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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 […]

Why Do Our Differences Divide Us?

Our Differences Ought Not Divide Us One thing you can’t help noticing in London is the diversity. It is common to hear three different languages in a matter of minutes while walking down the sidewalk. People are dressed in every possible type of garment. I do mean every possible type. The genuinely assorted culture came […]

Who Are You?

Do You Remember Who You Are? Related posts: Journey to Self, Am I Strong or Weak?, Who Am I? We saw The Lion King last night at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Magnificent! I admit I’d forgotten so many of the meaningful lines in the story. The one that lingers in my mind for the […]

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Book of Lessons of Insight & Encouragement

Living Learning Loving Lessons of Insight & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood Amazon Review: Even though I am not a single mom at this time, I gained tremendous insight into my strengths and weaknesses, my relationships and my power to change for the better. Gail Showalter shares her own experiences, struggles and successes that […]

Are You True to Yourself?

The Real You Related posts: Find Your Strengths, Learn to be Self Aware, Know Yourself, Personalities Help the Family-a very brief audio “This above all – To thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” – Shakespeare, Hamlet I’ve enjoyed being […]

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Education Builds Self Awareness

Related articles: Education is Key, Baby Steps to College Education opens doors. For me gaining a Master’s Degree was not only an adventure it was a confidence booster of the best kind. I took one step at a time until I found doors opening.  I like the illustration of the Israelites carrying the Ark of […]

Why is Education the Key for Single Moms

Notable Alumni of Oxford include: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Dr. Seuss, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Bobby Jindal Education is Key Related posts: A Skill Will Make Life Easier, Interview with Tanisha, What Do I NOT Regret, a video, Interview with Sheri, Interview with LaTasha, Interview with Kay, SMORE-Single Moms On Road to Education “Education is […]

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How to Get Through a Divorce and Move On

Living Learning Loving Lesson & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood Review from Amazon reader: “You are not alone” isn’t enough unless you connect with the one who says it. From chapter 1, you will connect with Gail as she opens her heart in a way that will touch yours. Her words paint a picture […]