Posts by Emma Johnson

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Mother’s Day: What you should REALLY be doing

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play In this episode, I discuss: What you should REALLY be doing for Mother’s Day. (Hint: It’s not church and brunch!) Why my Mother’s Day plans don’t involve my kids – and why that’s perfectly fine Ideas for a perfect Mother’s Day celebration of your own Define this…

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7 reasons NOT to fight for money you’re owed from your ex

  Money is often cited as the No. 1 thing divorcing couples fight over. Financial disagreements clog the courts and wrack up attorney bills — not to mention burn untold units of stress and misery for each party, their children and anyone within earshot. This money-related financial tension carries over after breakups and divorce. Often,…

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Single mom for Congress Katie Wilson [grant winner!]

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play Create a life on your terms Download your FREE Kickass Single Mom Manifesto, the roadmap for thriving as a single mom, and a free chapter from my new book The Kickass Single Mom. Single mom Katie Wilson runs for Congress Katie Wilson, 34, single mom and entrepreneur,…

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Best gifts for single moms

I recently asked members of my Facebook group, Millionaire Single Moms (have you joined yet?) what they would give to a friend whose divorce was just finalized, or even what they wished someone had gifted them when they were going through their separations. The response was overwhelming! So many mamas out there wished for such…

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alimony-reform

Why your arguments for alimony are wrong

I have a friend who had been married for 20 years. He had a high-earning career, and after spending her 20s in low-paid retail jobs, his wife stayed home full-time with the kids, until they were in high school, then worked part-time retail, tried to start a couple of craft businesses that went nowhere, and…

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Affordable life insurance for moms

Here’s the thing with life insurance for moms: You know you’re supposed to have it, but you probably don’t because you think it is not affordable. Guilt and stress ensue. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Mama, you’re not alone … A recent survey found that 69% of single-parent households with kids at home are without…

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Side Hustles: Why you need one and where to find it

 Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play In this episode, I discuss… Why you need a side hustle How to get one What makes a good side hustle Maybe you need a little extra cash (or a lot – hello, savings account!), maybe you’re bored with your current career, or you want to…

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Stop telling me how cute I look. Please?

  I wrote this a few years ago, and stand by it today. It came to mind recently as I’ve noticed my daughter often compliments women’s appearances — including those she just met. I assume she is mimicking the behavior of other women (though not me!), who focus on each other’s clothes, figures, hair and…

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Shared parenting research (is it really best for kids?)

First, let’s establish this right away: Shared parenting isn’t right for families where one parent struggles with addiction, there is a history of violence or abuse, or severe mental illness. As of April, 2018 Kentucky became the first state in the country with a “legal presumption” for joint custody in divorce proceedings. That means that when you…

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Which dating site should single moms use?

If you’re new to online dating as a single mom, it can be totally overwhelming and confusing. Which sites are the best? Which are full of freaks and pervs? Where can you find nice guys? A fun date? Love? Hot sex? All of the above? [Better question: Where can I safely explore what I really…

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