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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How to Eat Cookies and Not Gain Weight

How to Eat Cookies and Not Gain Weight

Like most women going through a divorce, I was constantly stressed. There were so many things to worry about, arguments that would spring up when I least expected them, and big decisions to make. I’d been a runner for a few years, but never really took it seriously....

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Defining Beauty

Defining Beauty

How do you define the word beauty?   If you asked society and high fashion magazines what a beautiful woman looks like to them, they would probably mention or show you a flawless looking image of a tall, skinny, model with perfect skin. Maybe that’s how you...

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Throwing A Birthday Party with a Split Family

Throwing A Birthday Party with a Split Family

Birthday parties. Honestly, I have never been a big fan of them. There’s so much planning and preparing to do.  And, you have to try to make it fun for everyone, while at the same time making your kid feel like royalty. Plus, you have to either cook food or take out a...

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Thanksgiving Hacks for Single Moms

Thanksgiving Hacks for Single Moms

On any given day, being a single mom can be hard; but, add in the holidays and the challenges get harder. If this is your first holiday season as a single mom, it can be devastating. Thanksgiving is all about togetherness, family, and feeling grateful for the things...

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Balance Does Matter


Balance Does Matter


We hear this from so many moms:  How can I change from being a control freak to allowing things to just unfold the way they are supposed to? The answer is: BALANCE In general, people tend to either be controlling or passive.  The controlling personality tends to put...

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