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How Single Moms Can Build Their Support Network

It Takes a Village: How Single Moms Can Build A Support Network

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  Building your support network as a single mom is critical. No one can do it all, and as single moms, we feel like we are expected to do everything. A friend told me that this generation of parents is really the first generation that believes that we have to do everything. We work, take care of the home, take our kids to activities, review and help with homework, and everything in between without asking for help. As a matter of fact, another friend posted on social media about how her mom was coming over to help her with her…






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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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Be Frugal With Your Time Just as You Would Be Frugal With Your Bank Account

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Over the past few months I’ve often mentioned managing your time effectively, because time is the one thing that you cannot get back. This has been increasingly important for me because I have a ton of things on my plate and I am kind of Type A so I think that I can do everything. When you look at your time, you have 24 hours in a day. To be healthy you need 7-8 hours of sleep per night.  Many of us work during the day so that is 9-10 hours that your time is accounted for.  So, that leaves…






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Don’t Get Lost In The Summer-Time Shuffle: Taking Me Time

In Frugal, Phenomenal

The summer time can be a very hectic time.  The long days gives us more time to enjoy daylight hours.  The beautiful weather, especially for those of us who get a lot of snow in the winter, makes us want to be outside, pack our social calendar, and maximize the day.  Let’s not forget that the kids are not in school.  We think that summer is supposed to be relaxing, but with all of this running around, traveling, and packing out our day the summer can be very draining.  Don’t allow yourself to get lost in the summertime shuffle.  Take…






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Why I Learned to Say No and Not Feel Bad About It

In Frugal, Phenomenal

How many times have you ever dragged yourself out of the house or stopped by somewhere on the way home and you really didn’t feel like it?  You probably did it because you told someone that you would be there at a certain time, and you don’t want to break your promise.  Trust me.  I’ve been there, and continue to struggle with how I manage my time and my commitments. [more…] Oftentimes we say “yes” even when we want to say “no” because we feel obligated or that we just don’t want to hurt the other person’s feelings.  However, it…






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