Tag Archives: parenting alone

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Why You Should Not Give Up

Setting high standards for your children will pay off eventually. In the midst of it all it may not seem so. And yet one day you will see it.

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Parenting Tip for Single Moms

Parenting Isn’t Easy If you are on a mobile device Click the Title, “Parenting Tip for Single Mom” above.     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 single mother. She was an educator in regular and […]

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Tips for Single Moms

  New Ebooklet for Single Moms or moms who are mothering alone You may purchase the Ebook on the SMORE Site for just $5 If you have any difficulty downloading please email – singlemoms@smoreforwomen.org Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after […]

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Do Manners Matter?

Manners Do Matter Gail Cawley Showalter I’m a fan of Leonard Pitts. While I am not as liberal as he is, I think he is often dead-on in his editorials. In his editorial published January 23, he points out, rightfully, that “too many of us have forgotten a basic rule of what used to be […]

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My Dad Taught Me About Priorities – from a Tough Old Bird

Teaching Priorities What my dad told me a valuable way to teach children. Gail Cawley Showalter, Founder SMORE for Women

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Common Courtesy Isn’t Common Anymore. Can your children pass the test?

Gail Cawley Showalter “Mind your manners!” used to be a common phrase you would hear from parents. Lately this Tough Old Bird hears other things and sees a lack of common courtesy. See previous post: Teaching Manners in a Mannerless World Teens back-talking parents and parents acting as if this is the norm. Sarcasm on every popular […]

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 […]

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Responsibility is a Gift You Give Your Child

A Good Work Ethic Begins Early Gail Cawley Showalter In what Tom Brokaw penned “The Greatest Generation,” men and women who came of age during the Great Depression and World War II, “were united not only by a common purpose, but also by common values—duty, honor, economy, courage, service, love of family and country, and, […]