Category Bonding with Children

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Love Requires Attention and Risk

One act of love is listening. “Listening well is an exercise of attention and by necessity hard work. It is because they do not realize this or because they are not willing to do the work that most people do not listen well.”

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3 Foolproof Tips for Parents After Divorce

  Do Not Put Children in the Middle After Divorce One minute audio:   After a divorce or split up parents are often tempted to triangulate the relationship with their Ex. Children are put in a terrible position of being stretched between parents. Triangulation is not geometry. It is rather a situation in which one […]

Make This Father’s Day One to Remember

    Grace on Father’s Day I’m suggesting a bit of grace this Father’s Day. I’m putting this out there for you (moms) to share. Many fathers will have a bittersweet day today. Some say our society has pushed noncustodial fathers aside while picking their pockets. I’m not sure that is an accurate viewpoint, though […]

Why Does it Matter Where You Go?

  Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She is the founder of SMORE […]

Teach Children to Trust the Lord

  Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She is the founder of SMORE […]

Fun with Kids Makes Memories

Making Fun Memories from Living Learning Loving #GShowalter_livinglearningloving  Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle […]

Living Learning Loving a Fantastic New Book Just for Single Mothers, Lessons of Insight and Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood

Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. She was an educator in regular and special education for twenty years, finishing her professional career as a Braille teacher. In 2007 She founded SMORE for Women. […]

Father holding newborn Macy

Father’s Day Letter to My Sons

I’m sharing my letter that will give insight to all dads with little girls.

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Are You Having a Terrible, Horrible, No-good, Very Bad Day?

What to do when you are having a terrible, no-good, very bad day Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. She was an educator in regular and special education for eighteen years, finishing her […]

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How to Make Spring Break Fun with Your Children

Have Fun with Your Children Single Matters in an online magazine that I write for. Here is link to my latest article. Why Families Need to Have Fun!   Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a […]