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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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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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Getting Your Toddler to Help You

Getting Your Toddler to Help You

Raising a toddler is the hardest work you’ll ever love. Raising a toddler as a single parent requires an even greater dose of endurance. It’s important to raise children who can take responsibility for their choices and the impact those choices have on others. But how...

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Easy Ways to Save Money

Easy Ways to Save Money

As a solo-mom, it can seem impossible to find creative ways to make ends meet in an already too-tight budget.  How does a one-income family do it? Although challenging, with the help of the internet there are many resources out there. One great shopping app is IBOTTA....

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