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Do You Need A Social Media Break?

In Phenomenal

Do You Need A Social Media Break? Am I the only one who can get distracted by social media? I spoke to a friend of mine one day and she told me she was taking a social media break. She said that every time she logged onto social media she began to feel bad about herself. She began to feel like she wasn’t enough and that she wasn’t worthy. Her story really impacted me, because I too can get overwhelmed by social media. I’ve noticed that if my mind isn’t guarded in gratitude for what I have and for who…

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What I Learned From 2020 Part 2

In Inspiration, Phenomenal

I believe that it is important to find gratitude in all situations (even if it is hard).  Gratitude helps to shift your perspective and allows us to identify the lessons we need to learn and it puts us on the path towards joy. Therefore, I thought it was important to write down the lessons that I learned in 2020 that helped me find joy, grow as a woman and a mom, and push me to walk in purpose. In Part 1, I shared 5 of the 10 lessons that I learned in 2020. In this post, I share lessons 6-10. …

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2020 doesn't have to be a bad year 10 lessons I learned in 2020

What I Learned From 2020 Part 1

In Inspiration, Phenomenal

When I look at the news, social media, memes, and email I feel bombarded with all of the headlines and messages about how terrible 2020 was. Yes, the pandemic ravaged the entire world and upended our lives. Yes, the economy did tank (but it is also rebounding). Yes, this was a uniquely challenging year globally. However, we don’t have to view 2020 as a terrible, bad, or ugly year. I suggest we take a step back from focusing on the bad, pain, and devastation to find the good and the gratitude. I think this is important as we move forward…

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One Thing You Need To Know About Unemployment Benefits. How moms may be impacted by COVID-19 and unemployment.

One Thing You Need To Know About Unemployment Benefits

In Finance

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit millions of Americans and upended life around the world.  But there is one group that has been hit very hard – moms.  Unexpected job losses, decisions to exit the workforce due to the increasing demands at home to be a homeschool teacher, or increased demands at work while maintaining the home have disproportionately impacted moms.  Unemployment has become a lifeline for many during these turbulent times.  But did you know that this lifeline now has the potential to be a major headache during tax time?   The reason is that unemployment benefits are considered income, similar…

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