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Now Available–Soul Mothers’ Wisdom

As it turns out, my book is becoming available even sooner than I previously thought. It is very exciting and I hope that the book will help many single mothers and other parents as well. There is much inside that I have been told can benefit a wider audience. Soul Mothers' Wisdom: Seven Insights for [...]

Wisdom for Single Mothers

I have been out of touch here for a bit of time while getting the manuscript of "Soul Mothers' Wisdom/Seven Insights for the Single Mother" ready for galley form. It's been a lot of work, but very gratifying. The galley has been in process of being read and is getting wonderful reviews. These comments and [...]

Boosting Your Parenting Know-How! Do You Know How?

Have you ever given in to the kids because you can't stand the pleading, you're sick of the bickering, you're worn down by the whining, or you're just plain worn down? Have you ever said "Yes"  to something you thought should be a "No" because it took too much energy to fight? Well, take heart. You [...]

Parenting and Patience: A Supply and Demand Situation

Did you know that many of the qualities needed for effective parenting, such as resilience, self-containment, and relaxed maturity exist within the realm of practicing patience-- a parenting commodity in high demand, and often short supply. I'd like to offer you a couple tips for increasing your supply of patience when the demand increases! These [...]

Fun with the Kids: Summer Strategies for Parents

When parents apply a few simple all-purpose tips for creating summer fun with the kids, opportunity happens. You can increase quality time, expand connections with your children, and make summer into more fun for all. Give these simple summer strategies a try! 1. Put together an arts and crafts group for the kids. Simple ideas [...]

Reducing Parenting Stress: Location, Determination, and Support

Your love for your kids, your determination for them to be healthy and successful, and your willingness to support them are feelings shared by parents in all locations. However, parenting stress can be affected by geographic location, financial stability, job status, your ability to find work, your beliefs about raising kids, and the ease with which [...]

A Season to Bloom as a Single Parent

Did you know that it is possible to bloom as a single parent in any season-- even in summer when the kids are out of school? Staying aware of how various important factors affect your children and yourself can make your parenting skills a blooming success. Four of these critical factors are embodied in a clever acronym [...]

Me Time for Mom/Fun Time for Kids

Now you can let go of guilt (if you have it!) for wanting time away from your kids. Not only is it okay for kids to have some fun time on their own, it is a good way to build some independence and self-confidence in them and replenish  energy, enthusiasm and patience in you. In training [...]

Moms– Thrive in Connection and See Parenting Improve!

Married, partnered or single, moms are working hard in the home, outside of the home, and usually both! Often moms are so busy and stressed, that they may feel alone or isolated. Have you ever experienced thoughts like these or the feelings that go with them? “I’m going stir crazy just home alone all day [...]