Grace for Single Parents

Grace for Single Parents

By Jen Smith
Encouragement for single parents in their current season with practical tips and advice with grace and hope. Where your single parenting journey and God's grace collide!
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo
Breaker Logo
Google Podcasts Logo
Overcast Logo
RadioPublic Logo
Spotify Logo
Currently playing episode

Ep 24 | DIY Home Maintenance for Single Women with Confidence

Grace for Single Parents

Go to next audioGo to next audio
Go to prev audioGo to prev audio
1x
Ep 27 | How to talk to kids about the pandemic
Interview with pediatrician, Dr. Jennifer Variste about how to talk to our kids about the pandemic. At the beginning of the interview, she gives some tips on how to choose a pediatrician during the current climate then we move on to talking to our kids about Covid-19 and recognizing anxiety in our kids.  Show notes can be found here.  Dr. Variste's Facebook page here.  Child Mind Institute's Website here.  Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
15:39
April 6, 2020
Ep 26 | Parenting in the Middle of Chaos
Today I have developmental psychologist and family coach, Dr. Cam, talk to us about how to build strong, positive relationships with our teens while we are all stuck at home navigating a new normal.  Show notes here. Grab your free copy of “4 Secrets to Calm the Chaos.”  Dr. Cam's website here. 
16:40
March 30, 2020
Ep 25 | How Single Moms Can Save Money on One Income
Money-saving tips for single moms using 4 different methods. See which one or ones will work for you.  Show notes here. Get your single mom welcome pack here. 
17:18
March 23, 2020
Ep 24 | DIY Home Maintenance for Single Women with Confidence
Whether you enjoy fixing projects around your home or not, as a single woman, Jenny from SingleGirlsDIY shares practical ideas and frugal tips to help us tackle those DIY home maintenance projects with confidence. Show notes available here.  Get Jenny's free DIY guide, "You Can Do This" here. Also, make sure you check out her checklists mentioned in the episode to prepare you home for spring and fall! 
12:07
March 16, 2020
Ep 23 | One quick tip you need when you're feeling overwhelmed
Feeling overwhelmed with all the demands of single mom life? Stop and try this one thing.  Show notes here.  Join over 4000 single moms and grab your single mom survival pack here. 
07:19
March 9, 2020
Ep 22 | Is God's grace for me? Interview: Paul Gray
Pastor and author Paul Gray is on the podcast to share his message about grace and unconditional love and action for all people. Listen to the end to find out how to win 2 of Paul's books and copy of the Bible he recommends! Find the show notes as well as links to all of Paul's books and devotions HERE.  Find out more about Paul Gray on his website Grace with Paul Gray. 
17:25
March 2, 2020
Ep 21 | Finding your passion again as a single mom
Show notes here Single Mom Passion Project Series here Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
08:23
February 24, 2020
Trailer: Grace for Single Parents
Welcome to Grace for Single Parents: to inspire single moms to live their best life with God's grace and love.  Website: Grace for Single Parents Email me: jen@graceforsingleparents.com Sign up for Single Mom Resource Guide
01:11
February 19, 2020
Ep 20 | Help for parenting our teens and tweens | Sheryl Gould
Parenting coach and author, Sheryl Gould, joins the podcast today to walk us through parenting our teens and tweens. We talk about ways to cultivate a more healthy relationship with our children and how we should be viewing anger when it shows up in our teens and tweens.  Sheryl's Facebook group can be found here.  Shownotes are available here. 
21:50
February 17, 2020
Ep 19 | A Single Parent Valentine's Day
Celebrate Valentine's Day this year by showing your children how much you love them with these family Valentine's Day ideas. Your relationship status doesn't have to matter this year - I can show you how to make it all about your love for your kids.  Show notes can be found here.  Printables mentioned in this episode can be downloaded for free from the resource library. 
08:34
February 10, 2020
Ep 18 | No Better Mom for the Job | Becky Keife
Grace for Single Parents Podcast welcomes Becky Keife to talk about her book No Better Mom for Job. We talk about parenting when you don't feel up to the task, how to avoid falling into friendship pitfalls and praying for your friends. LINKS: Order Becky's book here. Connect with Beck on Instagram @BeckyKeife or on her website at Beckykeife.com Shownotes can be found here. 
14:28
February 3, 2020
Ep 17 | Separation Anxiety in Children of Divorce
Do your children experience separation anxiety?  Even if you've been divorced or separated from your child's father for years, your child can exhibit anxiety from that event in ways you might be missing. You may think your child is being difficult or strong-willed when in reality, he/she is experiencing separation anxiety from past hurts. This week's podcast dives into strategies I've successfully used with my children over the years including using wood chips. Learn how using wood chips have eased anxiety issues for children who have difficulty being away from their parents while at school.  Get the show notes here. 
12:20
January 27, 2020
Ep 16 | Balancing Single Motherhood: Is it Possible? | Keyona Grant
Balancing a fulfilling career, a side job and single motherhood- is it possible? Keyona from https://www.professionalmomma.com/ joins the podcast today to talk about how she works a demanding full-time job with odd hours, a side business and handles single motherhood. I love our conversation about handling mom-guilt. You won't want to miss it!  Make sure to pick up your free copy of Keyona's Dream Discovery Guide: https://www.professionalmomma.com/dream-discovery/ Find show notes here
16:57
January 20, 2020
Ep 15 | How to Declutter When You Hate to Clean
As a single parent, all cleaning and decluttering come down to me doing the work and two kids to clutter the house up. Plus, I find decluttering tedious. Sound familiar? I'll discuss how I declutter my house using areas. Get your free printable to declutter along with me this year from the resource library.  Grab show notes from this episode along with more tips and links to other decluttering ideas here. 
10:27
January 13, 2020
Ep 14 | Get Bossy with Your Budget | Julie Lause
Julie from the Bossy House joins the podcast to discuss why everyone needs to get bossy with their budget. Show notes can be found here as well as more about Julie and the Bossy House.  Download Julie's free templates here. 
18:20
January 6, 2020
Ep 13 | Personal Goal Setting for Single Parents
After a significant life shift, like divorce or separation, taking the time to re-evaluate your life with simple goals can reinvigorate you.  Goals don't have to be long and complicated. Goal Setting can be simple and even fun. Grab your simple goal setting sheets from the resource library for free here.  Show notes for this episode can be found here. 
14:19
December 30, 2019
Ep 12 | Single Parent Tips for Spending Holidays Alone
For lots of single parents, being alone on the holidays is a reality. How you cope on the holiday without your kids and when you're by yourself on an emotional day can be tricky. I asked my community to help me come up with this list of single-parent tips for spending the holidays alone.  Show notes can be found here.  Joining the free 5-day positivity challenge for Single Parents here.
13:22
December 16, 2019
Ep 11 | How to Stop Bad Mouthing Your Ex | Chere Williams
Please welcome my first guest, Chere Williams!  Chere brings so much wisdom to the conversation today from her own experience and from speaking to single moms over the course of her ministry.  Chere walks us through 3 steps of how to find healing from pasts hurts that lead you to bad mouth your ex.  Mentioned in today's episode:  Read the Chapter How to Stop Bad-Mouthing Your Ex from Chere's eBook of 15 Tips to Single Mom Burnout: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rQlPuZ8JTwZoBVjNRI-VeE98QbW0zso6/view Show Notes from Today's Episode Which Includes Free Downloads to do Your Own Prayer Challenge From Chere!: https://sunflowermom.com/how-to-stop-bad-mouthing-your-ex/ Check out Chere's New Blog: Faith, Coffee, and Kid: https://www.faithcoffeeandakid.com/ Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
30:26
December 9, 2019
Ep 10 | 12 days of Christmas gift ideas
We're doing something different on the show today. I'm sharing my favorite Christmas tradition with you. Each year my kids and I prepare 12 days of Christmas gifts for various people in our lives: teachers, neighbors, family members. I hope it inspires you to give to others this season! Mentioned in this episode:  12 Days of Christmas worksheet from the resource library to plan out your gifts and delivery.  12 Days of Christmas Ornaments from Amazon  For the full transcript click here. 
14:20
December 2, 2019
Ep 09 | Promising Ways Single Parents Can Enjoy Thanksgiving
With Thanksgiving coming up we'll discuss different ways single parents can enjoy the holiday. Whether you're alone or if you have the kids.  Being a single parent during Thanksgiving can be challenging. But finding new traditions for your family and letting go of expectations is critical.  Mentioned in today's episode:  Join the 5-day single mom positivity email challenge for free.  Transcript for today's episode can be found here. 
12:32
November 18, 2019
Ep 08 | What Your Kids Need From You After Divorce
In today's episode we're talking about how to help your child through your divorce. As a divorced mother of two and a child of divorce, I've compiled the good and bad parenting advice after divorce. Whether you're on the cusp of divorce or a few years post-divorce or even separated, these tips can help your child through this tough time.  Mentioned in today's episode: Download the overview of tips to keep handy throughout your first couple of years after a divorce from the resource library at Grace for Single Parents. Transcript for today's episode can be found here.  Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
14:32
November 4, 2019
Ep 07 | How to find peace with your strong willed child
Today we'll talk about my number one tip for parenting my strong-willed child. If you struggle with raising a strong-willed child check out how using this strategy will bring peace back to your home and reverse the struggles that come with parenting a strong-willed child.  Mentioned in today's episode:  If I Have to Tell You One More Time…” by Amy McCready Free Printable Coupons for Single Parents: Contains 36 coupons including a page of blank ones for you to fill out your own. You can hang on to them or give them to your child to turn in as you go. Most coupons are ideas that you and your child can do together in 10 minutes. Transcript for today's episode can be found here.  Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
11:33
October 21, 2019
Ep 06 | Strategies on How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids
It's something we all do but few of us admit - yell at our kids. We all know we shouldn't but how do you quit? Yelling at our kids is an especially touchy topic for single parents because we don't have any other adults in the house to step in and give us a break when things get heated. In this episode we'll explore some strategies that have worked for other parents to stop screaming at their children.  Books mentioned in this episode:  Yell Less, Love More: How the Orange Rhino Mom Stopped Yelling at Her Kids   Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, How to Say No Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool Transcript for today's episode can be found here.  Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
14:17
October 7, 2019
Ep 05 | 7 Ways to Make Amazing Friendships as a Single Mom
Finding friends as a single mom takes work, intention, and patience. But knowing where to look helps too.  We're all craving for connection. Here are 7 ways to find friends when you're a single mother. Today's transcript can be found here.  Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
06:27
September 23, 2019
Ep 04 | Why It's Okay to Stay a Single Parent
If you’re a single parent, it’s okay to stay single when you're in the thick of parenting your children if that’s your desire. We'll discuss 8 reasons you don't need to be married or dating. It's okay to be a single parent!  Transcript for today's episode is available here.  Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
07:34
September 9, 2019
Ep 03 | How to be more positive
If its a struggle for you to stay positive in our ever-increasing negative world as a single parent, we'll discuss 20 positive thinking techniques you can implement today.  Mentioned in today's episode: Join the 5 day positivity challenge.  Transcript for today's episode is available here. 
14:54
August 26, 2019
Ep 02 | Morning Routine for Single Parents
Finding a morning routine as a single parent comes with its unique challenges. If you’re a single working parent, who has to get children out the door to school and your butt to work each morning, this one’s for you.  Mentioned in this episode: download your free morning routine from the resource library  Transcript for today's episode is available here. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
08:24
August 26, 2019
Ep 01 | Being the Best Single Parent You Can Be
Single parents have their own unique challenges and stresses when it comes to parenting.  Let's get out of the comparison game and focus on how we can be the best parents we can be in this current season.  Mentioned in this episode: Free resources available for you to download in the resource library at graceforsingleparents.com.  Join the 5-day positivity challenge for single moms.  A full transcript of today's episode can be found here.
19:03
August 26, 2019