ or email catherine@buildanest.org. For media and interviews via video conference or telephone with Tracy Reese, contact teia@lovepublicity.com.

 

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About Nest

Nest’s Makers United program is a multi-stakeholder initiative that connects and strengthens the community among the wide diversity of makers across the United States, building a vibrant and inclusive maker population. Leveraging the maker movement’s potential to generate opportunity for all makers, regardless of sex, race, economic means, or physical ability, Maker’s United is committed to economic inclusion. Visit https://www.buildanest.org.

 

About Tracy Reese

Tracy Reese is an American Designer who recently launched her line Hope for Flowers, a new, sustainably designed collection that reflects Reese’s deep commitment to her hometown of Detroit and its continued revitalization. The collection is produced in Detroit through the training and employment of local artisans. Hope for Flowers is the first of its kind in Detroit and the State of Michigan. Visit https://hopeforflowers.com.

Adam Torres interviews Sylvia Hubbard, Author & Founder of Motown Writers Network in this episode [podcast] #motownmom @bigmoneymatters

Adam Torres interviews Sylvia Hubbard, Author & Founder of Motown Writers Network in this episode.

This #motownmoxiemom describes three ways to get through grief, crisis and hard times. LISTEN NOW

Listen to the full podcast episode:
https://missionmatters.com/being-a-momprenuer-during-grief…/

YouTube:
https://youtu.be/Nj7nF6YS7fI

 

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Apply to be interviewed by Adam on our podcast:
https://missionmatters.lpages.co/podcastguest/

Side hustles you can do from home #motownmom

Someone asked me about this but I can’t remember who. And then this wandered in my YouTube feed. Had to share

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#MotownMom: How I Overcame The Guilt Of Being A Working Mom via #blackruby

Photo by Arnel Hasanovic on Unsplash

No mom is free of escaping the guilt of going back to work after having a child. This is normal. What’s not normal is constantly beating yourself up about it.

The hardest job in the world is being a stay-at-home mom, hands down and I don’t care what anyone has to say. However, I never wanted that life.

I yearned to be a career-oriented woman making my own money but I didn’t know how to remove the guilt of going to work after giving birth. The idea gave me major separation anxiety. I didn’t think anyone would love and attend to their needs like me, including my mother-in-law who had ten children.

Looking back on it now, I see that I was delusional. If you ask me, I think giving birth screws with a woman’s mentality. Our reality gets distorted and all rational thinking is tossed out the window.

Luckily, I was blessed to find a wonderful private daycare provider who treated my children so well that she became a lifelong friend to my family. This made it easy to transition back into the workforce and lifted the heavy burden off my shoulders.

Managing work and home was difficult. After working an eight-hour day, I would put on my “Supermom” uniform and begin to do all the chores in preparation for the next day. I cooked dinner, I helped with homework, and at the end of the night, I was exhausted.

I didn’t realize that overcompensation was forming into my kryptonite. I was feeling remorse about choosing my career over my children. I had to keep up the persona that my home and family life was perfect or I would lose my superpowers.

read more https://medium.com/blackruby/how-i-overcame-the-guilt-of-being-a-working-mom-dc3f57b1614d

Detroit is one of the top growth cities for women-owned business via @detroitnews Find out Why & How Oct8th at The Emagine Theater in Novi

Get your tickets now http://dld.bz/hB4zf


Being in the trenches, as a single mother for 20 years, I have seen it all and done it all to make sure my family survives, my business thrives and myself become stronger so I can become a successfully happy Mompreneur.

Join me Oct8th at the Emagine Theatre as I’m one of the chosen 12 to show you how my three principles can guide you on your journey to empowerment, enlightenment, and entrepreneurship.

Get your tickets now http://dld.bz/hB4zf

Related articles in Detroit News:
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2019/09/25/michigan-and-detroit-tops-growth-women-owned-business/2439842001

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

Sylvia Hubbard wants to encourage other moms if there’s Passion there’s a way to make the impossible: Possible. Subscribe here or follow on Instagram to get inspired encouraged and even educated.

Learn how you can become a successful Momprenuer as well

#motownmoxiemom

Http://Instagram.com/sylviahubbard1
Oct8th 2019 event Http://sylviahubbard.com/leadershiptour

Look out for her upcoming journal #planprayparent

Find out more of this author and founder of Motown Writers Network
Http://sylviahubbard.com
Or support her channel by getting books at
http://amazon.com/author/sylviahubbard
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PS don’t forget to watch until the end and let us know what you’d like to hear about.

 

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

Sylvia Hubbard wants to encourage other moms if there’s Passion there’s a way to make the impossible: Possible. Subscribe here or follow on Instagram to get inspired encouraged and even educated.

Learn how you can become a successful Momprenuer as well

#motownmoxiemom

Http://Instagram.com/sylviahubbard1
Oct8th 2019 event Http://sylviahubbard.com/leadershiptour

Look out for her upcoming journal #planprayparent

Find out more of this author and founder of Motown Writers Network
Http://sylviahubbard.com
Or support her channel by getting books at
http://amazon.com/author/sylviahubbard
.
.
PS don’t forget to watch until the end and let us know what you’d like to hear about.

 

💜📝👩‍💻💗📙📖📚😍🥰🙂⭐☕