Hello! I’m Excited to be Here

Hello! I’m Excited to be Here

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Hello! I’m Aisha and I am the founder of FNPhenomenal, a community designed to help single moms thrive financially and live phenomenally using Biblical principles.  

I am new to the Northeast Ohio Parent blogger community and I am so excited to be here. This opportunity is amazing to me because Northeast Ohio Parent magazine was one of the first magazines I read when I moved back to Cleveland two years ago.  As I was walking into Melt Bar & Grilled one day, I saw the magazine, picked it up and started browsing at the table. I was surprised by the number of things that went on in Northeast Ohio! This made me even more excited to move back to Cleveland, which is my home.

A little about me…

Prior to moving back to Cleveland (I was born and raised here), I lived in Detroit, Mich. I probably shouldn’t share this, but I attended the University of Michigan for graduate school and I received my undergraduate degree from Duke University. I moved back to Cleveland when my twins were approaching 1 year old. It was initially a hard decision to move back to Cleveland because I built my life in Detroit, had a beautifully decorated nursery for the twins and moving felt like I was giving up. There I was, this strong woman and I felt that moving meant I couldn’t cut it and I was throwing in the towel. However, as a single mom of twins, I understood that I couldn’t do this on my own and that returning home would allow me and my children to have the support, closeness and love from my family. Once I shifted my perspective to focus on everything I was gaining, I felt so much gratitude, peace and joy. I am so grateful that we moved back.

In addition to being a full-time mom, I am also a blogger for FNPhenomenal, I lead a Bible study, teach personal finance workshops, and so much more. I am committed to helping other moms who may be feeling as if they are in this motherhood journey by themselves. Therefore, through FNPhenomenal I share money management tips, inspiration, and tips to show that it’s possible to live an amazing life and have phenomenal experiences as a single mom.

Additionally, one of my favorite things to do is to challenge myself to find creative, phenomenal experiences for my children on a budget. This is why discovering Northeast Ohio Parent magazine that day at Melt was so powerful not just for the kid-friendly and budget-friendly activities. Those are great, but it also meant so much more for me.  It showed me that just like I built a life in Detroit, I could do the same in Cleveland. There are so many activities, plus kid-friendly and budget-friendly things to do in Northeast Ohio. Most days for the twins and me are not the same, because I challenge myself to criss-cross around the town to find cool things to do. One of the amazing things about this is that I get to see my hometown from an entirely new perspective. I get to see Cleveland as an adult, but I also get to see it through the eyes of my children. It is so much fun to take my children to new places because I appreciate the beauty of the little things even more.

In my column I’m going to write about personal finances (I promise it won’t be scary or intimidating because I love to make finances approachable), creating phenomenal experiences on a budget, and other random musings I may have (I love to challenge myself to constantly grow as a woman and as a mom, so you may get to read about that).  

I can’t wait to share my tips and experiences with you all.  I also I look forward to getting to know you and I hope that you enjoy the column! If you have any ideas or topics that you want me to discuss, please email me at [email protected].

Also, please check out my blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Podcast for more about me and FNPhenomenal.

About the author

Aisha Taylor is a single mother of twins who helps corporate moms create the financial foundations to support turning their idea to income so they can exit their full-time job, walk in purpose, and spend more time with their children. Aisha has been featured in Black Enterprise, Jet Magazine, ESSENCE, Go Banking Rates, and The Detroit Free Press. To connect with Aisha, visit www.myideatoincome.com or email [email protected].

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