• single mom with hand to head at the challenges the life of a single mom brings

    The Harsh Reality of Life as a Single Mom (and how to thrive) 

    Life as a single mom is like jogging up a never-ending steep mountain track wearing the wrong shoes. Maybe you’re in this tough situation due to death, divorce or separation. Whatever the cause of your status as a single mom, it is shockingly hard. This post contains affiliate links which means that I may earn a commission if you use them. I only recommend tools that I use and trust. You can read the full disclosure policy here. Let’s get started with a few books sourced from Amazon to uplift you and to show you that you are not alone: The Badass Single Mom’s Survival Guide: 21 Life Hacking Tips by H.…

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    10 Stupidly Simple Ways to Save Money on Food

    How do you save money on food when you’re a single mom raising a family of 4 on one income? It seems impossible to reduce your food bill and keep your kids (especially the teens) fed, full and satisfied. By the time the next paycheck comes round, you’re super stressed and quite happy to go to Grandma’s house for Sunday lunch. Dave Ramsey, the financial whizz, recommends in this post that no more than 10–15% of the monthly budget should be spent on food. But you know that the bulk of your income goes towards your food bill. So, you can’t imagine slashing the food budget. It would mean allowing…

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    Personal Growth

    How to Start an Online Business as a Single Mom (even if you’re clueless)

    Are you haunting Google and Pinterest in your quest to start an online business? Desperation has set in, hasn’t it, now that you’re a single mom and have so many challenges to cope with. You know the only way out of scrimping and scraping to make ends meet is to boost your income with a side hustle. You’re at the point where you’re researching the best ideas to start an online business from home. Your hope is that the extra money will allow you to treat your kids every now and again to a movie or a take-out meal. Things they were used to before the split with your ex.…

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    Family,  Family and Parenting

    Everything you need to know about holding successful family meetings

    Family meetings are really hard especially if you have teens who are trapped in the vortex of teenage life. Barton Goldsmith states in Psychology Today in 10 Tips for Holding a Family Meeting: Strengthening the family bond can prove to be challenging even for the most dedicated parents. One of the best tools to achieve this goal is holding a Weekly Family Meeting. But let’s just go back to the chaos of last week for a moment. Recall how you missed the baseball game where your teen scored the winning run?  Or the Wednesday dinner disaster because you were so busy with a product launch that you forgot to do a…