Category

Phenomenal

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…

Continue reading...

What Single Mompreneurs Need to Do to Prepare for Tax Time

In Entrepreneurship, Frugal, Phenomenal

Tax time can be super stressful if you aren’t prepared. Last year I learned the hard way. I had to file an extension for my taxes because my documentation was not organized. Then I spent about 30 hours trying to organize my documentation before I sent it to my tax preparer. Talk about hard work! That was time that I could have been preparing for the arrival of my twins or doing work in my business. During that time, I vowed to make life easier on myself the next time I filed taxes because I would not be able to spend…

Continue reading...
how your thoughts influence your life

How to Change Your Outcomes By Changing Your Thoughts

In Frugal, Phenomenal

“Watch Your Thoughts, They Become Words; Watch Your Words, They Become Actions.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I love the above quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson because he emphasizes that everything starts in your mind. Our brains internalize the messages that we speak and hear on a daily basis, so eventually, the things that we speak will manifest itself in our lives as actions. If you want to change your outcomes then you need to change your thoughts. You may think that a couple of thoughts about what you can’t do or what’s going wrong are meaningless.  However, your mind is like…

Continue reading...

7 Smart Ways For Single Moms to Use Their Tax Refund

In Frugal, Phenomenal

We are well into tax season and the last day to file taxes or request an extension is April 15th. If you receive a refund, think about how you will allocate your refund before receipt.  It’s easier to decide and commit ahead of time instead of waiting until the money is begging to be spent once it is in your bank account. My recommendation is to divide your tax refund so that you can accomplish your financial priorities and still have fun. When I receive my refund, I take 10% off of the top to tithe, and then I divide…

Continue reading...

How to Extend the Life Of Cloth Diapers

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Cloth diapers have numerous benefits over disposable. I outline those benefits here and how to minimize your upfront investment cost here. Given that disposable diapers are the norm, most of the advice that you will get regarding diapering will be from people who are familiar with disposable diapers. Therefore, it’s hard to recognize and know that the same rules don’t always apply to cloth. When you decide to cloth diaper you do need to be aware of the special precautions associated with cloth diapers. The key to being able to realize all of these benefits is to properly care for…

Continue reading...