How to be a balanced working mom

Finding a way to juggle a successful career and a happy and wholesome family life has never been easy. Being a full-time working mom is even less easy- it comes with bouts of guilt for not being able to be there for the family, as well as the stress of not being able to focus

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Sleep Advice for a Modern Parent

Sleeping is one of the key pillars of health, along with diet and stress levels. It is extremely important to maintain adequate levels of sleep in order to prevent lack of productivity, increased stress levels, depression, and other negative side effects. Some of these factors can, in turn, lead to serious illnesses. As a result,

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The Ultimate Book List to Tighten Your Finances, Build Your Career and Heal Your Relationships

[This post contains affiliate links.] If you know anything about me, you know that I loooooove to read, and love a good self-help book (I mean, I’ve published more than one!) So I’ve compiled a list of my favorites for anyone who is looking for a good read. Take a look and see if there’s

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Change Your Sleep Habits to Make More Money

The key to success is in our habits and not what is already in our pockets. So many people spend a lot of time thinking over what they can do to make money, or spend time grinding away at jobs they hate just to put food on the table. Working is a necessity, but life

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Why I’m Overcoming My Shame

I have a secret to reveal. It’s taken a while, but I’m no longer ashamed to share this about myself. I used to hate the way my voice sounds on podcasts- sometimes I still do- because I think it sounds funny! Like a 5-year old prodigy when I’m damn near 40 lol. But I’ve gotta get

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Stay Encouraged through the Growing Pains

This week I sent this message to the Frugal Feministas on my emailing list. I kept thinking about it, and thought that it was something that more people needed to hear. Maybe that’s you! As you prepare to begin another week, I wanted to reach out to you with this reminder: Stay Encouraged. Over the

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9 Free Ways to Encourage Self-love & Confidence in Our Children

“All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person.” ~Asa Don Brown TIME recently ran a story about the increase in suicides among Black children.  A study revealed that the suicide rate among black children increased from 2.54 per one million to 1.36 per million.

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Why It Is Important for You to Treat Yourself Regularly

We all know how important it is to be physically and financially responsible. It’s the reason why you come to this site, to get tips and insight on how to be at your healthiest financially. A large part of being financially responsible is being able to identify when you are spending money on your “needs”

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My Best Move A step back!! Here’s Why

~Jennifer Ritchie Payette, co-author, “Modular Career Design” I had a nice apartment on the good side of town.  I had just gotten a new(er) car.  I was able to fit new shoes or an outfit into my monthly budget.  I made happy hour or eating out a part of my budget, and maintain a decent

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Your Mondays Can be Fridays: 4 Must-do’s to Own Your Peace At Work

I don’t want to hear it!  We can spend hours in conversation with our friends, moms, sisters, boyfriends, husbands, whoever has a listening ear giving them the pre-text, text, and post-text of “how crazy today was”. We can discuss why Sally couldn’t “do it herself” or why is it that “I’m being called every time…”

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