About Me

Good Morning Everyone

Good morning everyone, and I say that with a touch of optimism only known by the insane and truly sleep deprived. Good morning, good morning, good morning everyone! <Yes, I am singing that this morning. It is not a real song, nor is it anything you would ever want to hear me sing. NOTHING I…

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Effects of Divorce on Children: Canker Sores

Noah has had mouth sores for months, and I assumed they were just normal canker sores. I guess to some extent they are, but they never seem to go away completely and when one canker sore starts to fade, the next appears. He often has three or four canker sores in his mouth at any…

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When Children Need Mom, Mom’s Plans Change

When you’re a single mother, your plans can never be written in stone, and that’s okay. There are other treasures to be found when you put your needs aside. I discovered this again tonight. A friend called earlier this week and asked me to go to Ladies’ Night Out tonight. I rarely get to go out and…

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Coincidence? I Met Two Angels

Do you believe in coincidence? You know how sometimes you think you have something to offer the world and that life may be getting on the track (FINALLY!) and then everything comes crashing down on top of you again? It seems life decided to throw more curveballs just as I started Single Mom Smiling and I’ve struggled to maintain…

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Pregnant and Abandoned – Welcome to Single Mom Smiling

I was pregnant and alone and scared until I found my strength and discovered more joy than I could have imagined. This begins the record of my journey into the adventure of being suddenly abandoned and pregnant, single parenting, and especially being a single parent of a large family. I now have five amazing boys! Here you will find advice, love, understanding, and support for anyone facing a crisis pregnancy from one who has been there. God Bless…

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