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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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7 Ways Moms Can Find More Balance

In Finance, Phenomenal Living

One thing that I struggle with is balance. Sometimes I feel like I’m serving everyone else and that I put myself on the back burner. I accomplish this by skipping meals, running without stopping or reducing the number of hours that I sleep. I’m either with my children and when I’m not directly interacting with them or caring for them, I’m generally doing things to prepare to take care of my children like washing bottles and doing laundry. In the time that is leftover, I’m usually working because I’m self-employed. I also try to help out my family as much as possible….

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How Single Moms Can Build Their Support Network

It Takes a Village: How Single Moms Can Build A Support Network

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  Building your support network as a single mom is critical. No one can do it all, and as single moms, we feel like we are expected to do everything. A friend told me that this generation of parents is really the first generation that believes that we have to do everything. We work, take care of the home, take our kids to activities, review and help with homework, and everything in between without asking for help. As a matter of fact, another friend posted on social media about how her mom was coming over to help her with her…

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For Black Women Challenges Persist for Equal Pay

For Black Women, Challenges Persist for Equal Pay

In Finance, Phenomenal Living

August 23rd is African American Women’s Equal Pay Day. This date represents the approximate day that black women must work to in the current year to make the same amount of money men did in the previous year. In other words, the equal pay calculation means that a woman must have worked all of one year and eight months to be paid what men were paid in one year alone. This underscores the fact that professional challenges still exist for African American Women today. These challenges include: Race-based pay discrimination: According to the National Committee for Pay Equity, Black women only…

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FNPhenomenal Mom Spotlight: Alana Flowers

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FNPhenomenal Mom is a series that I am doing to highlight Single Moms who are amazing moms and who are also rocking it out personally in their careers, entrepreneurship, or in the community.  I think that it is important to show other single moms that it is possible to raise amazing children without sacrificing who you are as a woman.  These interviews are motivational, but also include practical advice on how to structure your life for success, financial management tips, and techniques to teach your children about finances.  We are all in this journey together.  My hope is to highlight other…

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