Shepherd’s Village Blog
Welcome to Shepherd’s Village blog! This is a faith-based resource focused on equipping and strengthening today’s single mother in the overwhelming challenges of raising her family in a one-parent household and a rapidly changing culture. We are here to share the journey with you. Our blog is the perfect accompaniment to our free online courses through Shepherd’s Village University.
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...read more
Unwelcome advice from family is a tale as old as time. Everyone seems to have an opinion on your career, relationships, parenting, and lifestyle choices. During the holidays, you may be anticipating extra time with relatives, and naturally, they will want a...read more
What do you think about when you see your ex? The time he didn’t come home all night? The ugly fighting in hushed voices? The grief over your ended relationship? All of the broken promises? Sometimes it’s difficult to look at your ex and...read more
I realize kids grow up fast, and I should cherish every second with my child, but what I want right now is silence, earplugs, and a nap. And maybe some chocolate. There are few things more disheartening to a child than having an awesome story to tell and no one to...read more
Lately, I feel bored. Oh, trust me, there is plenty to do. As a single mom, there are always responsibilities pulling at my time and attention. Still, boredom is a general state of mind, and I find it easy to distract myself with Instagram. Time passes quickly as I...read more
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...read more