A Thought from The Tough Old Bird

Gail standing behind a board fence

A Tough Old Bird with a Soft Spot for Single Moms

Speaking of Boundaries – Again

Yes, it’s that same old topic from the same Old Bird. You see I see it every where I turn. We are taught to be so polite that we fail to respect ourselves. This is true especially in close relationships. Once you’ve been hurt it may be even more difficult to set healthy boundaries.

You may want to look into Boundaries  by Cloud and Townsend.

headshot-in-blueI am a Certified Professional Coach and I hold a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. I married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. I was an educator in regular and special education for twenty years, finishing my professional career as a Braille teacher. In 2007 I founded SMORE for Women. SMORE is a nonprofit association whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. My stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines. My Website.


  1. Always a good reminder! Even though we have heard this before, when you are in the moment,sometimes this good advice slips our minds. Love you!

    1. That’s the secret – to keep our minds tuned to the moment. Love you too!

  2. You are welcome, Nicole.

  3. Nicole Marijorie Felix · · Reply

    Setting boundaries is important, thanks for reminding us of this Mrs.Gail.

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