Shepherd's VILLAGE UNIVERSITY

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Single motherhood. That wasn’t a path Christine ever expected to walk. Marriage. Babies. She thought these things were supposed to bring fulfillment and happiness, but her life wasn’t turning out the way she had always pictured it. Christine’s husband was never available for her—not physically nor emotionally. His rejection and neglect seemed only to intensify […]

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You may know moms who are thankful to ship their children to their grandparents’ house or a friend’s house for the weekend. They can’t wait for some alone time—some much needed “me time” as they often say.  Maybe, you can’t relate. “I have a hard time coping with the days after my son leaves to […]

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Stress and Anxiety are like two aggravating, uninvited guests who come into your life to steal your peace and rob you of the joy your present life offers.  As a single mom, I can remember the stress and anxiety I felt when I had to rely on my family to watch my oldest daughter while […]

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Whether you’re a solo mom by choice, circumstance, divorce, or the death of a partner, you had challenges before the threat of Coronavirus showed up as an unwelcomed guest. You already had concern about things like childcare, daily responsibilities, healthcare, or earning a living wage, but COVID-19 has likely added additional decisions to your already-precarious […]

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There’s nothing like a global pandemic to raise anxiety levels and increase self-doubt. The challenges you face as a single mom are now multiplied by shelter-in-place orders, school closings, unusual work scenarios, and doomsday-like news. From serious concerns over money to the stress of making decisions alone, it’s reasonable that you have heightened doubts and […]

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Jennifer is a single mom. She has never been married and has spent a few years completely focused on her daughter. Recently, she has felt ready to reenter the dating scene but finds herself confused about how to proceed.  “I want to date, but with Madeline in the house, I don’t know how. Plus, do […]

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