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Are you afraid you will fail your children?

Are you afraid you will fail your children?

In Faith

Have you ever felt like you would fail your children? Do you believe that you don’t have enough money, strength, or knowledge to raise successful children who thrive? Fear of failure is a common feeling among single moms and non-single moms. In this podcast episode, I share my testimony of being freed from the fear that I would fail my children and what I realized in order to understand why that fear wasn’t true. In this episode, I share 5 tips that helped me to shift my mindset and how you can choose faith instead of fear.    Listen to the…

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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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How to Manage the Small Things That Arise In Life

Why The Small Things Matter + How to Handle Them

In Faith

I was participating in a mastermind group one day and my mentor shared a story about how we need to be cognizant over the small things in our lives because they can derail us. She shared two examples to illustrate her point. The difference between a motorcycle that is upright and traveling safely is a pebble, because over a certain rate of speed a small thing like a pebble hit the wrong way can result in a motorcycle accident. Also, she shared that periodically a large airplane can crash because a bird interfered with the flight mechanism. This is exactly…

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holiday-budget-101 what you do and do not need to buy for your kids

Holiday Shopping on a Budget 101: What You Do and Do Not Need to Buy for Your Kids

In Finance, Phenomenal Living

The holidays can be deeply overwhelming as a single mom. It can be difficult if money is tight and it may serve as a reminder of the other parent’s absence. Sometimes we think that it is our job to love or provide for them times two. At one point, I shared with a friend the pressure that I felt as a single mom. I felt like I had to be both parents and make up for the fact that their dad walked out. I told her that I never wanted my children to feel his absence. She told me that…

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