The Ultimate Guide to Kicking Ass and Thriving as a Single Mom


“Best of the Web”—Parents magazine 

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  • Learn the tricks, secrets, research and strategies for building a life on your own terms.
  • Create your dream career, and far more money than you ever imagined.
  • Have the romantic, love and sex life that blows your mind (and never feel guilty about it).
  • Find time to devote to your health, hobbies, friendships, faith, community and travel.
  • Feel proud every day to be the most joyful, present and fun mom to children you are proud to call your own!


Emma Johnson is a veteran business and personal finance journalist, and founder of the world’s largest platform for single mothers, WealthySingleMommy. As an expert she has appeared on CNN, Headline News, TIME,,, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, won Parents magazine’s Best of the Web, and cited by U.S. News as host of a ‘Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts,’ for her show, Like a Mother. Emma has spoken at the United Nations Foundation for Gender Equality and is founder of the Kickass Single Mom Grant program. The Kickass Single Mom: Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy Children (Penguin) will be released Oct. 17, 2017. She lives in Astoria, New York with her children.

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Jean Chatzky

New York Times Bestseller, NBC Today, HerMoney Podcast

The Kickass Single Mom is a much-needed roadmap for the 10 million U.S. single moms to achieving their goals and creating an abundant and happy future for themselves and their kids. Emma Johnson’s writing is smart, researched and hilarious at the same time.

Lenore Skenazy

Founder of the book and blog Free-Range Kids

This book is like having a stand-up comic, high-priced divorce attorney, no-nonsense mentor and perfect best friend by your side as you make the same trek Emma Johnson did: from alone and scared to happy, wealthy and sexy. Emma’s work is a new movement that re-brands single moms for what they really are: competent, capable, sensual, solvent, loving, lovable, and, of course, kickass!

Bobbi Rebell

Former lead anchor for Reuters, and Author of How to be a Financial Grownup. Proven Advice from High Achievers on How to Live Your Dreams and Have Financial Freedom

All the single mommies! Get your hands up and get a copy. This book is raw, real, and mandatory reading for the 10 million-plus single moms and the friends and family who love them. Single mom superhero Emma Johnson is re-defining what it means to fly solo with kids — and lookout. She has heard it all, makes no excuses, and pulls no punches in fighting to empower her tribe of single moms.

Regena Thomashauer, aka Mama Gena

New York Times Best-Selling Author of Pussy: A Reclamation and Founder of The School of Womanly Arts

It’s high time that mothers, just like all women, are embraced and supported to access the power of their sensual truth. In her new book, The Kickass Single Mom, Emma Johnson takes a fierce stand for removing the shame and stigma around motherhood, sex, pleasure and power.

Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche

Financial educator and #1 bestselling author: The One Week Budget

Woah! What an awesome read. I could not put this book down! Every single mom — or woman considering single motherhood — MUST read The Kickass Single Mom! Emma’s book provides all the financial tools solo moms need to create the positive mindset shifts required to thrive — no matter what your family looks like. The Kickass Single Mom is the seminal book to elevate the ‘single mom’ status, once and for all.

Paula Rizzo

Emmy Award winning Fox News producer and author, Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed

If you want a no-nonsense, clear and concise guide to kicking ass as a single mom, then Emma Johnson is your woman. She pulls no punches and gives it to you straight in a refreshing and energizing way. Emma makes it known that the secret to success as a single mom isn’t just about work-life balance, but living your entire life to the fullest.