Category Parenting

Becoming a Mother

As it appeared in the Beaumont Enterprise, Sunday, May 8, 2011 Child’s Love is the Best Gift on Mother’s Day I raised a girl and two boys as a single mother. We had good days, not so good days and some terrible, no good, very bad days. My daughter, Treva, the only girl and the […]

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Parenting Tip for Single Moms

Parenting Isn’t Easy If you are on a mobile device Click the Title, “Parenting Tip for Single Mom” above.     Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. She was an educator in regular and […]

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Why to teach children to accept criticism -Proverbs 13:1

Proverbs 13:1 Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. She was an educator in regular and special education for eighteen years, finishing her professional career as a Braille teacher. In 2007 She founded SMORE […]

Parents Must be the Protectors

Parents Must be Protectors       Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. She was an educator in regular and special education for eighteen years, finishing her professional career as a Braille teacher. […]

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How and What Kids Learn From Us

We Learn From Experience and So Do Our Kids It has to be one of the most difficult things ever to watch your child cope with life’s heartaches. Even when we know that learning and spiritual growth come about during life’s trials, it isn’t easy to watch. It is natural for parents to want to […]

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4 Ways to Prepare for a Trip Through Change as Single Mom

Storm of Adolescence Approaches I recently met with a mother of young children whose husband has left. He has a girlfriend and has filed for divorce. Her heart and life are ripped to shreds. She is looking directly into a deep and rugged path through a long valley. If you are in such a place, […]

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How Single Parents Raise a Secure Child

To Raise a Secure Child – You Need to Attach When I was raising three kids as a single mother, I was often too exhausted to think straight. I needed direction or a director. Now I’m a tough old bird with a soft spot for single moms, and I learned a few things along the […]

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What is Really Important When Raising Kids?

A bite of soul food from Gail, a tough old bird with a soft spot for single moms. Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. She was an educator in regular and special education […]

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Starting School Year Off on the Right Track with Routines

Listen to Gail’s words about the importance of routines, especially this time of year. Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. She was an educator in regular and special education for eighteen years, finishing […]

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Courage for Single Moms on 9-11

9-11   This entry is in honor of single mothers everywhere inspired by the single mothers who attend the SMORE Class at Calder Baptist, Beaumont, Texas. COURAGE I didn’t know any victims of 9-11 personally. I met someone months later and she told me of working with Todd Beamer’s sister, who helped established the Todd […]