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Is Your Single Mom Guilt Affecting Your Kids? Your Money? Your Life?

In Faith, Finance, Phenomenal Living

Sometimes the thought of being a single mom, especially an unexpected single mom, is enough to shut down emotionally. I know because I have been there.   I am a single mom of twins and I was left during pregnancy, so I understand the deep emotional strain of becoming a surprise single mom. However, it is important to not just avoid shutting down but also not to establish bad emotional and financial habits that will impact your children. The first thing to do is to recognize that even if you feel alone, you are not.   According to the Census, 10 million…

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Now is the Time: 3 Steps to Take Before Setting Your New Year’s Resolutions

Now is the Time: 3 Steps to Take Before Setting Your New Year’s Resolutions

In Phenomenal Living

As we near the completion of 2016, it is time to start planning for 2017. Oftentimes we hear the overused phrase, “New Year’s Resolutions”. Many people like to set New Year’s Resolutions because the New Year is a great time to start over; however many of these resolutions don’t get accomplished and the New Year looks like previous years. The only way to break this cycle is to get intentional about your vision and plan for the New Year. Think of this as setting your annual plan. Just like you get an annual physical to ensure you’re healthy, I want…

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holiday-budget-101 what you do and do not need to buy for your kids

Holiday Shopping on a Budget 101: What You Do and Do Not Need to Buy for Your Kids

In Finance, Phenomenal Living

The holidays can be deeply overwhelming as a single mom. It can be difficult if money is tight and it may serve as a reminder of the other parent’s absence. Sometimes we think that it is our job to love or provide for them times two. At one point, I shared with a friend the pressure that I felt as a single mom. I felt like I had to be both parents and make up for the fact that their dad walked out. I told her that I never wanted my children to feel his absence. She told me that…

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An Open Letter to Breastfeeding Moms

In Phenomenal Living

Hi Moms, I wrote this post about a month ago when I was engaging in quiet reflection and I was trying to process my first year of motherhood.  I decided to share this with you because I’m hoping that it can provide a source of encouragement for a new or pregnant mom.  I hope that you enjoy. Aisha ————- It’s been a good ride, but now it looks like my breastfeeding journey is coming to an end. What I thought would be happiness and glee because I finally have my body back is actually sadness. I feel sad because I can…

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Securing Mi Financial Future

Event Recap: Securing Mi Financial Future

In Finance

I had the pleasure of speaking at the Securing Mi Financial Future on October 5th. I spoke about creating a vision for your life, conquering debt, increasing your savings, and building a legacy for your future.   After I spoke, I sat and listened to the other speakers. Although I am a financial educator, I love to be a student as well, so I can learn more about how I can improve the financial health of my family and serve my Phenomenal Moms even more. Here are some highlights from the sessions:   Align Your Finances With Your Vision: Aisha Taylor…

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