Being a single mother is stressful. It’s challenging and chaotic. It’s so easy to be stretched too thin and exhausted. What’s even harder, though, is the time away from them. That was so hard for me and to be honest, for years I dealt with … Continue readingWhen the Kids are Gone: Tips for Single Parents
A few weeks ago we celebrated the Solemnity of the Holy Family. It is a beautiful celebration of the Blessed Mother, Joseph, and the Christ Child. Unfortunately, in the past few years since becoming a single mother, it has become a solemnity of bitterness and … Continue readingStriving, Growing, Rejoicing: Be Your Own Holy Family
Can I share with you one of my biggest struggles? It’s patience. Having patience both with my children, but even more so with myself. I see my own faults and inadequacies when I am caring for my children with disabilities, magnified and enhanced. It’s as … Continue readingGranting Myself Grace & Resting in God
I loathe bath time. It’s always a battle. An argument to get in the bath, an argument to get out of the bath. Moldy toys, bubbles, water everywhere. When I was married I would do anything to get out of monitoring bath time. In my … Continue readingBattle of the Bath
One of the scariest places in the world is in a courtroom opposing an ex-spouse. I have known few anxieties that could hold a candle to this type of fear. God hates divorce; every divorcee knows this. But more than that God loves the divorcee, … Continue readingTRUST JESUS TO SHOW UP!