Category making the most with what you have

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One Way to Success as a Single Mom

The Bridges of Hope Educational Support Program is a promising program that makes it possible for single mothers to earn a two-year degree.

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7 Steps for Managing Money as Single Mother

Of all the troubles the single moms I coach have, money tops the list. I’ve read that 90% of single moms in the U.S. are on welfare. Single mothers are more likely than any other group to fall into poverty. Well over 33% already have. Depressing, huh?

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Transitions Challenge Us to Take a Step Upward

Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.   – Tom Stoppard Looking at fall leaves in New England is a joy. Colors are vivid and varied and cover the hillsides. The underside of an autumn maple leaf is subtle, yet beautiful. I like the color, but I’ve never before looked at the flip […]

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Issues at Work

  For Audio Click Below Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She is […]

Do You Live with Regrets?

  Click HERE for Audio Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She is […]

New Small Group Study for Women

Small Group Study for Women Living Learning Loving, Lessons and Insights on the Path of Motherhood Videos with Gail introducing each chapter now available on her website Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in […]

First Christmas Without my Kids

My Classic Christmas Story Published on Single Matters Magazine Today Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how […]

Loving with Wisdom from Others

Loving with Wisdom Gathered from Others Chapter 12 from Living Loving Learning by Gail Cawley Showalter GShowalter_livinglearningloving Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a […]

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Budgeting Is Not a Dirty Word

Budgeting Makes Life Easier #gshowalter_livinglearningloving Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She is […]

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Happy Mother’s Day to All the Steel Magnolias

Happy Mother’s Day Single mothers are my heroes. They are truly steel magnolias. They have resilience and strength. Yet they are tender and easily wounded. If you are a single mom please know that you have the admiration of many, even when they don’t say so. You are capable of so much and you demonstrate […]