Author Archives: Gail Cawley Showalter

What is Acceptance, 7 Steps to Get Past Divorce

What does that mean exactly? After much thought this is the conclusion I’ve come to- Acceptance is the willingness to embrace what is.

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1 Way Single Moms Can Be Empowered

Single mothers, on the other hand, need a marketable skill.

A Thought on Rest from a Seasoned Mama Bird

Do you have to be made to rest? Or do you have to become ill before you will rest?

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Are You Content?

Contentment is a mental or emotional state of satisfaction maybe drawn from being at ease in one’s situation, body and mind. It could be a state of having accepted one’s situation and is a milder and more tentative form of happiness.

A Thought on Morality from a Seasoned Mama Bird

Things have changed and I’m not just an old bird saying that because I’ve not kept up with the times. I can honestly say that things have changed in our schools since the time when I taught in them.

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How to Go to College as a Single Mom

Face it, education opens doors, especially for women and even more especially for single mothers. I went back to college as a single mom to increase my earning potential as an educator. You may just need to earn a certificate for a job skill so that you can provide for yourself and your children.

How to Keep Your Family Active This Season as a Single Parent

It can be difficult – or nearly impossible – to balance your work and home life as a single parent. You work more hours than not. Once you get home, the house needs to be cleaned, the kids need to be fed, the plants need to be watered, and you have to prepare yourself for the next day.

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A Thought on Guilt and Regret from a Seasoned Mama Bird

Guilt and regret are loaded thoughts that do not move your life forward. It is easy to swell on the past and wish circumstances had been different. Unless you owe someone an apology, what’s the point?

Solveig Leithaug CD TIME Release

Solveig Leithaug Release new CD Free give away June 30     ​Time highlights guest vocals by Anthony Skinner, Cindy Morgan, Kelly Willard and Solveig’s daughter Kari Julianna. Eight of the project’s eleven songs are new and were written by Solveig with award-winning songwriters such as: Reba Rambo-McGuire, Cindy Morgan, Sarah Hart, Anthony Skinner, and Kelly Willard. […]

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Life Allows for Rebirth and Rejuvenation

Our life cycles include difficult if not damaging events. We may even feel as though our lives are all but destroyed. Have you been through something that caused you to feel as if your future hopes and dreams were completely demolished?