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You''re told we can have it all, but we're still trying to figure it all out. Built on the popular blog WealthySingleMommy.com, Emma digs into the paradoxes of women, work, family, relationships, sex, parenting, career and money. You know: Everything you're talking about (and some stuff you're not talking about, but wish you were).

You''re told we can have it all, but we're still trying to figure it all out. Built on the popular blog WealthySingleMommy.com, Emma digs into the paradoxes of women, work, family, relationships, sex, parenting, career and money. You know: Everything you're talking about (and some stuff you're not talking about, but wish you were).
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You''re told we can have it all, but we're still trying to figure it all out. Built on the popular blog WealthySingleMommy.com, Emma digs into the paradoxes of women, work, family, relationships, sex, parenting, career and money. You know: Everything you're talking about (and some stuff you're not talking about, but wish you were).

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English


Episodes

The Power of Pussy with Mama Gena

1/30/2019
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Earlier this year I interviewed an incredible woman, someone whose work has changed the way I feel about my body, sexuality, gender and life: Regena Thomashauser, aka Mama Gena, who, through her in-person and online workshops called Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts, and books by the same name, Thomashauer offers a fascinating history on the power of female sensuality and sexuality, biology lessons on female anatomy and the possibilities (and fruits of) hours-long orgasms. Our interview,...

Duration:00:39:45

How this work-at-home mom launched a 7-figure social media business

1/23/2019
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In the 90s, social media entrepreneur Kim Garst was sick of being broke, so she launched a seven-figure business from her dining room table with no marketing. When she maxed out on that web design business, Garst became involved in a wildly successful network marketing business, which morphed into consulting, and eventually Boom Social, a social media marketing firm that is considered a leader in its industry. In this episode, Kim and I discuss:

Duration:00:32:09

How to be a financial grownup with Bobbi Rebell

1/16/2019
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Why is everyone such a financial mess? Why do successful, highly educated women have zero idea what is going on in their finances — and abandon their financial power to men? What do really successful people have to say about money and success? Bobbi Rebell, Reuters anchor and author of the new How to Be a Financial Grownup: Proven Advice from High Achievers on How to Live Your Dreams and Have Financial Freedom answers these questions and more. Rebell, who is divorced, and remarried with a...

Duration:00:33:35

Making more money instead of spending less with Jean Chatzky

1/9/2019
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Jean Chatzky is a personal finance journalist, bestselling author of eight books and financial editor for NBC's Today Show. Here we talk about: Age Proof Full episode transcript here: https://www.wealthysinglemommy.com/jean-chatzky/

Duration:00:28:19

How to get dads involved with shared parenting after divorce

1/2/2019
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This is an important episode. Terry Brennan, co-founder of Leading Women for Shared Parenting, an activist organization responsible for introducing legislation in 20 states, that makes equal, shared parenting the presumption in family court. This is a critical issue for children, who suffer from absentee fathers in alarming figures, as well as men, who are automatically reduced to paychecks and an afterthought in family life. Shared parenting is critical for women, too, as involved...

Duration:01:08:56

How to start investing, get that raise, and be respected in the workforce

12/26/2018
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Sallie Krawcheck is often cited as one of the most influential women on Wall Street. Among many other accomplishments, she is the co-founder of the female networking coalition Ellevate Network, and CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a digital financial advisor for women. She's also a wife, mom, and philanthropist. On this episode of Like a Mother, Sallie and I chat about her career, advice for women navigating careers, money, relationships, and motherhood, all of it dished about in detail in...

Duration:00:40:43

How to join the resistance movement with Valerie Schull

12/19/2018
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After the 2016 presidential election, like so many of us, Valerie Schull, a single mom in Chicago, was angry. So Valerie, a Spanish teacher, got motivated. Schull is the co-founder of a local resistance group that is fighting against change in federal and local governments that do not support their progressive beliefs. Their mission statement: We work to BLOCK harm to ourselves and others, BUILD for future progressive candidates who govern for the people and BE the change and good we want...

Duration:00:45:15

The practical guide to marriage for alpha females with Suzanne Venker

12/12/2018
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Suzanne Venker's New York Times Bestseller The Alpha Female's Guide to Men and Marriage: How Love Works is only a testament to the fact that there are a lot of alpha women out there — women with difficult marriages, women searching for romantic love, women who worry their skyrocketing career and direct ways threaten her marriage — or the prospect of finding one. Progressives, I hear your objections. I get that women should not hold themselves back for the sake of their relationship. That...

Duration:00:58:09

Overcoming a spending addiction with Lauren Greutman

12/5/2018
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I love me some Lauren Greutman! This Syracuse, New York married mom of four was living the American dream ... 3,500 square-foot custom house, two luxury cars parked in the driveway, new furniture, dinners out ... and $40,000 in credit card debt. Fast forward through slinging steaks at a local restaurant, selling off everything she and her husband owned, clipping coupons and budgeting like a mo-fo and relocating to a tiny condo in a community where she was shunned by moms who lived in big,...

Duration:00:30:13

How to thrive on a single mom income

11/28/2018
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The awesome Jenny Hoff at CreditCards.com interviewed me for her latest ChargedUp podcast episode. This is a great conversation about my own story of overcoming my fears, hang-ups and neuroses when it comes to single motherhood and money. It is also about overcoming your own barriers that keep you stuck financially, emotionally, and professionally. Full episode transcript here: https://www.wealthysinglemommy.com/thriving-single-mom-income/

Duration:00:40:14

This single mom switched careers and found her tribe along the way

11/21/2018
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Being kickass, and being an activist, can come in many forms — often quieter and more private. That is what drew me to Teri Teves, a Portland, Ore., single mom of one, who switched careers from advertising to cosmetology, specifically lash extensions. Her new career gave Teri the time flexibility and high income that she craved. But making women feel comfortable, cared for, listened to, and beautiful is how Teri found she had the greatest professional contribution. Listen in this episode...

Duration:00:20:59

What to do about holiday custody arguments with your ex

11/14/2018
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The holidays are so hard for divorced and separated families. They just are. Especially if you are new to sharing the kids on the holidays. You are grieving what you thought your family would look like. What you hoped and expected your family would look like. And so much of that image is wrapped up in special occasions like holidays — holidays informed by magazines, movies, Hallmark and William Sonoma ads — not to mention social media and your own memories from your childhood (whether you...

Duration:00:04:40

Personal Finance for Millennials with Erin Lowry of Broke Millennial

11/7/2018
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First of all, how random that my colleague Erin Lowry, leading expert on Millennials and their money and author of the book Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together, and fellow money blogger, lives across the street from me in Astoria, Queens?! When we're not hanging out, I sometimes bump into her on the street as she's walking her dog, or going to dinner with her nice boyfriend. Also, totally random, this year both of us have books out with the same Penguin...

Duration:00:37:15

Financial Self Care for Moms

11/2/2018
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Bonus episode! Brought to you by Capital One GM BuyPower Card®. For many families, money is a negative force, a source of fear and stress that permeates all parts of your life. Worried about paying your bills? That stress affects your physical and mental health and makes you more prone to get angry at your kids, create conflict in your romantic relationship and lead to career and business decisions made out of fear — not confidence. In this episode I interview Craig Glee, Partner Lead, US...

Duration:00:09:35

What it's really like to be a single mom of a special needs kid

10/31/2018
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While the numbers are not confirmed, experts agree that divorce rates among parents with special needs children is far higher than the general population. And since single moms of special needs kids have challenges and joys that other moms — single or otherwise — do not. Kim Thompson, a single mom of two boys, ages 7 and 13, ages who lives in New York City, has struggled with her son's autism (and other diagnoses) first as a married mother, and now as a single, divorced mom. Because of her...

Duration:00:38:37

How to make your kid a money genius (even if you're not!)

10/24/2018
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Beth Kobliner is a celebrity in my nerd world: One of the first journalists covering personal finances for the masses for 30 years, Kobliner wrote the New York Times bestseller, Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance In Your Twenties and Thirties that changed the way that we think and deal with our finances. In 2014, she was appointed by President Obama to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. Fast forward to today, and Kobliner's Make Your Kid a...

Duration:00:52:43

How working mom guilt holds you back in career, money and life

10/17/2018
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Have you ever heard a man say he feels guilty for going to work? However, I guarantee you have felt guilty as woman for working. Whether or not you are a mom, caregiver, mom to a fur baby. Single or married, gay or straight. Why is it that we women are so full of shame about pursuing paying work — and careers we're passionate about? In this episode of Like a Mother, I drill into where all this working mom guilt comes from, how it affects you, and specific steps you can take to shed the...

Duration:00:31:18

Helicopter parenting is out, Lenore Skenazy's Free Range Parenting is in

10/10/2018
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For the past 10 years Free-Range Kids' Lenore Skenazy, New York City journalist and mom of two, has been taking one for the team. The Free-Range Kids author and blog founder has been on a one-woman mission to give kids back the freedom and autonomy they need to grow into self-actualized adults. I can't get enough of every single thing she has to say, including stats like: Crime is back to the level it was when gas cost 29 cents a gallonthe Christian Science Monitor2013 gun crime rate back...

Duration:00:45:53

Why shared parenting is best for kids AND moms

10/3/2018
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There are 60 peer-reviewed studies that prove that shared parenting — when children in divorced and separated families live with each parent at least 40 percent of the time — is what is best for kids, including in high-conflict situations. But it is also what is best for moms! In this episode, I talk about my own journey from being a really primary mom, to one with a great co-parenting relationship and the many, many benefits for moms. These benefits include: Full episode transcript here:...

Duration:00:08:30

Don't hold yourself back to get more child support

9/26/2018
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I hear from women who want to game the system, not earn too much so their child support or alimony payments won't be compromised. I also hear from women who pay their ex support and alimony, and they, too, limit themselves out of worry of having to pay out more than they care to. And, they may find themselves doing that very thing. But … who cares?! Ask yourself this: When you are 82 years old, looking back at your life, what do you want to think: Wow, I really stuck it to my ex all those...

Duration:00:07:59