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A Thought on Guilt and Regret from a Seasoned Mama Bird

Guilt and regret are loaded thoughts that do not move your life forward. It is easy to swell on the past and wish circumstances had been different. Unless you owe someone an apology, what’s the point?

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2 Smart Strategies to Reclaim Your Identity After Divorce

Still my personal identity suffered. All the rotten phrases came to mind: scorned women, divorcee, and single mother. I hate how we label people, but we do and I had to accept that.

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 […]

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 […]

Mother’s Day Can be Tough for Single Moms

Mother’s Day Gift for Single Moms Can be ordered on Amazon Prime When I was a single mother of three (for sixteen years) I often didn’t feel honored on Mother’s Day. My children and my mother did what they could, but I missed the father of our children sharing this day with us or even […]

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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 […]

12 Chapters with Stories for Men as well as Mothers

Living Learning Loving Lessons & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood by Gail Cawley Showalter An Amazon review from a male reader: As a middle-aged male engineer fond of biography and military history, I picked up this little gem when my wife bought it for a single mom friend of ours. In truth, I was […]

Tips for Single Moms with Stories from a Tough Old Bird Who has Been There

Living Learning Loving Insights & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood by Gail Cawley Showalter What one mom had to say about this book: I can see how you would not want to put this book down and keep reading ahead. The first chapter was amazing and had many good points to it. When it […]

Help! I’m a Single Mom! Download Interview

Radio Interview On “Chained No More” Promote single mom ministry – download and share the interview, “Help! I’m a Single Mother!” on http://toginet.com/shows/chainednomore/ There have been 5,015 downloads as of 4-12-16 Robyn Besemann interviews Gail. Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being […]

Chained No More – Robyn Interviews Gail

My Interview on “Chained No More” with Robyn Besemann I was the guest on Robyn’s radio show and was able to share about SMORE for Women, our history, as well as, my book, Living Learning Loving.  You may listen to the podcast HERE Scan the list of Recent Shows located in the right margin for “Help! […]