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“Joy to the World” is the message for the season we celebrate every December. Joy is not the same as happiness. Happiness is an emotion in which one experiences feelings ranging from contentment and satisfaction to bliss and intense pleasure. Joy is a stronger less common feeling than happiness.

Mom with her son and daughter with Christmas gifts

This may very well be the most stressful time of the year for parents and especially single mothers. Just like mothers everywhere, single moms want to make their children squeal with delight on Christmas morning. I wish I could solve all the financial problems single mothers face day-in, day-out, much less during the Christmas holidays. […]

Say “Thank You” Years ago someone told me to keep a “Warm Fuzzies” file folder. I’m so glad I did. On days when I feel like I’m making no progress in this world, I can pull out the folder and read notes and letters-many that I’ve completely forgotten about. This week is Thanksgiving week. It’s […]

This quote was on the cover of our church program yesterday.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”
– Melody Beattie

Whatever you are, if you are enthusiastic, it’s my bet that you have a passion for life.

Donations can be made directly to SMORE for Women on our site. Our goal – 40 donors giving $40 a monthEvery dollar goes to support a single mom in college.

woman holding child up to fence

As a “mature” woman now I can tell you that you are raising children to be adults in the very near future.

Girl with stack of books, one on her head

I often tell women, mostly single moms, gather information before you decide. It costs nothing. I know how important this is because I’ve not always done it.

I’m discouraged! We had finally found a way to earn the money necessary to support one single mother at a time through college for two years.

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