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It’s important to be a woman that lifts up other women instead of putting them down. It’s essential for women to lift one another up instead of competing with them.

There’s room for all of us to succeed and if we don’t empower each other, then who will? The rest of the world is already trying to put us down, so why do we need to do it to each other?

Being able to empower other women in your life says a lot about who you are

Women who are willing to empower other women are often more comfortable and confident in their own skin, thus helping them want to do the same for others. Here are some ways to empower other women in your life so that everyone can reach their full potential:
It’s essential for women to lift one another up instead of competing with them.

There’s room for all of us to succeed and if we don’t empower each other, then who will? The rest of the world is already trying to put us down, so why do we need to do it to each other?

Don’t gossip

The first thing you’ll want to do to start empowering other women is to shut down any gossip right from the start! As soon as any girl-bashing starts to happen, shut it down. Either let them know that you’re not okay with the conversation or just walk away. You’ll be the bigger person and others will take notice. Plus, you’ll less likely be associated with hurtful comments if it gets back to the person being talked about later on.

Reach out

Reach out to other women to see if they need help. It can be your social media gals or your real-life friends – just be proactive and check in with them to see if they are doing okay. If they aren’t, ask how you can help. Even just listening to them can really perk them up and make them feel better. It doesn’t really take a lot of effort to do either, so make sure that you’re reaching out regularly to your girlfriends.

Women Who Empower Know There’s Room for All of us to be succeed!
Be honest

You’d be surprised at how many women feel lonely. We often feel imperfect and isolated as we compare ourselves to other women because of social media or cultural standards. But sharing your stories and being real about your life can actually help other women. They’ll be able to find solace in what you say and appreciate your honesty.

Push your female friends

If you want your friends to succeed, then you’ll need to push them to step outside the box to push their limits. They need to feel uncomfortable in order to really garner the success they deserve and might need a little push from you! Encourage them to just do it and take a leap of faith. Let them know that you’ll be with them the entire way to help them any way you can.

Be an example

A great way to empower other women is to lead by example. This entails empower yourself and showing them how confident you are so that they can want to be like you, too! Be the person you want to be and don’t stop until you get there. Be authentic, bold, genuine, independent and not afraid to take chances. You’ll be able to show other women that they can do it just like you!

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As moms, it’s all about managing your time and trying to make your day as effective and efficient as possible.

A mom’s job is never done and it’s anything but a 9-5. Because being a mom is a 24/7 job, so it’s very difficult to try and do anything for yourself. .

Although self-care is important, it’s often very hard to come by for moms.

But that doesn’t mean you should neglect yourself and your own physical and mental health.

Here are a few small habits that can really make big progress for moms and doesn’t take much effort on their part (because we all know how tired they already are):

  1. Be mindful

As moms, we feel stressed a lot. We carry a lot on our shoulders and never stop worrying about every single thing. However, we’re sometimes too busy thinking about other things instead of being mindful of the present. But being mindful can really help you de-stress, connect with your children and spouse and be grateful for what you have now. It can really do a lot for your mental health if you’re mindful of the present

2.Have a consistent morning routine

Chaotic mornings can lead to chaotic days. That’s why it’s good to start getting in the habit of having a consistent morning routine. This means you’ll be able to have a smooth morning and not have to start your day off stressed. You’ll be able to leave your house on time, get everything you need done on time and have a smoother day.

3. Have a bedtime routine

Just as you have a routine for the morning, do the same for the night for your entire family. This makes ending the day easier and will allow you the chance to schedule in some “mom” time to just unwind from the day. Consistency will also help you get a better night’s sleep.

4. Have a To-Do List

As moms, we multitask. But that also leads to mom brain and we often forget about things we need to do or should do. To help combat this, have a To-Do list for the day that you complete the night before, week before or month before. Write down everything that needs to be done for work, home and school and attach due dates to them so that you never forget what you’re doing or what you need to do. This will make life so much easier and help decrease your mom brain!

5. Do something every day that makes you feel good

Making it a habit to do something every day that makes you happy and feel good will help you be a better mom. You’ll be doing something for yourself despite committing the majority of your day to your family. This will make you happier even if it’s listing to music you like, preparing your favorite meal or just taking a longer bath at night!

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Mom and her Goals by Mom And Her Goals - 2w ago

Being happy is a very subjective emotion. Each person on Earth has different things that make them happy and causes them to smile.

But even though happiness is a very personal thing, the truth is that it’s important to be happy for your health and well being.

Your physical and mental state benefits from you being happy, so it’s important to practice the positive emotion as much as possible.

When you’re happy, you’re just a better person overall. You are more compassionate, creative, energetic and fun to be around.

Also, happiness can lead to becoming financially successful, which is just another reason why you’d want to be happy more!

But the truth is, it can be hard and difficult to be happy all the time – and that’s totally normal.

Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows all the time and you don’t have to be either.

But if you feel yourself being sad, depressed or angry more than you are happy, then something might be wrong and you should definitely reevaluate your life and your outlook because that’s not healthy.

To help you be more consciously happy, here are some everyday habits of happy females:

1. They make it a habit to have routines
When you know what your day will entail, it makes things simple for you and happy females know this. You know what to expect from the day and can cross things off your list, making yourself product at the end of the night. When you know your routine, you know what to expect from it – even though any changes can happen at any time. You are still able to adjust and go about the rest of your day’s routine, thus not making things too hectic on you.

2. They lift others up
Happy females like to lift other females up by complimenting them or just telling them things that will brighten their day. That’s because they feel happy themselves and want to spread that happiness to others around them. Happiness is contagious and happy females want to spread it all around as much as they can!

3. They don’t expect perfection
Perfection is the root of evil and happy females know this. Perfection only causes stress, depression and negative thoughts so stop thinking that you have to be perfect. Once you let go of perfection, you’ll be able to live a happier life because you won’t be chasing something that’s unattainable. No one is perfect and neither are you!

4. They surround themselves with happy people
Happy females don’t want negative people around them to kill their happy vibes. That’s why they only surround themselves with others who want to be happy, too! Get rid of toxic people in your life and you’ll automatically feel happier that you cut them off!

5. They look for the good around them
To be happier, you need to want it and that starts with seeing the goodness around you. When you start to consciously looking for the good, you’ll see it and this will make you smile and feel happier. There’s a lot of goodness in the world, you just need to open your eyes.

As always, leave a comment down below if you relate to this post or have tips on how to continue to help us grow into better moms and women! Oh, and please give this a share if you enjoyed this post.

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Mom and her Goals by Mom And Her Goals - 3w ago

I know many single moms can relate to the struggle with money, so today I am sharing how I budget my household with only my income.

As a single mom, I have to be very careful about my spending habits. I need to know where I spend every dollar in order to make it last longer. That’s because any decision I make with my money either sets me up for success or failure. There is a very small margin for error or emotional spending, so making sure I have my priorities in check is vital to my family’s success.

When I first started budgeting, I tried different apps and worksheets . Some of them were good, but many times had nothing to do with my type of lifestyle, and would only end up being too complicated to keep up with. For the past couple of years now, I’ve been using the app Everydollar.com and following Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps program. No, this is in no way advertised or sponsored; I just simply think it’s a really cool app and method to get anyone’s spending under control. So here’s what I include in my monthly budget:

The categories are follows:

Income
Giving
Savings
Food
Housing
Bills
Transportation
Health
Insurance
Clothing & Personal Care
Lifestyle
Misc
Gifts
Debt

Tip: Track every expense, regardless of how small the expense is. Even coffee every morning for $2.00 may feel like a small expense, and unnecessary to track, but small expenses add up and can make all the difference in your monthly budget.

Income

My income goes at the top of the list. In the income area I add my checks, bonus, overtime pay, and any side business income, which varies from month to month.

  • Check #1
  • Check #2
  • Bonus & OT
  • Side Business
Giving

Giving is something that I added as part of my budget in the last couple of years after being able to get out of debt. I find it a great way to show gratitude and teach my teen the same.

Saving

For my saving category I try to keep it very simple. My 401k comes out automatically, Therefore, I only keep two other categories. I have an emergency fund (in case of emergencies or unemployment) and a rainy day savings ( for car repairs, or any small unexpected expenses).

  • Emergency fund
  • Rainy Day Savings
Food

I have seen many budgets that keep “eating out” as part of entertainment, however I decided to keep it under the food category. Besides my Starbucks addiction/ obssesion, my teen and I mostly cook at home and prep meals, so the percentage we use to eat out is small.

  • Groceries
  • School lunch
  • Eating out
Housing

My housing costs are rent only. But if you pay HOA or have home repairs this might be a good place to add those expenses.

  • Rent
Bills

I’ve seen budgets that list cell phone and internet under entertainment. I add it under bills as a necessity since I use them for side businesses. This category usually describes my monthly bills, such as electricity, water, trash, sewer, and internet.

  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Trash & Sewer
  • Internet & cell
Transportation

Transportation has been a big part of my expenses. Dropping of my teen at school every morning, and picking him up, driving to work, going to church and running errands all quickly adds up. Incuded here are gas, oil changes and other expenses such as tags and registration.

  • Gas
  • Oil change
  • Tags & Registration
Health

We don’t get sick too often (knock on wood), but if we do and I have to buy medicine or pay for doctor visits, it is added under the health category. So things like co-pays, medicine, vitamins are all added here.

  • Vitamins
  • Dr. Visits
  • Medicine
Insurance

I have medical and life insurance deducted from my checks. However, if that is an expense you have separately, you may want to add it under this category. You can also include your auto insurance, renter insurance or any other insurance type you have.

  • Auto Insurance
  • Renters Insurance
Clothing And Personal Care

My family is consisted of two people, my teen and I. So this expense is usually small. Therefore I decided to combine them. I usually add things like uniforms and back to school clothes, any items for myself and all my personal care expenses like haircuts, shampoo, makeup and anything else.

  • Back to School
  • Uniforms
  • Personal hygiene Products
Lifestyle

Lifestyle is the category I keep for non necessities. The “wants vs the needs,” and these are bills I know I can cut back on case of an emergency. They’re the first to go if I need to save more money. Usually, it’s entertainment or what I call “fun” things like going to the movies, drinks with friends, a PlayStation membership for my son, Netflix, the gym, my teen’s allowance and any personal development stuff like books, seminars and courses.

  • Netflix or cable
  • Gym & Playstation Membership
  • Teen’s allowance
  • Books etc
Miscellaneous

Because it is nearly impossible to plan for everything that can happen, I have found this category extremely helpful to have for one-time expenses. This month I had to buy batteries for our scale. That is not a recurring expense so I added it under misc.

Gifts

The Gift category is only added in for the months it is needed. So any special holidays and birthdays.

  • Birthday
  • Holidays
Debt Payoff

I currently have no outstanding debt. However, a couple of years ago, I would add my credit cards, medical bills and collections to this category.

  • Credit cards
  • Personal Loans
  • Debt payoff

These are all my personal budget categories as a single mom. Some categories I have seen other moms add include: day care, formula, pampers etc. You can definitely adjust your categories depending on your needs.

Tips For Creating An Effective Budget
While everyone’s budget will be different, here are some helpful tip that will work for any budget and lifestyle. First, you’ll want to keep things simple and realistic. Don’t make anything too complicated because it won’t be easy to follow and you’ll find yourself abandoning it within a few weeks. Also, it needs to be realistic, so even though you’d like to save a ton of money, it might be better to use extra funds to pay down debt.

Always create a new budget at the beginning of each new month. This is where the birthdays and holidays category comes into play. You’ll want to make sure you have enough funds to cover these extra expenses for your family. Also, as the end of each month, it’s good to take the time and review your previous month’s budget before creating the new one. This will help you find ways to cut back on unnecessary expenses and save more money.

Budgeting isn’t always easy for single moms, but it’s very important that you know where you money is going. Trust me when I say, if I was able to get out of debt and control my spending habits so can you. You want to make sure that your family is stable and that you cover the necessities before you start dishing out money for entertainment and lifestyle expenses!

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Having mom friends is a huge benefit since it provides you with a support system. They understand what you’re going through since they’re moms themselves. They understand the struggles, challenges and joys of raising children and can relate to you on several levels.

Finding likeminded mom friends can really make being a mom a lot easier and more enjoybale.

However, just like most things in life there is a negative side to mom friends and that is an annoying and not talked about much “mom competition.” It doesn’t matter if they’re working moms, stay-at-home moms or single moms, sometimes having mom friends can turn into a competition of who has the most well behaved kids or the nicest things for their family. Also, things like a clean home, the best huband and the best home décor all become grounds for competition between moms.

Quit honestly, everything can be a mom competiton these days.

But honestly think about it, what’s the reason we initially reach out to other moms? Many of us will say it’s because we felt lonely while our single friend were off living a different lifestyle or that they don’t understant what it’s like to have kids.

Mom friends are relatable and are there to talk to when your kids are stressing you out. They understand the highs and lows of motherhood. I think if we can all agree on something is that we all want the best for our kids and our home. I think if we were all being honest withoutselves, we all share the same feeling even if we don’t admit it – that we can do a better job as a mom despite already giving our all.

Here are 6 things we can all do to stop this mom competition:

1. Stop Judging Other Moms

Stop judging other moms who are in the process of learning just like you. Every mom has their strengths, and weaknesses, and no one is perfect. When you see other moms struggling with challenges you perhaps have already overcome, be humble enough to love and understand their journey.

2. Stop Judging Yourself

Your kids will screw up at some point ,and as a mom, so will you. Accept that it is part of motherhood and stop judging yourself for making mistakes as a mom.

3. Don’t Hang Out With “Negative Nancy” Moms

Stay away from people who don’t help you grow. We all have at least one person who no matter how loving, understanding we are to them, they will always be driven by negativity. I’m a big believer of empowering others and being loving, but I also think you either influence people or they influence you. So if you are around this type of mom who always has something negative to say, you might want to consider making other mom friends.

4. Stop Gossiping About Other Moms

It not only shames other moms, but it looks childish on your part. Women are good at avoiding conversation we don’t want to be part of. So redirect the conversation when you hear gossip about other moms. It’s not cool, and guess what? If they are talking about other moms in front of you, they are probably talking about you with other moms as well.

5. Stop Comparing Yourself

Something we often do as moms is compare ourselves. From our looks to the way we run our home, we often compare ourselvse to our mom friends and their lives. Everyone has their own journey, and that’s what’s special about each one of us. We are all unique and we all bring something different to the table. That’s what’s special about having friends!

6. Empower Other Moms

We all have women we look up to. We are either that for someone else and/ or we look up to others. Understand that and learn to be genuinely happy for other moms and to understand that we all struggle, too. Some of the challenges you’ve been through can benefit other moms and instead of looking down at them, you can help them overcome those same problems just like you did.We are all in this journey of motherhood together. And we can all agree on something – we all want the best for our kids and our home, so be loving and caring to other moms!

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The rave of this generation is mostly centered around becoming rich overnight. Most young people out there have the illusion that adulthood is the platform for making millions. Most are unaware of the reality of what it really takes to make money, or the attitude towards money making. Therefore, it is important to teach teenagers some money lessons and not wait until they are adults before they start planning how to be financially independent.

Your job as a parent or guardian is to enlighten your teenager, so they don’t make the same mistakes you made- maybe because your parents left you to experience life on your own, and learn from your mistakes. It is paramount that a teenager is taught the practical ways and methods to make money and the need to live an economical lifestyle.

Teach them about budget and planning

Firstly, a teenager should be aware of the reality of expenses, bills, responsibilities and the cost of living. Most times they are only aware that things get done at home without necessarily having a good knowledge of how those things are done. They have access to groceries when they need it, they get their monthly or weekly allowances, they might even have the luxury of changing their wardrobe every year. They sometimes are not aware of the real cost of life. A good start of teaching your teenagers about money is by letting them do the work themselves.

Such as, buying the groceries themselves, so they know how much these products cost.

Budget

You can sit with them and create a budget plan for the month. Make them aware of the estimated total income for the month, the recurrent expenses to be made for that month, miscellaneous bills and any other important bills the money has to pay. The aim is for them to realize how much money you spend to meet the needs of the house, as this will make them realize that keeping a home isn’t a child’s play.

Allow them to work

Secondly, it is necessary to encourage your teenager to make legitimate money at a young age by working. There are various opportunities a teenager can take advantage of to make money for themselves. They include the following;

– Tutoring or giving lessons (check out the app called – Take Lessons)
– Selling Digital photos through websites like Shutterstock, Dreamstime or Bigstock.
– Doing Odd jobs at Craigslist
– Designing web logos
– Babysiting
– Dogwalking
– Working at a fast-food
– Teaching English online
– Working as a Life guard
– Working at a Movie theater
– Grass and plant watering
– Renting their video games or books.

There are so many more job opportunities.You can visit
http://www.wellkeptwallet.com. or http://www.christianpf.com to learn more.

It is also important to emphasize that they should not depend on a job as their only means of earning but engage in other side jobs to create other streams of income.

Teach them to not spend all their earnings

Another money lesson you should teach a teenager is that money is a tool to create more money. The general mindset for teenagers is that money is solely used to get what they want, such as clothes, bags, shoes and the latest iPhone or games. It is important they understand the rule of making more money through savings and investment. It is important for them to know that they do not have to spend the entirety of their earning. They should have a saving habit. Teach them that if a farmer eats all of his crops or throws away the seeds, there will be nothing to plant in another season. Let them have the mindset of a farmer.

The advantage of saving includes the following;
– Financial independence.
– Emergencies
– Unforeseen expenses
– Good life

Investment

It is not too early to teach your teenagers about investment. Such knowledge will serve as a good preparatory foundation for their future. The lifestyle of a wise investor, inevitably lead to wealth. As a teenager, the experience gathered through investing their money will enable them understand the market and give them the sense of increasing their wealth through investment.

Teach them to avoid debts

Another lesson to teach your teenager is that the world of debt is a world to avoid. The frequent use of a debit card has the tendency of setting one back in life. Debt is like when one puts water into a basket. It cannot retain the water so it has no use. If you work hard to earn money and at the same time you spend the money through debts, you might be digging your way into poverty.

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Being a mom already comes with many challenges. That’s just how it goes. But it’s still the most rewarding thing you’ll ever do (yet still very challenging at the same time). I don’t think motherhood is easy whether you’re married, single, a working mom, or stay-a-at-home mom – it all comes with its own set of challenges.

I’ve been a single mom for the majority of my kid’s life and know firsthand the struggles that come with single parenting. Yes, like all moms, we love our kids, and we wouldn’t change that for anything in the world. But that doesn’t mean we don’t get tired and sometimes want a break. So, today I want to share some of the struggles I lived and witnessed other single moms go through, too.

Dealing With Judgement

Now let’s keep it real. First thing people do is judge you when you are a single mom. Regardless of how you got to that situation, dealing with judgement is something we all experience with all the damn time. Trust me, as the years go by, you learn to just say “F” it and actually learn to enjoy single parenting. But at the beggining it’s a scary place to be.

Doing Everything Yourself

Many single moms can take a break when the kids go with their father, but for the most part, you are on your own and on parenting mode 24/7. From kids getting sick and staying up all night to dropping them off to school, cooking, homework and making sure you are giving 100% at work because being unemployed wouldn’t be smart, single parenthood is a non-stop job. Not to mention dealing with other things like car trouble on the side of the road. Those are all things I struggled with myself as a young single mom, too. You learn to become organized and start to plan for the unplanned. But at the beginning it’s hell, so just keeping going until you see the light at the end of the tunnel!

It’s Scary And Uncertain

We all know that as females, we are driven by security and certainty – and single parenting cant be farther from that. There is no certainty, and it is scary when you are not sure if anything can go wrong tomorrow. I think many of us go as far as thinking what would happen if something traggic were to happen to us, and we can no longer take care of our kids. Even though its the silliest thing to do, we still do it especially at the beggining of a separation when we are still going throught the phase of finding our safe place.

I’m not scared to die, I’m scared to leave my kids behind knowing no one will take care of them like I do.”

Dealing With Mixed Emotions Or Guilt

Witnessing how this affects your kids is painful and can be one of the top ways we feel guilt when becoming single moms. Trying to heal yourself and healing your kids is a journey you go through.

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley

Career/Side Business

If you want to further your career or start a side business, it’s going to be difficult – from all aspects. Financially you have to cut back in your already limited budget. Plus, finding the time to study or start your side business is challenging. I believe creating a strong support system with friends, and family and finding help in your community is important. That’s why when I see single moms making it happen, I get really excited because I know how difficult this is firthand!

Dealing With an Ex

I’ve met single moms who have great relationships with their exes, and I’ve met single moms who have problematic exes. If you have the latter, it can be tough and draining. I’ve also met single moms who had to do it all on her own because their ex was too busy getting in trouble and going to jail for the remainder of his life – and for that I raise my hand.

Finding Time For Yourself

Ha! Yes, that’s funny to think about. You have bills to pay, school events, homework, cooking and so much more so by the end of the day, you’re too tired for anything. Even though you want to find time for friends and to unwind or maybe have some “me time,” the truth is that it often gets put on the back burner.

Love / Dating

Dating is definitely on top of the list of struggles. From finding the time to date to actually deciding if dating is something you even want to do. For some of us it becomes something that we just push to the side in order to fulfill other things. The truth is, you have to look out for who you date and introduce your kids to because you can never be too safe when it comes to your kids!

Not to mention if you finally decide you want to go out it takes so much time and money to find the right baby sitter, get snacks ready, get the kids ready and out the door. Then you put in all this work only to find out that you’re not Interested or it doesn’t work out. I know when my son was growing up, I would rather stay home and avoid the hassles of dating!

All parenting is hard and full of sacrifices. I don’t take any credit from any other moms. Most moms often put their own needs and wants before those of their children. I think we are all warriors and love our kids to the moon and back. I just wanted to share some of the struggles that single moms face since that has been my story, as well as the story for many of the moms in my friend circle. If you’re a single mom reading this, please know that your’e not alone and there are plenty of others who are going through (or have gone through) what you’re experiencing, which is is why I wanted to be so raw about the topic.

Being a single mom is twice the work, twice the stress and twice the tears, but also twice the hugs, twice the love and twice the pride.” – unknown

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Mothers are the most powerful forces of love in the world. Mothers,either of animals is programmed to care for her offspring in such a selfless way by nature that it is second to none. A mother sacrifices her physical and mental wellbeing for the care and proper nurturing of her children; this ride of childcare becomes easy when she has a partner to help her in the journey of child upbringing. There are many strong mothers out there who are without a husband, either they are divorced, or the husband meets with an unfortunate accident leading to his death, such mothers have a burden on their shoulders to raise their children all alone.

Single mothers have to arrange a proper source of income as well as work on their children’s upbringing. In this article, we’ll discuss some points on how a single mom can raise a teenage son.

Spend Quality Time:

Financing childcare for the children is the duty of the father, but for some reason, it is not fulfilled, and the single mother has to work between jobs to support herself and her children. Teenage is the developmental phase of a child, in this time a child’s mind can be sculpted in any way you wish, so it is crucial for the mother to spend quality time with her children, give them love and let them feel safe that someone is looking out for them.
Too much strictness will only drive them away, so teach them empathy and compassion while setting an example.

Do not talk trash about their father:

Teenagers need role models, belittling their dad won’t raise you in their eyes although they deserve to know the truth as to why their father is not with them currently or if he walked out on them. Let them be the judge about their father does not construct their minds to hate on their father. Children imitate their parents, so if you’re badmouthing their father, you are teaching them negativity. As it is famously said that if you do not have anything positive to say, it’s best not to say anything at all.

Give them their space when needed:

Develop a relationship of mutual trust and respect with your teenage son and act as a safety net rather than interfering with his life, give him his space and just let him know that you are here for him in any way he needs. Unfortunately, teenage sons require a father figure to teach them courage and someone to look up to, but as a single mother, you have no choice but to be strong in front of your child.
Provide them with adequate room to grow and mature and with the assurance that you are always there when they need you.

Conclusion:

No force on this Earth is more significant than a mother’s love; a single mother is forced to play the role of both parents.
While mothers do their best, it is also best to give the children their required space while also having their backs.
Too much nurturing can play a negative impact on the mental development of a teenage boy and make him too much dependent on his mother while interfering with his ability to make his own decisions. So it’s best to trust them to make their own decisions in their teenage lives.

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This isn’t another post about self-care because we all know that being a mom, self-care isn’t exactly easy to come by. No, this post is about something more important – personal growth.

Motherhood is never ending, it’s a full time job non-stop, 24/7 with absolutely no breaks. Given all the chaos trying to raise decent human beings, it can be easy to put your own persona needs on the back burner until your kids are older.

As a mom, it’s your natural ability to want to nurture everyone around you. You spend so much time taking care of everyone else’s needs that you forget about your own. But it’s important to stop and take a break for yourself if you want to continue to grow in your own life.

Here are 4 Easy Personal Growth Tips

Remember Your Why
Remember when you were an eager young woman and wanted to tackle the world? Even though you have kids doesn’t mean you can’t be that person again! You just have to take another path, but you can still wind up at that destination. Personal growth is all about remember your why. Recall that woman you used to be and mesh her with the mom you are now and then go out and grow as mom and woman!
Simplify Your Day
If possible, do anything you can to simplify all the things you do everyday. Create shortcuts so that you free up time to do things that can enhance your personal growth like reading online articles, books, and the like. Also, use audio books while driving to work or anytime you can use to read those books you’ve wanted to devour to enhance your life. Also, get the latest cleaning technology, meal prep and automate anything you can to save time to use later to focus on yourself.
Create Priorities
Even though personal growth is important, you don’t want to forget what matters most – your kids. Create certain times and dates that you NEED to be with your kids and then plan out any personal growth things around them.
Personal Growth With Your Kids
Even though you’re focused on personal growth on yourself, you can also learn skills and develop talents with your children along. Things like learning a new language for a better job or learning a computer program can be done with your children, so you can spend time together.

Personal growth and development is important for your own mental and physical well-being. And we all know that if mom isn’t feeling right, the entire family won’t function properly. That’s why it’s important to try and live a life that allows you to realize your potential not only as a mom, but also as a person. Personal growth is about improving your awareness and identity as a woman, allowing you to develop new skills and talents to enhance your quality of life. It’s doing things to help your aspirations and dreams come true.

Even if you’re busy being super mom at home and a professional at work, you can find ways to incorporate some personal growth projects into your already hectic schedule.

CLICK HERE TO READ: 4 Easy Ways To Empower Other Women

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