The Gift I Walked Away With From The Oprah Vision Tour – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

    If we’re connected on social media, you’ve probably seen me sharing about the Oprah and WW 2020 Vision Tour. This past fall I, like many of you, learned that Oprah was going to be on tour starting in the new year. It was really all I needed to hear and I planned to be there too. If you’ve been following along you know that I’ve heard Oprah speak up close and personal a couple of times during the…

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See The Good + 2020 Goals – Parenting Twins Article

 For the last few years I have chosen a “word of the year” and this year I wanted to do the same. When I sat down to think about what I wanted to focus on in my life,  especially in parenthood & for overall my mental health, “See The Good” came to me.   So my main goal this year is to see the good in everything around me. When things go wrong, or the kids get sick, I want to…

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New Year, New Parenting Goals – Parents Article

Have you ever stopped to wonder why we make New Year’s resolutions? It turns out that the tradition dates back all the way to the Babylonians, some 4,000 years ago. Of course, they weren’t making resolutions to eat healthier, hit the gym more, or spend less on frivolous coffee drinks. Instead, they were making promises to the Gods in hopes of receiving good fortune in the coming year. Whether your resolutions include eating fewer carbs or building your rainy day…

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5 Powerful Money Goals for Single Moms – Single Mum, Parents Article

Wouldn’t it be nice if our deposit statements came with a how-to guide? That would make managing money so much easier because it can be so uncomfortable; especially when you need to get it together. Trust me, I’ve been down that road. But I got tired of that and decided to make it right. These money goals for single moms came in handy when I was learning how to manage my money the right way and reach key money milestones.…

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How to Find Your Focus for 2020 – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

If you’re anything like me, your heart may be engrossed in all things holiday right now but your mind is thinking about the new year. I tend to be pretty goal driven and if you’ve been around for awhile then you know that anything new- a season, a birth year, a school year and sometimes even a new month gets my wheels spinning and my goal setting goes into overdrive.  Even if you aren’t a box checker or a goal…

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Life Is Beautiful: To 2019, With Love – Single Dad, Parents Article

Half a year is over, and another half the year about to begin.  So many things transpired the last few months, it feels like my life turned upside down with someone bouncing up and down on my head in the meantime.  Why this happened, I have no idea.  Everyone faces challenges in their life.  How we face those challenges define who we are.   So, today I wanted to step back from this year’s craziness and try to look at…

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2019: How Will You Ring In The Year? – Single Mum, Parents Article

It is almost the end of 2018 and I don’t know about you but I am ready to kick last year to the curb and welcome in 2019! Last year seemed to be the most BLAH year I have experienced thus far. Now, it may be due to the political BS that has been going on ALL YEAR LONG. It could be my struggles with depression. It could be any number of things. Whatever the cause, I know that I…

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The Pros & Cons of Working From Home – Single Mum, Parents Article

The Pros & Cons of Working From Home As a single mom I struggled for years trying to support my family while working full time. I had to apply for government assistance to afford the child care I needed. I knew that the only way I was going to get out the struggle I was in was if I didn’t have to pay for child care. The only way I would be able to do that was working from home.…

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Why I No Longer Dread Resolutions – Single Dads are Cool – Single Dad, Parents Article

The word “resolution” used to make my skin crawl. I would go to New Year’s Day levies and people would ask me what my resolutions were for the upcoming year. In most cases, I would stare at the blankly, and tell them I didn’t believe in them. I just felt if you wanted to do or not do something, you made a plan, and did it. However, over the past couple of years, I’ve changed my rational about this. Maybe…

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