Author Archives: Gail Cawley Showalter

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How to be Open Approaching Job Market

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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Why Teach Children Responsibility

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, No Matter Where Life Takes You

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 […]

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Hiding Is Not Humility-My Own Worst Enemy for Single Moms

by Gail Cawley Showalter, Founder of SMORE for Women from My Own Worst Enemy  by Janet Davis  Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you heard a voice in your head say, “Just who do you think you are?”  And what was your answer? Did you back off? Did you cower? Did you have a […]

Transitions Challenge Us to Take a Step Upward

Transitions Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.   – Tom Stoppard A new year has dawned and we can look forward to our new days ahead. When our lives go through a change of seasons it is easy to see only the surface side of the situation. If the transition is sad […]

Single & Parenting Ministry Kit

Single & Parenting Kit This kit is wonderful for using with a group of single parents. I used it with single moms on three different occasions. Every time the mothers gained a greater understanding and tools for parenting as a single parent. I hope you will find your own group to share it with. I […]

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How to Leap Into 2019

I like to review the previous year and make goals (not resolutions) for the upcoming year. In SMORE we stress achieving your highest potential.

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How A Christmas (Single Mom) Elf Finds the Real Joy of Christmas

“Joy to the World” was playing on the car radio, but I did not feel any joy in my world. It was five days before Christmas – the first Christmas since my divorce and the first one I would spend without my children.

How Personalities Affect Your Christmas

  The Enneagram is probably the oldest form of personality analysis and does a great job of helping us determine how to cope with ourselves and others. Here is a fun Christmas description of the Enneagram for Christmas. Related post: Personality Predicaments Solved I am a Certified Professional Coach and I hold a degree from […]

Contradictions of Christmas

I’m conflicted about Christmas. This isn’t new. It’s crept up on me for years. I do love the decorations, the sparkling lights, trees, and Santa’s. I really like the cookies, the candles, and candy canes. I love the music of the season, too. The seasonal parties are heartwarming. Children’s anticipations and squeals are delightful. So […]