Tag Archives: Bonding with Children

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How to Make Spring Break Fun with Your Children

Have Fun with Your Children Single Matters in an online magazine that I write for. Here is link to my latest article. Why Families Need to Have Fun!   Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a […]

Two children laughing with mom on ground

How Single Parents Raise a Secure Child

To Raise a Secure Child – You Need to Attach When I was raising three kids as a single mother, I was often too exhausted to think straight. I needed direction or a director. Now I’m a tough old bird with a soft spot for single moms, and I learned a few things along the […]

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Connections with Others Are Important, Sunday Thought from SMORE

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.  – Isaac Newton

Cherish Even Those Moments of Chaos Raising Kids

Children a few years later Snow Tide by Gail Cawley Showalter First published in Laundry Tales to Lighten Your Load When Lance, my third child, was born I had a three-year-old girl, Treva, and an 18-month-old boy, Damon. That’s three in 37 months—an exhausting season of my life. When Lance was about two, I made […]

Two children laughing with mom on ground

Laughter Is Good for the Soul

Laurie Harris The best part about going to a kid’s movie with your children is the laughter. What fun, being sandwiched in between a couple of your favorite kiddos and the uncontrolled giggle that comes because something is so very funny. It reaches to the very core of me.  In addition is the laughter reaching […]

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New Hopes and Dreams for the Single Mom

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” Lewis Carroll Gail Cawley Showalter It is 2014. Can you believe it? Time to review the previous year and make goals for the upcoming one. God willing you will be doing the same in another twelve months. Ask yourself what would […]

Parents-Choose Your Battles

Gail Cawley Showalter My precious little granddaughter was going to be a fashion plate at daycare today. That is until she dug the green rubber boots out of the back corner of her closet. I grabbed her regular shoes and slipped them into the bag going to daycare. Never raised an eyebrow. What difference would […]

Single Moms Worldwide Share Common Bonds

Single Mothers Across the Globe Gail Cawley Showalter We know you follow us from the Philipines, Brazil, India, Jamaica, Canada, Australia, the UK, Africa and elsewhere. Tell us about your life as a single mom. Tell us about your children. How do you support yourself and provide for your children? Do you have a support […]

Doing something simple outdoors

Doing something simple outdoors with a child is refreshing. ~ Why not have a picnic, go for a walk, or play catch? Related Post: Libraries Are Filled. . .  Contact Gail

Libraries are filled. . .

Libraries are filled with potential fun! ~ Why not get my kids a library card? They deserve it. Summer time is a great time to introduce children to public libraries. Many have much more than books these days. Some have special summer reading programs. All for FREE! Related Post: Laughter is Healthy Contact Gail For more […]