Category Gail Cawley Showalter

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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 […]

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 […]

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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.

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 […]

Don’t Give Them the Benefit of the Doubt

Benefit of the Doubt Radio Spot that aired on KLBT 88.1 FM “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” -Maya Angelou So much of my life would have gone differently had I understood this. Learning to discern the character of a person isn’t always easy. We, as women, like to […]

How To Choose Friends

I wonder why some people keep choosing people and places that are not good for them

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10 Ways to Create a Joy-Filled Christmas

The approaching Christmas holiday can cause stress for single parents. I remember standing in the check out line at Toys R Us a few days before the first Christmas after the divorce. I had to wait until I received my December paycheck before I could buy my three kids’ presents. Most single parents struggle to […]

What are Stepford Christians?

We hear sermons about not being like the Pharisees and at the same time we have the unwritten expectations of members of our churches.

How Ben Carson’s Mother Changed His Life

A mother’s influence is significant. Ben Carson is one example.