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Publisher's Summary

When Emma Johnson's marriage ended, she found herself broke, pregnant, and alone with a toddler. Searching for the advice she needed to navigate her new life as a single professional woman and parent, she discovered there was very little sage wisdom available. In response, Johnson launched the popular blog Wealthysinglemommy.com to speak to other women who, like herself, wanted to not just survive but thrive as single moms. Now, in this complete guide to single motherhood, Johnson guides women in confronting the naysayers in their lives (and in their own minds) to build a thriving career, achieve financial security, and reignite their romantic life - all while being a kickass parent to their kids. The Kickass Single Mom shows listeners how to:

  • Build a new life that is entirely on their own terms.
  • Find the time to devote to health, hobbies, friendships, faith, community, and travel.
  • Be a joyful, present, and fun mom and proud role model to your kids.

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.

©2017 Emma Johnson (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Mehh

There is definitely some solid, applicable information, though there is a noted overshadowing liberal standpoint.

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Loved!

This book is full of so many great points one experiences as a single mom! Having been divorced for almost 7 years, I wish I'd had it sooner, but Emma's advice is solid and useful!!

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This book is life! A positive road map for women

I adore this book and wish that it was written 10 years ago. It addresses and reframes every misguided belief that society and myself have regarding single mom.

It teaches on Mommy guilt, working, taking care of ourselves beyond shopping and lattes and dating. I love this book. My family has continued to tell me to stay small, don't date and wait for the kids to leave to have a life and this book creates a new roadmap of possibilities. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

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  • J
  • 04-19-18

Good For Single Mom's Financials, Bad for Morality

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I was so intrigued by this book - until she started talking about her decision to bring men she dates and has casual one night stands with into her home with her kids.

Have you listened to any of Emma Johnson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Did The Kickass Single Mom inspire you to do anything?

Be financially independent and to make the most of the cards you are dealt.

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refreshing

she brings up a lot of stuff i never would have considered. this book really helped me a lot.

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Great for all divorced moms

Where does The Kickass Single Mom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really am enjoying this book. Emma does a great job as narrator also I would recommend this book to all divorced mom no matter if you are single or not.

What did you like best about this story?

It resonated with me and my personal story

What does Emma Johnson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like hearing the author tell her own story

What did you learn from The Kickass Single Mom that you would use in your daily life?

I feel much less guilt about making choices that make me a better person. I feel a lot less “Mom guilt” and I realize that I should be teaching my girls to value their careers more - when they grow up

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Truly Kick Ass!!

I have one phrase to describe Emma's book... GAME CHANGER! From the introduction, I was intrigued with everything Emma had to say solely because the title of the book has the best shock effect! As a Single Mom, I have been taught since I was a kid that single mothers are the blite of society, the women that were unlucky, unfortunate, uneducated, unloveable, unacceptable to marry.

Emma debunks and challenges each and every oppressive stereotype that has been applied to the umbrella term 'Single Mother'. Thank you for your uncanny, witty, and empowering knowledge! You have inspired me to continue on the path of learning to be a "Kick-Ass Momma" who works for herself earning a lucrative income, loves raising her children to be awesome people, love myself in and out my singleness, bless all that I encounter, and enjoy my life!

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Disagree entirely

I completely disagree with her position on child support. In the name of empowering single mums she’s enabling dads to be irresponsible and get away with it. This contradicts her feminism on why should women still do most of the housework.

It’s all too easy for her to say women should share 50% of parenting responsibilities, without even considering that those very high percentages of dads who don’t see their kids might in fact be really terrible parents.

The performer slurs her words as if she were drunk all the time.

I thoroughly disliked this book.

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  • Anya
  • 12-28-17

You NEED to read it

What made the experience of listening to The Kickass Single Mom the most enjoyable?

I really wanted to leave a review because I want to help other women find this book. It is literally a must read for all single or alone mums. I left my husband under difficult circumstances which comes from leaving an unhealthy relationship, now with legal battle for custody, it's difficult not to get down. This book got me positive about a situation I hated. I can't thank the author enough

Who was your favorite character and why?

How do I answer this... This is a book about me, written by my future self, but given voice by Emma. I am very glad I found it.

Have you listened to any of Emma Johnson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no, but I always enjoy hearing books narrated by the author. I feel like I get more out of the book and that it is easier to understand. I loved her voice, the tempo was just right - a flawless performance.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When I was thinking how miserable I was when I started listening to this book and how much it has helped me to be positive about my situation. Before I wanted to see it in a good light but I had trouble with that - Emma Johnson helped to re-frame my view.

Any additional comments?

She is funny!

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  • Fiona
  • 12-06-17

Inspiringly Modern Advice

Have joined the Facebook page, the podcast and now listened to Emma’s kickass book. 5 years on since I became a single mum and lots I agree with and adhere to. New Man now in my life but lots of advice resonate with me - be your own woman, be financially independent and if you do eventually meet a man again enjoy the pleasures..