Category Single Matters

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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 […]

Lonely or Just Alone?

Are You Lonely or Just Alone? From Single Matters online magazine “Instead of viewing aloneness as a shameful condition to cure, think of it as one of freedom and opportunity.”  – Lauren Mackler, Soulmate Being alone is not the same as being lonely. Though some resist being alone, it doesn’t have to be that way. Solitude […]

Tips for Single Moms with Stories from a Tough Old Bird Who has Been There

Living Learning Loving Insights & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood by Gail Cawley Showalter What one mom had to say about this book: I can see how you would not want to put this book down and keep reading ahead. The first chapter was amazing and had many good points to it. When it […]

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Single Moms Shouldn’t Live with Regret

  Single Moms, I hope you are not living with regret. I believe that regret is an awful feeing that only brings us down, never up. If you’ve lived-you have regret. Be honest, we all do. Some may seem more significant than others. All regret, however, brings with it a sense of guilt or shame. […]

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Help for Single Moms

A Book for Single Moms Living Learning Loving Lessons of Insight and Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood I was interviewed for the online magazine, Single Matters. You may read the interview HERE. Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the […]

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New Small Group Study for Women

Small Group Study for Women Living Learning Loving, Lessons and Insights on the Path of Motherhood Videos with Gail introducing each chapter now available on her website 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 […]

First Christmas Without my Kids

My Classic Christmas Story Published on Single Matters Magazine Today 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 […]