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Share happy stories about your kids' dad [co-parenting tip]

The past few months Helena has been obsessed with family stories. “Mommy, tell me a story about when I was  a baby,” she'll ask, and I'll tell her about how once, as a sleeping infant, her laugh broke the pin-drop silence of one of New York Public Library's reading rooms, eliciting a symphony of chuckles.…
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Who deserves to call themselves a “single mom”?

Updated May 17, 2019 Below, you will find a polite, academic picking-apart of the who-gets-to-call-themselves-a-single-mom debate. It rages on, constantly, and after 7 years of blogging about single moms (and being one myself for 9 years), I have come to this conclusion: The argument about who is, and who is not a single mom is…
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When to sell your antique and estate jewelry & questions to ask

Recently, I was chatting with my good friend Sarah, who mentioned that she'd inherited her beloved grandmother's large antique sapphire-and-diamond brooch. I was surprised to hear this — after all, I've known Sarah for years, and see her a couple times per month. I've never seen or heard about this knock-out heirloom bling! “Oh, it…
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online therapy works for single moms

8 reasons online therapy is great for busy moms

You're stressed. Feel like you're doing it 100% alone. Likely lonely. Maybe depressed. Therapy might sound good — but who has the time or money? Related: Questions to ask before paying for online therapy Plus, depending on where you live, and your situation, it might be embarrassing if your friends, colleagues, neighbors knew you went…
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24 questions to ask before paying for online therapy

Are you considering therapy? Sometimes getting to an on-site therapist isn’t possible, but that’s no longer an excuse for not getting the help you need — and deserve. According to the World Health Organization, two-thirds of people who knowingly suffer from mental illness don't seek treatment. If you suffer depression, anxiety, overwhelm, relationship or career…
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EliteSingles review

Thanks to the ease of use or the increased potential for finding a match (be it for romance, partnership, a hookup, marriage, or anything in between), online dating has become a mainstream choice for those of any age, walk of life, and lifestyle. According to The Knot, online dating is the #1 most common way…
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Become a bookkeeper

How to become a bookkeeper and find at-home jobs

If you love numbers and math and actually enjoy tracking data in spreadsheets, a career as a bookkeeper can be a great fit for moms — especially since these high-paying jobs are often available on a part-time basis, as a work-at home side gig. Some bookkeepers earn $60 per hour while working from home, and…
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13 financial steps to a rich life as a single mom

Are all single moms destined for poverty, loneliness and effed-up kids? Quick answer: NO. Keep reading for details on how to build an amazing life, find love and raise happy kids as a single mother, including my own journey to building a business, income, savings, investments and wealth. Here are my steps to living a…
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Online dating apps: The ultimate guide for single moms

If you're new to online dating as a single mom, it can be overwhelming and confusing. Which online dating apps are the best? Which dating sites are full of freaks and pervs? Where can you find nice guys? What about single dads looking for a relationship? A fun date? Love? Hot sex? All of the…
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How to create a single mom budget you will stick to

Tired of reaching the end of the month, wondering where in the world all your money went? Have some big financial goals you're trying to reach — buy or refinance a house, pay off the car, get rid of debt, save for a vacation, help your kids pay for college? What about just creating a…
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