Legitimate Ways to Earn Money through Work from Home Jobs and Side Jobs

Sunday nights were the worst for me. It had become a trigger for my anxiety and depression. Absolutely dreading Monday morning at a toxic job with a long commute. As a single mom, there was never enough time in my weekend. Never enough time with my kids. And zero time for me to relax and recharge. I was overwhelmed, exhausted, stressed and there was never enough money at the end of each month. I tried my hand at a few different network marketing companies where I’d end up spending more than I earned. The tax breaks were great at the […]

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When Your Ex Stops Visiting the Kids – 3 Steps to Ease the Heartache

Oh, this is a tough one sweet mom. And my heart breaks along side yours. For you and for your kids. The anger that boils to the surface when your kids’ dad goes silent for some time, regardless of court orders or promises made to innocent ears. That anger…it hits deep in your core. At times, impossible to describe, isn’t it?  Tiny tears and disappointed faces.  It can bring out a side of you, you didn’t know existed or thoughts you never believed you could think. Part of the anger you’re feeling is due to your kids hurting and your […]

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And Boyfriend Makes Four – Praying for a Godly Husband

  Patience has never been easy for me. And I say that very lightly. God has really stretched me in this area for years and now in my mid-forties, as I look back I can easily see that those long-to-answer prayers were SO worth the wait! One of our biggest blessings was in waiting for my husband whom I met in my mid-thirties and my kids in elementary school. Single moms reach out to me often asking me several things regarding men and their questions are all usually very similar in nature… Will you pray for a good man for […]

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20 Ways to Save at the Grocery Store without Coupons

Let’s save some money, sister! Are you in? If you have committed to a Spending Fast goal {which I highly, highly recommend – it’s so eye-opening – we’re talking HUGE revelations!} then super congrats to you! You’ve made a goal to get your budget and bills back on track, save money and get rid of clutter. You’re learning how having lots of ‘stuff” can be a detriment to living your absolute best life. One of the items you MUST spend money on during your Spending Fast is food. Food is also one of the greatest categories to find immediate savings […]

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Letter to My College-Bound Son

Hey Bud, 224 months ago, I held you in my arms for the very first time. Delivering you into this world was hard, long and painful and at ten and a half pounds, it was without a doubt the most difficult and amazing thing I have ever done in my life. The prayers for you began nine months prior and overwhelming gratitude flooded the delivery room that rainy Sunday in October. Little man, you gave me purpose. A reason to live.                 I used to hold you so close to me as you […]

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Drowning in Debt: From Survival Mode to Thriving Mode

  If you have clicked this page for the very reason in the title then I want you to know there is a bigger reason you’re here and it’s far greater than any of the words on this page. God wants you to know He sees you, He hears your cries and your prayers and He loves you. Maybe you’ve been doubting God, maybe you’ve been away from Him for awhile. The biggest thing I’ve learned in this life, is that you can’t hide from our Heavenly Father. Girl, it’s impossible. I have worked with countless single moms over the […]

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From High School to College: What I’ve Learned as a Parent to get Them into College

I thank God every day that my kids are like 100 times smarter than me… book smarts and in life. I’m sure filling my school days and nights drinking, doing drugs and hitting up every party in town instead of studying didn’t help much… so in both aspects of life, I’m thrilled that they’re smarter and have made better choices than me. But as far as book smarts goes, who knows…maybe I could have been just as smart. All I know is that I could no longer help them with their homework when they were in middle school. Just kidding! […]

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34 Apps to Monitor Your Children and Keep Them Safe

As a mom, it’s imperative that we monitor our kids’ internet activity, location and who they’re communicating with. What about their privacy, you may ask? Personally, I don’t care about their privacy. I want my kids safe and I want to know where they are at all times. Not just to keep them out of trouble but to keep trouble away from them.   When my kids first got their own computer, they were informed that I will be watching and monitoring or there will be no computer. When they got their own cell phones, I made it very clear […]

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Companies that Offer Tuition Reimbursement

  Hey mama! I was emotional mess through the majority of my son’s senior year of high school. Seriously, every sappy or stupid commercial, touching storyline or even a look from a fellow “senior mom” could bring on the flow of tears. So began a game of “keep your mind busy, Shaylah” or “have several emotional breakdowns throughout each day”.  For the sake of my family and my sanity, I made the decision to keep my mind busy…. And in doing so I found myself researching ways to pay for college, scholarships, financial aid…pretty much anything to do with college […]

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