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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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Are You Working Too Much?

Are You Working Too Much?

In Finance

Do you wish that you could work less, but you can’t because the bills and expenses are too high? Do you feel like you never have enough money, and if you figured out how to earn more money then everything will be ok? In this episode, we will be exploring how overspending causes you to work more, have less time, and miss the things that matter.  Then we will discuss the critical money management practices (including the top question to ask before you spend) that can help you to get more of your time back and to have less stress….

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17 Lessons I Learned From Reading The Alchemist (Part 2)

17 Lessons I Learned From Reading “The Alchemist” (Part 2)

In Faith

Have you ever struggled with wanting to pursue your will and your plans and struggled to submit fully? I know I have. Even Jesus had to submit to God. Before he was crucified Jesus asked God if the task of crucifixion could pass by him but then he ended his request with, “Yet not my will, but yours be done” Luke 22:42b (NIV). This is such a powerful, yet difficult declaration that we are called to do as Christians. It’s hard to go against the thing we most want or the thing that makes the most sense in our mind…

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17 Lessons I Learned From Reading The Alchemist (Part 1)

17 Lessons I Learned From Reading The Alchemist (Part 1)

In Faith

A little while ago I reread the book, “The Alchemist”, which is about a shepherd boy named Santiago who loved his calling to be a shepherd. He was going through life doing what he loved and he thought he knew what he wanted. However, one day he met a king who told him something that totally changed his thinking and what he thought about his purpose, and it ultimately changed the course of his life. What he learned allowed him to truly discover and live out his purpose.   I knew I loved the book, but I forgot why I…

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