Author: Emma Johnson

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9 smart money moves to make before the year ends

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Take the time now to make some smart money moves and you’ll set yourself up to be more financially secure not just in 2022, but for …

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9 red flags to watch for in dating & relationships

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“It should have been a red flag that … ”  I hear that so many times from both women and men who are heartbroken, abused or …

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Why you should stop doing your own laundry (& other housework)

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Last summer my kids returned from a couple weeks in Los Angeles where they stayed with their aunt. Me: Why does Lucas have all new underwear? …

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Here’s why you shouldn’t be doing your own laundry (or other housework)

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Last summer my kids returned from a couple weeks in Los Angeles where they stayed with their aunt. Me: Why does Lucas have all new underwear? …

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17 things every woman should do alone (at least once)

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I was speaking with a recently-separated friend. She had been with her husband for more than 15 years, and the prospect of spending so much time alone was …

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The best online therapy sites for moms

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If you told me eight years ago I could find a licensed psychologist to come to my apartment in New York City for less than $150 and …

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Best online diamond buyers (& what to ask them before selling)

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Are you ready to let go of the past, declutter, and make a pretty profit? Of course you are. Here’s what I want you to do: …

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How to simplify your finances & reach your money goals

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If you are stressed about your money, chances are that you are also financially unorganized, whether you regularly fail to stick to a budget (or maybe …

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How to find quick, hidden money in a divorce

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If you’re looking for sneaky or aggressive ways to shake money from your soon-to-be ex, click off this post and look elsewhere. But if you’re going through …

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Is shared parenting really best for children?

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First, let’s establish this right away: Shared parenting isn’t right for families where one parent struggles with addiction, there is a history of violence or abuse, or …

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How to start investing: A guide for women

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I am on a personal mission to get women to save and invest more. There are some fascinating studies that find that women are actually better at investing …

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Why do moms still feel guilty about working?

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Working mom guilt is a powerful, negative force that is as dated as it is prevalent. I have written on this topic extensively through my blog, …

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A single mom’s step-by-step guide for getting out of debt

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Are you a single mom who wants to pay off debt for GOOD? If you live with consumer debt, you are not alone. According to U.S. …

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6 road trip rules for single moms with kids

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After returning from a two-week road trip with my kids, this is my perspective: Why was everyone I know warning me not to make the trek …

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The 10 best dating websites for single moms

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If you’re new to online dating as a single mom, it can be totally overwhelming and confusing. Which sites are the best? Which are full of freaks …

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How to avoid bankruptcy during a divorce

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Divorce is one of the leading predictors of both bankruptcy and home foreclosure. Women are especially prone to a long-term financial fallout from divorce. Within a year …

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How to divorce like a feminist

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Whether you were married to your kids’ dad, were in a couple or your encounter was a hookup, this post is for you. I believe that …

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What to consider when changing your name after a divorce

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Recently, a newly single mom messaged me: “Can you please write about a name change after divorce? I don’t want to share my name with my ex-husband …

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How to protect your identity during a divorce or breakup

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When Mandi broke up with her longtime partner three years ago, she had many, many stresses: How would she care for her baby daughter? How would …

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The only divorce checklist you need

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Whether you are planning to leave a bad (or even dangerous) relationship, or have already mutually and amicably agreed to part ways with your spouse, the …

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9 reasons dating is better as a single mom

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Through my circle of friends and single moms I meet through this blog, I often hear cries of horror about the thought of single-mom dating.  What man …

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28 ways to be a better co-parent

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It is not divorce or separated families that harm children — but conflict between parents. Together, we can work to stop that from happening and promote shared …

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Should you pay for credit repair?

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One of your greatest tools to building wealth is your credit score. With a solid credit score and history, you have access to interest rates, including a mortgage …

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Best high-paid, work-at-home jobs for moms

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Since becoming a mom eight years ago, I have felt so grateful that I have control over my time, location, client base and professional happiness.  One …

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5 reasons women need life insurance more than men do

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Women need life insurance more than men do, yet we are less likely to be covered.  According to the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association, 56 …