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Detroit Enterprise Academy Hosts Free Family Fair Saturday via @DEnterprise_NHA @KelliBrooke_S


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Detroit Enterprise Academy Offers Free Family Fun Fair


Detroit Enterprise Academy invites the community and students to a Free Family Fun Fair offering a great opportunity to enjoy a day outside in the summer.

The event is scheduled for 4 p.m.July 21, at Milliken State Park. Families will be able to hear about the school’s personalized instruction, moral focus in the curriculum and the extracurricular programs.

In addition, interested families will be able to sign up for tours of the school and apply for admission.

Detroit Enterprise Academy is a free public charter school that serves students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.


                         WHO:             Detroit Enterprise Academy

WHAT:           Free Family Fun Fair

WHEN:          4 p.m.July 21, 2017

         WHERE:        Milliken State Park

         Contact:       Kelli B. Smith
616-464-2235 (office), 616-295-4241 (cell)



Detroit Enterprise





Summer Coding class offered at @Microsoft office in #Southfield, sign up today! @MavinGlobal

Teachers, parents, grandparents, uncles, and aunts,


If you have a student, child, niece or nephew who is interested in learning how to code, or may want a career in technology, sign them up for this program today.


Seating is limited.

Register now


Jillian Blackwell

Territory Channel Manager

Microsoft Great Lakes Area

#MotownMom: Home security on a budget: Awesome #Blink for less than $250 on @Amazon

Living in Detroit, you have to do what you can to protect yourself without breaking the bank. Having security is one of the number one ways I’ve found to keep people I don’t want out of my home and stealing my things. There’s also the barbed wire, vicious dog, floor traps, moats of alligators and the labyrinth home with designed as well. (That’s a whole ‘nother post).

I’d also like to note at no time is Blink paying me to say anything. I found this system and I liked it. I really liked it and I wanted others to know about it.

In one year of living in Detroit, I had been robbed over five times. It was crazy and depressing, but I knew I had to get on top of securing my house or find a better way to catch the crooks who were robbing me blind.

First, I got the ADT signs., until I could afford the service. (I pay about $40 a month without the camera system.)

I did want to have camera’s but using ADT is about $60 a month.Yet it’s only for three cameras and cost goes up if you want more cameras. How do you find a way not to pay?

The Beau discovered this Blink system because he just has this ability to stumble across tech that’s awesome.

You get three cameras and a box. Additional cameras can be added without any cost. You hook it up the box to your Internet, download the Blink app and then sync the cameras to the system.

That easy. It took the Beau to install the cameras that come with a light and microphone (so it records in the dark and captures sound) about thirty minutes. We talked about the vulnerable places in the house we needed to see. the basement window, by the side and the hallway inside of the house. And we wanted to be able to control these without having to rely on ADT.

WAh-Lah! That was it.

Clear digital pictures house in 30-second increments on the system and there’s no monthly fee!

Yes! No monthly fee. Once you buy the system, you are using the app for life. That’s it!

For two hundred and fifty dollars that’s not bad at all!

I added an additional back up battery to our Internet so if our power goes out, the Internet will work for about 16 hours. ADT gives you a backup battery system too for a couple of days.

Our next step is to add a generator to the house… a very quiet generator!

All in all, we’re happy with the Blink system. It’s easy to install, cost effective and gives you that added security of “I got you on camera!” #MotownMoms, you should definitely look into it.

How important is security to you? What security system are you thinking about trying? Have tried?

Buy your Blink now!

#MotownMom: Did you know @mieducation provides FREE meals for children under 18 throughout the summer?

Find a meal site here:

Meet up and Eat up

Share Info on Free Summer Meals With Your Friends

Our goal is to feed as many hungry children across the state of Michigan as possible, and you can help. Governor Snyder has declared July 16-22 Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program Awareness Week.

Help us get the word out by sharing info about Meet Up and Eat Up via social media. Your friends and family will appreciate the information and meals for their children.

Share this with Friends!


Registration for the 21st Annual Sphinx Competition Now Open #motownmom

Apply now for the chance to win up to $50,000,

Apply now for the chance to win up to $50,000, solo appearances with major orchestras, a performance with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, and a custom-made gold bow by Berg Bows International! The complete repertoire list, eligibility requirements and application guidelines for the upcoming national Sphinx Competition are available online. The registration fee is $35.
Apply now!

#MotownMom: #PicturesOnGold Custom Key Chain Makes a Great Father’s Day Gift! #Giveaway

Gift giving is an art.|

It’s not always easy to find a gift that comes from the heart, will be appreciated by the recipient and is affordable.  PicturesOnGold hits the nail on th head with it’s Stainless Steel Keychain.  It’s the perfect gift for Father’s Day but would also be great for a number of other occasions including graduation, bridal showers and anniversaries to name a few.

This quality keychain can be engraved on both sides with a picture, message, monogram or date.  It measures 1″ wide by 1 3/4″ tall and comes beautifully boxed and ready for gifting.

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Belleville Library Speaks to Local Students About Summer Reading Program #michlit #motownmom

Keystone Academy students will hear from representatives from the Belleville Library on Friday, June 2. Library representatives will speak to students about the summer reading program. Each year the library offers a free program to help students continue reading over the summer break. The presentation begins at 8 a.m.

Keystone Academy, operated by National Heritage Academies, is a free public charter school serving students in grades kindergarten through eighth.

WHO:             Keystone Academy

WHAT:           Belleville Library Visit

WHEN:          8 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2017

WHERE:        Keystone Academy
47925 Bemis Road
Belleville, MI 48111

CONTACT:   Katie Baker
616-929-1103 (office); 517- 282-7579 (cell)

A Good Wife

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Cynthia Harrison

IMG_3750 2Life continues to surprise me in happy ways since I’ve returned from my solo winter in Florida. One of the things that I particularly notice that makes my life easier is my approach to dinner. Before Florida, once a week I spent an hour going through my collection of cookbooks, making out a weekly menu of meals. At the same time, I wrote down any items I needed for each dinner on a page-long shopping list.

This made me feel like a good wife, even though half the time, Al would not be home in time for dinner. He might unexpectedly work late. Or the gym had been very crowded. Perhaps Hall Road was a parking lot due to construction work. Even if Al was home, he’d rarely come to the table when the meal was ready. He was “just finishing” something on the computer or in the garage. Often…

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Southfield Human Services partners with Tone Up for Tune Ups to help families in need of car repairs May 20 via @Southfield_Gov

There are countless families struggling with something that many people take for granted each day: transportation. Major car repairs seem to pop up at the wrong time and the associated costs can be a fatal blow to a family already struggling financially. To help families in need, the Southfield Human Services Department is co-sponsoring the 6th annual Tone Up for Tune Ups (TUTU) run/walk Saturday, May 20 at 9 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 21575 W. Ten Mile Road.
TUTU is a 5k run/walk or a 1 mile walk for all ages. The 2017 5k run/walk is a USA Track and Field (USATF) sanctioned event. Registration is $25 for adults and $20 for youth (13 and under). All donations are tax deductible. The funds raised by Tone Up for Tune Ups go directly to qualified families screened by the Southfield Human Services Department who need financial support to repair their vehicles. Southfield Human Services supports Tone Up for Tune Ups by managing the people that are beneficiaries of the event, filtering the money to needy families that have gone through an intensive qualification process.

#MotownMom: @QuickenLoans #Detroit Demo Day! via @Kalyn #Mompreneur


Quicken Loans is proud to announce the inaugural Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day, where hundreds of startups will be competing for $1 million, as part of its continued commitment to strengthen entrepreneurship in the city by expanding program access to all entrepreneurs, including brick-and-mortar businesses.

The one-day event will be the final round of a three-round competition where 20 of the best small businesses in Detroit (or willing to move to Detroit) will be narrowed down to the Top 8 who will each receive a portion of the $1 million of Quicken Loans capital.  Additional capital will be awarded to companies who are crowd favorites – voted on by the Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day attendees. The event will also serve as a way to introduce entrepreneurs to additional investors, funding and support.

As someone who is with us at the forefront of entrepreneurial activity, we are asking for your help in spreading the word about Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day.

Key details include:

  • Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day is for businesses physically located, or willing to relocate to Detroit, that have a product or service ready for sales. Businesses must also have less than $2 million in revenue and less than $1 million in raised capital.

  • 20 finalists will present at Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day, to a panel of nationally-recognized business leaders who will vote on the Top 8 companies. The Top 8 companies will receive $1 million of Quicken Loans capital allocated in amounts ranging from $50,000 to $200,000. The capital will be provided in the form of an interest free debt instrument with a five-year term after a one-year payment-free holiday.
  • Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day is May 25, 2017, 2:00PM at The Gem Theatre in downtown Detroit.

For full details, including eligibility requirements, answers to frequently asked questions, and how to apply, visit:

Please let us know if you have any questions!


The Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day Team