KUCI 88.9fm

Saturday, October 28, 2017

10/30 9:30am pst - Emma Johnson chats with Janeane about her upcoming book, THE KICKASS SINGLE MOM: Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy Children (A TarcherPerigee paperback)

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Single mothers are about to become the majority. 40 percent of babies are now born to unmarried mothers, which themselves comprise 57 percent of millennial women. Yet, single mothers continue to face a myriad of unique challenges. As most can attest, financial pressures, mom guilt, and the struggle to find a work-life balance greatly intensify when they are forced to raise children on their own.

Johnson experienced these hardships firsthand. After her husband moved out, leaving her broke, pregnant, and home alone with a toddler and another baby on the way, she couldn't find the advice she needed to thrive as a single professional woman and parent. But just two years later, Johnson was a successful entrepreneur providing this much-needed advice to other single moms on her immensely popular blog, WealthySingleMommy. In her new book, Johnson offers this invaluable counsel to the 10 million single American moms seeking personal and professional success, and advises them on how to:

· Say ‘no!’ to alimony, and even child support

· Dismiss the mom guilt many have about returning to work (Research shows that “a mother’s education and financial achievements have a greater impact on her children than sheer hours spent together”)

· Navigate dating and introduce children to new love interests

· Avoid the biggest mistakes single moms make when it comes to saving for college and retirement

· Co-parent with a reluctant or absentee ex

Full of practical advice and inspiration from Emma’s life, as well as other successful single moms, this is a must-have resource for any single mom.

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