Thankfulness, appreciation, gratefulness, praise; Encarta Dictionary: a feeling of being thankful to somebody for doing something A feeling… Let me think about that; most of the time I am not feeling grateful. I tend to look at the negative or should I say challenges, disappointments, and “what ifs” in my life. Yes, I am what my Mom calls a “worry Read More »
Life as a Single Mom
Single moms have at times complex and difficult lives, and sometimes it is very comforting knowing others have experienced similar trials.
They need to provide a safe and healthy environment for their children, while also trying to have a personal life. Single moms find here articles, tips, advice, as well as inspirational stories on how to find balance in their lives.
There are some amazing moms doing amazing things and they are very anxious to share their stories to motivate and comfort others. Life as a single mom can be very difficult but can be just as rewarding. Being able to relate to one another is something special and this single mom living overview integrates all of this wonderful information of encouragement, direction and guidance in one place. Books for single women especially those written by single mothers are wonderful resources.
As I drove down the road gazing at the beauty of the newness of spring, I realized I was feeling some old familiar emotions. It was Prom night and my daughter made it a primary goal to attend the Prom every year of high school. I recognized feelings of joy as I watched the excitement on the faces of teens Read More »
“You’re better at jumping off cliffs in life than anyone I know,” a friend once told me.“Sometimes you land on a bush,” he added, “but you always land somewhere.” In the summer of 2007, I jumped off the ultimate cliff – adopting a baby boy from Guatemala. I was 51, single and my family lived 400 miles away. There was Read More »
Did you ever have a conflict in a relationship that consumed your thinking? Someone who was taking advantage or doing something that affected you in a negative way. Then, when you finally get the courage to confront them and stand up for yourself; afterwards you felt worse by second guessing what you said and questioned if it was the right Read More »
Have you ever given labels much thought? In this context of labels I am talking about labeling people. Society seems to have a type of pecking order. If you’re successfulin title or income, you’re at the top of the pecking order — admired, well-liked, and people look up to you. But if you’re poor, work at a menial job, or Read More »
Waiting is my least favorite concept in life. Sometimes waiting feels like torture; because while I’m waiting I have to trust that waiting is what I am supposed to be doing. It just feels like a waste of time – why do I have to wait? The greatest learning experience came from a waiting time while transitioning from my divorce. Read More »
Before I begin I want to let you all know how much you matter to me. You matter not only because like you, I too am a single mom, but I know many women in your position. Being in this space is not easy and it’s so discouraging to constantly see and hear things being blamed on single moms. I Read More »
Organization is one of the greatest tools to success. To validate my point let me give you two examples from systems we rely on daily. If your child’s school has no daily schedule or lesson plans to follow, what would that school look like? Would the environment be calm and conducive to learning? Or would it be chaos? Could the Read More »
As a parent I have primarily focused most of my time and resources on raising my daughter. I made a conscious decision to do that on the day she was born. Taking my job as a mother very seriously, I was mindful that she would grow up fast. I’ve always worked jobs where I could make money but also spend Read More »
I once read “Grasp the possibilities of radical!” I was intrigued by this powerful statement. The author continued to say “His radical for you … is just for you. Are you fearless enough to get out of the boat?” This reference is of Mathew 14: 22-31, where Jesus commands Peter to get out of the boat and for us, it Read More »