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What about your friends- Maintaining friendships after having a baby

What About Your Friends? Maintaining Friendships After Having A Baby

In Phenomenal Living

Did you ever say, “When I become a mom I’m not going to be that mom who abandons her friends”? “I’m still going to figure out how I can still meet up with my friends Sex And The City style”?”  However, once you become a mom, you realize that meeting up with friends may not be your reality anymore. You are focused on trying to find sleep, work, and taking care of your new baby or babies. The reality is that you can’t do what you used to. It may be hard for you to understand and you may wish…

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How to Live in Babylon and Not Lose Your Way

How to Live In Babylon and Not Lose Your Way

In Phenomenal Living

One thing that has been weighing on my spirit lately is the prevalence of “itching ears” in our community. In 2 Timothy 4:3 (ESV) the Bible says, “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions.” This means that people will no longer be concerned with the righteous thing to do or what is true, but will instead seek out people who will tell them what they want to hear. For example, do you have a friend that you call who will…

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God Loves Single Mothers Too- An Open Letter to Single Moms on Mother's Day

God Loves Single Mothers Too: An Open Letter to Single Moms on Mother’s Day

In Faith

I really wanted to write this post to celebrate the single moms on Mother’s Day. I think that it is extremely important because unfortunately, we can experience judgmental, condescending, and critical attitudes from others because we are single moms. Sometimes people say, “They must have done something to deserve it,” “they made a bad decision,” etc. However, in all of the criticism, these judgmental attitudes fail to address the elephant in the room – we, mothers, chose to stay and parent our children. We didn’t choose to leave. In 1 Timothy 5:8, the Bible says, “But if anyone does not…

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Why Tax Time Is A Great Time For Single Moms To Catch Up On Their Financial Goals

In Finance

Did you know that about 8 out of 10 tax filers will receive a refund with the average refund being $2,800 (CNN Money)? If you are a person who expects to receive or has received a refund this year, then now is a great time to use your tax refund to catch up on your financial goals and priorities. If you take the time now, you will reduce your stress and have more money to do things later in the year. For example, there was a story that went viral about a single mom making minimum wage who used her…

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7 Basically Risk Free Ways to EARN A LITTLE EXTRA MONEY WITHOUT GETTING A SECOND JOB

7 {Basically} Risk-Free Ways to Earn a Little Extra Money Without Getting A Second Job

In Entrepreneurship, Finance

As a single mom, it is extremely important to keep your income options open. One reason is, there is more financial risk and pressure because you are managing your household on one income. If you lose your job or your hours get reduced, then you could experience financial devastation. Also, if you receive child support, you want to look at child support as a bonus and not an essential to your household’s survival. What would happen to your budget or ability to pay your bills if your support doesn’t come that month? By relying on child support, you would be…

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