The Kickass Single Mother and How She Does It
PODCAST: The Kickass Single Mother and How She Does It
Emma Johnson is the founder of Moms for Shared Parenting and WealthySingleMommy.com, the only site dedicated to helping professional single moms build amazing lives through career, money, dating, sex, and parenting. She is a business journalist, a speaker, and activist at the United Nations, and the author of The Kickass Single Mom: Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy Children. She joins Stacy Francis to talk about the top mistakes to avoid as divorced single mothers and what successful single mothers have in common. She also debunks a lie about alimony and child support that women have believed for years.
– The majority of families that are not two-parent cohabiting families have an arrangement in which the children stay with the mother, who is often financially dependent on the alimony and child support that the father is ordered to pay.
– The women that thrive after divorce or separation are the ones that understand that they have experienced a loss they need to grieve. Additionally, they do not attempt to replicate what they previously had and don’t feel entitled to the financial security they had before.
– Child support holds women back, as it is dependent on them earning less than their ex-husbands, who are then incentivized to earn as little as possible.
– Society will improve when women everywhere are making their own money and are financially independent.