Are you a single parent who can't get your finances in order? Emma Johnson, Author of "The Kickass Single Mom" joins Your Cheddar to help navigate through the tricky topics of child support and gaining financial independence. She advises women to not take child support payments because statistically less than half of what's owed is actually paid...and it's usually less than $300 per month. She says the biggest mistakes single moms make is trying to maintain the same lifestyle they had prior to a split or divorce. She encourages moms to focus on earning money and setting big goals. Plus, how do both you and your ex play Santa around the holidays? Johnson says you need to look at your values when it comes to finances and holidays. Try to focus on what your kids need, like a new lunchbox, instead of extra toys they may not need.