Category Job Jump Starts

Balancing Job and Family As Single Mom

A Balancing Act A job is something you do in exchange for money, usually. Money is something you use to feed, clothe, and provide shelter for yourself and your family. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Many of us make more out of the job than we should. We think it is our identity, our self-worth, and […]

How to Survive Hating Your Job – Tips For Surviving a Job You Hate

By Jonathan Huie It is never fun to be in a job you don’t enjoy, and it is especially challenging during difficult economic times. Are there ways you can make your situation better? Yes there are. Here are ten tips to help you survive a job you hate… 1. Know that you actually do have […]

Is Your Decision-Maker Broken?

It had been lots of years, it’s true, but as we drove through the town I remembered still-trying to make one of several life altering decisions. Did I want to move and take a job here? I’d come to look into a possible job at a University. I drove -four hours from home – with my […]

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How to be Open Approaching Job Market

The Job Hunt One of the SMORE themes is Job Jump Starts. We realize how difficult it can be for single mothers to enter the job market if they have not been employed outside the home before. And we also realize that we are living in times when it may seem impossible. Having said that […]

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How My Experiences Taught Me About Life

Landing a job requires a level of confidence that may be damaged by divorce or an abusive marriage. Interviews require confidence. We all know it takes to courage to sell yourself and your skills. I recall an early job search of my own.

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How to Make Wise Career Choices

Career Choices What should I study? What path should I take? I often hear these questions from women that I coach. Women, more than, men seem to have trouble thinking of themselves having a career. Some are coming out of a divorce and others haven’t found the job that was right for them. Still others […]

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    

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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 […]

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Resources for Single Mom in Southeast Texas

Resource Page on SMORE Site I hope you will visit our resource page. It is loaded with agencies and information for people in southeast Texas. The site includes: Community resources Workforce Solutions Counseling Disability Assistance Domestic Violence Hotline GED Testing Center Housing Education Options Emergency Shelter Emergency Food Assistance Financial Aid for College We try […]

Jobs in Southeast Texas

        Looking for a Job? I receive frequent messages from single moms needing work. I urge you to go to our Resource Page. Contact the Workforce. Do not give up. There is a place for you. Having a job builds more than your bank account. It builds your self esteem and shows […]