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coping with single mom guilt or working mom guilt

How Understanding Your Role as Mom Will Save You Money and Stress

In Phenomenal Living

As single moms, sometimes we carry a lot of guilt and shame. We carry shame about the fact that our kids don’t have the other parent. Sometimes we think that it is our job to love them times two. I had a conversation with a friend of mine today, and I told her that I just want to love my kids more to make up for the fact that their dad walked out. Trust me, I use the word “dad” loosely. I already take on the parental responsibility of two parents, but I also try to love my children times…

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20 Things You Are Wasting Money On

In Finance, Phenomenal Living

Imagine being able to save money without impacting your lifestyle by getting control over the items that you waste money on.  Before you start to slash your budget and cut out the fun, re-evaluate the ways that you spend without thinking.  Here are 20 ways that you waste money and how you can change this spending. Things you are probably wasting money on Overdraft Fees. Overdraft fees can be as high as $35 per transaction, so if you have 3 overdrafts per month then you end up spending $105 in fees.  What could you do with the extra money?  You…

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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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You are where you need to be because there are lessons that you have to learn and life tests that you need to pass before you can graduate to that next phase.

You Are Exactly Where You Need to Be In Life

In Frugal, Phenomenal

It’s easy to complain that you aren’t where you want to be, however, in reality, you are exactly where you need to be.  I know that sounds harsh.  You may be thinking, “What’s she talking about?  I don’t like what’s happening in my life right now.”  I say that you are where you need to be because there are lessons that you have to learn and life tests that you need to pass before you can graduate to that next phase. Unfortunately, the place that you need to be right now may be uncomfortable.  However, progress begins at the end…

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There Are No Excuses

In Frugal, Phenomenal

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.” – Richard Branson  When you want something you just have to go out and get it.  You have to be open to new opportunities and not let the fear of the unknown stop you. I was recently offered an amazing opportunity to develop a course for Essence Magazine.  When we started the project I was 8 months pregnant with twins.  The thing about pregnancy is once you get past 35 or 36 weeks, your…

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