Tag Archives: Single parent

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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 […]

"What's Your Plan?" in colored chalk on black board

Resources for Single Mom in Southeast Texas

Resource Page on SMORE Site I hope you will visit our resource page. It is loaded with agencies and information for people in southeast Texas. The site includes: Community resources Workforce Solutions Counseling Disability Assistance Domestic Violence Hotline GED Testing Center Housing Education Options Emergency Shelter Emergency Food Assistance Financial Aid for College We try […]

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I Wonder About Young Girls and Pregnancy

Young Girls & Pregnancy I wonder how many: Young girls area abused in their families of origin Girls lose their sense of self due to lack of love by their own mothers Girls are fooled into sex at a young age by the first boy overloaded with testosterone Girls bring babies into this world thinking/hoping […]

Sunday Verse for Single Moms from SMORE

You Are a Light No one lights a lamp, then hides it in a drawer. It’s put on a lamp stand so those entering the room have light to see where they’re going. Your eye is a lamp, lighting up your whole body. If you live wide-eyed in wonder and belief, your body fills up […]

Single Mom Questions-Answered by a Tough Old Bird

Gail Cawley Showalter This is the first of our second Thursday Q&A posts. A single mom who is a nutrition specialist, asked, “What does health mean to you?” For me health is more than physical. It is also mental, emotional and spiritual. So health requires lots of balanced beyond a balanced diet. Physical-I recently started […]

Single Mother Parenting is Not an Easy Path

SMORE Class @ Calder – June 2, 2013 Raising Children Hurts Gail Cawley Showalter Good News & Bad News – Are is it? Written for my grown daughter, Treva, February 4, 2010 A personal confession. I need to “get” this on the deepest level. No matter the age of your children, when they hurt, you hurt. […]

Program for Single Moms-Gail talks about “Making Right Choices”

Making Decisions as a single mom is often the hardest part of the job. Single Moms, I know how difficult it can be. I was a single mother of three for sixteen years. Now I’m a tough ole bird with a soft spot for single moms. You truly do have the toughest job on earth. […]

Single Moms:Being nice isn’t always easy

For more on the Single Mom Card Deck go to SMORE for Women Being nice isn’t always easy, but always better than the alternative. ~ Do my children’s vocabularies include “Excuse me,” “I’m sorry,” and “Thank you”? Yesterday we watched a patriotic ceremony at Disney World as they took the American flag down. When they played […]

The Switching Hour: Kids of Divorce Say Good-bye Again

The Switching Hour A new book is out written by Dr. Evon Flesberg and published by Abingdon Press. It may be very helpful to single moms (and dads). I’ll share what I’ve read about it. “The ‘switching hour’ is that time, both hoped for and dreaded, when children become the objects of a house-to-house handoff, […]

Single Moms – Bonding and Boundaries

Mothering Adult Children Motherhood never ends. It goes through stages. Each stage has its joys and its difficulties. Now that my children are grown and married you’d think I could more easily cut the apron strings. My kiddoes are doing quite well on their own as they are raising and starting families. It’s me who misses […]