What happens when the boundary lines are blurred? As difficult as teaching youth about boundaries can be, teaching them how to determine what to do when the lines are not clear is nearly impossible. Impossible without moral priorities.

Super Mom silhouette

You probably have more courage than you think. Look over your week. Think of actions you took that you were not able to take a year ago. You have probably developed muscles you didn’t know you had. Don’t be afraid to take the next step.

young woman crying

Nothing – no nothing hurts the same way as grief. You don’t live as long as I have and not experience grief. I wish I could give you a simple way to make your hurt heal. It just doesn’t work that way.

close up of sprout

What growth requires from the Tough Old Bird with a Soft Spot for Single Moms

Divine Servant sculpture

For me the fact that Jesus became the perfect example of a servant is one I cannot ignore or rationalize. Serving it the point. I watched my mother do it. The people I most admire are servants. It is only when serving that I’m most happy. In truth I believe service is therapeutic. If you want to heal, help.

Mother and Children Enjoying a Fun Moment

Spring is here and summer is well on its way. Plan something fun with your children. Make a memory.

Gail standing behind a board fence

Yes, it’s that same old topic from the same Old Bird. You see I see it every where I turn. We are taught to be so polite that we fail to respect ourselves.

Beauty & the Beast dancing

Beauty & the Beast I’m rerunning an old post here. I could not let this pass-all this talk about a movie. There should be so much more concern with the fairy tales we tell our children. We talk about wanting our daughters to grow up to be self sufficient. We pretend we want them to […]

Cartoon of Gail as tough old bird

Since followers have not increased and I’ve become extremely committed to The Bridges of Hope for Single Moms, an Educational Support Program, I will no longer post three times a week.

Being alone can sometimes get a bad rap or be seen in a negative light, as if something is wrong with you if you are alone. For example, you enter a restaurant and the hostess asks, “Just one?” as if there is something wrong with being just one. In all fairness, have you ever seen a table set for “just one?” No, because our world isn’t designed for people to be alone.