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10 Things I Wish I Understood as a First Time Mom

In Frugal, Phenomenal

As an expecting mom, you can do all of this research to figure out what to do to provide the best care for your children. However, it’s one thing to research and prepare, but it’s another thing to actually be responsible for a new life. You still need to understand the real, unfiltered, unglamorous life of being a new mom. Ultimately you learn this by being in the trenches. However, before you jump into the trenches as a new mom, I want to prepare you as best as possible. Therefore, I’m going to be doing a few series to give…

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how your thoughts influence your life

How to Change Your Outcomes By Changing Your Thoughts

In Frugal, Phenomenal

“Watch Your Thoughts, They Become Words; Watch Your Words, They Become Actions.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I love the above quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson because he emphasizes that everything starts in your mind. Our brains internalize the messages that we speak and hear on a daily basis, so eventually, the things that we speak will manifest itself in our lives as actions. If you want to change your outcomes then you need to change your thoughts. You may think that a couple of thoughts about what you can’t do or what’s going wrong are meaningless.  However, your mind is like…

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What My Twins Taught Me About Being Attentive (1)

What My Twins Taught Me About Being Attentive

In Phenomenal Living

As a mom have you ever struggled to find enough time during the day to do the things that you need to do for yourself and your children? I work from home so it’s hard to strike the perfect balance between working and being a mom. I’m pulled in between the need to tend to my kids, the mommy guilt of wanting to play with them, and also the practical need to do work so I can earn an income. I admit, that I learned how to effectively multi-task. I can write a blog post, check email, and take phone…

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FNPhenomenal Woman: Crystal Cole of Model Mom Inc.

In FNPhenomenal Woman

FNPhenomenal Woman is a series that I am doing to take the conversations that we have that are empowering, informative, and fun and bringing them to the world. In the spirit of Maya Angelou’s poem Phenomenal Woman, I want to showcase how phenomenal we are and that we have something unique and amazing to bring to the world. I chose Crystal Cole because I love her message about empowering women, especially moms to be their best selves and be an awesome mom.  Did I mention that she looks fab doing it???  She is absolutely amazing about promoting, uplifting, and congratulating other…

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5 Things to Consider to Minimize Your Cloth Diaper Investment

In Finance, FNPhenomenal MOM, Phenomenal Living

According to Vogue, the initial investment for cloth diapers is approximately $750 for 30 diapers. Given that the upfront cost is relatively high, it may be a barrier for those looking to use cloth diapers. In addition to the actual diapers, there are other items that you will need. Please clock here to read about some of the other products that you may need. Getting started can be a little daunting and the initial expense a little overwhelming, so I decided to share 5 tips to help you start using cloth diapers and minimize your expenses. Register for the diapers….

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