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Critical reasons why single moms need a will, trust, and full estate plan

Why Single Moms Need A Solid Estate Plan

In Finance

When I initially thought of estate planning, I thought that was something that wealthy people did who have a ton of money. I didn’t quite understand the importance of an estate plan for everyday people – especially single moms. However, I learned that estate planning isn’t just for the wealthy. It is a way to protect your assets to ensure that they are distributed according to your desires. Even if you think that you don’t have much in assets or even insurance, an estate plan is critical if you have minor children. This is critical for 7 reasons that I describe in…

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10 Tips to Improve Lactation for Breastfeeding Moms

In Frugal, Phenomenal, Phenomenal Living

I’m currently doing a series to help breastfeeding moms on their journey. Click HERE to learn about Letting Go of The Breastfeeding Guilt and HERE to learn How to Pump in Public Without Feeling Weird.  I will be writing another post to talk about the benefits of breastfeeding. I’ve been very vocal about my breastfeeding challenges, so I’m trying to share all of the knowledge that I gained from the research that I found. This helped me to get from breast milk being 20-30% of my twins’ diet to it becoming 100%. Talk to a lactation consultant early. Don’t suffer…

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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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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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