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Don’t Stare At Me…

18 Feb

I don’t know how many times I walked into a room as a young(er) single mother and felt everyone was staring at me and all of my sin was on display. My inability to ‘keep’ a husband was a reproach I had to bear. I wanted to scream “QUIT STARING…IT’S NOT MY FAULT” But I […]

Making Memories Creates Connectedness

5 Jan

When we create good memories with our children we become connected. This was so evident in my life as a new single mother. My oldest daughter (13 years old) became angry, apathetic, and withdrawn when her dad left. I tried everything to reach her,: my own angry responses, kindness, threats, my own form of withdraw […]

4 Signs of Trouble and What to Do

21 Nov

The following is a re-post from 1 Corinthians Parenting from Feburary 2015. Subscribe to www.1Corinthians13Parenting.com in order to receive posts that will encourage and equip you in  your parenting, faith, and child’s education from men and women who are both parents and experts in their field. We seek to be the one stop shop for […]

Make It The Perfect Holiday Season

9 Nov

We all have this desire to make it a ‘perfect holiday season’ for our children. Our desires are high and lofty but when rubber meets the road, we struggle through to a new year exhausted with the hustle and bustle of the season and wringing our hands because we ‘did it again’. We go into […]

Speaking Life Over our Children

18 Sep

As a 21 year-old mom I had no grid for speaking ‘life’ over my children. I was trying to make it through life. My marriage was rocky (great and not so great times) I had no support system as a young mother and no relationship with the Lord. Growing up in a shame-based home where […]

Where Are The Godly Mentors for My Children?

4 Sep

“Where are the men in the church? Where are the godly mentors?”  After all Malachi 4:6 tells us that God WILL restore the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to the father, but why are we not seeing this happen? Over and over in books, on radio and TV, even through […]

The Perfect Bowl Of Oatmeal Is Like The Life Of A Single MOM

1 Aug

There are few things as satisfying as making the perfect bowl of steaming oatmeal, topped with cream, a pat of butter, nuts, a sprinkle of cinnamon and real maple syrup for sweetness. I loved giving my children this wholesome comfort food before they started their days. I had a sense of accomplishment of a ‘job […]

Perfection is spelled: GRANDChildren

13 Jun

  “She is ‘perfectly proportional’”, her dad exclaims, in awe of the little one that has been growing in her mother’s womb for 9 months. Yes indeed, perfection has arrived and she is called:  GRAND-DAUGHTER For months we have been tossing around names of what I will be called. What will my title of honor […]

The Challenge of Guarding the Hearts of Our Children

14 May

  As single moms, how can we juggle guarding the hearts of our children while also providing for their physical needs? I don’t have the answer, but I have the problem. It seems to confront me frequently. After years of working to provide a safe, loving home environment for my children, I know they are […]

A Family Plan/ Building A Healthy Family

9 Apr

Oftentimes as a single mother, my family plan to build a healthy family was to make it through the day without my kids ripping each other apart. I grew up in a single mother family myself,  and my memories seem to be inundated with brawls with my sister. We were close in age, but about […]