Career

How To Balance Your Productivity Right Now – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

I know for me the idea of being super productive is really just an idea on most days. The reality is that my days ebb and flow. As someone who is used to being busy and constantly wishing for more time to do all of the things, having more time and being less productive has been a little unsettling for me. But what I have realized is that I am not alone. Apparently even the idea of expecting yourself or…

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What To Do After Graduation When You Have No Options – Single Mum, Parents Article

Many people are wondering what to do after graduation when there seem to be no options. I mean let’s face it, times can be uncertain. In a blink of an eye, the world can be in quarantine and the job market is on hold, there can be layoffs, hiring freezes, or you may have the education but find a hard time finding a job with no experience. BUT all is not lost, even though you may feel lost on what…

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How To Find Your Purpose & Live Your Best Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

Let’s talk about how to find your purpose. A lot of people think that it is hard to find your purpose but, to be honest with you everything that you need to both find your purpose and to live out the life that you want is right under your nose.Let me tell you a story. I randomly fell into the counseling field after being a correctional officer and became a case manager. I noticed that encouraging people came naturally to…

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How I Prioritize My Time as a Busy Creative Mum – Parenting Twins Article

Finding the time to be creative is difficult, especially as a parent. Your time can already feel scarce, between working, daycare runs, after school or weekend activities, and the running of a household; finding the time to work on your creative pursuits can feel impossible. Time management is something I’ve struggled with as I’ve started to grow this blog, and improve my writing portfolio. I’ve had to drop limiting beliefs around what I need to feel creative and write, and instead…

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Millennials Are Not “Running Out of Time” to Have Kids – Parents Article

Source: RawPixel/Pexels Guest post by Cristina Schreil. It’s no secret that older generations reached certain family-planning milestones much earlier than Millennials. For instance, getting married and having babies in one’s twenties was once seen as proper timing. That’s not the case with Millennials. Researchers at the Urban Institute found that “between 2007 and 2012 … birth rates among women in their twenties declined more than 15 percent.” As I noted in my last post on Millennials, we are doing things…

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10 Things Single Moms Should Look For in a New Job — SINGLE BLACK MOTHERHOOD – Single Mum, Parents Article

Flexibility. This is major for me and I am sure it is for you. I can work in a typical 9-5 environment with the ability to come in and go as long as I am getting my work done. If your child has a lot of doctor’s appointments or school events, you may want a company that is okay with you taking off to handle your mom duties. Do they offer laptops? Telecommuting is huge today. Ask if there are…

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Life Lately… And An Apology – Parents Article

Guys! , I know it seems as if I’ve fallen off a cliff face, and whilst it kinda feels like I have, I managed to get caught on the ledge and am slowly starting to make my way back up. So, first off, my apologies for the radio silence. I know my 6 loyal readers have missed me terribly. But I’m back, kind of, and now that the craziness of the last few months has come to a semi-solid place, hopefully this little ol’ blog…

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The Job Description of a Foster Parent – Foster Parents Article

“Oh, I’m just a mom.” Those words can become the usual response if someone asks about occupation. However, as parents, we shouldn’t downplay our all-important role in raising a family. That’s especially true for foster parents whose role could possibly change the lives of children in their care.  The skills and knowledge gained as a foster parent can be extremely valuable to an employer.  Plus, foster parents must go through extensive training before becoming licensed by the government to care…

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Reflecting On 2016 And Looking Toward The New Year – Single Dad, Parents Article

As I sit at home this new years eve, I find myself reflecting on the last 12 months of my life. First and foremost, I woke up on the preferable side of the ground this morning, so I suppose I have that to be thankful for. But considering this article would not be possible without these fairly obvious circumstances, you are probably more interested in the other things I have to say. Last December, I accepted a job with a…

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The Best Work From Home Jobs That Actually Pay Big | SingleMoms.ORG SingleMoms.ORG – Money, Life, and More – Single Mum, Parents Article

The phrase “work-from-home” usually conjures an image of a pajama-clad person focused on his laptop while lounging on the couch. That is not always the case though – especially today when a variety of lucrative and high-powered positions are quite flexible. Work from home jobs are also more in demand because over 90% of companies have fewer than 1,000 employees and do not mind hiring someone with experience and skills to serve them from home.  It means that if the…

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