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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

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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 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

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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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3 ways wasting money and what to do instead

3 Ways That You Are Wasting Money And What To Do Instead

In Finance, Phenomenal Living

Have you ever tried to reduce debt, improve savings, or make progress on your financial goals, but didn’t know where to start?  It may have seemed like an impossible hurdle because you didn’t have the money to get ahead.  You may have even thought that if something drastic didn’t change, then you would be stuck in a financial rut forever.  The good news is that you don’t have to get a raise or hit the lottery to make progress on your financial goals.  You can take a look at your life, assess where you are spending, make small tweaks, and…

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How To Survive A Day Out With Your Baby

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As a new parent, it can be overwhelming to go out with the baby. However, there are a few things that you can do to make life a little easier when traveling with the baby. Pack Enough Food Breastfeeding Moms If you are a breastfeeding mom, then you are the food (haha), but there are things that you can do to make breastfeeding easier while you are out. The first is to dress for success. Wear a nursing tank or bra, because it makes it so much easier to breastfeed your child and still maintain some modesty. Another item that…

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