Christmas gifts you can make for your family and friends and kids that they will love. No crafty skill necessary! These gifts save you money and come straight from the heart. Your family will adore these gifts. As a single parent, we often have to trade saving money with quality. But no one wants to do that for Christmas! The average American spends almost $1,000 per year on Christmas. If you've budgeted for that, great! But if not, I urge you not to go into debt. I also know that not ... Read More about How to Make Christmas Gifts Your Family Will Love
Everything we did to throw my teenager an Office Birthday party. Complete with a "that's what she said" card, a Bird Cake, and Office Trivia. This will make any Office fan happy, not just teenagers. My son turned 13 during quarantine. Not the greatest time to have a birthday party. So my daughter and I threw him a party with just the 3 of us with everything he loves the most: The Office. We decided to make his birthday party last as long as possible with The Office Trivia. I looked ... Read More about How to Throw An Office Birthday for a Teenager (or Any Office Fanatic)
Will God forgive me for my divorce? What about my abortion? My affair? What questions about your past keep you up at night wondering if God will forgive you? For years, I'd wake up from a deep sleep at 3 am questioning if God's forgiveness covered me. I grew up in a Christian home, and I was familiar with the Bible stories, yet I didn't think they applied to me. Stories like: God forgave David for his affair and for plotting to kill his best friend. (2 Samuel 11-12)Jesus washed away ... Read More about Will God Forgive Me for My Divorce?
Over the last year, this question has been asked in four of my online parenting groups, "What are your recommendations for Christian parenting books?" Skimming through the responses in all four of my parenting groups I couldn't help but notice the same books come up over and over again. I began to keep a list and take notes when the same book was listed multiple times. The result is the following list of 20 of the most-recommended (Mostly) Christian parenting books. I say ... Read More about 20 of the Most-Raved About Christian Parenting Books
Don't let your single mom status hold you back from staying home with your kids and becoming an entrepreneur. Yes, it's hard and there are ups and downs. Here are some tips to help you navigate life as a single mom entrepreneur chasing your dream. Almost four years ago, I quit my corporate job of over 20 years working in IT to work for myself as a freelance writer while building my website and podcast on the side. I was a single mom when I quit my stable, secure government job. I ... Read More about Tips for How to Be a Successful Single Mom Entrepreneur