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Need a Mechanic? Automotive Advice for Single Moms (and Everyone Else)

Ever feel like a mechanic is just horsing around with your car? Maybe he knows what he is doing and identified the problem within a few minutes. Buy by poking around under the hood for an extra 10-15 minutes he can charge and extra 20-50%.…

Tax Tips Single Moms Should Know

It’s tax time! While being a single mom is hard and doing your taxes usually sucks, there are a few bright spots to make filing your taxes a bit easier. Honestly, if I were subscribing to the Marie Kondo method, I’d throw my taxes…

Getting Over Emotional Trauma: Abusive Relationships Take a Toll

The tolls of emotional trauma in an abusive relationship leave the abused feeling everything is their fault, they are crazy and wrong and even evil. Everyone reacts differently to emotional trauma depending on their life history and the extent…

Disciplining Your Child: Co-Parenting Rules

“I can’t make you do anything.” I can still remember the first day I said it to my son. He got in trouble for not being nice to his friend who was over. When the playdate was over, he was sent to his room to sit on his bed without toys.…
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Hiring a Handyman: Single Moms Savvy Advice to Hire the Right Guy

You have a honey do list but no honey. Trust me, honey, I know the pain. But with no honey, there are three options you have to fix those pesky things needing attention around the house. That might also mean you need some attention, but let’s…

The Reboot: 2017 Review and Lesson Learned

When you finish a year in a whirlwind of change as I did in 2016, you look forward to the promises of a New Year to continue moving everything forward. The bulk of 2016 was spent dealing with a move from Los Angeles to Hawaii, my home state.…

Love At Bandwidth Speeds – Friday Night Dating Sites

It’s late on a Friday night. I find myself home alone without even a good movie or book to dive into. My son has plans and is gone for the night while I flip through the channels of movies and shows all of which have some element of romance,…
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Putting My 8-Year Old In Charge of the Budget

I’m pretty lucky; I have a teenage son who not only thinks about things before he asks me for money but will walk through a grocery store and read labels and price shop.   He bought me a $235 backpack that I wanted for my birthday…