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Debunking the Top Stereotypes of a Single Mom

Debunking the Top Stereotypes of a Single Mom

In Phenomenal

Chic Dickson of Socially Chic stops by the Phenomenal Moms Podcast to discuss how she went from crying in the parking lot of the grocery store on her first day of single motherhood unsure of how to grocery shop with 3 little children, her journey as a single mom of 3, and how you don’t have to make the stereotypes of single motherhood your reality. On this podcast episode, we discuss so many topics including: What you can do to avoid the pitfalls of single motherhood How to overcome the feelings of shame as a single mother How temporary financial setbacks don’t have to…

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Are you content to sit in your own mess-

Are You Content To Sit In Your Own Mess?

In Faith, Phenomenal

As a mom of twins, I change a lot of diapers, and often my twins are not about that diaper change life. The interesting thing is when one of the twins poops and I go to change their diaper I am met with one of the following:   A quick about face to run in the other direction A child who is flailing around to resist getting the diaper changed A child who decides to hide under the table to escape the diaper change   During this entire ordeal, I calmly explain, “it is just a quick time out and…

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If you are a breastfeeding or pumping mom then you need these 5 things to make sure that you are successful

5 Things That Every Breastfeeding and Pumping Mom Needs to Successfully Breastfeed

In Frugal, Phenomenal

I’ve been doing a series about the things that I have learned breastfeeding twins. Please check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 where I share the things that I have learned to help me on this breastfeeding journey. In the beginning of breastfeeding, I was very frustrated and I internalized it as a reflection of me as a woman. One of the things that I realized during that time was that I needed to set myself up for success. My plan is to breastfeed my twins for 12 months, and I’m halfway there, however just like in business…

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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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FNPhenomenal Mom Spotlight interview Contessa Louise

FNPhenomenal Mom Spotlight: Contessa Louise

In FNPhenomenal MOM, Frugal, Phenomenal

FNPhenomenal Mom is a series that I am doing to highlight Single Moms who are amazing moms and who are also rocking it out personally in their careers, entrepreneurship, or in the community.  I think that it is important to show other single moms that it is possible to raise amazing children without sacrificing who you are as a woman.  These interviews are motivational, but also include practical advice on how to structure your life for success, financial management tips, and techniques to teach your children about finances.  We are all in this journey together.  My hope is to highlight other…

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