Single Mom Inspiration

Arianna Huffington sleep Emma Johnson podcast

Arianna Huffington on sleep, ego, wellness and single motherhood

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play Over the past few years I’ve totally prioritized getting a lot of sleep — at least 9 hours, which means going to bed just after tucking in my 7 and 9 year-olds! The difference is incredible: More energy, never sluggish in the mornings (OK, most mornings!),…

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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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Rebekah Borucki: Change Your Life In 4 Minutes of Meditation

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   I do yoga. Believe in therapy (in some cases. Lead a horse to water, you know?). Try to eat organic and have had my sanity saved by acupuncture. I pray, try very hard to make ecological decisions at every opportunity, and respect most…

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Why haven’t you gotten an STD test? This founder can help.

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   Listen as I interview myLab Box founder Lora Ivanova about why sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise, why no one is getting tested, and how her business model is poised to change how we have sex and manage our health forever.  Countless…

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Happy Mother’s Day to you, beautiful single mom!

  Lots of WealthySingleMommy is devoted to the challenges of single motherhood. But you deserve to celebrate why you, as a single mom, are so awesome! Let me count the ways… You’re raising a human being by yourself. WTF. That’s HUGE. You pay the bills and plan a future by yourself. When your kid does something…

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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…

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How to make your office a mom-friendly business

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play     Many companies (finally!) recognize the challenges of working full-time and raising a family, and now listen to research that finds that companies that support working parents, including nursing moms, is better for the bottom line. Many started to offer perks to make…

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Moms are suddenly dropping out of the workforce. Why?

Over the past 15 years, labor market participation for U.S. women in their prime working years has been on a steady decline, reversing the growth trend of the previous 20 years. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT?! In this Working Moms Mean Business episode, BBVA Compass economist Amanda Augustine, co-author of a recent study analyzing the…

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If you’re thinking of being a single mom

  Are you a single mom? What advice do you give women thinking of having a baby on her own? Share in the comments :)   Not a week goes by that I don’t find myself in conversation with a childless woman in her 30s worried about whether to have kids, wondering about being a…

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4 tips for teaching kids gratitude

How to teach your kids gratitude in 4 steps

When my kids get home from school this afternoon, they will walk into the apartment to find two frilly gift bags. Before we reach the door I will play up the surprise: Something is waiting for you! What can it be? Each gift will contain a new supply of underwear. They both need new chonies.…

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Kim Garst, 3x social media entrepreneur, badass mom

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play   In the 90s, social media entrepreneur Kim Garst was sick of being broke, so she launched a seven-figure business from her dining room table with no marketing. When she maxed out on that web design business, Garst became involved in a wildly successful network marketing business,…

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49 things moms should do instead of laundry

  I often hear from blog readers or friends incredulous cries: “How do you get so much done all the time! Do you ever sleep?!” (Spoiler alert: Laundry service.) Actually, Many nights I’m in bed by 9 p.m. (not proud of that, it is what it is), and I spend plenty of time dawdling on…

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