Category parents without partners

Mom with her son and daughter with Christmas gifts

10 Ways to Create a Joy-Filled Christmas

The approaching Christmas holiday can cause stress for single parents. I remember standing in the check out line at Toys R Us a few days before the first Christmas after the divorce. I had to wait until I received my December paycheck before I could buy my three kids’ presents. Most single parents struggle to […]

How Ben Carson’s Mother Changed His Life

A mother’s influence is significant. Ben Carson is one example. 

How to Protect Your Home

After raising three children who are now in their forties, I can honestly say it is even more important to protect your home, as in your family.

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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 […]

child being pulled with both hands by mom on one side and dad on the other

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 […]

Mother trying to instruct teenage son who is rolling his eyes in annoyance

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 […]

Living Learning Loving book

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 […]

Living Learning Loving book

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 […]