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The Kickass Single Mom

Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy Children
Narrated by: Emma Johnson
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
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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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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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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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Mehh

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

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  • Ren
  • Buchanan, MI, United States
  • 06-03-19

Yes & no

I love her encouragement, her ability to not make anyone feel guilty for their choices, her very good advice... but I feel like the ability to make a lot of money isn’t as easy as she makes it seem. I’m down for every part of this book except for the money part. Some of us can’t pick up & move to a metropolitan area & take our children away from their fathers. I live in a small midwestern town. I am a teacher. I love teaching! I don’t want to move or to choose a different career. However, I hate being on such a tight budget. But, as I said, the other advice; spot on.

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Unrelatable

I tried my hardest to get into the book because I really wanted to find a book that I could relate to while also helping me navigate through the woes of single motherhood. This book was difficult for me to to connect to because it’s not written from the perspective of an everyday working mom. This is written from the perspective of a wealthy white woman with a plethora of advantages at her fingertips. It’s not a bad thing for her, but as a middle class, woman of color, I just found it very hard to relate.

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Such great empowering advise

I felt understood and empowered after reading this book....more-so than I have ever been in the last 10 years since my divorce. Emma gives practical and applicable advise that is well worth the read. I highly recommend this book for all single moms that want to be kick-ass!

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This book changed my life !

I was leery of the content because of the title. I thought now how could this woman really pack all of that and in useful information in one little pink cute book. Ladies let me tell you..I was amazed..after diving in and starting to listen during errands or chores..I found myself intoxicated by the authors words. I was so excited and I couldnt wait for the next time I could tune in. I would look forward to my next listening session as of it were a treat one of which resided on the no no list. I was recently granted the position of single mom after the birth of my son and was overwhelmed with what that meant. Emma Johnson and her book served as the best friend I needed to get me through. This book is filled with USEFUL information..steps..tips..most of all she is HONEST. I absolutely loved that the author narrates herself it made this book so much more enjoyable. I felt immersed into her journey as if she and I were old pals. I found myself laughing out loud..crying due because In parts of the book she really just gets it. Most importantly I found myself smiling..glowing..This book filled me with hope for the future. This book taught me my boys and I are going to be not only fine but better then ever. This book taught me that I am in full control at a time in my life when I felt things were spiraling out of control. I cannot stress this enough ..loud enough..to enough women. GET THIS BOOK! In fact I think every woman who comes upon single mom hood by whatever reason ( & Emma teaches us in this book that there are many ways and many types of single momhood ) that they should automatically be given a copy of this "handbook"! Thank you to this author for helping me see that this new path I am on can lead to amazing things. Thank you to this book for encouraging and motivating me enough to cancel the pity party and get fired up about my new interesting future. I will be giving a copy to every single mom I know thats for sure. Ladies whatever you think your looking for or think you need right now you will absolutely find it IN THIS BOOK I promise you. If this negative nancy can go from my life is over to not only is it not over but it has just begun and I am thrilled, then you can too. Thank you Thank you Thank you and a huge round of applause for Emma Johnson. This book has changed my life, and no matter what circumstance your in it will change yours too !!!

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this book almost has me in tears<br />

I should have read this earlier when my daughter was first born to cut or totally stop depression. Its almost 10 years later and as a black woman, I can still benefit from it, years later. I wish the author much success...this book really helped in a positive way.

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Great read overall

loved that it gives you a different perspective on single motherhood and parenting. may need to reread it though.

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Rich people problems

I don’t think this is for your everyday woman. This sounds like rich people issues. I don’t feel like her struggle was real and never hit “rock bottom “. Your average person would not complain about peanut butter and honey. Especially since you can’t get honey with WIC. If she even knows what WIC is. There a lot of good points of this book. But this is not for your average woman starting from the bottom.

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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..

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  • s.gough
  • 01-21-19

Great practical tips !

I felt endorsed reading this in what I am doing. Great strategies for success which I'm going to try. inspiring and understanding.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-19

This book was great for closure & managing guilt

There were a few home truths and motivators to help me tidy up loose ends.