Girl, Jealousy is NOT your friend… Feb12

Girl, Jealousy is NOT your friend…...

Read on to find out how to overcome jealousy in your relationships. Overcoming jealousy is like changing any emotional reaction or behavior. It begins with awareness. Awareness allows you to see that the projected stories in your mind are not true. When you have this clarity you no longer react to the scenarios that your mind imagines. Jealousy and anger are emotional reactions to believing scenarios in your mind that are not true. By changing what you believe you change what your imagination is projecting and you can eliminate these destructive emotional reactions. Even when there is justification for the reaction, jealousy and anger are not beneficial ways to deal with the situation and get what we want. Trying to change anger or jealousy once you are in the emotion is like trying to control a car skidding on ice. Your ability to handle the situation is greatly improved if you can steer clear of the hazard before we get there. This means addressing the beliefs that trigger jealousy instead of attempting to control your emotions. To permanently dissolve the emotions such as anger and jealousy in relationships means changing the core beliefs of insecurity and mental projections of what your partner is doing. The steps to permanently end jealous reactions are: 1) Recovering personal power so that you can get control of your emotions and refrain from the reactive behavior. 2) Shift your point of view so that you can step back from the story in your mind. This will give you a gap of time in which to refrain from a jealous or angry reaction and do something else. 3) Identify the core beliefs that trigger the emotional reaction. 4) Become aware that the beliefs in your mind are not true. This...

Single Moms & Urban Gospel Night With The Hawks 5...

Single Moms & Urban Gospel Night With The Hawks 5 Ladies! Tickets for this game are sold out online and are only available by ordering through our group! Call Ryan at 404-878-3714 to get your game day tickets today! Update: SORRY LADIES, THIS SINGLE MOMS TV EVENT HAS SOLD OUT! JOIN US NEXT...

((( Focus! )))

Its unnatural for the eye, the mind, and the spirit to focus on TWO things at once….so that means my dear, you must make a choice. You can choose to FOCUS on the problem OR you can choose to FOCUS on the promise! However, know that which ever one you choose to FOCUS on will determine (and direct) your REALITY.

How to have balance in life. Jan19

How to have balance in life....

What is the ideal future for you? In your most perfect dreams, where are you? Where are you living? What are you doing? Who is with and around you? And how are you feeling? What I am learning about life is the farther I go from living my most sincerest dream – the harder it becomes to survive my day to day reality. We as moms can become so lost in our kids, jobs, bills, and more that we live through days, weeks, and months going by – with nothing gained. Its not a selfish thought – it is a SELF thought to say, “Wait a minute  – my life, my dreams, my hopes are worth saving and I refuse to lose another day rescuing everyone but myself.” So this year – as everyone else does exactly what they want to do around you – I want to challenge you to do a little bit of the same. Work towards being able to do exactly what ever it is that you want. This is just a quick note to encourage you to live your life with no regrets. Leave nothing left on the table. Eat. Indulge. Live. (and of course) Love. The fist step to finding your source of balance is to realize that maybe its time to put that SuperWoman cape on – just to save yourself. #balance Love you all, Mz....

Single Mom Exhaustion (via NotConsumed.com)...

She wakes up at 5am just to get a little quiet time with God and shower without tiny hands wrapped around her legs. She works 60+ hours to make ends meet…everyday. She takes no breaks and has no days off. She wipes every tear, comforts every middle of the night terror, and stays up until midnight calming the insecurities to her daughters. She does everything possible to make the leftovers into meaningful time with her kids. She pinches every penny, trying to find a way to buy enough to eat and keep the lights on all at the same time. She prays the jeans will hold out a few more weeks before the holes break through and she gives her financial stress to God time after time after time. Her circumstances continue to swell typhoon size waves and she really…literally…barely stands up from the last swell before the next comes crashing down. If it’s not one legal disaster, it’s another late child support payment. It’s single mom exhaustion. No, not that stayed-up-all-night-cramming-for-a-test kind of exhausted. The single mom life brings on a whole new meaning to the word. It’s more like I-haven’t-slept-all-night-in-5-years” kind of exhausted. But it’s not just sleep she lacks. It’s enough emotional, financial, and spiritual rest that she needs the most. If you are a single mom, I know you can relate. In fact, rarely does a day go by that I don’t hear the same old story for yet another sweet single mama. It’s true that God has specifically designed a mom to be capable of living on less sleep. He uniquely created us to deal with the many demands of motherhood. But He also created us to live within a family unit. He created moms to be supported by a loving husband...

Do Single Mothers Raise Bad Sons?...

There are numerous times that I have been told that I am to hard on my son. Then there are times that I am told that I am not hard enough on him. I have also been told that I am a great mother. And I have been told that being a single parent is the hardest thing a mother can be.

RECOVER… Jan01

RECOVER…

You arent done – but the begginning didnt kill you – take that pause – celebrate your success – cry when you have to , but laugh when you can. It is how your mind heals itself. Laughter is the best medicine. Tell you story…

Single Mom’s Guide to Saving Money and the Planet Dec26

Single Mom’s Guide to Saving Money and the Planet...

Can Single Moms Successfully Save Money? It all depends, right? I’m not the best at managing money, but I have learned to make my income work for me and my son by incorporating several money saving tactics, and the nice thing about them is that most of them are very earth friendly! Peace of Mind The key for me is peace of mind. We may not have much, but we make the most of what we have and live off of much less than other people. I took a massive pay cut when I left a high paying job in the DC metro area, gave birth to my son, and started a work from home journey. Although I took a year in between then and now to work a “real job,” it was in small-town Edinborough, PA, and the pay was not enough to get by, actually, even in a low cost of living area like Erie, PA. Seeing the Light Now, we are back to a moderate living but most people would scoff at it, and I make it work but it takes effort, sacrifice, and diligence. The answer to peace of mind isn’t always a bigger salary, especially because you have to learn to do with what you’ve got before you can handle more, right? Saving Money on Produce Frozen fresh foods, especially fruits and vegetables, have been shown to be just as healthy as “fresh” fresh foods, so stock up. They cost less, last longer and will result in less waste. Money Saving Tricks! 1. Don’t Use Credit Don’t use credit for anything. It should only be used in absolute dire emergencies and only if you have a solid credit history so your rate is low. The reason? Because credit costs...

13 Things I Hate About Being a Single Mom...

(Hey ladies! Check out this amazing article I  found online…and totally agree with! Its called 13 Things I hate about being a single mom….although left up to me it could have been called 100 things…cause people today get on my nerves! Anyhoo ~ enjoy! ~ EbonySmiles) 13 Things I Hate About Being a Single Mom by Samantha Gregory In my 14 years as a single mom these are the top things that bug me the most about being a single mom. It’s not so much about the situation directly because I’ve made my peace with it but mostly about the irrelevant people that make this journey most annoying. I apologize in advance if this seems harsh and out of character for me, but I’ve been holding it in for a very long time and today seemed like a very good day to vent/provide a little commentary of my own. 1. Very little adult conversation – It’s nice to talk to people over the age of 25 but often it’s a very long time between really good conversations. That’s an irritating perk of single motherhood. 2. Doing it all with few breaks or time to refresh – I’m really good at doing it all and I probably make it look too easy, but after a while I need a break to refresh and renew my body and mind. Fortunately I have great friends and family who live far enough away to send the kids off for a week or the summer  . 3. Stupid judgmental people (mostly mainstream media) that attempt to generalize and discredit single moms as a whole through banal articles and commentary – It’s probably the whole drama factor that boosts ratings but, for crying out loud, can they give it a rest already! 4....

52 Ways to Relieve Stress….....

Breathe in…..breathe out! Then take a time out! Count to 10….or was it 1000? Ugh!!! Find out what really works with these 52 PROVEN ways to relieve stress!

Single Moms Guide to Estate Planning…...

Ugh! I know this isnt the most popular topic…but you need to read this article and take action, none the less. You are the sole provider for your family, and you must be sure that if , Lord forbid, something happens to you….your kids, your money, and your assets dont go to the wrong people. Girlfriend, read….and take note, and then TAKE ACTION.

Be on seen on TV!

We’re going on national TV & we need you! Send your video response to us in order to be on the show. #SingleMomsTV Answer these 6 questions to be featured on the show: What do you fear? Who do you trust? How do you beat loneliness? What inspires you? What makes you dance? What breaks your heart?...

Your secret weapon lies within…. Nov20

Your secret weapon lies within…....

I am tired. My kids. My job. My list goes on and on…and its ALL taking strength from me. I try to sneak a break, only to be interrupted by the phone ringing or a knock on the door. Its seems the interruptions are never ending, and the breaks are far to short to really put back into me all that life is taking. I want to run. I want to cry. I want to hide….but I cant. They need me. They ALL need….me. So what do you do? You find your secret weapon. The place in your spirit that gives you peace. The destination in your mind where your heart finds joy…and no problems, no issues, or even your kids are allowed to bother you there. It is yours. Rather you tap into it at night, before you drift off to sleep….or make a mental stop in your mind BEFORE you start your day….. you have to find a way. You need that escape even when you cant go physically. Its the source of vision and your vision is your strength. It is there waiting for you….and as soon as you can get there, your joy will return. It is Gods gift to you. It is respite, and when life is overwhelming, and the cares are mounting beyond what you feel you can do….RUN TO IT. BE HEALED BY IT. Tap into your vision and WOMAN, BE MADE...

Healing Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)...

I have posted many health and beauty ideas in the past on this blog with Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV) as one of the main ingredients. But I have never done a post devoted solely to this magic elixir….before now. Lately I’ve been hearing more and more about the benefits of this stuff and I have made a concerted effort to start taking it on a daily basis as a preventive measure. Which is not easy! As a matter of fact, I have had to make up my own “easier to swallow” mixture, while my sister takes it straight! Maybe someday I can work up to that…but maybe not. Before I get started let me emphasize that in order to get the benefits of ACV you need to use raw organic ACV. This contains the “mother” of the vinegar which has raw enzymes and gut-friendly bacteria that promote healing.  Clear vinegar is processed and doesn’t have any of the benefits of raw ACV. I use Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, which I can find at my local grocery store. As the title of this post suggests….I am going to focus on two areas that ACV is most beneficial.  Health AND Beauty! Let’s start with HEALTH.     14 HEALTH BENEFITS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR:   Tame tummy troubles. The pectin content in ACV helps treat diarrhea by forming bulk fibrous matter. The pectin also forms a protective coat for soothing the colon lining and intestinal spasms. Try mixing one or two tablespoons into water, or clear juice like apple juice.   Prevent indigestion. Sip before eating, especially if you know you’re going to indulge in foods that cause indigestion. Add 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water and drink it 30 minutes before you dine.   Help clear a stuffy nose. Mix a...

SILVER Nov15

SILVER

That week, the woman called a silversmith and
made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn’t
mention anything about the reason for her interest
beyond her curiosity about the process of refining
silver…