Freedom Journals

Real Stories from the Village

How I Learned To Be An Adult From My Single Mom

When my single mother died in 2017 of dementia, I had the sober privilege of speaking at her funeral.  When I shared my tribute with a friend who had never gotten the blessing of meeting my mom, she offered five beautiful words:   “You remind me of...

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Stress and Anxiety—Two Uninvited Guests

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...

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Dear Single Mom on Valentine’s Day

#DearMom, First, you’re amazing. Congratulations on getting through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. You did it! we go again. Another holiday. Another opportunity for difficult emotions to resurface. Valentine’s Day is upon us. It’s hard to escape...

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