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Single Parenting

Being a single parent has it’s own challenges. And we hope to bring you tools, expert advice and encouragement.

Single Parents: There Is Life Beyond Your Loss

The year after my marriage fell apart was hands down the worst of my life. Most days were a blur as I stumbled through them trying to contain my emotions and take care of my children. It was the pinnacle to a life full of loss that seemed unbelievable, and undeserved, and just … unfair. It left me shaken, literally, …

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Are You Overcompensating For Being A Single Parent And Raising A Narcissist?

Mothers love their children above all else. They can, however, confuse love with an adoration that borders on worship. Some parents get carried away and put their kids on a pedestal. When parents treat their kids as if they are more deserving than others, they are overvaluing them and may be nurturing a narcissist. A recent study at Ohio State …

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Response To: Why Pregnancy Before Marriage Isn’t A Sin

I never thought my article “Pregnancy Before Marriage Isn’t A Sin” would go viral. As I write this follow-up, it has been shared over 70,000 times with over 500,000 views. I think the reasons for that are: Pregnancy before marriage is a subject the Church doesn’t address or doesn’t address well. Stating that pregnancy before marriage isn’t a sin challenged …

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Why Families Need To Have Fun!

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. — Rachel Carson Bonding With Children Bonding begins when the physical connection, the umbilical cord, is cut. Emotional attachments are more than …

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Single Moms On Valentine’s Day

Single moms on Valentine’s Day can feel more alone than any other day of the year. I know. I well remember that feeling. You may feel like something or someone is missing. You may not know what to do with yourself. Here are two thoughts on the subject from a Tough Old Bird with a Soft Spot for Single Moms. Valentine’s …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 8

R Is For Respect “YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!” screams the 5 -year-old child as he slams the door of his perfectly decorated room in your posh five-bedroom home. You are stunned to realize that your child is an out-of-control Brat with a capitol B. You think, If I spoke to my mother the way my child speaks to me … …

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3 Things Every Single Mom Needs In The New Year

As we begin a new year, what better time to plan for the future and set goals? But as single parents, we can find that difficult to do.  Most of the time survival is at the forefront of our minds. I often see three areas that trouble single mothers: the need for more education, the need for clarity of purpose …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 7

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 7 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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Single Parents: 10 Ways to Create a Joyful Christmas

The approaching Christmas holiday can cause stress for single parents. I remember standing in the checkout line at Toys”R”Us a few days before the first Christmas after the divorce. I had to wait until I received my December paycheck before I could buy my three kids’ presents. Most single parents struggle to provide Christmas for their children. These four simple …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 6

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 6 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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