Hello! I’m Emma Johnson, a professional single mom like you. My goal is to help you build a full, awesome life as a single mom.

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Places to sell jewelry online

11 best places to sell your jewelry (and how to sell your jewelry online for the most cash)

By Emma Johnson | Updated Jun. 5, 2020 (originally published Apr. 14, 2020) |

How do you decide which online jewelry buyer pays the most — and is the safest? Quick answer: There are highly reputable companies that will help you sell your jewelry quickly, safely and for a fair price. Our recommendations: If you have a diamond engagement or other ring, or branded item from Tiffany, Cartier or another…

Online therapy via text, phone and video is used by millions. Low-cost and free options for therapy.

Best online therapy sites for 2020

By Emma Johnson | Updated Jun. 3, 2020 (originally published Jan. 13, 2020) |

Today millions of people receive the benefit of therapy online. There are several quality online therapy platforms, including free online therapy apps, as well as online therapy paid for by your insurance. The best online therapy apps help individuals, couples, teens and families with anxiety, depression, addiction, mommy issues, daddy issues, trauma, grief, divorce, parenting,…

Pros, cons, price for popular online dating apps for single moms or single dads dating after divorce

Online dating apps: The ultimate guide for single moms

By Emma Johnson | Updated May. 28, 2020 (originally published Mar. 10, 2020) |

If you're new to online dating as a single mom, it can be overwhelming and confusing. This post breaks down the best online dating apps and sites for single moms — whether you are looking for love, fun, sex, marriage, partnership — or you're not yet sure! To start: Top dating apps for single parents eHarmony EliteSingles…

How gold buyers work, the price of gold, and how to sell gold jewelry, and gold coins safely, online with legit buyers.

Where to sell gold (and tips to get the most cash)

By Emma Johnson | Updated Jun. 2, 2020 (originally published Apr. 9, 2020) |

Updated Do you have old gold jewelry, gold coins, or dental scrap that you'd like to get rid of? Perhaps it's spring cleaning, cleansing after a breakup or you want to take advantage of the recent historically high gold prices. Where is the best place to sell your gold online? Quick takeaway: Our No. 1…

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15 signs your husband or wife is ready to leave you

By Emma Johnson | Updated Jun. 5, 2020 (originally published Dec. 5, 2019) |

Is your spouse distant? Depressed? Worried they are having an affair? Couples counseling may be the answer. But maybe your husband is ready to leave you. Online couples and individual counseling with BetterHelp starts at $40/week for unlimited phone, text, email or video sessions. Rated A+ from the Better Business Bureau. Choose from thousands of…

Online therapy has the benefits of in-person counseling, plus advantages in cost, convenience and anonymity.

BetterHelp review — is this online therapy site legit?

By Emma Johnson | Updated Jun. 5, 2020 (originally published Feb. 11, 2020) |

Maybe you’re one of more than 46 million U.S. adults with a mental illness. Or, perhaps you just need to talk some things out, get some advice, and a safe, comfortable place to be heard. Personally, I found that finding and affording quality counseling from a therapist I connected with to be a huge challenge.…

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Co-parenting rules—even with a difficult ex

By Emma Johnson | Updated Jun. 5, 2020 (originally published Jan. 3, 2020) |

It is not divorce or separation that harms children — but conflict between parents, no matter if they are married or divorced, studies find. Penn State University sociology professors studied 2,000 married persons and 700 children and concluded that children that had the highest levels of anxiety and depression either had low-conflict parents who divorced or…

There are many divorce lawyers. How to find one, when to use a divorce mediator, collaborative divorce, divorce litigator, and online divorce.

What every mom should ask for in divorce negotiations

By Emma Johnson | Updated Jun. 5, 2020 (originally published Aug. 16, 2019) |

Divorce and custody negotiations are stressful. How do you know what things to ask for in divorce? It's easy to want to plow through negotiations as quickly as possible. Slow your roll.  Below is a list of what every woman should consider when settling her divorce. Keep in mind two things: An amicable divorce is…

Tips for single mom to start dating, and online dating for parents.

9 reasons dating is better as a single mom

By Emma Johnson | Updated May. 28, 2020 (originally published Nov. 20, 2019) |

Through my circle of friends and single moms I meet through this blog, I often hear cries of horror about the thought of 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 I…

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What to tell your kid when their dad is not involved

By Emma Johnson | Updated May. 28, 2020 (originally published Apr. 18, 2018) |

Dear Emma, When my daughter was six months old, her dad left and more or less never showed up again. There were a few visits for a few years, and a couple of visits to family court for child support, but since then we have not heard or seen from him. My daughter is now 8…