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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…

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    3 Simple Vegan Meals for a Fabulous Valentine’s Day Dinner

    Valentine’s Day is around the corner and everyone is planning special dinners at the classiest places in town. You’re probably wondering where you can get simple vegan meals that satisfy you like your home cooked dishes? If you’re vegan, celebratory dinners require a great deal of research and planning. You want a special dinner not the side dishes or salads that go with the roast of the day.  Imagine visiting a trendy restaurant that everyone is raving about with the love of your life on Valentine’s day to find that there are a 3 items on the menu all of which do not promise tingling taste buds. So, what’s a…

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    Facts about Teenage Depression you Need to Know

    Are you aware of the basic facts about teenage depression? If you don’t, you need to arm yourself with them ASAP. Although depression is a serious mental illness, it is often overlooked in teens and passed off as erratic hormones which they will soon outgrow. A case study of teenage depression You may be wondering what teens have to be depressed about? Most have loving parents who take care of their every need. 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. But being a teenager…