I am so proud of my daughter. For the second year in a row, Clara was selected for All-City Orchestra. It is a musical honor bestowed upon students from the various middle schools in Chesapeake, VA, who have proved through stellar grades, class work and playing tests, that they are the best of the best. The only thing left for 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 a mother, I know how it feels to see your child’s face light up with joy, glee or contentment. Unfortunately, no kid, no matter how pleasant his disposition, seems to wear that cheerful expression for long. In my book, 100 Ways to make a Grumpy Kid Smile, I provide loads of tips, advice and instructions on how a mom Read More »
I got married in August, 1993. I was married for about four years. Eventually it got to a point where all my husband and I did was argue and it was obvious to both of us that the love we had was gone. We were hiding things from each other, we were barely speaking to each other, and there was Read More »
The Mom Song Words and music by Jamison J. Statema and Julie Statema by/with the GoFishGuy VERSE 1 If you have a stroller But you’re still a rock and roller You’re a mom If you’re tired of doing dishes And you know who Elmo’s fish is You’re a mom If you have a lot of fun But your work is Read More »
There I sat at my kitchen table asking myself “what happened”? My life as I knew it was over. I was now a divorced Single Mom, YUCK! My years of fighting to keep my family together ended here; depressed and hopeless and trying to figure out my next step. Judging by my state of being I realized my first step Read More »
Choices, choices, so many choices in life: What will I wear, what will I eat, how will I spend my time today? Some choices in life are absolute and some are random, some are conscious and some are unconscious, but we all have the power to choose — free will you might call it. But do we ever stop and think Read More »
Detachment is one of the most difficult but rewarding tools in personal growth. My old way of detaching was to physically separate myself from someone with a resentment, which usually caused bitterness and unforgiveness. I never let the other person know this, because I was always the nice one who would never do such a thing. After years of living Read More »
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 »
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 »