Help For Single Moms

Handling Self-Doubt as a Single Mom – Single Mum, Parents Article

Did I just do that right? Am I ruining my kids? Will I ever be able to find the right man? These are just a few of the dozens of questions single moms roll around in their heads every day. The constant battle of self-doubt and whether or not we can figure it all out, make the right choices, and not ruin our kids in the meantime, is not a battle exclusive to the single mom. ALL moms struggle with…

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Salsa and Dating by Nicole Smith – Single Mum, Parents Article

Salsa and Dating? How does that go together? Growing up in a Panamanian home meant that we listened and danced to salsa music…a lot. I have grown to love this art form so much and it brings me joy like nothing else in this world. Little did I know it would also be a guiding tool in how I approached dating. Step 1 – Lay the Foundation. In a salsa class, before you ever learn to dance with a partner,…

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If They Only Knew – Identity by Shaylah Coogan – Single Mum, Parents Article

Finding Your Identity How do you see yourself when you look in the mirror? I wept as I read through the descriptive words over a hundred women submitted, to express how they view their identity. As I reached the end of the list, each letter had melted into a blur. “Worthless. Stupid. Fat. You don’t matter. You can never add up. Lazy. You’re a failure. You can’t do this. You’re not enough. Naïve. People pity you. You can’t accomplish any…

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5 Things Single Moms Need to Know – Single Mum, Parents Article

Single moms, you are amazing! You are a treasure. Your kids think you hung the moon, even when they don’t tell you or act like it! These are only a few of the things you need to know!  Let’s face it. Along the journey of single parenting, the road can be winding and full of bumps and bruises. The stamina it takes to persevere over the long haul can be seemingly unattainable.   That’s one of the reasons The Life of a Single Mom exists! …

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Myths About Homeownership by Jeff Maggio – Single Mum, Parents Article

We are just going to dive right in as we discuss the myths about homeownership and how to overcome each.Do you automatically dismiss the thought of owning your dream home? The truth is homeownership is not that far off! According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 15 million single mothers in the United States (2010), raising 22 million children.  Continued research supports that homeownership provides financial security that not only safeguards a woman’s future, but establishes a sense…

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The Life of a Single Mom 2018 Annual Report – Single Mum, Parents Article

Click HERE to view the 2018 The Life of a Single Mom Annual Report The Board of Directors and Executive Staff of The Life of a Single Mom (TLSM) are pleased to announce the release of the annual report for the year ended December 31, 2018. The organization is committed to transparency in all our areas of our operation from financial stewardship to programs and projects. We are committed to the mission of seeing no single mother walk alone and…

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Forgive Yourself by Dr. Shelia Truelove – Single Mum, Parents Article

As you read this article, I have two words for you: forgive yourself. You married the spouse, and it ended in divorce. You decided to take the job, but was later fired. You chose to move to a new city, and ended up losing stable housing. You made the decision to go to further in your education, but still can’t progress in the career. You decided to date again, only to be met with a web of lies and deception. …

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Self-Care for the Single Mom by Dana Che – Single Mum, Parents Article

I love to travel. Being on an airplane never gets old to me. I’m one of those who still pays attention as the flight attendant gives the same ol’ instructions that are clearly written on the finger-smeared, bent up emergency pamphlet on the seatback. One thing in particular that always intrigues me is when the flight attendant admonishes you to “put on your own oxygen mask before trying to help someone else put on theirs.” The first time I heard…

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How to Battle Difficult Times – Single Mum, Parents Article

“After you have suffered for a while, God Himself will make you perfect. He will keep you in the right way. He will give you strength. He is the God of all loving-favor and has called you through Christ Jesus to share His shining-greatness forever.”  1 Peter 5:10 (NLV) I was in a serious rut – full of sadness, disappointments, suffering, and turmoil. Continually questioning my existence and my place in this world and constantly wondering if or when things would…

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Unplanned Movie Necessary But Not Enough – Single Mum, Parents Article

Pureflix’s, Unplanned, the highly-anticipated pro-life, anti-abortion movie starring Ashley Bratcher released this past weekend. The movie grossed an astounding $6 million at the box office, coming in fifth for the weekend.  Considering the refusal by several major networks to even advertise for the movie, such high grossing figures are impressive. This Christian film is striking a chord within the church community, as it brings to the forefront a difficult topic – abortion. I’m so thankful for the Christian film industry…

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