Welcome to the university

Welcome to SHEPHERD’S VILLAGE UNIVERSITY!  This is a faith-based learning center focused on equipping and strengthening today’s single mother in the overwhelming challenge of raising her family in a one-parent household and a rapidly changing culture.  We are here to share the journey of today’s single mother through our unique features in four focused learning tracks – ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILLS, HEALTHY PARENTING, FINANCIAL FREEDOM, and SPIRITUAL WISDOM.  Click on the category below that interests you. New content is being added regularly. 

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Dear Single Mom on Mother’s Day

Dear Single Mom on Mother’s Day

#dearmom I remember my first Mother’s Day as a single mom. I didn’t expect it to be the way that it was or to be filled with the emotions that hit me that day. I mean, it’s Mother’s Day, and I’m a mom. That didn’t change just because I didn’t have a husband. Or did...

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Dear Single Mom, Summer is Coming

Dear Single Mom, Summer is Coming

#DearMom While kids, teachers, and many parents are excited that summer is right around the corner, summertime can be one of the hardest seasons for single moms.  You’re probably already thinking about it because now is the time to start planning. We want to help...

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Dear Single Mom at Easter

Dear Single Mom at Easter

#DearMom Are you ready for Easter bunnies, egg hunts, special Easter clothes, and the official start of spring? It feels like we just celebrated Christmas, but here we are--Easter is right around the corner. Whether you’ve been a single mom for a short time or what...

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Why You Need A Budget

Why You Need A Budget

Which one of these sounds the most like you? I don’t make enough money to have a budget. I’ve worked too hard to get this far. I don’t want a budget telling me how to spend my money! I don’t even know where to start when it comes to budgeting. I am overwhelmed...

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The Debt Diet: It Works!

The Debt Diet: It Works!

There’s always a new diet out there to try, isn’t there? When I start a new diet or workout routine, I want to see results quickly.  It is discouraging to step on the scale week-after-week and not see any progress. We want instant results for things that often...

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Begin with a Budget

Begin with a Budget

What’s the first thing you think when you hear these words? Finances. Money. Budget. The first thing I used to think was, “YUCK!” Some people are naturally really good with money. They save and they prepare. “They” are most definitely not me.   I don’t enjoy...

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