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  • J.K. Rowling, Author of Harry Potter Series, and Her Days as a Single Mom
    By on October 1, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    jk-rowling-official-portraitHarry Potter has taken the world by storm.  A series of novels that turned into movies and merchandise was conceived in the mind of J.K. Rowling.  Like any successful fiction novel, writing the books took courage, imagination, and above all a dedication to see the completed works published.  It took hard work, long hours, and great sacrifice.

    So what makes the Harry Potter author different than other successful fiction authors?  It’s the fact that she began the journey into the world of Harry Potter while she was a single mom living on government aid.

    J.K. Rowling’s is a story that every Strong Single Mom should find inspiring.  After all, we all have dreams and hopes and desires that live deep inside of us. (more…)

  • Honoring Single Moms in the Military
    By on May 27, 2013 | No Comments  Comments

    Single_Mom_in_MilitaryIt’s Memorial Day today, and time to honor the hard-working Strong Single Moms in the military.

    Single Moms like Coast Guard Seaman Deanna Moentman, originally from Seminole, Fla., Moentman is currently stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J.  She joined the Coast Guard in August 2010 because she wanted to serve her country and start a new career. She had no idea a year later her military service would be coupled with the challenges of raising a baby. (more…)

  • Research Study on Health and Physical Activity for the Single Mom
    By on May 10, 2013 | No Comments  Comments
    mom_with_stroller_runningIn a recent study on women’s physical activity, research showed that one group of women are lacking proper health and physical activity.  Can you guess which group?  If you guessed single mothers, you’re correct. 

    It’s no surprise that Single Moms ranked lower than married moms and non-mothers.  We consistently put ourselves on the bottom of the priority list, giving precedence to kid schedules, work schedules, and little things like sleeping or showering to fill in the gaps…when we can!  Those of us who do work out tend to do so inconsistently.  Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, but you get the picture.

     

    At any rate, the study conducted left researchers seeking answers.  To find these answers, they are conducting a follow up study and they need single mom volunteers to help.  They reached out to us at the Strong Single Mom Network, and told us more about the study.  We were impressed, and want to help!

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  • From Struggle to Success – How this single mom did it
    By on August 10, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    Download our recorded webinar and find out more about Strong Single Mom Tricia Costa, how she created success in network marketing, and how you can join her team!

    2012-07-17 18.10 Real Results, Real opportunity for Strong Single Moms

  • From Strong Single Mom Tammie – Freedom through Art
    By on June 30, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    Rising out an economical crisis is a challenge in & of itself; then when you look at that economical challenge & learn that it is one of many rippling impacts which subsequently occurred as a result of having ones “basic human rights” violated; you’re able to see a greater perspective of the magnitude, of adversities one must challenge them self to evolve through just to create ‘an opportunity’ to strive thrive & persevere. (more…)

  • The Slight Edge and the Strong Single Mom
    By on June 13, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    Whatever you are doing right now, take a quick break.  Click here and order The Slight Edge from Amazon right now.  When it arrives, take it out of it’s packaging like it’s worth millions of dollars, because it is.

    I’m in the process of reading it right now, and I can’t even begin to tell you the ways that this book is brilliant.  The funny thing is, I’ve had other leaders tell me about this book before.  But it wasn’t until I received my Nerium package in the mail that I actually thought to read it.  It just goes to show that you never really know what is around each corner.

    The brilliance in The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson is in its simplicity.  The perspective that the Slight Edge philosophy puts onto the small seemingly insignificant moments in our lives is profound and yet so obvious.

    I had to share this resource with all the Strong Single Moms…and moms seeking their strength!  Right now, there are approximately 5,000 members of the Strong Single Mom Network.  If each and every one of us got this book and applied the Slight Edge philosophy to our lives, we would stand as shining examples of what a Strong Mom looks like!

    And what about our kids?  Don’t we want THEM to have every chance to achieve their goals and dreams?  There is a teen version of this book that I’ll be ordering for my daughters as soon as I’m done writing this post.  I’m excited to share the Slight Edge with them early in life!

    I rarely tell the Strong Single Moms in our organization that they HAVE to buy anything.  But I’m breaking that rule now.  Invest the $15 and take the next step towards your true Inner Strength!

    Once you’ve read it, leave a review in the comments below.  I can’t WAIT to hear your thoughts!

    Stay Strong!

  • Parental Judgment and the Strong Single Mom
    By on March 8, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    How many times do we feel like we’re doing it wrong because some stranger in the grocery store gives us a dirty look when our little one throws a tantrum?  How often do we let guilt settle in because can’t afford to get our teenager that iPad they’re begging for?  How often do we struggle with feelings of inadequacy because our kids have to come home to an empty house after school while we’re still hard at work?

    It’s time to stop judging ourselves.  Just because we can’t provide the perfect life for our beloved children doesn’t mean we’re bad parents! 

    If we’re honest with ourselves, most of these situations come from our perception of expectations on what a mom “should” be.  We SHOULD be able to control our children.  We SHOULD be able to provide our kids with the latest gadgets.  We SHOULD be available to our kids the minute they walk in the door.

    But as the character Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City points out, “Isn’t it time we stop shoulding all over ourselves?” (more…)

  • Valentine’s Day and the Strong Single Mom
    By on February 15, 2012 | No Comments  Comments

    Happy Valentine's Day to all the Strong Single Moms!!

    I have NO idea why I was so ill-prepared for the inevitable Valentine’s “celebration” acts today, but I simply wasn’t ready.  I KNEW it was February 14th.  I SAW all the cards, balloons, flowers, and heart-shaped candy boxes in every store for the past several weeks.  I was even grocery shopping last night, watching men of all ages flock to the card aisle at the last minute to pick through the selection of overpriced cards with cheesy messages.  So how is it that I didn’t steel myself up for THE inevitable question today? (more…)

  • When “Good Morning” turns bad: lessons from a bad start to the day
    By on December 2, 2011 | No Comments  Comments

    Photo by Josh Parrish

    I was hoping for an over easy morning, but what I got was scrambled.  No, I’m not talking about eggs here.  I’m actually talking about the state of events that made this “Good Morning” turn bad…and fast!

    “Okay, enough ranting.  It happened.  It’s done.  Now deal with it and move on.” (more…)