Category raising kids in a crazy world

Truths for Girls?

There’s no magic armor to carry through the jungle, but we can arm our children with truth.

Mother and Children Enjoying a Fun Moment

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.

Gail as cartoon of old bird

I’m a Tough Old Bird

Tough Old Bird Recently a young woman told me she liked my radio spots, “but you’re not a tough old bird.” I laughed. The truth is I do have lots of soft spots and I can be seriously tough on some issues. One issue that I remain tough about is something all parents need to […]

Raise Responsible Kids to Be Responsible Adults

Raise Responsible Adults Your goal when raising children is to get them to a point they no longer need you. We love our children so much it’s hard to imagine not hugging and loving on them as often as possible. By the very nature of motherhood we are attached to them. They cling to us […]

Who Are You?

Do You Remember Who You Are? Related posts: Journey to Self, Am I Strong or Weak?, Who Am I? We saw The Lion King last night at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Magnificent! I admit I’d forgotten so many of the meaningful lines in the story. The one that lingers in my mind for the […]

Why Does it Matter Where You Go?

  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 the founder of SMORE […]

Teach Children to Trust the Lord

  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 the founder of SMORE […]

Is Morality a Thing of the Past?

Morality Matters “Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.”  – Unknown #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 […]