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It makes a big difference in your child’s success if you stay tuned and be in touch with the teachers.

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A Thought from The Tough Old Bird

Spring is here and summer is well on its way. Plan something fun with your children. Make a memory.

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Success

You can use any measure

When you’re speaking of success.

3 Ways to Be a Great Parent Without Overscheduling

I’m a tough old bird now and I probably see things differently than young mothers. No, I’m certain I see things differently. And I might remind you that hindsight is 20/20.

How Single Mothers Can Create a New and Promising Future

  Single Moms Can Create a Better Future Over 10 million single mothers in the United States are parents to 20 million children. One-third of them live in poverty. As a life coach I’ve heard a common story repeated all too often. It goes something like this. Nancy, (not a real name), an innocent little […]

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3 Foolproof Tips for Parents After Divorce

  Do Not Put Children in the Middle After Divorce One minute audio:   After a divorce or split up parents are often tempted to triangulate the relationship with their Ex. Children are put in a terrible position of being stretched between parents. Triangulation is not geometry. It is rather a situation in which one […]

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Raising Grown Children-Detaching with Love

Parenting Adult Children When I hear mothers I coach talk about how their grown children are taking advantage of them it breaks my heart and it troubles me. Grown children are past the stage of a time out. You can’t ground them or take away their television privileges. They are making their own decisions and […]

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 […]

How to Get Through a Divorce and Move On

Living Learning Loving Lesson & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood Review from Amazon reader: “You are not alone” isn’t enough unless you connect with the one who says it. From chapter 1, you will connect with Gail as she opens her heart in a way that will touch yours. Her words paint a picture […]

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Amazing Grace of Aloneness

Being Alone Can be Amazing When I was born, my siblings were eight, twelve, and sixteen—much too old to want to play with me. I spent my early years entertaining myself. I spent many hours in solitude. Later in life after a divorce, with three young children, I craved that time alone. And then I […]