Category Grieving a Loss

What I Now Know Without a Doubt

Oh the turns the life path takes! Many moms raising their children alone didn’t see the drastic dip and curve coming. Some discovered they were pregnant without a husband or even a committed partner. Others suffer through unwanted divorces. Still others escape from abusive relationships.  Some lose their husbands in death. In each case, during the time […]

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Hidden Treasures in Being Alone

Being Alone Need Not Be Lonely Most women feel alone from time to time. Single moms often feel lonely. It’s not the dream life. Difficulties and disappointments may be daily events. There are, however, some gems that can be polished when we are alone. I love the quote from Henrietta Mears, “God never put anyone […]

How to Find the ‘Message’ in the Chaos

You may think that there is absolutely nothing good that can come from the chaos you are living.

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12 Steps for Single Moms

12 Steps Adapted for Single Moms Gail Cawley Showalter I admit that I do not have control over the difficult people in my life and I cannot manage all my responsibilities alone. My life has become crazy, out of control. I do believe that a Power greater than myself can and will bring clarity out […]

How to Cope with the Empty Nest

Coping with an Empty Nest Words from Ellen Neiley Ritter, Ph.D. Take care of yourself! You’ve taken care of everyone else and you now need and deserve to take care of yourself. Pamper yourself, listen to your body—if you’re tire, rest and recharge your energy; if you’re feeling stress, do something relaxing. Go with the […]

Grief Interrupts Life

Grief is the Uninvited Guest that Interrupts our Life There are many circumstances that bring grief into our lives. As common as it is for many, including me, grief hits hard and is often more difficult to handle than we expect it to be. I recently lost my dear brother-in-law and though he had lived […]

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Amazing Grace of Aloneness

Being Alone Can be Amazing When I was born, my siblings were eight, twelve, and sixteen—much too old to want to play with me. I spent my early years entertaining myself. I spent many hours in solitude. Later in life after a divorce, with three young children, I craved that time alone. And then I […]

Discover a New Path by Having a Life Coach. It Can Change Your Life

I am a Life Coach I coach women because I am now a mature woman and am passionate about helping women navigate life’s choices. I’d  be delighted to talk with you if you want to learn more about life coaching. There is no charge for the first consultation and you may learn that this one decision […]

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Do You Want Power?

Do You Have Power in Your Life?

Living Learning Loving a new book especially for moms who are parenting alone

Living Learning Loving Lessons of Insight & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood by Gail Cawley Showalter