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Hello! I’m Emma Johnson, a professional single mom like you. My goal is to help you build a full, awesome life as a single mom.

I’ve helped millions of mommas with career, money, business, parenting, feminism, dating, sex, success, love and relationships advice. You’re not in this alone!

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how to cope with guilt after divorce

Do you feel guilty for divorcing a nice guy?

Recently a mom emailed me: I feel so guilty for leaving my marriage. My husband is a really, really nice guy. He is a great dad, loves me a lot, has a good career. There was nothing really wrong with our marriage. I just didn't love him any more and wanted out. Now, our divorce is almost…
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is matchmaker worth it

It's Just Lunch matchmaking service review

If you’re ready to delete dating apps off your phone after years of disastrous dates, or you’re just thinking of dating after divorce, a breakup, a bad dating experience like getting ghosted from someone you felt a connection with, or long, dry spell, a matchmaker can be a great option. In fact, The Wall Street…
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Sharing happy stories about your your kids' dad (and a tribute to my ex-husband's hairy back)

Originally published 2013.  The past few months Helena has been obsessed with family stories. “Mommy, tell me a story about when I was  a baby,” she'll ask, and I'll tell her about how once, as a sleeping infant, her laugh broke the pin-drop silence of one of New York Public Library's reading rooms, eliciting a…
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how do you define 'single mom'?

Who deserves to call themselves a “single mom”?

Updated May 17, 2019 Below, you will find a polite, academic picking-apart of the who-gets-to-call-themselves-a-single-mom debate. It rages on, constantly, and after 7 years of blogging about single moms (and being one myself for 9 years), I have come to this conclusion: The argument about who is, and who is not a single mom is…
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Best robo-advisors for single moms to get started investing

Robo-advisors are one of my favorite financial tools to recommend for long-term savings and investing goals. (It's one type of investing account.) While the name can be intimidating, good robo-advisors are easy to set up and manage, have very low fees, and require little work over the long term. I am a fan of robo-advisors…
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online therapy works for single moms

8 reasons online therapy is great for single moms

You're stressed. Feel like you're doing it 100% alone. Likely lonely. Maybe depressed. Therapy might sound good — but who has the time or money? Related: Questions to ask before paying for online therapy Plus, depending on where you live, and your situation, it might be embarrassing if your friends, colleagues, neighbors knew you went…
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24 questions to ask before paying for online therapy

Are you considering therapy? Sometimes getting to an on-site therapist isn’t possible, but that’s no longer an excuse for not getting the help you need — and deserve. According to the World Health Organization, two-thirds of people who knowingly suffer from mental illness don't seek treatment. If you suffer depression, anxiety, overwhelm, relationship or career…
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elite singles review who is on

Elite Singles review

Thanks to the ease of use or the increased potential for finding a match (be it for romance, partnership, a hookup, marriage, or anything in between), online dating has become a mainstream choice for those of any age, walk of life, and lifestyle. According to The Knot, online dating is the #1 most common way…
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Become a bookkeeper

How to become a bookkeeper

If you love numbers and math and actually enjoy tracking data in spreadsheets, a career as a bookkeeper can be a great fit for moms — especially since these high-paying jobs are often available on a part-time basis, as a work-at home side gig. Some bookkeepers earn $60 per hour while working from home, and…
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17 financial steps to a rich life as a single mom

Are all single moms destined for poverty, loneliness and effed-up kids? Quick answer: NO. More details on how to build an amazing life, find love and raise happy kids: It’s no one’s Plan A. But being a single mom does not mean you’re destined for the welfare line, free school lunches for your kids, or living in…
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