Please forgive me with this article. Usually I like to write uplifting stories that inspire us to be our best, do our best and be grateful for all that we have. Certainly, there is enough sadness in our world everyday, to remind us all, that many others are worse off. As I sit down to write I couldn’t help but Read More »
Stories of Parenting, Friendship and Faith by Laurie
Laurie's parenting advice is profound and valuable.
Read Laurie's wonderful and touching stories of parenting, friendship and faith. The author has over 25 years of experience in caring for children. She worked from home as a Licensed Family Home Daycare Provider, and raised a family of five, for 14 years, as a single mom.
Her book Home Daycare and Practical Parenting cover a wide range of issues related to Home Daycare from a Provider's perspective and gives valuable information to new parent's and families as well.
Think about your life, right now, at this very moment. If you had to do it all over again, would you? If you could take back the first path you walked on would you change direction? When you first met that “special” guy, would you have said, “next.” If you could have gone back to school, held off on that Read More »
It won’t be like this forever. Your burdens won’t last forever. Your bills won’t be around forever. You won’t have school forever. You won’t struggle forever. You won’t have car problems forever. You won’t be around rude people forever. You won’t have to hold your child’s hand forever. You won’t have to brush your daughter’s hair forever. You won’t have Read More »
A Mother’s Son So often we talk about how to get through life as a single mom. What to do about our financial problems, how to manage the ever changing roles single mothers carry. We discuss the relationships of our past, and talk about how we can make better choices in the future. We share our worries, our burdens, our Read More »
Really? No, there is no such thing. Just as the magazines and media can present the photo-shopped perfect image, (again, no such thing)… moms can get caught up in that whole notion of comparing themselves to what looks like the “perfect” mom. Mapping out quality time with your kids, getting your laundry washed for your family, putting food on the Read More »
Our 4th of July was a little different this year. Like many families, ours is scattered in different corners, and except for the main Holidays, it’s getting more and more difficult for all of us to get together. I had contacted the kids a few weeks back and told them our family dog of 16 years was in failing health. Read More »
I was lucky to have raised my children, back in the days where families shared fireworks, and block parties. We lived in a cul-de-sac. Every 4th of July family and neighbors pitched in and bought fireworks. Back when I was married, we splurged on extra “spinning flowers” to throw in the street. In those days, family and neighbors sat on Read More »
I never realized that my own daughters would struggle with many of the decisions in raising children as my generation did. Back in the eighties all the young moms in my neighborhood couldn’t wait to step into the work force and be respected as much as a man. I remember the many conversations all of us shared. Half of the Read More »
The other day my daughter came over with her little girl, who is almost one. She was sitting on the floor playing with her as we both watched her learning to walk. We started talking about how children mimic their parents. (and anyone who is close to them.) It occurred to my daughter that when she gets a little frustrated Read More »
You can’t tell a single mother there is something positive when she struggles to pay her light bill. That mother doesn’t see her hardship as a life lesson yet, knowing there’s only $38.00 to budget for a week’s worth of groceries. That mother can’t see the wisdom in those struggles, not yet anyway. That was me too, when I was Read More »