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coping with single mom guilt or working mom guilt

How Understanding Your Role as Mom Will Save You Money and Stress

In Phenomenal Living

As single moms, sometimes we carry a lot of guilt and shame. We carry shame about the fact that our kids don’t have the other parent. Sometimes we think that it is our job to love them times two. I had a conversation with a friend of mine today, and I told her that I just want to love my kids more to make up for the fact that their dad walked out. Trust me, I use the word “dad” loosely. I already take on the parental responsibility of two parents, but I also try to love my children times…

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Here are five ways start up entrepreneurs can save despite having irregular income during lean times

5 Ways Start-Up Entrepreneurs Can Save Effectively and Proactively

In Entrepreneurship, Frugal, Phenomenal

Saving for entrepreneurs can be an afterthought, when you spend most of your time running your business. If you are a start-up entrepreneur, then you may be in for some lean times for the first couple of years as you grow your revenue. This makes saving very difficult. However, saving is extremely important since there is no consistent paycheck to fall back on during lean times. How do you save when your focus is on reinvesting into your business to help it grow? I caught up with personal finance guru and bestselling author, Aisha Taylor, who provided these five tips…

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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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Breastfeeding can be challenging but this post helps you to let go of any guilt from breastfeeding and milk supply

Letting Go of the Breastfeeding Guilt

In Frugal, Phenomenal

I wanted to share this post that I wrote on Facebook on December 15, 2015, so you can get a sense of the journey that I have been on. I think that it is important because you see me know after I have become a lot stronger. This post gives you a bit more of the raw emotion and fear that I felt when I first started to share some of the difficulties that I encountered as a new mom. FYI – In an effort to be raw and unfiltered, I’m sharing the post exactly as it appeared on Facebook so…

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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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