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Archive for the month “May, 2012”

Single Parenting for Dummies

Here is a book for Single Parents that tells Single Parents everything they need to know about being a Single Parent.  A must read for Single Parents. “Single Parenting for Dummies” by Marion Peterson & Diane Warner


The Power of Laughter

Don’t underestimate the power of laughter. Laugh and play with your children every chance you get.

Relationships – A Place You Go To Give

“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good.

 In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.”

                                                                                                    Anthony Robbins

Words You Most Enjoy Hearing…

What words do you most enjoy hearing from your  children? (I love you, I forgive you, I am proud of you, you’re wonderful, etc…)  They might enjoy hearing those same words from you!


When One Door Closes…

                        “When one door of happiness closes, another opens;

but often we look so long at the closed door that we

do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

                                                                                                Helen Keller


We may SAY our children are a priority, but if we regularly choose something else above them, that’s telling.  Our actions, not words, always tell where our true priorities are!

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers; past, present and future.  “Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well? My mother”. Ann Taylor

Shower Them!

Today, say the things you’ve neglected to say to your children. Shower each of them with love and respect.

Onesy in a Twosy World



( If you are now a single-parent in a two-parent world – read on…)

The first thing you need to know about being a single parent is that there is NOTHING WRONG WITH IT!

You may struggle with the fact that this could have happened to you.

It is real.  It has happened.

Recognize that a gigantic change has taken place in your life.

You may wonder if you can handle being a single parent.

You are now not a part of your previous world of couples.

You can handle being a onesy.

You will handle being a onesy.

Don’t deny it or try to cover it up. Don’t try to run away from it.  Be with it.  It’s who you are NOW.

You are now a SINGLE PARENT.

But you are still a Mother or a Father.  Just single, now!  Just going it alone!

You were once a Onesy before you married.  Now you are just a Onesy with children.  Piece of cake!  You can adjust and do it.

                                “God can make you anything you want to be,

but you have to put everything in his hands.”
Mahalia Jackson

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