Like a Mother
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Candid convo on what smart moms care about : Money, business, career, parenting, feminism, dating and sex. Emma Johnson features celebrities like Arianna Huffington, Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger to Gigolo's Vin Armani, sharing amazing stories from national experts, girl bosses and regular people, too. A U.S. News "Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts," this twice-weekly podcast makes inspiration hilarious. Catch Emma’s blog at WealthySingleMommy.com.
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She struggled with respite care for her special-needs child, so she created a program to help other families [grant winner!]
Jeannine Hamilton, serving other special-needs families with a break! The Kickass Single Mom Grant is sponsored by GoBankingRates— your partner in financial freedom. Go to gobankingrates.com/singlemom sign up for their awesome financial information newsletter. For signing up, you’re automatically entered to win a copy of my best selling book, the Kickass Single Mom and Nicole Lapin’s the Boss Bitch. You need both those books in your life.! ### In this episode, we hear from Kickass Single Mom Grant winner Jeannine Hamilton, 43, of Little Rock, Ark., is a single-mom of three. As the mother of an 8-year-old daughter with autism, she knows first-hand the financial, emotional and logistical challenges parents of these special kids face for simple tasks like shopping, house care — not to mention getting a break. That is why she started WE-CARE, an organization that provides free respite care for special needs families, and serves as a coordination point for all area organizations. She is also a new entrepreneur. In her grant application, Jeannine wrote: When I worked for the University of Central Arkansas at the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement, I suddenly realized that I could help solve a very important problem: Arkansas does not provide respite care as part of Medicaid services for families who take care of children with special needs. Many of these families are financially strapped and lack the ability to hire qualified babysitters. My idea was to form a network between area nonprofits who try to provide respite care to special need families and the University. This network provides a central calendar of respite events of all the organizations in the network for these families and the University would become one of these organizations by utilizing students who already major in fields that work with families with special needs. The college students get important supervised "in the field" experience and the families receive free, quality and qualified respite care. Also, it is one of only two secular organizations in the network which helps to serve those families who are not comfortable with respite care in a church or religion different than their own. In this episode we discuss: What motivated Jeannine to start WE-CARE The unique child- and self-care challen
Rated 5 out of
I love Emma as the host. I love the guests and the content is empowering to say the very least. This podcast came at the perfect time in my life. Definitely worth a listen.
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 5 out of
I never miss it!
I love Emma's podcast. I try to listen to every single one. She is hilarious and her guests are really interesting. Keep up the great work!
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 1 out of
I'm a struggling single mom of 4, desperately looking for encouragement and support. I truly believe the single working moms are the forgotten silent and suffering members of society. Yes, completely ignored by society including the women's movement! What a slap in the face that is!! When I was going through a horrid divorce I reached out to N.O.W. and they had absolutely nothing to offer as far as support. They added my name to their mailing list and all I got was political newsletters... thanks, but no thanks.
I do enjoy listening to podcasts and turned to this as a possible source of encouragement. The episode I heard was in relation to alimony and child support. It was stated in relation to alimony and child support that we need to suffer as good feminists for the cause of our future generations. SERIOUSLY?!?! The fact is that the family court system is a sexist corrupt system that exploits women and children. Period!! I am just so offended by the ignorance of this idea that I had to break my silence and speak for the overworked, stressed and oppressed single mothers. Sadly, they won't find encouragement here.
Date published: 2017-08-22