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Kickass Single Mom Grant: A doula for low-income new mothers

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play When Tiara Caldwell gave birth to her twins, she was distraught when hospital staff kept the newborns from her for more than 11 hours. Nurses assumed that she didn’t want to nurse. She felt she was discriminated against because she is African American, and she was…

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Kickass Single Mom: From homeless to chef entrepreneur

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play Ladies!! I am two months in to the Kickass Single Mom Grant project (I grant $1,000 monthly to a mom who is doing incredible things — whether in business, community service, her family, politics, the arts … essentially a mom who is awesome and…

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Kickass Single Mom Grant winner: Jennifer’s Little Hands Book Bank

  I’m very proud and excited to announce the first-ever recipient to my Kickass Single Mom $1,000 Grant! In the six weeks since I announced the program, nearly 600 moms have applied. It was wonderful to learn about so many incredible women doing amazing things, it was tough to narrow it down. Lucky for you…

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This single mom traveled alone for the first time with her kids. It was empowering, devastating and awesome.

 Bumping this up, as it was published last year, and is so lovely. Enjoy, and be inspired! Today I received this letter from a Canadian reader, Samantha. I love the bravery it exhibits — both in her story of mustering the courage to leave a bad marriage, then to venture out into solo vacationing with kids,…

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#LikeAMother: Single mom money manifesto

  Listen. Take Note. Repeat. And, if you’re word-learned like me, you can read it: I will set big, giant scary goals for myself and family, regardless of what my family looks like, or what other people think I am capable of. I appreciate every single day that I live in a time of unprecedented…

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I spoke at the United Nations and it gave me hope for women everywhere

    Last week was a real highlight. A next-level amazing experience that doesn’t happen every day. I was invited by the Foundation for Gender Equality to speak at their annual summit for women’s equality at the United Nations (hashtags #womenseconomicempowerment #planet5050. I believe I manifested this opportunity, as I’ve become increasingly interested in policy work, and was…

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Sell your diamond engagement ring to afford wellness.

Clean out your Jewelry box and rid yourself of clutter

I’m a big fan of cleansing your life. Clutter is the enemy, and not just because stuff makes your home a mess, your closets, and drawers difficult to manage, and gives your housecleaner way too much work. Sell your bridal jewelry or other diamond jewelry to minimize this physical, mental and emotional clutter. Clutter — even…

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Single moms who thrive

ONE difference between single moms who thrive, and those who don’t

  This week’s post, “Do you need to break up with your single mom friend?” really resonated with readers. It got me thinking about how I have met so many amazing single moms since I started on my own single-parent journey six years ago, and of course especially since launching this blog three years back.…

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how to be more confident

Do these 9 things to feel confident and sexy when you feel old, fat and gross

Recently a mom on one of our boards posted:  I feel frustrated by a theme that keeps coming up: Love yourself first and foremost and then love will be drawn into your life. HOW EXACTLY does one, who has highly developed neuropathways of “not good enough” transition to the “I love myself” place? I feel…

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sex after divorce

Why women feel sexier after divorce

At least I have my kids. That’s another thing I tell myself when things are tough. When I worry I’ll never figure out the relationship thing. When I sit back and think, “How the hell did things turn out this way?” No one tells you these things can happen. There isn’t an afterschool special, a…

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