Category Single Mothers

How to Change a Dysfunctional Family

A dysfunctional family is a family in which conflict, misbehavior, and often child neglect or abuse on the part of individual parents occur continually and regularly, leading other members to accommodate such actions. Children sometimes grow up in such families thinking that such an arrangement is normal.

Balancing Job and Family As Single Mom

A Balancing Act A job is something you do in exchange for money, usually. Money is something you use to feed, clothe, and provide shelter for yourself and your family. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Many of us make more out of the job than we should. We think it is our identity, our self-worth, and […]

How to Work from Home

Tips for Creating the Perfect Work-Life Balance While Working From Home If it seems like your life is about to spiral out of control amidst COVID-19, you’re not alone. But as you continue to juggle working from home with raising a family, these tips will help you to find more calm in this chaotic world […]

How to Live Your Life So That You Are Free

Most of us want to believe that we live our lives in a fairly self-aware, consciously chosen fashion. Unfortunately, in the busyness and noise of our culture, that is often not the case. Self-awareness is a particular challenge for many women. (p. 29)

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Personalities and the Single Mom

A story by Virginia “Ginny” Gilbertsen            I have a Popular Sanguine-Powerful Choleric personality which means that  I love to play, have fun, make you laugh, and gives lots of hugs!  If there is fun to be had, I am there!  But, when the fun is gone, I either crash or go into work mode.  […]

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Boundaries Protect You

Healthy Boundaries Keep Your Heart Safe Related posts – “Expect Resistance”, “Living with Boundaries” Chapter 2 video, Radio Spot, For some women difficulty with boundaries began in childhood. Others may suffer with weak boundaries as a result of troublesome relationships. Child Abuse Our first/earliest boundary is our skin. It is our largest organ and protects […]

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How well do you know yourself?

Know Yourself There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.”-Benjamin Franklin  Seems simple, right? You look in the mirror everyday and you recognize your face. You think you know yourself. I think that self-awareness is a spiritual process and often takes a lifetime. Some will tell you that self-awareness […]

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Priorities

Single mothers go to great lengths to provide for and protect their children often forgetting that if they aren’t healthy and strong their children will suffer as a result. Is taking care of your self a priority or is taking care of everyone else your priority? Setting priorities, for the single mom, may seem like straining spaghetti while you change a diaper.

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Parenting a Child Not Like You-Intro

“Becoming the Parent Your Child Needs” is a course for parents who are raising a child that behaves so differently from them they don’t know how to relate to the child.

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How to Get Reacquainted with Yourself

  Your Self Awareness A Message for Those Who Have Lost Identity It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.—Desiderius Erasmus Knowing your God-given Personality Style brings self awareness. With self awareness comes freedom. This requires an honest look in the mirror. It is crucial to […]