Category Grieving a Loss

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    

Grief Comes

Shared by permission of Krista Smith Loss comes in many forms. It doesn’t have a schedule. It doesn’t have a limit.  It just comes whenever and stays as long as it needs. Sometimes it leaves you breathless. Sometimes you want to run. But it always leaves you a different person and it takes a strength […]

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Tips for Single Moms

  New Ebooklet for Single Moms or moms who are mothering alone You may purchase the Ebook on the SMORE Site for just $5 If you have any difficulty downloading please email – singlemoms@smoreforwomen.org Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after […]