Choosing vulnerability is not our usual choice. We can learn, however, the honesty of being open can bring strength when we think we are weak.

News of the college admissions scandal has me in a quandary. On the one hand I’m furious. On the other hand I have pity for the students in this situation.

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Choices are the stuff from which our lives are designed. If you are sure of yourself—who you are and who you are not, you will make wise career choices.

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There is no quick fix when establishing healthy boundaries in your life. Patience with yourself and others is required. Each of the steps could be a lifelong struggle for you. Take your time and be gentle with yourself.

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Understanding Yourself Brings Personal Freedom Ages ago at a family reunion my cousin,  Katherine, tried to get me interested in the study of personalities. I thought if was fun but didn’t take it seriously. Fast forward twenty years and I was trained in the study of personalities by the Littauers, Florence and Marita. I spoke […]

Setting personal boundaries are like identifying the gates in our invisible fence lines which protects the precious heart and soul inside our bodies.

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You may think that there is absolutely nothing good that can come from the chaos you are living.

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The Job Hunt One of the SMORE themes is Job Jump Starts. We realize how difficult it can be for single mothers to enter the job market if they have not been employed outside the home before. And we also realize that we are living in times when it may seem impossible. Having said that […]

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Once in a while I notice parents who have their priorities in order and their children are examples of what we all ought to be doing. Parenting doesn’t provide instant results. Though we must wait many long years before the final outcome, the wait is worth the effort.

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Financial Planning to Keep Your Child Protected  Guest Post by Sara Bailey When you’re a single parent, planning and preparation can make all the difference when it comes to caring for your little one. The same applies to your finances: careful planning can keep your family more secure, now and in the future. How can […]