Posts tagged with: money

Writing (or any number of other activities that could lead to possible income): Goal Number Three

So, my third goal deals with me finishing up some writing projects, editing them, and then attempting to sell them. This could be reflective of any hobby: Scrapbooking, decorating, organizing, crafting…Is there anything that you consider a very productive and enjoyable hobby?

Yes? Could you be making money from it?

This venture could be a side business, purely for a little extra cash. Or, it could turn into something full-time, depending on the need for what you offer.

Moral: If there is something you have always wanted to try to make a business out of, go for it! Give it a try.

Shannon

P.S. What hobby do you have that you would like to turn into a business? Let us know in the comments section. Thank you.

Other Articles of Interest:

New Years Day

Goals for the New Year

Weight Loss and Nutrition: Goal Number Two

Mental and Emotional Health: Goal Number One

Simplify and Declutter: Goal Number Four

Greening: Goal Number Five

Gardening: Goal Number Six

Spiritual: Goal Number Seven

Rethinking the Holidays: Goal Number Eight

Helping Others: Goal Number Nine


The Single Mother and Men

I have noticed a trend over the years. A very disturbing one. This is not just something that I have experienced myself, but something that seems to be happening to a lot of single mothers.

I have a good heart, and I tend to start out trusting people that I bring into my life. Perhaps, it has been suggested, I am just plain too trusting. Who knows? At any rate, I always start a relationship trusting that the person that I choose is honest.

I also am a person who likes to help others.

So, when I do choose to go into a relationship, I expect the man to be a good person, pure and simple. I let the man into my heart, and into my life. I am good to him, I trust him, and I expect him to do the same for me.

I know many other single mothers who live much the same as I do. We seem to want to believe that the men we choose are good.

So, why is it that men seem to like to take advantage of us? That is the question. Even when we do decide to let someone live with us, it seems that we are just a convenience. They don’t seem to want any responsibilities, just a roof over their heads. Even those who work end up jipping us out of bill and rent money in the end. They eat our food as well.

Then, when they leave, they think that they have ownership over our food cupboards and even some of our belongings. Why is this? They want to take food out of our children’s bellies so that they do not have to go hungry. They want to ‘borrow’ money for this and that.

The funny, and most disturbing, part of this is that we do not have any extra money. We, in general, cannot afford to ‘take care of’ a man. Some of us are barely making ends meet as it is.

Many of us are really confused about how a man can come into our lives, be treated well, and use us.

So, what can we do about this? I don’t know about you, but I am on sabbatical from the whole relationship thing. I decided, after my last boyfriend, that I simply needed a break. I am figuring out who I am, and what I want. I am doing things for myself, rather than for a man. And I am enjoying not having to put up with the head games that generally come along with relationships.

I am tired of it all. And, I am getting better. I have found out some very important things about what I want and why. About what I need and why. And about what I am willing to put up with, which isn’t much.

I am doing something good for myself.

Shannon

P.S. What experiences have you had with men? Let us know in the comments section.

Other Articles of Interest:

A Few Resources for the Single Mother

Single Mothers and Loneliness

Great Ways to Deal with Stress