Posts by Emma Johnson

The benefits of dating single dads

I recently went out a couple of times with a single dad whose daughter happens to be the same age as mine. We spent our first date talking about our kids and the challenges of parenting — and realizing we have a lot in common. For example, we both feel perfectly satisfied having spent our upbringings …

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Facebook is my babydaddy

I don’t have a husband. I have Facebook. As a single mom, there are lots and lots of things that I can handle really, really well. I run the house, make all the meals (mostly from scratch, I’m proud to say). I own a small business that does well enough to support us – with…

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How to get out of a rut

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play In this episode, I discuss being in a rut — and getting OUT. Reinvigorating your life does not require dramatic change – it can be as simple as switching up your schedule, your surroundings, your routine, and your mindset. It’s a chance to recreate some aspect of…

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How to find quick, hidden money in divorce

If you’re looking for sneaky or aggressive ways to shake money from your soon-to-be ex, click off this post and look elsewhere. But if you’re going through a divorce, and are stressed about money, keep reading. And if you ARE going through a divorce, or are divorced, there is a very good chance that financial…

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A time management expert gave me a time makeover

My world was rocked by a recent New York Times piece about Mary Wells Lawrence, the iconic 1960s female advertising exec on whom Mad Men’s Peggy is roughly based. Yeah, it was pretty cool that this chick from Ohio blew into New York and started an ad agency in 1966 that billed $39 million in…

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Free dinner for single moms?

A few months ago I attended a little dinner party to celebrate my then-boyfriend’s birthday. The scene: two couples at a known Greenwich Village Italian restaurant where the food is about 62 percent as good as the pricetag would suggest, but the remaining 38 percent can be justified by the frequent celebrity sightings and the…

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How women can get the raise they deserve

If you have XX chromosomes, chances are you stink at negotiating. Women are far less likely to ask for a higher starting salary when taking a job, far less likely to ask for a raise and if we do request a pay bump, women ask for far less than men do, according to Sara Laschever…

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Top 10 DIY divorce companies online

Getting a traditional divorce — you know, with lots of lawyers and fighting — can be incredibly time consuming and cost prohibitive.  Think about it: Not only do you have to pay an attorney, lawyer, mediator, and court fees, you also have to consider the lost time at work, the cost of childcare, extra transportation,…

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How credit repair companies work

This post is sponsored by Lexington Law Firm No matter what you do, others will judge you. Normally, that shouldn’t matter. But when it comes to credit scores, the people doing the judging tend to have a lot of impact on our financial, professional and even personal lives. Fair or not, your credit score and history…

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Co-parent like a pro

Co-parenting is the future, and the future is now. Science is 100 percent behind collaborative co-parenting. It is not divorce or separated families that harms children — but conflict between parents, which studies have found leads to fathers being marginalized in the family, and distancing themselves partly or completely from the kids’ lives. Related: What to…

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9 reasons dating is better as a single mom

Through my circle of friends and single moms I meet through this blog, I often hear cries of horror about the thought of single mom dating. Especially if you have kids. What man in his right mind would consider dating a single mom? I can’t imagine getting out there again! My single-mom body is a wreck and…

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Blooom Review: Get help growing your 401(k)

Have you ever wondered if you could secure greater returns with your employer-sponsored retirement account? Not sure where to go for help? Afraid professional assistance will be expensive — or shady? Feel stupid for not knowing a lot about investing? Read: How to start investing for women  Take a look at Blooom — a robo-advisor…

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