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Why You Need to Be a Good Money Mentor for Your Children

Why You Need to Be a Money Role Model For Your Children

In Faith, Finance

As a new mom, I knew that my twins would depend on me to meet their physical and emotional needs. However, I didn’t know just how much they would study, observe, and mimic me, even this early. Thus, I am very careful to model the behavior and attitude that I want to see in my children. I believe that parents understand intuitively that they need to watch what they say and how they act around their children. Think about it: When you teach your children how to eat solid foods for the first time, do you show them how you…






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Is Your Single Mom Guilt Affecting Your Kids? Your Money? Your Life?

In Faith, Finance, Phenomenal Living

Sometimes the thought of being a single mom, especially an unexpected single mom, is enough to shut down emotionally. I know because I have been there.   I am a single mom of twins and I was left during pregnancy, so I understand the deep emotional strain of becoming a surprise single mom. However, it is important to not just avoid shutting down but also not to establish bad emotional and financial habits that will impact your children. The first thing to do is to recognize that even if you feel alone, you are not.   According to the Census, 10 million…






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An Open Letter to Breastfeeding Moms

In Phenomenal Living

Hi Moms, I wrote this post about a month ago when I was engaging in quiet reflection and I was trying to process my first year of motherhood.  I decided to share this with you because I’m hoping that it can provide a source of encouragement for a new or pregnant mom.  I hope that you enjoy. Aisha ————- It’s been a good ride, but now it looks like my breastfeeding journey is coming to an end. What I thought would be happiness and glee because I finally have my body back is actually sadness. I feel sad because I can…






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How To Survive A Day Out With Your Baby

In Phenomenal Living

As a new parent, it can be overwhelming to go out with the baby. However, there are a few things that you can do to make life a little easier when traveling with the baby. Pack Enough Food Breastfeeding Moms If you are a breastfeeding mom, then you are the food (haha), but there are things that you can do to make breastfeeding easier while you are out. The first is to dress for success. Wear a nursing tank or bra, because it makes it so much easier to breastfeed your child and still maintain some modesty. Another item that…






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Rainbow Push Money Matters Event Recap + Key Knowledge Nuggets

In Finance

I had the pleasure of attending the Rainbow Push Money Matters event in Detroit, MI this weekend. For background, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Chevrolet have teamed up to host a series of FREE workshops to educate African American consumers on financial literacy and assist participants in developing concrete steps toward financial security. This event was phenomenal. Although I teach personal finance and mentor women, there were so many words of wisdom that I was able to obtain from this event especially since I’m going through a transition to restructure my finances and create new goals since becoming a single…






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