Category single mom raising kids

Truths for Girls?

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

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

12 Chapters with Stories for Men as well as Mothers

Living Learning Loving Lessons & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood by Gail Cawley Showalter An Amazon review from a male reader: As a middle-aged male engineer fond of biography and military history, I picked up this little gem when my wife bought it for a single mom friend of ours. In truth, I was […]

Help! I’m a Single Mom! Download Interview

Radio Interview On “Chained No More” Promote single mom ministry – download and share the interview, “Help! I’m a Single Mother!” on http://toginet.com/shows/chainednomore/ There have been 5,015 downloads as of 4-12-16 Robyn Besemann interviews Gail. Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being […]

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 […]

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How to Survive as Super Single Mom

Single Moms . . . Today’s Heroes! Guest post by Dennis Franck, “How am I supposed to raise my two boys alone?” Susan asked the pastor. “I don’t know how—I was never a little boy.” Comments like these are not rare anymore. Single moms represent 12.2 million households today,[i] and 24 million children (nearly 4 […]

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Is My Child Too Self Centered?

Are You Overcompensating & Raising a Narcissist? Article by Gail Showalter in Single Matters online magazine Mothers love their children above all else. They can, however, confuse love with an adoration that borders on worship. Some parents get carried away and put their kids on a pedestal. Read more. . .