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Are all single moms destined for poverty, loneliness and effed-up kids?

Quick answer: NO.

Keep reading for details on how to build an amazing life, find love and raise happy kids as a single mother, including my own journey to building a business, income, savings, investments and wealth.

Here are my steps to living a rich single mom life:

  1. How to be a single mom — including with no help
  2. Simplify your budget
  3. Make more money
  4. Embrace that you are now financially independent as a single mom.
  5. Let go of assumptions about what is possible as a single mom
  6. Check your credit score for free—regularly
  7. Consolidate your credit cards and manage debt
  8. Set some short- and long-term financial goals
  9. Understand your new tax situation as a single parent
  10. Protect your family with life insurance and disability insurance
  11. Spend money in ways that will make you money
  12. Practice financial self-care
  13. Dream really, scary big

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Being a single mom is no one’s Plan A.

But being a single mom does not mean you’re destined for the welfare line, free school lunches for your kids, or living in your parents’ basement.

The first step is to convince yourself that your new life will be one that is full, joyous and financially rich.

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Love it or hate it, your finances are one of the biggest parts of your life.

Unfortunately, there are millions and millions of single moms out there that are not giving their finances the attention that the moms deserve. They tell themselves things like:

“Money isn't that important.”

“The desire to be financially secure is selfish and greedy.”

“I should sacrifice my career and financial security to spend more time with my kids.”

“I'm just bad with money 🤷.”

“The only way to get out of this pay-check-to-paycheck mess is to find a man / make my ex pay more child support.”

“Money is too complicated.”

It can be difficult being a single mom, but not taking smart financial steps is going to make it a thousand times worse. Money affects your mental health, the stress level in your house, your access to health care, and your ability to make wise decisions about career / men / family / time. If you feel really broke all the time, you make those decisions from a place of fear and a poverty mindset. If your bills are paid, your career is growing, you have a little extra money in the bank, your vision for your future includes security, financial wealth, your decisions are more likely to come from a place of abundance and confidence.

The good news is that, thanks to technology and troves of information from experts (like moi) it is easier than ever to get your financial act on track, and gain the confidence you need to build the foundation of an incredible, full life for yourself and your family.

1. How to be a single mom — including with no help

I often get asked: “Emma, how can I be a single mom?”

What the question really means is: Emma, how can I be a kick-ass, successful, happy single mom?

And deep within that question is:

I'm pregnant and it looks like I'm doing this alone — how hard can I expect it to be??

I have to get out of this relationship — how hard is it to be a single mom after divorce?!! Please tell me now so I can decide?!!

I'm thinking of getting pregnant on my own. How hard will it be?

If this resonates with you, then let me help you out. What you are really, actually, truthfully asking me is:

How do I make sure my kids won't be messed up — and are even successful, productive adults?

How can I break the stereotype of the welfare, broke, angry single mom?

Will I ever find love? Romance? Where do I even start?

Can I even be a happy single mom?

WTF, this is hard and scary and I don't know where to start?!!!

The fact is that you can more than cope, or financially survive as a single mom — you can thrive.

This is my story.

I was pregnant with a toddler when my ex left. He made all the money and his job provided insurance and other benefits.

I was terrified. I would lay in bed at night figuring out how the kids and I would live in my 1999 red Subaru Forrester. Today, I run a business with revenue of hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. My hot boyfriend of three years is a wonderful partner. I enjoy at least four vacations each year — often internationally, and sometimes with the kids, others with my boyfriend, a girlfriend, or solo. My investments are in awesome shape for retirement, as well as short-term goals. And best of all— my kids are thriving and happy.

In this post, I share how I got over my own mindset blocks that had me stuck. These include:

  1. I lived frugally and simply. Even though I could easily afford a different home, my kids and I enjoy our two-bedroom NYC co-op. We only buy what we need, or what will give us true pleasure, and are mindful of the environmental impact of our purchases. My 2013, banged-up Subaru Impreza hatchback is paid-off and fuel efficient.
  2. I invest in myself first. Every year for the past five years I have maxed out my tax-advantaged retirement accounts (401k and Roth IRA), which are especially rich because I am self-employed (did you know you can shelter up to $54,000 in a 401k if you are self employed?). Other investments include a cash emergency fund, and life and disability insurance. Yes, these investments are wise and advisable, but the greatest advantage is they make me feel safe and secure. Knowing that the chances of my family's future is secure has freed me from untold stress, and graced me with a confidence that informs so many of my decisions.
  3. I live debt-free. Early in my life, I struggled with student loans and credit card debt — did the monthly minimum payment mambo, and tossed balances around to different 0% balance transfer credit cards and other shenanigans. Fast-forward to today and a debt-free life (except a mortgage, with a very low, tax-advantaged interest rate).
  4. I am grateful. It is very easy to slip into assuming society's damnation of single motherhood, and buy into the mantra that as an unmarried mom, I am a hot, struggling mess.

    My secret weapon against the single-mom blues is finding a gratitude exercise. The more you focus on what you DO have, and what you CAN accomplish, and HAVE ALREADY accomplished, the more likely it is that you minimize your focus on what you lost, or what your friends have (that you don't), and free yourself to step into all the possibility of your future.

    A gratitude exercise can include writing in a pretty notebook each morning all the things you are grateful, or creating a family ritual in which each member shares three things they are grateful for before a meal or at bedtime, or simply taking a moment during a stressful spot to remind yourself of all you have. Here are just a few things that I am grateful for:
    *I live in a time of peace, in a place and time where there are unprecedented opportunities for women — including unmarried mothers.
    *My children are healthy, bright, kind and funny people.
    *I have all the love I am capable of receiving.
    *I have skills to pay the bills.
    *So much privilege: I am white, straight, educated, from a middle-class family, healthy, live in a wealthy country with a very strong economy, I am confident in all social and professional situations and I am not ugly.
  5. I give back. Once you embrace all your blessings, big and small, and step into a sense of true gratitude, the resulting humility precludes you from serving others. This may mean giving to a charity or house of worship. It can include volunteering your time, being a listener, or bringing a casserole, shoveling the driveway or other favor to a friend or family member for those in your life who need a hand, or other selfless acts. My service includes giving at least 5% of my net income each year to charity, my kids and buy extra food each time we go to Costco each month and give it to a local food pantry, and give free consulting services to people, organizations and businesses that align with my principals. Recently, I launched Moms for Shared Parenting, an activist organization to which I am giving my time, money and skills for zero pay.

Have emotional money blocks that you can't seem to get over on your own? I break these all down in How to break out of the broke single mom mindset — and thrive.

Personal finance issues is a popular specialty for counselors. Online therapy is increasingly popular, and a great option for single moms. These platforms provide thousands of options for certified and licensed therapists who provide counseling through text, phone, video and email — whenever you need it. The prices are typically a fraction of what typical, in-person therapy costs.  Try private, online therapy with BetterHelp >>

2. Simplify your budget

If you are stressed about your money, chances are that you are also financially unorganized, whether you regularly fail to stick to a budget (or maybe you don’t have a budget? You’re not alone!), don’t reach your saving or investing goals, or your debt and credit scores are a mess.

In fact, a deep clean of your finances can do a couple, critical things:

  1. Face the facts. No more ignoring what has made you uncomfortable.
  2. Save time and energy.

Even simple things like figuring out what’s the best credit card for your lifestyle can change your financial picture drastically.

Open all your bills and use a bill pay app

If you’re not clear on your money situation, chances are you’re avoiding it.

This may include failing to open bills, ignoring due dates, missing payments and looking the other way, or humming and tapping your foot when friends bring up investing.

First things first: Get real with yourself. This means opening all your bills as they arrive. No ignoring them. This is adulthood!

Second, plug all your accounts into a third-party app like Tiller.

Tiller's online budgeting tool helps you plug in all your bank, credit card, brokerage, checking, debt, investment and mortgage accounts to get a snapshot of all your finances.

One of the best advantages of Tiller is that it syncs with all of your bank accounts and credit cards and categorized all of your transactions.

Tiller will show how much you’re spending on transportation, entertainment, and much more.

This is one of the best ways to track all of your spending and identify any areas that you’re spending too much and places that you could cut back.

Track your spending with Tiller >>

The point is to get a single, clear picture of all your money, in one spot.

Cut expenses

Once you understand where your money is going, time to cut the dead wood. You know the usuals: gym memberships you don't use (get real with yourself, sister! Plus: plenty of free ways to work out.), Hulu, restaurant meals, etc.

One favorite tool is using a bill negotiation service to cut spending. I use TrueBill's ‘Lower My Bill' service, which haggles bills on your behalf. I used this a few months ago, and TrueBill saved me $16 off my monthly AT&T bill while also getting me a bigger data plan, and $23.20 from my TimeWarner / Spectrum Internet bill! Boom!

TrueBill monitors spending (for free) using your bank and credit card accounts, and highlights recurring subscriptions — then will cancel for you any that you want to stop. These include:

  • Cable
  • Internet
  • Cell phone service
  • Gym memberships
  • Amazon
  • Spotify
  • Audible
  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Car insurance and other insurances

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Set one due date and automate all bills

There is no reason to write paper checks to pay your bills. Perhaps your landlord requires this ancient form of currency, or your kid’s daycare, in which case there is not much you can do.

For everything else, go online or call the utility, insurer, bank or service and set up automatic payments. Many places will give you a buck or two discount each month for making your own life easier!

The next step is to set the due date for as many bills as possible to the first of the month. Perhaps your cash flow does not allow for all your bills to clear at once, but that means that you are spending a lot of mental energy and stress worrying that paychecks will clear before bills hit.

Set up a free online checking account or high-interest online savings account.

Go on a shopping diet

No more trips to the mall or Amazon.com to browse.

No more retail therapy.

No more “treating yourself” to meals out you can't afford, clothes that break your budget, or gifts for your kids that are outside of your financial goals.

If you are broke, shopping is not a hobby you can afford! Financial stress is not a treat — it is self-punishment!

While you're at it:

Eat through your pantry and freezer.

Use up all the shampoo, soap, toothpaste and mascara in your house before you buy more.

Use up all the cleaning supplies and paper products en lieu of picking some up, blindly, at the market.

Make a strict list before stepping foot in Target and do not stray into the cosmetics departments for a “treat” – and I don’t care how great of a deal you find!

By making each purchase a conscious one, you will feel empowered and confident about your money.

3. Make more money

You can cut costs like Netflix and restaurants, raise the thermostat, cut coupons, and negotiate your insurance, and other tasks that do help your bottom line, but keep you focused on surviving financially as a single mom, and how to afford to live. 

But there is only so much you can slash.

And super-budget thinking is small thinking.

However, if you focus on earning more, growing wealth, and thriving, the sky is the limit!

Decide today to increase your income, your credit, your bottom line. Recalibrate your energy into a wealth zone.

Some ideas for making more money:

  • Take a mentor out for lunch to learn about opportunities in your profession.
  • Research going back to school.
  • Consider starting your own business.
  • Join a local or national networking group.
  • Hell, attend just one networking event!
  • Talk to your boss about telecommuting and other life-balance arrangements.

Thanks to the Internet, it’s never been easier to make some extra money on the side.

There are hundreds of ways single moms can make money from home, in your spare time without having to wait tables on the weekend.

Here is my list of top career-level, work-at-home jobs that can earn you in the six-figures or more. These include bookkeeper, grant writer, coder / programmer, virtual assistant, and blogger.

Resource: Use the job search site ZipRecruiter

My favorite 57 tools for work-at-home workers, including social media graphics, business contracts and incorporation, tools to build a website, bookkeeping software, and more

4. Embrace that you are now financially independent as a single mom

Fights about money are one of the biggest reasons single moms are not romantically involved with their kids' dads in the first place.

The fact that you are now financially free to make good, sound money decisions is one of the most positive, powerful changes in your life.

So is your newly encumbered ability to work and earn more money. You don't have to play to anyone's ego anymore.

Embrace this independence and all the freedom and power that comes with it.

Do not start to dream and strategize about how the next man will be your meal ticket to a better financial future.

Maybe one day you'll couple with a man who is at least if not more successful for you, and than you, which will bolster your financial security. Even then, you need to take care of yourself, and your finances, and build a life and wealth as an independent adult woman. Because you are, and you can.

Yes, you may receive child support and/or alimony. But remember this: That money could go away any time.

He could lose his job, skip town, become disabled or pass away at any moment.

You cannot control that. But you can control how much money you earn.

And you can earn far more than a judge may order you be paid.

Plus: It is critical to your ability to move on emotionally in this phase of life if you are not connected to your ex and your former life through bi-weekly payments.

5. Let go of assumptions about what is possible as a single mom

Your family, media, friends, and colleagues likely give you messages — subtle and not-so-much — about your urge to get married “while you're still young and cute,” settle for a low-paying, but steady job, and how statistically, your kids are destined for juvie and a life of otherwise underperformance.

Ignore those people, and contend with those messages in your own mind (I've had them, trust me! Worries about living out of a car that I didn't even own, visions of constantly struggling). Instead, surround yourself with successful, positive people. Identify successful single moms in your own life, or in the world. Cocoon in messages of what is possible. You absorb it by osmosis.

Single moms are statistically poorer and more stressed out with kids who don't do so great when compared with other families. That is not a sentence for your life. You can do whatever you want, but you have to do it through the lens of a person, a professional, a woman.

Were you offered a promotion of your dreams, but consider not taking it because the travel will permanently damage your kids? Has any man ever in the history of mankind ever had that thought?! Take the freaking promotion, hire a wonderful babysitter to help you out, get a housekeeper for crying out loud, and show your kids — and the world! — how shit is done.

Living your greatest potential is the best gift any mother can give her children and the world.

6. Check your credit score for free—regularly

Your credit score is probably something that you don’t think about.

I go into the reasons why in my post here.

Let’s be honest, most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their score, but that could be a huge mistake.

Your credit score plays a huge role in several areas of your life.

It can be the difference in getting approved for a loan or mortgage.

It is going to also to impact the rates that you get on loans.

If you’re a renter, there is a chance that a bad credit score will get you declined for an apartment.

Also, when you apply for a job, your employer might check your credit score when you apply.

Having a poor credit score could keep you from getting the dream job or that new apartment.

Read more: How to use credit repair to improve your credit score

7. Consolidate your credit cards and manage debt

Are you struggling with debt, or otherwise balancing different credit cards and other bills? Have a lousy credit score? This is a complicated, time-consuming juggle that you need to deal with ASAP!

The answer likely includes a combination of a strict budget, debt pay-off plan, and credit repair. The Credit People is an affordable credit-repair company that assigns a single customer service rep to improve your credit score quickly and affordably.

14 steps to pay off debt for good— even on a low income

How to repair your credit — should you DIY?

8. Set short- and long-term financial goals

According to one New York University study, on average single mothers possess only 4 percent of the wealth of single fathers: single moms have $1,000 saved compared to the $25,300 that single fathers have. The study found that black and Latino single mom have a median wealth of zero, while white single moms report $6,000.

Compare this to the 64 percent of successful retirees (those who claimed to be comfortable in their retirement) who saved and invested during their 20s and 30s — prime baby-making and raising years! A recent Allianz survey of professional families found that the average traditional, two-parent family has saved $264,000 for retirement while single-parent families had just $171,000 in savings.

This disparity does not have to be your story.

But you must set some goals to buck the single-mom trap.

Short-term goals might be to pay off a credit card bill, build an emergency savings account, or save up for a vacation.

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Invest in robo-advisors

Long-term goals include buying a home, starting a business, remodeling the kitchen, saving for your kids’ college, or investing for retirement.

The last thing you want is a complicated investment strategy — or a high-fee broker who you may or not trust.

I'm a big fan of Ellevest, which has a really cool and free goal setter on their beautiful website, founded by Wall Street legend Sally Krawcheck.

Plug in your info and goals, and in 10 minutes this free financial planning tool will outline what it takes to reach your financial goals. Use Ellevest's free financial planner tool now >>

One mistake moms often make is that they park their money in a savings account or checking account with a low- or 0% APR. Be sure to invest in the stock market, especially robo-advisor managed funds. Ellevest is a robo-advisor, which means that sophisticated computers manage and grow your money for you — the benefits of which are very low fees, as well as much higher returns when compared to what you get when humans manage money, studies find.

Use this link to get your free financial plan from Ellevest + $50 FREE to start investing >>

If you haven’t dipped your toes into the investment waters, you might be nervous about building a portfolio or opening a brokerage account. Learn about investing basics in this post, as well as the top robo-advisors here.

Save and pay off debt at the same time

Your financial goals likely include both building an emergency fund and paying off your credit card debt.

Which should you do first: pay off debt or build savings?

Answer: Both! Split extra funds between paying off debt and boosting that emergency savings and/or investments.

Related: 9 steps for single moms to pay off debt for good

Don't make money decisions ‘as a single mom'

Were you offered the promotion of your dreams, but consider not taking it because the travel will permanently damage your kids? Has any many ever in the history of mankind ever had that thought?! Go after that promotion, hire a wonderful babysitter to help you out, get someone to clean your house for crying out loud, and show your kids — and the world! — how shit is done. Living your greatest potential is the best gift any mother can give her children, and the world.

One of the biggest mistakes single moms make is they prioritize saving for their kids' college over their own financial futures.

Nearly half (47 percent) of single moms say that saving for their children’s education is their No. 1 greatest motivation for developing a long-term financial plan — above saving for retirement. Compare that with just 26 percent of other modern families who say the same, according to this Allianz survey.

I suspect that single moms feel guilty for being a “broken family” and attempt to make up for any pain a breakup caused their children by financing their educations. The reason may also be that the moms themselves have struggled financially, and hope to lessen that struggle for their kids.

No matter how benevolent the reasons, don't do this.

Your kid can get loans for school, you can't get loans for retirement. Financial pros will tell you that retirement savings trump college on all fronts: more tax benefits, longer vestment periods and a higher priority overall. Plus, your kids will be super irritated if they have to support you when you're old and you could have made better decisions.

9. Understand your new tax situation as a single parent

There is a huge difference in filing your taxes single compared to filing as a married person.

I don’t expect you to understand all of the tax rules, but it’s also important you understand the consequences of filing your taxes properly.

Read more:What every single parent needs to know about taxes

10. Protect your family with life insurance and disability insurance

Life insurance for single moms

Life insurance is insanely affordable, easy to get, and just plain smart.

Read more about single moms and life insurance in this post.

Life insurance is one of the most important investments that you’ll ever make for your loved ones, especially as a single mom.

Nobody wants to think about tragedy striking their family, but not planning for the worst is one of the worst mistakes that you could make.

One reason that people don’t buy life insurance is because they assume that it’s going to be too expensive, but in most cases, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Regardless of your health or any pre-existing conditions that you have, it’s possible to get affordable life insurance to protect your family.

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Disability insurance for self-employed

You need disability insurance more than life insurance. Those who do not have disability insurance through a job, including the self-employed, can find individual coverage through reputable companies for an affordable price. Breeze disability insurance plans start at $9/month for people aged 18 to 60 years old, with monthly benefits ranging from $500 to $20,000.  

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11. Spend money in ways that make you money

Time is money.

If you spend all your free time on housework and errands, you will never break free from your financial challenges and build something new.

There is a reason the wealthy — and even the financially comfortable people — hire out cleaning, yardwork, and other chores: Their time is too valuable doing what they do not enjoy, and they can hire out to an expert, instead.

Pay for yard service, and use that time saved to build a business.

Invest in a dishwasher and spend that extra time studying for a degree that will earn you more money.

Send out your laundry and devote those hours to fun family time.

Put money into advancing your career, learning a new skill or building your business.

12. Practice financial self-care

Create a money self-care practice 

Just as everyone needs a fitness routine and can benefit from mindfulness or spiritual practice, so, too, is the case with money. Creating an action-based plan for staying conscious and actively involved with your money habits and attitudes is the essence of financial self-care.

Examples of items in your self-care practice might include:

  • Daily money gratitude writings
  • Weekly check-in with financial support group/friend
  • Weekly review of all expenses
  • Monthly assessment of financial goals
  • Twice-yearly meeting with financial advisor / CPA / banker
  • Monthly charity donation

Of course, your self-care practice will be your own. As you commit to and tweak your own wellness practice, you will find that it can feel so powerfully positive that — not unlike a great exercise habit — your whole being will crave it when you miss a day or week. That is when you know true change is underway.

Here are other parts of financial self-care:

Face facts about your money

Money still carries heavy taboos, and talking about it with anyone but your partner is still considered rude in many circles. This shadow over money carries over into our own feelings and management of our personal finances, which are easily ignored.

Do you tend to leave bills and financial statements unopened? Do you know exactly how much debt you have — and at what interest rates? How close are you to healthy retirement savings?

Related: 6 reasons why women need more life insurance than men

If you can’t answer these basic questions, it’s time to get really honest with yourself. Face all the facts about your money.

One of my favorite tips is to use free online tools to easily pull in all of your financial accounts into one place, tallying all your income, debt, investments and credit cards. Simply looking at these numbers in one spot is often life-changing.

You may be pleasantly surprised — one single mom who undertook this step at my advice told me she was stunned and thrilled to learn that she had six-figures in assets. You may be less pleased with what you see, and that is OK. Be kind to yourself, and appreciate the bravery involved in taking this first, hard step — which growth depends upon.

Identify the root of your relationship with money

To start a new, better relationship with your finances, dig into where your current relationship started. Think about your earliest money memories and write them down.

What lessons did your parents teach you about earning, spending and saving? Did your parents fight about money? Were finances a source of stress or joy in your home? Was money revered as a very important source of status? A means to control others? Or simply a currency to help achieve comfort?

Just like it can take decades to decode any other life challenges, money issues are complicated and nuanced, and your insights will evolve over time. But honoring the very real early influences on your money relationship can help you take control of a new, better path.

Get support

Surrounding yourself with others who are on a positive, self-care journey with their money is critical to your success in this part of your life. Studies find time and again that the people you surround yourself with have a huge impact on your habits.

For example, teenagers whose friends smoke are also likely to smoke. Same, too, with personal finance habits.

If your friends are all swimming in debt, love to shop when they can’t afford it and care little about their investments, it is time to find a new tribe.

This might include joining a Facebook group of like-minded women, forming a support group in your neighborhood or house of worship, or reaching out to a friend who lives far away and scheduling monthly accountability calls to keep each other on track.

Getting the financial support you need also likely includes working with professionals. A good accountant or tax preparer, financial advisor, bookkeeper (if you own a business), debt counselor and a banker might all be part of your financial team.

These experts will not only provide money- and time-saving services, but will also hold you accountable to your goals. Plus, simply reaching out and creating a professional relationship is a positive action step that will make you feel empowered.

Join my Facebook group, Millionaire Single Moms, where positive, evolved women support one another in building careers, businesses, wealth, relationships and more!

Explore therapy. Online therapy starts at $49/month for unlimited access to a licensed therapist via BetterHelp >>

13. Dream really, scary big

Single moms might get out of rock-bottom poverty mode, but they often fail to truly break free from mindsets that hold them back from their true potential. I often see single moms who blame their exes for their financial limits, complaining that failure to pay child support means they can't go back to school to earn a higher degree, and therefore make more money.

Others say that the lack of their ex's involvement means that they work the hours required to qualify for a promotion. Others blame their family status for not taking on big risks like starting a new business, taking a demanding new job, or otherwise stretching their professional or financial comfort zone, citing needing to be home more, or lack of support as the reason.

I get all of these and have felt them myself. But when I am about to kill my ex for not honoring his visitation schedule, which means I have to scramble to find a sitter last-minute or cancel a media opportunity, I have learned to pause, reach out to my network of sitters, family and friends, and hire that child care, work after the kids are asleep, or otherwise do whatever it takes to make it work. Otherwise, I am giving my power to others — my ex, my family status, or society who I may fear judges me and my parenting.

Do not give your power to others. Do not live in fear, anger or otherwise mute your brilliance. Instead, put the pedal to the metal. Set giant, scary, ridiculous goals. Hire the child care you need, and make parenting about quantity over quality time. After all, if you are stressed over money, resentful over unfulfilled dreams and goals, you are a far, far lesser mom and woman than one who spends a few less hours with her kids, but is living her full potential, and serving as a far poorer role model for her children.

Go for it. You got this.

Kickass Single Mom money manifesto

This is my mission statement for this platform, myself, and for single moms everywhere. It is from my #1 Bestselling book, The Kickass Single Mom (Penguin), which the New York Post called a “Smart, must read” and was featured on The Doctors, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Jenny McCarthy Show, O, Oprah Magazine, MONEY magazine and more than 150 other outlets:

I will set big, giant scary goals for myself and family, regardless of what my family looks like, or what other people think I am capable of.

I appreciate every single day that I live in a time of unprecedented wealth and opportunity for women, and it is my duty to achieve both to honor the people who fought for me to have these opportunities, as well as for those who come after me.

I accept responsibility for my own financial well-being.

I might not have it all figured out right now, but I am taking steps to be debt free, financially independent, and with a financial plan for the future.

I will never chose to under-earn in order to maximize receipt of child support, alimony or public benefits.

I will never under-earn to minimize paying child support or alimony.

I will take steps to minimize working mom guilt, instead deferring to extensive research that finds that after age 3, the number of hours moms spend with their kids does not impact their development, and actively thwart peer pressure that assumes that the stay-at-home mom is the better mom, because all science finds to the contrary.

I will take big and calculated (and some not-so-calculated) risk. Because that is the only way to grow and change — financially, professionally and personally.

I will seek without guilt or shame work that is exciting, creative and fulfilling.

I will never minimize my professional success — in actuality or perception — in order to appear attractive to men.

I relish that I am role model of earning and professional success for my children. Also, for other women and moms.

I give back. Even — especially — when I feel like I don't have any more to give, I remember that I can give to others, and that gives me strength.

I accept help. I'm just one woman, I am vulnerable, and I can't do everything on my own (that would be insane).

I will stumble, fail, eff stuff up in the worst way. Then get back up and go for it again.

I'm never, ever, ever, ever, ever entitled. Ever!

I am capable of so, so much more than I limit myself to. I open myself up to the amazing and impossible.

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Emma Johnson is an award-winning business journalist, noted blogger, and bestselling author. A former Associated Press Financial Wire reporter and MSN Money columnist, Emma has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Glamour, Oprah.com, U.S. News, Parenting, USA Today and others. Her #1 bestseller, The Kickass Single Mom (Penguin), was named to the New York Post's ‘Must Read” list.Emma regularly comments on issues of modern families, gender equality, divorce, sex and motherhood for outlets like CNN, Headline News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox & Friends, CNBC, NPR, TIME, MONEY, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Doctors. She was named Parents magazine’s “Best of the Web,” “Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts” by U.S. News, and a “Most Eligible New Yorker” by New York Observer.A popular speaker, Emma presented at the United Nations Summit for Gender Equality. Read more about Emma here.  Find out Emma's top Single Mom Resources here.

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Here is an original collection of birthday wishes for your Mom. She is the role model of my life, and a lifetime of inspiration for me. May God.

45+ Baby Shower Wishes and Messages

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It’s time for your mother’s birthday. How do you let the woman who gave life to you know just how much you appreciate her? By sending her a personalized note, of course! (Yeah, buying her a huge birthday cake or a precious and useful gadget might also be an option). You can bet that it is going to be appreciated, even if we all know a mother won’t need much to love her child anyway.

Below, you will find a complete list of unique and useful greetings. You can also find many great Happy Birthday Images here Read through them all and find the one that is perfect for your relationship with your mom. Whether quirky, silly, or serious, you will find the perfect gem. The appreciation she feels will surely be noticed!

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Happy birthday, mom!

Funny Birthday Wishes for your Mother

  • Happy birthday to my mom! Here is a coupon for you to hand to dad: “Mom’s day off! Dad gets to do all of the chores.” Enjoy your freedom.
  • Dear Mom, here’s wishing you the happiest of birthdays today! From, your favorite child (who is also the smartest, most handsome, and funniest)
  • You know you’re getting old when you have more candles on your cake than wrinkles on your face. Just kidding. Happy birthday, Mom!
  • Do you know what to not ask for on your birthday? Absolutely nothing! It’s your day to choose whatever you want. Happy birthday to the best mother around!
  • From one fun lady to another – Happy birthday, Mom!
  • Here’s a smile from me to you. Let this day bring you something new. Happy birthday, Mom!
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  • Here’s a big hug from your favorite child. I wish you a year full of surprises, presents, joys, and laughter. Happy birthday, Mom!
  • Don’t feel overwhelmed by the number of candles on your cake. It won’t trigger the fire alarm yet. Next year, maybe! Happy birthday, sweet Mom!
  • Happy 17th annual 29th birthday to my favorite mom! Enjoy your day!

Happy birthday, mom!

  • Happy birthday to our mom, the one lady we know who had a pet dinosaur in her childhood. Just kidding! We love you.
  • We bought a woodpecker and trained her to tap out the number of holes that match your age. Too bad she passed out before she could finish. Happy birthday, mom!
  • It’s about time you reached this age, now that you’ve grown out of flowers and chocolates, we can get you a real present that actually has some punch. You said you did some horse riding before, right? Happy Birthday!
  • For such a young mom you’ve always had such a wise head on your beautiful young shoulders. It’s a shame that also means you know how to keep such close tabs on me using Facebook. Happy Birthday!
  • This time next year you’ll be a Grandma! If that worries you in any way, just look at the bright side: in about 15 years time it will mean twice as many presents every year! Happy Birthday! #Longgame
  • Does this message count as a gift? If not, I’m going to need a list. Happy Birthday from your outstandingly lazy son! You only have yourself to blame!
  • Time to tell you the truth, mom, you don’t make the best cookies in the world. But you do give the best: hugs, kisses, head scratches, back rubs, care when I’m ill, support when I’m down and home to come back to. Your Sunday roast isn’t bad either. Happy Birthday!
  • You’re the most beautiful, graceful and wonderful woman in the world. Dad was blessed to have met you, and your children all know we owe you everything. A day does not go by that I don’t appreciate everything you have done for us. Still working on that will, right? Happy Birthday!
  • Just like you are not supposed not have a favorite child, we are not supposed to have a favorite parent. But just between you and me, let’s just say dad gets a lower birthday budget every year. Happy Birthday, Mom! From your secret favorite of the litter.
  • While all the other kids were allowed out to play, you made sure I was home safe, fed and studying. It’s your fault that I’m now the smartest of all my friends. Happy Birthday, mother! From your arrogant and grateful son!

Happy Birthday.

Cute Birthday Wishes for your Mother

  • To the most special mom in the world, I wish you the happiest of birthdays! You are the light on my darkest of days. Thank you for being here for me always.
  • Here’s to you, Super Mom! You are the strongest, bravest, most intelligent woman I know. Happy birthday, my hero!
  • I love you more than gumdrops and puppy dogs. Happy birthday, Mommy! You are the best.
  • Roses are red. Violets are blue. There’s no one I’d rather turn to you in troubles than you. Happy birthday to the best mom in the whole world!
  • Roses are red. Violets are blue. You’re my very own super mom. Believe it, it’s true! Happy birthday!
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  • Hugs and kisses to you, sweet Mommy. I love you SO much. Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday, mom! It’s that time of the year once again – it’s time to celebrate your special day. You are more than deserving of a fantastic party. Let’s get to it!

Happy Birthday, mom. I’m so blessed you’re mine.

  • Happy birthday to my adoptive mom! My life was forever changed the day we met. Before you, I didn’t know the true love and dedication a mom could have. Now, with you, I have it all. Here’s wishing you a fun day!
  • Happy birthday to my best friend, my mom! I do not know how I got so lucky as to be your child, but this is something I thank God for every day. Whenever I have needed you, you have always been around, teaching me the importance of faith and family. Today, we celebrate you!

Happy Birthday to my beloved mother.

Sentimental Birthday Wishes for your Mother

  • Happy birthday, mom! I have so many memories celebrating my own birthday with you as a child. I am now incredibly honored to be planning a celebration for you. You have earned it!
  • Looking back on our years growing up, one thing is consistent. That is your love and respect for all of us. You have knitted our family together. We love you with all of our hearts. Happy birthday, dear mother! Love, your children.
  • Without you in my life, I don’t know where I would be today. You taught me all the important lessons: working hard, respecting others, never quitting, and having fun no matter what. I am who I am because of you. On this your birthday, I want to thank you for all you have done. Happy birthday, Mom!

Love you, mom. Have a beautiful birthday.

  • Happy birthday to the best mom around! You held me when I was sick, cheered me on when I was playing hard, and encouraged me to continue to try my hardest. Thank you for teaching me how to be a strong woman, devoted mother, and loving spouse. Enjoy your day today.
  • Here’s to you, Mom! May your light continue to shine bright as it always has, this day and always. Happy birthday!
  • Mom, I cannot begin to tell you how blessed I feel having you in my life. You have been there for me through my many ups and downs. You have inspired and motivated me to be the best representation of our family possible. Happy birthday to my role model!
  • Happy birthday, Mother! My hope is to be the positive role model for my children as you have been for my siblings and I. You continue to bring happiness and joy to our lives each day.
  • Cheers to the sweetest and kindest woman around! It’s the perfect day to celebrate the perfect you. May the sky’s sun continue to shine all good things upon you and bless you every day. Happy birthday, blessed Mom!
  • Happy birthday, Mom! Let me take this moment to tell you how much I love you. I love you more than candy bars, more than ice cream, and even more than chocolate syrup. To put it simply, you are the sweetest love I have. Thanks for being you.
  • Happy birthday, Mom! I am so thankful to have you as my mother. There are many children who do not get along with their parents. I am incredibly glad I am not one of them. I truly value my relationship with you and look forward to becoming closer as the years pass.
  • Mom, happy birthday! As the years pass by, you become more magnificent each moment. Here’s to you in all of your glory!

Happy Birthday to the sweetest mother in the world.

  • Wishing you all of God’s blessings on this your birthday! As a child of God, you have been a wonderful example of faith to all of your family. May He bless you in return and continue to lead you on a path to His glory. Happy birthday!
  • You are more than just my mother. You are my motivator, comforter, and best friend. I love you to the moon and back. Happy birthday, Mom!
  • As the world continues to turn, so my love for you continues to grow. You say you love me more, but I am not sure that is true. After all, it’s you I call for advice and you I trust with my deepest secrets. Have a fantastic birthday! You deserve it.
  • When I think of the most beautiful woman in the world, I always think of you first, Mom. You are such a great role model for your children and grandchildren. Thank you for teaching us all the importance of compassion and understanding. We love you very much. Happy birthday!
  • The day God placed me in your womb was the beginning of an amazing journey for you and I. We have traveled the world together, stayed up endless nights talking, and have some of the best memories possible. Thank you for who you are and who you are helping me to become. Happy birthday, Mom!
  • From the moment I met you, I prayed you would adopt me as your own. I knew from the very beginning what a special and beautiful woman you are, inside and out. And now, being a part of this family, I am even more confident that is true. Here’s to you, Mom, on your birthday and always!
  • Hip hip hooray! It’s time to celebrate you on this day! Happy birthday, Mom!
  • A mother like you is a blessing for her children. You have made our house into a home and our lives into a ministry. God bless you, Mom. Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday! To the best mom in the world.

  • Being your son/daughter is amazing. You have led me along the right path and made sure I had fun along the way. Happy birthday to the best mom around!
  • In case you didn’t already know, you are a remarkable mom. Don’t ever forget it! Happy birthday!
  • The best part of having you as a mom is knowing that you always have our best interests at heart. No matter the pressures of the world, you help us stay focused and secure. For that, we are extremely thankful. Happy birthday!
  • Praise to the heavens for the wonderful mom we have in you! Happy birthday, Mom!
  • Cherish the memories and look to the future. Thank you for teaching us this life motto. Happy birthday with love!
  • We may not spend much time together now that I am no longer living in the house, but I cherish all of our phone calls and texts. Let’s never stop. Happy birthday to the coolest mom around!
  • Hugs and kisses all day long. I’m so glad I get to call you my mom! Happy birthday!
  • Dear Mom, I love you today, tomorrow, and always. You mean the world to me. Happy birthday!
  • Each and every day, I thank the Lord for having you as my mom. I see all the different kinds of moms in the world and I am confident you are one of the best. Thank you for making me feel so special always and for helping me to become a better person. Happy birthday, Mom!

Happy Birthday. I love you mom.

  • Funny, it seems like just yesterday we celebrated your 40th birthday and now you are turning 60. You may be 20 years older, but you are also 20 years wiser and 20 years more beautiful. You are marvelous, Mom. Happy birthday!
  • Rare beauty lies in you. You are astonishing and miraculous. I pray one day that I may become even just a portion of the woman you are in this world. Happy birthday, Mom!
  • Happy birthday, Mom! Here’s to you…and birthday cake!
  • God had a plan when He made me your child. He knew we could do great things together and, by the grace of God, we have! Here’s to many more years making great memories. I love you. Happy birthday, Mom!
  • Some days, I look at myself and see you in the reflection of the mirror. Your eyes, hair, and skin. Most importantly, though, I am reminded of the influence you have had in the woman I have become. Without you, I doubt I would be where I am today. Praise you for that. Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday.

  • Love, compassion, determination, and patience. These are the 4 attributes you have generously passed along to all of us children. We adore you and thank you so much for that. Happy birthday and have a wonderful year, Mom!
  • All the day long, I see you in the actions I do, decisions I make, and words I speak. I am consistently reminded of your influence in my life and for that, I am extremely thankful. You are a perfect and awe-inspiring mother. Happy birthday, Mom!
  • When I was little, you were the most beautiful woman I knew. As I grew older, you also became the most intelligent woman I knew. Now that we are both grown and have a few more years under our belts, I have come to realize that not are you simply beautiful and intelligent, but you are also extremely special. I pray you know that every day. Happy birthday, Mom!
  • Happy birthday to the most gracious, beautiful, and loving mom in the world! Thanks for forging a real man out of me with the warmth of your discipline and the coolness of your counsel. Have a real blast!
  • Happy birthday, dearest Mother! May your birthday be as beautiful as your smile and heart.
  • Your ability to forgive even when we don’t deserve forgiveness makes you a truly beautiful human being. I pray for blessings, long life and prosperity in your life. Have a fantastic birthday, mom. I love you.

Happy Birthday, Mom!

  • My fondest memory of you is your calm and loving but firm discipline whenever we went astray. I continue to use this technique on my children and they find me as beautiful as I find you. Wishing you a truly blessed and relaxing birthday.
  • Happy birthday to the most beautiful mother on Planet Earth. I’m so privileged and blessed that God picked me to be your son/daughter.
  • I cannot help it but admire the beauty in your relentlessness in times when we had nothing to go by. Long may your fighting spirit live on to inspire generations unborn. Wishing you an awesome birthday. Much love.
  • Another year older, Mom, another great reason I have to tell you how incredibly beautiful you are in my eyes. Have a blessed day, sweet Mom.
  • Mother, you are my everything. And I thank you for all the love and care you have given me throughout my life. I am certainly lucky to have a wonderful mother like you. Happy birthday to the greatest Mother in the entire universe.
  • A loving and caring mom like you is all I need in this world. I love you so much. Happy birthday, mom.

Happy Birthday. Mom, I love you.

  • My loving mother, I’m so blessed to have you as a mother. You’re simply the best Mom in the whole wide world. And I love you more than I can ever express in words. Happy birthday, Mother.
  • Who needs super heroes when you have the world’s greatest mother?! You have been there for me all my life. And on your birthday, I want to say thank you very much. May Heavens always smile upon you. Happy birthday to the best mother in the world.
  • Mother, you are a gift from God. And today being your birthday, I just want you to know how much you mean to me and how much I cherish you for all what you have done for me. Happy birthday to the greatest woman in the world.
  • My heartfelt gratitude and warmest wishes to the greatest Mother in the world. Wish you a happy birthday, Mother. May you always smile.
  • Mom, you are the most amazing Mother on Earth. And on this special day of yours, I want to express my heartiest gratitude for all the affection you have showed me throughout my life. Love you, Mom. Happy birthday.

Happy Birthday, dear mother!

  • Mom, please always know that I love you and appreciate all the great things you have done in my life. Today being a special day for you, I’m wishing a sweet and very colorful birthday to you, for you’re the world’s most extraordinary Mother. May there always be a smile on your face.
  • Mom, you have brought so much happiness to my life. I am very grateful to you. Happy birthday to the sweetest Mother in the entire world.
  • In addition to being the best Mother in the world, you are also my hero and strength. I’m really grateful to God for making a wonderful woman like you to become my mother. Happy birthday, Mom. I love you so much.
  • If there is anybody on Earth that deserves all the good things in the world, it is you Mom. Thanks for being the most loving and caring mother in the world. Have a very happy birthday.
  • Have a fabulous birthday, Mom. To me, you are the world’s most loving mother. Happy birthday, once again, and may the Lord let your heart to always overflow with happiness.
  • Wishing the happiest and most amazing birthday to my wonderful Mother, who I consider to be the best mother in the world. I love you forever.
  • There is only one woman in this whole wide world that makes me proud, and that woman is you mother. There is no other like you, and I’m forever grateful to have you as my mother. Have a wonderful birthday, Mom.
  • If there were an award for the best Mother in the world, you’d receive it in a heartbeat. You’re such an amazing mother and I am so proud to call you my Mom. Happy birthday, Mom. May God bless you abundantly.
  • They say all mothers are special, but mom I think you are the greatest of them all! And I mean every word I say. On this special day, I want to thank you for loving and shaping me into the person that I have become today. Have an extraordinarily happy birthday.
  • Wishing the greatest Mother on Earth a super happy birthday! I love you with every beat of my heart. Stay blessed.

 

Happy Birthday to my sweet and beloved mother!

Sweet Birthday Wishes for your Mother

  • Although I don’t get the opportunity to see you every day, you should know that you are always with me in my heart and thoughts. Happy birthday, mom.
  • Mother, there is always a special place in the deepest place of my heart meant for no one else but you. Happy birthday, mother. You’re the best!
  • To a Mother who has always loved and protected me, I want to remind you once again that you are the greatest Mom on Earth. Have a happy birthday. And may all your dreams come true.
  • I am the luckiest person in the world to have a mother like you. I truly appreciate everything you have ever done for me. Today being your special day, I want to wish you the best of everything. Have the happiest and sweetest of birthdays, sweet Mom.
  • It’s a great blessing to have a wonderful woman like you as my mother. Happy birthday, Mother and know that my love for you is everlasting.
  • Happy birthday, Mom! On this very special day of yours, I wish for your face to always be lit by a smile and your heart to always overflow with joy and happiness. You deserve it because you are the most wonderful person I have ever known.
  • From the day you brought me into this world, you have always guided and protected me. I could never repay you for all what you have done for me. Even all the wealth in this world can’t repay you for that. All I can say is that I appreciate and love you for everything. Have a wonderful birthday, Mom.

Happy Birthday. I love you mom.

  • Mom, thank you for all the unconditional love that you have showered me with my entire life. Thank you for never giving up on me and always believing in me even when I don’t believe in myself. I love you wholeheartedly. Happy birthday, Mother.
  • The world is a better place for me thanks to your presence in my life. Thank you so much, Mother for all your love and support. Happy birthday.
  • Mother, I am wishing you a day that is as beautiful and special as you are. A very happy birthday to you, Mother. I love you from the bottom of my heart.
  • Mom, you have always been my pillar of support and guardian angel. Thank you for your love and care, and may all your dreams come true. My heartfelt greetings to you, Mother on this special day. Have a happy birthday.
  • If I were to write down all the wonderful things you have done for me, it would fill dozens of books. Thank you for showing me such extraordinary love. Happy birthday to the greatest Mother in the universe!
  • Today we shall light the candles to celebrate the greatest woman in my life – my wonderful Mother. Happy birthday, Mom.

Happy Birthday, mom. I love you.

  • I think about all the most important people in my life, your face is always the first to appear in my mind. I will love you forever. From the luckiest son in the world, Happy Birthday.
  • It’s only fair to all the other moms that we don’t have an annual mom of the year competition. Things like that get old quickly when the same person wins every year. Happy Birthday to the world’s reigning champion!
  • Dad’s always saying how lucky he was to have found you and make you his wife. I feel the same way. I consider myself the luckiest person in the world to have been born with the greatest mom anyone could have ever dreamed of. Happy Birthday.
  • You’ve made sure we have all been sheltered, fed, bathed and clothed for all these years. We thought today we would return the favor. Sit back, relax, and prepare yourself to be thoroughly unimpressed with our pathetic attempts to do half as good a job as you. Happy Birthday, mom, from the best looked after family on the planet.
  • For making all of my childhood birthdays so beautiful, I owe you everything and more! Happy Birthday, mom! I love you more than I love your cakes, and that’s saying something!
  • My mind is full of wonderful childhood memories thanks to you, mom. You were the pillar of stability and care for me for so many years, If today you have but an ounce of the joy I was privileged to have growing up, it will be a beautiful day for you! Which is only what you truly deserve. Happy Birthday!
  • Even if we don’t get on for most of the year, mom, your birthday is still one of my favorite days, simply because I get to turn everything around and show you how much I really love you. Happy Birthday!

  • If I even feel down about my luck and sorry for myself, all I have to do is remember that I have you for a mother, and I quickly realize I am the luckiest person alive. Happy Birthday!
  • If all the mothers in the world were as good as you, the planet would be full of perfectly balanced people that were decent in every way. Then how would I stand out? Thankfully, you are a particularly rare breed! Happy Birthday, mom! From your loving daughter.
  • I’ve always felt like we were more like sisters than just mother and daughter. I hope when I have my children I can be half as good a mother as you have been to me – as just that would make me one of the best of all time! Happy Birthday, mom!

 

Birthday Prayers For my Mother

  • On your birthday, I want to wish you the best of luck in anything you do. May God keep blessing you with all the things that bring a smile to your face. Have a wonderful birthday, mom. You mean the world to me.
  • On your birthday, I wish you a joyous celebration and the priceless blessings of the good Lord. Happy birthday to the greatest mother in the entire universe.
  • Mom, as you count your blessings on your birthday, I pray that you may enjoy good health all the days of your life. May your life be filled with only things that make you smile. Have a wonderfully happy birthday, my dearest mother.
  • Birthday Prayers for Mothers | Bless you, Mom!

Happy Birthday to my beloved mother!

Birthday Wishes for my Stepmother

  • Despite the fact that your womb was never my home, I know you’ve made your heart my home. I’ve also done the same because I love you. Happy birthday, Mom.
  • You’re such a wonderful stepmom. Thank you for loving me as though I am your own. Have a happy birthday!
  • You keep proving again and again that not all stepmother’s are bad. Thank you so much for showing me such incredible love and support. Happy birthday.
  • I feel blessed to have found a loving friend and mother in you. As you celebrate your big day, I ask God to kindly pour His love and blessings on you, and I hope that these blessings and love follow you until the end of time. I love you. Happy birthday.

Happy Birthday!

  • Wishing my stepmother a very happy birthday. Despite the fact that we are not connected to each other by DNA, we have something stronger, and that is love. Have a wonderful birthday.
  • To my awesome stepmom… thank you for not trying to take my Mom’s place. Thank you for always giving me support and advice when I need it. I love you and wish you a very happy birthday.
  • It takes great kindness and courage to love another woman’s children as yours. Thanks for the incredible love you have shown my siblings and me since you came into our lives. Happy birthday. May God bestow happiness upon you all the days of your life.
  • I am one of the few blessed people in this world to have two beautiful and loving moms in just one lifetime. Have a wonderful birthday, dear stepmother.

 

Short Birthday Greetings for Mom

  • I didn’t just remember, I made sure this day was free just so I could spend it with you. Happy Birthday!
  • Back in school, all my friends were jealous of my packed lunches, it’s because of you I grew up loving food! Happy Birthday, mom!
  • Happy Birthday! From your son who is never too busy to drop everything for his No.1 lady.
  • I believe I have the greatest mother in the world. Those that don’t agree just don’t know any better. Happy Birthday, mom!
  • We made you a cake this year, don’t expect it to be anywhere near as good as the ones that you make! Happy Birthday!
  • Sending this early to make up for the late one last year. Happy Birthday, mom!

 

“Happy Birthday, Mom!” Images

Happy Birthday

 


Mom, when I think about all the most important people in my life, your face is always the first to appear in my mind. I will love you forever. From the luckiest son in the world, Happy Birthday.

 


While all the other kids were allowed out to play, you made sure I was home safe, fed and studying. It’s your fault that I’m now the smartest of all my friends. Happy Birthday, mother, from your arrogant and grateful son!

 


Happy Birthday to the best mother in the whole world.


Happy Birthday, Mom!

 


Happy Birthday! To the best mom in the world.

 


Happy Birthday to my Sweet mom.

 


Happy Birthday, mom. You make my life beautiful!

 


Happy Birthday. Love you mom!

 


Happy Birthday to the sweetest mother in the world.

 


Happy Birthday, mother!

 


Happy Birthday to my beloved mother!

 


Happy Birthday, dear mother!

 


Happy Birthday to my sweet and beloved mother!

 

“Happy Birthday, Mom!” Memes

Happy Birthday, Mom. I’ve been a Good Boy. *Never

 

Happy Birthday, Ma! You are young, have a blast.

 

Happy Birthday, Mom! I’m sending this over the “Internet”.

 

Happy Birthday, Mom. Sorry for being such a pain in the ass.

 

Happy Birthday, Mom. Any problem to solve in my own special way?

 

Wrap-up

Once you have chosen and written out your message, be sure and call up your mom on the telephone. Nothing says, “Happy birthday, Mom!” like hearing the voice of her child. And, if you live within driving distance, offer to take her out for dinner and a show. Make her day as special as she makes you feel.

Here’s to you and your awesome mom!


 


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A baby shower serves as a pleasant diversion from all the craziness and a fun time for the guest of honor to show off her ever adorable baby bump. This is also the perfect time to celebrate one last hurrah with the girls before the baby says, “Hello, World!” As a guest, you’ll want to assure that this day goes as smoothly as possible, full of celebrations and smiles. Make your addition to all of this baby shower happiness with some touching baby shower wishes and messages.

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How To Write Baby Shower Card Messages

If you find yourself asking what to write in a baby shower card or are searching for an element that will take your baby shower greeting over the top, you are in the right place. These inspirational baby sentiments will help you reiterate just how excited you are for the newest addition. To get started on finding the perfect inspiration, pick a section below.

Baby Shower Card Wishes

There is something magical about a wish that just can’t be described.  An almost mom prepping the house for baby and getting ready for all the before baby celebrations could definitely use a few wishes, words of wisdom, or advice.  Well wishes for a baby shower will touch hearts and allow you to say ‘congratulations’ and ‘we love you’ like never before. It won’t take much time to add one of these baby shower best wishes to your greeting card, and you won’t regret it. These short and sweet personalized wishes will serve as a part of all the festive celebrations.

  • Wishing you all the best with your expected new arrival.
  • Wishing you all the best with the new baby who is not far away now. Please let us know if you need absolutely anything along the way. Very excited for the both of you.
  • To the soon to be parents! Wishing you a hassle-free pregnancy.
  • Thanks for inviting us along to share in the excitement of your soon to be new arrival, wishing you all the best with babyhood.  
  • We are wishing you a magical and memorable few years of upcoming babyhood. All the best. We love you.
  • Wishing you both well in these upcoming months. We can’t wait to meet the little one!
  • Plenty of good wishes and big kisses are coming your way! Congratulations on your upcoming little one, we’re so excited for your growing family.

Adorable New Baby Wishes

As you pick up a pen and get ready to draft your baby shower card wishes, make sure that the well wishes you write stay true to you and shine a spotlight on your one-of-a-kind relationship to the parents-to-be.  These adorable new baby wishes are a great place to get inspiration for your charming sentiment for the little one’s debut. You can also use inspiration from the baby shower theme.

  • The littlest feet make the biggest footprints in our hearts. Enjoy this love.
  • Acknowledge how lucky, as parents, you are. Smile, as you gaze into your newborn’s eyes. Soak in the joy of having a baby and appreciate your life’s biggest prize. Wishing you two (almost three) all the best.
  • All my best to your little miracle.
  • Lots of love and best wishes on the arrival of your new child.
  • Welcome to the world little one. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness, laughter, and joy.
  • Funny how such a tiny thing can take up so much space in our hearts. Congratulations on the little one.

Baby Shower Wishes for a Boy

These baby shower wishes for a boy (more like wishes for a little prince) are a fun way to celebrate his almost arrival with the happy couple. Mom-to-be will cherish your sweet greeting and keep it close to her heart to share with her handsome man a few years down the road. These kind baby shower words also make for great shower keepsakes and the perfect addition to a baby shower photo book. Use the below template to draft the best and most personalized wishes for the little man.

  • Oh Boy! We can’t wait to meet him. Thanks for inviting us to share in your baby shower celebrations.
  • Get ready for toy cars in all shapes and sizes, for balls, bats, and bikes, and all sorts of surprises. Congratulations on your little man.
  • A precious little boy is on the way. What an exciting time for your family.
  • This little guy is already blessed with amazing parents. We can’t wait to watch your family grow.
  • We hope you have your mom’s smile and your dad’s humor — lots of love, little man.
  • This little prince has no idea how spoiled he’s about to be. Can’t wait for the big day!

Baby Shower Wishes for a Baby Girl

If you know the gender of the baby before the shower, then why not reflect that in your baby shower card greeting? She’s sugar and spice and everything nice, and she’s about to change this happy couple’s world in the best way imaginable. Share these touching baby shower card wishes for the pink bundle of joy with mom on her big day. Go one step further and print these sweet words onto a custom canvas print that mom and dad can hang in the little one’s nursery. This makes the perfect baby shower gift.

  • A beautiful little girl to play with and adore, to spoil a little and love a lot, who could ask for more!
  • Booties and bonnets, ribbons and lace, little stuffed toys all over the place. Congratulations on your sweet little girl.
  • A great joy is coming all wrapped in pink. We can’t wait to meet her.
  • We’re tutu excited to meet your darling daughter — best wishes for the pregnancy.
  • We know she’s going to fill your life with joy and love.
  • We can’t wait to spoil your little princess. She’s already so loved.

Cute Baby Shower Card Messages

When you think of the word ‘baby’ you can’t help but immediately be drawn to words like adorable, darling, sweet, heavenly, lovable and the list goes on. If you’re getting stuck there, don’t worry. It’s not uncommon to get writers’ block, especially when trying to find perfect words for an almost newly mom. If you’re looking to fill in all of the blank space of your ‘Welcome Baby card’ but seem to be at a loss for words, look to these cute baby shower card messages for inspiration.

  • Baby booties, baby toys, baby shower, baby joys. Warmest wishes to you and your baby.
  • Your home will soon be filled with toys and will never be quiet again. Your house will often be a mess, and you’ll frequently be tired. But there will always be love and laughter. All the best and many happy memories.
  • In another couple of weeks, it’s going to be good-bye tummy and hello mommy! Can’t wait enough to see the baby’s pink-cheeked face and two beautiful eyes. We know your baby, be it a girl or a boy, will be a bundle of joy. We are hoping to see your new star soon and a shower of blessings to you and your new baby.
  • Love just got real. So very excited for you.
  • Welcome to the world, little one! So thrilled that you are here.
  • Sleepless nights are more than worth it with your little one. Their bright eyes and glowing hearts make the best night lights.

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Congratulate new parents on their new arrival!

New Born Baby Wishes

  1. You are so blessed to bring a new baby into the world and I cannot wait to see the sweet blessing.
  2. Warm wishes to the new born baby and the lucky parents too.
  3. I just got news of an angel going to make its presence felt in your life! Get ready for laughter, big noise and lots of hugs!
  4. Just to say “Hi” to the new member of the family! He (she) couldn’t have happened to a nicer parents!
  5. Congratulations to proud new parents! May these tiny feet will tiptoe with love into your hearts and stay there forever!
  6. A new joy to hold in your arms! Waiting to cuddle with him (her)!
  7. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! May your world be filled with love.
  8. New small arrival – big joy! I’m sure your second baby boy (girl) is georgeous.
  9. Your new born baby boy (girl) is a perfect little bundle, from his (her) head down to her feet. I’m sure that you’ll be the best parents in the world!
  10. Parenthood is one of the best journeys in life. Enjoy the ride.
  11. We are always here for babysitting and making extra bottles.
  12. We are so happy for you and the arrival of your new child.
  13. We are very happy for you.
  14. Welcome to the world (babys name). May you always be kept safe and snug.
  15. Welcome to the world little one, it is a place full of delights and wonders.
  16. Welcome to the world.
  17. Wishing you a future filled with love, happiness, and laughter with your new baby.
  18. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness, laughter and joy.
  19. Wishing you all the best in this exciting new stage of your lives with your new baby.
  20. Wishing you and your newborn many years of good health, love, and happiness.
  21. Wishing you joy and happiness, and plently of wonderful moments together.
  22. Wishing you much happiness as you welcome your new little bundle of joy into your family!
  23. Wishing you the best of luck on changing nappies and feeding times.
  24. Wishing you the very best of luck with your new baby and your new life as a family.
  25. Wishing your new son/daughter (babys name) a long happy life with laughter and fun and love.
  26. No tape can ever measure, the extent to which a child can become a parent’s treasure. Congratulations.
  27. When we nurse our babies, it teaches us how to live and it makes us realize what it really means to give. Congratulations for becoming a mother.
  28. The birth of your newborn will usher you into a new phase of your life. Now you are no longer just man and wife. Maturity and wisdom will envelop your behavior and personalities forever. Now you have become a loving mother and a responsible father. Congratulations.
  29. A father so handsome, a mom so pretty – no wonder your newborn is such a sweetie. Congratulations.
  30. Congratulations! Now is the time to enjoy your baby’s little feet and baby smell. It will not be there forever, and you should take as many pictures as possible. You will want to miss a single precious moment!
  31. This is a beautiful time in your life that you will never forget. The birth of your child is something that changes you indefinitely.
  32. This might be your first child, but it certainly will not be your last. I can see from pictures that this is what you were made to do.
  33. I hope you will have a happy and healthy journey ahead of your family. Congratulations!
  34. Having a new baby changes a wife and husband into a mommy and daddy. As you venture into parenthood together you will become more wise and mature while finding a new profound love for the amazing baby you have produced. Congratulations on the birth of your baby.
  35. May your new bundle of joy bring happiness in your life and fill a void in your heart. Take pride in loving and raising your little miracle. I know you will be the best dad you can possibly be.
  36. May your baby’s future be brighter than the sun’s radiant beam, may your little child fulfill all your dreams. Congratulations for your newborn.
  37.  Congratulations to the new parents for entering into the world of constant squeals, nappy changes and late night meals.
  38. The experience of being a parent is priceless, even if your nights become sleepless and your living room becomes a mess. Congratulations for having a baby.
  39. A part of your heart that was in your tummy is now a permanent part of your life. Congratulations for having such a pretty baby girl.
  40. At birth, if your baby girl is such a doll, imagine how charming she will be when she learns to crawl? Congratulations.
  41. May the best things in life happen to your sweet little bunny, may he get lots of attention and care from you and your honey. Congratulations to you both.
  42. Your family is Mother Nature’s perfect brew, tell your new baby on my behalf that there cannot be a family cuter than you. Congratulations.

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