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Why Becoming A Single Mom Can Be Great Financially

In Finance

Are you terrified that becoming a single mom could mean financial ruin? When you think about finances, do the feelings of fear and worry start to creep up? If the answers to these questions were “yes”, then you are not alone.   I will never forget the doctor telling me that I was pregnant with twins. The first thing that came to my mind was, “What am I going to do now?”  I was afraid, and I felt the panic creeping into my body.  I felt fear, worry, and pressure because I asked myself,  “Now what?” and had no response. It took me…

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How to Travel As A Single Mom

In Phenomenal Living

Are you a single mom who: Wants to travel more or start taking vacations? Wishes you could afford to travel? Wants to be able to travel with your children and make great memories? Learn how to make travel a part of your lifestyle? Single motherhood is not a poverty wish nor is it a wish to live a life void of phenomenal experiences.  On this episode, Aisha is joined by Aja Rutledge, a single mom who is a travel blogger, lives internationally with her son, and owns a travel agency. We discuss how single moms can travel, have amazing experiences,…

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What the Toys R Us Closing Taught Me About Shopping Local

What the Toys R Us Closing Taught Me About Shopping Local

In Finance

The Toys R Us liquidation has been very upsetting to me and a little hard to process.  I think that I may be in denial about the entire thing and I find myself heading there more often now that I know that it is closing.  Literally, my Toys R Us nostalgia is so high and I find myself buying more toys and spending way too much money in there. I think that the Toys R Us liquidation is hard because I was a Toys R Us kid and about 70% of the stuff (excluding clothing) for my twins have come…

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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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Is Mom Competition Making You Go Broke

Is Mom Competition Making You Go Broke?

In Finance

Do you find yourself measuring your mom skills to what you see on Instagram, Pinterest or what your friends are doing? Are you going into debt trying to keep up with trends or what you see on social media? Do you feel pressure to carry the latest bag, wear certain brands, or dress your children in the latest styles? In this episode, we are going to discuss how you may be consciously or unconsciously engaging in mom competition.  We will examine: How to identify mom competition and recognize what it looks like How mom competition can impact your finances How to stop…

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