A Mother’s Battle With Beauty

Beauty. A lighthearted word that should evoke feelings of peacefulness, harmony, and pleasing. Though well intentioned, the word misses its mark in society. Or, more truthfully, society misses its mark with the word. Full of clichés and impossibilities, the word has been the culprit of lifelong internal struggles. Wars with an ideal. As a mother of girls, the word is no less intimidating. (more…)

The Only Single Mom Book You Should Ever Read

Earlier this month, I found myself at the library without children. This is a rare occurrence. At this point in life, my only trips to the library are to escape dreaded rainy days with the kids to give them an outlet for their energy. Besides, between work and the girls, there just isn’t time to read. Hence, no reason for me to be at a library. But, I have a goal this year, and it is to begin investing. Sure, I have a 529 for the girls and a 401k and IRA for myself, but if I am going to retire early (which is the plan!), I’m going to need to enter the scary world of investing. (more…)

Your House on Your Time

Once upon a time, I was a woman who had it all together. I was queen of my life, and all my subjects fell in line. My house was clean; my bills were paid two weeks ahead of time like clockwork; my daughter never went anywhere in dirty, nonmatching clothes; my work life was the perfect balance of challenge and comfort; I was completely organized; I had leisure time; and everything was in harmony. And then something happened. I don’t know what (and I don’t have time to investigate it). Ali put it best: I broke.

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Spotlight: Diary of a New Mommy

Inez is a first-time mom, former children’s pastor, shower singer, makeup hoarder, and daydreamer. She resides in Northern California with her son, where she balances staying home with him, freelance writing, and managing her blog, Diary of a New MommyHers is the type of blog I would have loved to have found starting out as a single mom. Her spirit and easygoing nature can be felt through her posts, which focus on topics that are important to her. You know a woman who made Labor and Delivery nurse gifts is loving life. She is rocking single motherhood and enjoying every minute. (more…)