Tag Archives: single moms

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Why Kids Need Boundaries

  Kids Need Boundaries I’ve had occasion to think more recently about parents who want to be friends with their children. They don’t want their children to think of them as mean. They take it personally when a preschooler says, “I hate you.” The parent who doesn’t set boundaries for their children will never control […]

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How A Christmas (Single Mom) Elf Finds the Real Joy of Christmas

“Joy to the World” was playing on the car radio, but I did not feel any joy in my world. It was five days before Christmas – the first Christmas since my divorce and the first one I would spend without my children.

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How to Get Through a Divorce and Move On

Living Learning Loving Lesson & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood Review from Amazon reader: “You are not alone” isn’t enough unless you connect with the one who says it. From chapter 1, you will connect with Gail as she opens her heart in a way that will touch yours. Her words paint a picture […]

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Amazing Grace of Aloneness

Being Alone Can be Amazing When I was born, my siblings were eight, twelve, and sixteen—much too old to want to play with me. I spent my early years entertaining myself. I spent many hours in solitude. Later in life after a divorce, with three young children, I craved that time alone. And then I […]

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Single Moms Shouldn’t Live with Regret

  Single Moms, I hope you are not living with regret. I believe that regret is an awful feeing that only brings us down, never up. If you’ve lived-you have regret. Be honest, we all do. Some may seem more significant than others. All regret, however, brings with it a sense of guilt or shame. […]

Do You Live with Regrets?

  Click HERE for Audio 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 […]

Scholarships and Grants for Women

P.E.O. Provides Scholarships and Grants for Women I’ve been the fortunate recipient of the Program for Continuing Education (P.C.E.) grant and it changed the course of my life. There are many more stories of others like these women who received the P.C.E.   Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She […]

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Are You Confused and Living in Wonderland?

Alice was confused. Are you? God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.- I Corinthians 14:33 KJV Graphic Layout by Laurie Harris, SMORE Board Member

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Messages From the Tough Old Bird with a Soft Spot for Single Moms

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True Love May Not Be What You Think

Love Is a Verb Gail Cawley Showalter Related posts: Is It Love? Thoughts on Love & Boundaries At this time of year we think of sweethearts, flowers, candy, cupid, and Valentine’s. We are suckers for the love story in which everyone lives happily ever after. Our little girls dream of being one of the Disney […]