Category Nutrition & Manners Matter

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Ethics Needed

None of us gets through life without challenges and more often than anyone wants, real trials. Without ethics and morals, we have no guiding principle.  

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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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Do Manners Matter?

Manners Do Matter Gail Cawley Showalter I’m a fan of Leonard Pitts. While I am not as liberal as he is, I think he is often dead-on in his editorials. In his editorial published January 23, he points out, rightfully, that “too many of us have forgotten a basic rule of what used to be […]

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Manners Are Not Old Fashioned-Manners Matter Even Today

Manners Matter is one of the SMORE  Related posts: Teaching Manners, Top 10 Manners, Teaching Kids Manners in Mannerless World Unfortunately so few families eat at the table anymore. The research is out that shows that families that eat meals together at the table have several positive results, like children who don’t drop out, kids […]

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An Interview with Gail

Gail Cawley Showalter I’ve been on a tour. Not an actual vacation, but a tour of blogs across the country. This opportunity allowed me to share with many about the unique program SMORE for Women provides. The following post is a copy of the interview that appeared on nineteen blogs. The Blog Tour Thank you […]

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Common Courtesy Isn’t Common Anymore. Can your children pass the test?

Gail Cawley Showalter “Mind your manners!” used to be a common phrase you would hear from parents. Lately this Tough Old Bird hears other things and sees a lack of common courtesy. See previous post: Teaching Manners in a Mannerless World Teens back-talking parents and parents acting as if this is the norm. Sarcasm on every popular […]

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Nutrition Matters, a SMORE Theme-5 Tips to Get You Started

Developing a Vision and a Plan from Stephanie Harren, CFNS  How many times have you picked up a new diet book in hopes that it would solve your body woes? And how many times has that actually worked? Think of plan like a road map. In Fathered by God, John Eldredge states: “The pleasure of […]

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Single Mom Questions-Answered by a Tough Old Bird

Gail Cawley Showalter This is the first of our second Thursday Q&A posts. A single mom who is a nutrition specialist, asked, “What does health mean to you?” For me health is more than physical. It is also mental, emotional and spiritual. So health requires lots of balanced beyond a balanced diet. Physical-I recently started […]

Junkfood Really is Junk and Bad for Kids’ Health

Junk Food and Kids: Could It Be Making Childhood Illnesses Worse? We are all familiar nowadays with the fact that we ought to avoid junk food for kids as it tends to have high salt and high fat content.  Eve Pierce, health writer, tells us about new research now pointing to the fact that junk […]