Archive for the 'Parenting Alone' Category

Suzie Homemaker

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Making our house a home has always been important to me. While Lee was gone, I just couldn’t do so many things. I’d see ideas or recipes and I simply could not pull myself together to do it. In my defense, for much of it I was operating a brick and mortar store, homeschooling my […]

Remember Single Moms at Christmas

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

When the holiday season rolls around, I think of all the times people did something to make our Christmas special. I want to challenge you to think of single moms this year. Think about being in their shoes and think what would bless you. Here are a couple posts I’ve written in the past about […]

Encouraging Words

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Over the past few days, I’ve heard things that encouraged me. They also moved me to tears. I still hate that! When my sister in law called to see what was going on with Lee, she said, “You’ve been strong for so long.” Funny how a simple little sentence caused tears to gather in my […]


Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Today James and I went to a Civil War encampment in a nearby community. Perfect timing since we’re all about the Civil War this year. We had a really fun time! We got to see 2 battles today and watch all the other things that go on around the encampment. It was hosted at a […]

Glimpses of Light

Monday, August 9th, 2010

I’ve not written about single mothering for a long while. That part of our life really hasn’t changed you know. I just haven’t had anything to say about it. It’s hard and exhausting as always, but I’m making do. I do a lot of praying. I ask God to show me what I need to […]


Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

I get to go to a Scrapbook retreat this weekend. Lee told me I could go several weeks ago. When he lost his job, I said that I would stay home to save the money. The retreat is actually very inexpensive, but still when you suddenly lose your income saving every penny is a pretty […]

I love that boy!

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Yesterday, we dragged the Christmas decorations upstairs. James put the tree together and plugged in all the lights. We still haven’t put any decorations on it, but the lights are pretty. I sat up  my snowmen collection on the piano and started putting things around the house and putting the fall things away. Last night, […]

He made my day

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Today, we worked on Cursive Success. The page he was one said to play a game found in the teacher’s book. James came to find me and said, “Quick. Find page 37 in your book and tell me how to play this game.” I dug out the teacher book to find the rules. He had […]

Conversations with James

Monday, February 9th, 2009

My dad used to host a radio show on a local radio program. They shared Gospel music and my mom always told a “True Story from Sunday School”. Kids are so funny and our family loves telling stories! I thought of Mom’s “True Stories” today when I thought about sharing these funny James stories. 1. […]

Prayers for James

Monday, January 26th, 2009

At night, I check on James before I go to bed. I rub his little head and pray for him. I pray that God will fill all the lonely places in his heart. I pray that this won’t ruin him. I pray that he will grow up and be a godly man and have a […]