Category book for single mothers

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How to Know If You Are Isolating

It’s easier than I’d imagined for life to get out of balance. As much as I value solitude I must admit too much solitude can lead to social isolation.

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Amen

Since followers have not increased and I’ve become extremely committed to The Bridges of Hope for Single Moms, an Educational Support Program, I will no longer post three times a week.

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3 Tips to Keep from Tripping Up

Potholes are ugly nuisances and can really make travel unpleasant. Life can be like a rough road. Pot holes and bumps make it difficult to see ahead. I know. I’ve hit my share of those ugly things. So what can you do to make your path a little smoother?

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A Video and FREE Chapter from Life Lessons and Insights on the Path of Motherhood

Learning to wait is the title of chapter 7. At this time of year that can seem harsh if you are single and wanting to be married. My gift to you is my experience and how powerful the lesson of waiting can be.

A Book Filled With Wisdom for Women

My children were three, four, and six years old when their father left us. We were married almost ten years and up until the preceding eighteen months of that time, our lives had been exciting, productive, and promising.

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Perfectionism Is Not Necessarily a Good Thing

I spend lots of time with my cousin, Ann, when I was a young girl. Her mother, my aunt, kept everything in her home as neat as a pin. I thought this was great. My mother was much less organized. Organizing gave me a sense of control and I liked it. I especially liked not […]

How to Live Courageously

Live Your Life Courageously This review of my book meant a lot to me because my personal life goal is to encourage and empower women. If my own experiences and life lessons can do that, I’m thrilled. This book is simple and an easy read. It is also loaded with lessons learned that can apply […]

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Be an Empowered Woman

Are You Empowered? Empowerment is a buzzword these days. But what is it really? In our acronym SMORE, Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered, the last word is empowered. Empowerment deals with taking control of life circumstances, exercising power to achieve goals, and the process by which you are able to help yourself and others […]

Who do you think you are?

Who Are You? “Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” –Orison Swett Marden Excerpt from Living Learning Loving, Chapter 2 There are times, especially during a divorce or child custody battle, when it takes a lot of courage […]

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4 Keys to Perseverance

Believe & Persevere my article in Single Matters online magazine Believe and persevere are two words that are loaded with promise for the fruitful future. Without believing, you won’t think you can persevere. And without persevering, you won’t have the fruit of what you believe. Read more. . . Gail raised three children as a single mother before she […]