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You are where you need to be because there are lessons that you have to learn and life tests that you need to pass before you can graduate to that next phase.

You Are Exactly Where You Need to Be In Life

In Frugal, Phenomenal

It’s easy to complain that you aren’t where you want to be, however, in reality, you are exactly where you need to be.  I know that sounds harsh.  You may be thinking, “What’s she talking about?  I don’t like what’s happening in my life right now.”  I say that you are where you need to be because there are lessons that you have to learn and life tests that you need to pass before you can graduate to that next phase. Unfortunately, the place that you need to be right now may be uncomfortable.  However, progress begins at the end…

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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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9 reasons to accept yourself just as you are

In Frugal, Phenomenal

With social media, there is so much pressure to live a life that isn’t yours.  This extensive connectivity can have you fooled into thinking that everyone’s life is amazing and that your life isn’t.  On social media, everyone has the perfect marriage, relationship, family, job, social life, etc.  However, social media only shows you the highlight reel of your connections’ lives.  It doesn’t show you the every day behind the scenes actions. If you ever start doubting yourself based on what you see on social media or based on the expectations of others, I want you to keep in mind…

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What Single Mompreneurs Need to Do to Prepare for Tax Time

In Entrepreneurship, Frugal, Phenomenal

Tax time can be super stressful if you aren’t prepared. Last year I learned the hard way. I had to file an extension for my taxes because my documentation was not organized. Then I spent about 30 hours trying to organize my documentation before I sent it to my tax preparer. Talk about hard work! That was time that I could have been preparing for the arrival of my twins or doing work in my business. During that time, I vowed to make life easier on myself the next time I filed taxes because I would not be able to spend…

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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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