July, 2011

Single Mom Stories — Going to Church

One of the most difficult things I had to do after becoming a single mom was go to church. I had been an active member at my church since my…

10 Practical Ideas to Help Stop the Whining, Already!

Does your family have a whiner? (Do you grimace when I mention this person?) One of my children, who is five, has managed to bring whining to an art form….

Ready, Set, Go: Rising Early in the Morning

Morning time is a struggle most days. I think it has a lot to do with lack of sleep due to potty-training toddlers and my teething baby. Because of this,…

School’s (Still) Out … Now What?

Editor’s Note: There’s a few more weeks until school is back in session. Have you heard these words yet? “Mom, I’m bored!” I heard them for the first time yesterday,…

Single Mom Spinning

One of the sweetest things I hear daily is, “Mom, watch this!” Usually it’s followed by another child saying, “Mom, watch me!” and yet another child bellowing, “Look here, Mom! …

“Do Right List”

Good manners are great gifts we give our children and one another. “Hello,” “thank you,” and “goodbye” are words that may garner a good response or even crimp a smile on…

Internet Guidelines for Kids

Summer time and the livin’ is easy. Until, of course, your children get bored and then the livin’ gets a bit more challenging. When it does get more challenging for…

Learning to Trust Again

“Mom, I’m just so scared God won’t answer my prayer since He didn’t answer my prayers for Grandma,” my daughter sobbed.  I was shocked out of my reassuring answer. She…

A Book of “Me”

As a fun teaching tool at our house — and you’ve probably heard of it before — I landed on the idea of making an age-appropriate “book” for each of…

My Single Mom Fall-in Closet

Before I became a single parent, I had a walk-in closet — now I have a fall-in closet. I don’t mean that I fall over all the stuff in it, although…

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