Jeanne's Column

Read installments from Jeanne's recently published book You're It. Jeanne has collected years of insight into children's ideas about divorce through groups she led within the public school system.

About The Author:
Jeanne Ward
Jeanne L. Ward brings together a variety of professional and personal experiences to create YOU’RE IT! SUCCESSFUL SINGLE MOTHERING AFTER DIVORCE. With a B.A. in Elementary Education and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Mrs. Ward worked as an elementary school teacher and later as a school counselor. In this role she started groups for children of divorce. As an Adjunct Professor for a local community college she authored and taught the courses: “Divorce: A New Challenge” and “Single Parenting - Becoming a New Kind of Family”, along with other courses relating to work and family.

Her professional career also includes high profile jobs in legislative affairs and lobbying for four local Mayors as well as in the private sector as an economic development consultant. Mrs. Ward’s work with the media includes serving as an editorial writer for the local Post-Newsweek Station. She currently co-hosts a local political talk show, First Coast Views and has participated in many speaking engagements about work and family.

As a community volunteer, Mrs. Ward founded the Ministry for Divorced Catholics in her local diocese and served as its director for five years. With child care expert, Lenora Gregory, she founded the non-profit organization, Family Care Connections, focused on influencing corporate entities to implement family friendly policies. For 20 years this organization honored the most family friendly local companies with Week of The Working Parent.

The greatest motivation in writing this book for single mothers after divorce was her own personal experiences as a single mother of two small daughters. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband, Charlie.