Category Lessons of Insight and Encouragement on the path of motherhood

Pay Attention to Signs on Your Path

This morning I took the wrong path. Or better said, I didn’t take the correct path.

Mom and son in grass

A Thought about Fun from a Seasoned Mama Bird

Enjoy some time that your child will remember for years to come. It’s a fact we remember times better when we had fun. If you are, like I was, a serious mom or not too good at making time for fun you may need to make a plan. I guarantee it will be worth your effort.

African American girl day dreaming

A Thought about Waiting from a Seasoned Mama Bird

A lot has been said about waiting and I’m no expect in spite of the fact that I’ve spent a great deal of life waiting. I think most women understand what it means to wait.

Super Mom silhouette

A Thought from a Seasoned Mama Bird

You probably have more courage than you think. Look over your week. Think of actions you took that you were not able to take a year ago. You have probably developed muscles you didn’t know you had. Don’t be afraid to take the next step.

Cartoon of Gail as tough old bird


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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.

Gail with arms resting on top of fence she is standing behind

Why You Need Boundaries

Healthy Boundaries Keep Your Heart Safe Related posts – “Expect Resistance”, “Living with Boundaries” Chapter 2 video, Radio Spot, For some women difficulty with boundaries began in childhood. Others may suffer with weak boundaries as a result of troublesome relationships. Child Abuse Our first/earliest boundary is our skin. It is our largest organ and protects […]

woman walking on sand

How to Handle “Alone”

Spend Some Time Alone   Related post: Creativity in Solitude You may have noticed by now that I say a lot about being alone, solitude, or simply being by yourself. There is a good reason for this-no there are many good reasons for this. I’ve had forced time spend alone and I’ve learned the true […]

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 […]

Book of Lessons of Insight & Encouragement

Living Learning Loving Lessons of Insight & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood Amazon Review: Even though I am not a single mom at this time, I gained tremendous insight into my strengths and weaknesses, my relationships and my power to change for the better. Gail Showalter shares her own experiences, struggles and successes that […]