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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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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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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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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 Critical Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Lend Money to Someone

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Have you ever been approached by a friend or a family member who requested to borrow money from you?  Sometimes it can be a really uncomfortable situation.  I think that if someone asks to borrow money that you should proceed with caution.  According to a survey done for CouponCabin.com, money ruins 1 in 5 friendships. To help avoid ruining a friendship, one of the things that you should consider is shifting the language of the request.  Think of lending money as a gift and not a loan.  The reason is to avoid the expectation that you will get that money…

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