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!
Ep 51 | Cancer Mom's Story: When Our Motherhood Expectations Don't Meet Reality | Myrna Scales
On the show today, is my real-life friend, Myrna Scales. Myrna is a cancer mom who has a message we can all relate to: What do we do when we've got certain expectations for motherhood and our reality doesn't match up? Show notes can be found here. Follow Myrna on Instagram or Facebook If you're a single parent, get my free guide, "Parenting Alone with Confidence."
January 12, 2022
Ep 50 | 6 ways Single Moms can Conquer Loneliness
Here are six different ways to kick loneliness to the curb when you're a single mom. Show notes here. Book mentioned in today's episode: Friendships don't just happen Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
September 14, 2020
Ep 49 | When you feel excluded at church as a single mom
Attending church as an adult is hard. Attending church by yourself as a single mom when everyone else appears to be happily married can be even harder. So what do we do? Show notes here. Join over 4000 other single moms and get your Single Mom Survival Pack here.
September 07, 2020
Ep 48 | Habits of Successful Single Moms
Do you ever wonder how it is some single moms seem to succeed and are happy no matter what? After interviewing multiple single moms, I've found all successful single moms have these 6 habits in common. Mentioned in this episode: Affirmations and Positivity Email Challenge Show notes here
August 31, 2020
Ep 47 | Grieving Past Relationships & Letting Go | Cate Leach
The importance of grieving past relationships, forgiveness, and letting go before entering a new relationship with Cate Leach. If you missed Cate on the podcast last time, you can find her here on episode 29. Free Freedom in Forgiveness eBook Join Cate's Facebook group Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
August 24, 2020
Ep 46 | Single Mom Wisdom | Stenetta Anthony
Children's book author, Stenetta Anthony, lends her wisdom of raising boys alone as a single mom and how she blended her families when her boys were teenagers. You can find Stenetta's books and connect with her here. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
August 17, 2020
Ep 45 | How to be the BEST version of YOU | Kimberly Holmes
Kimberly Holmes talks to me today about the PIES of attraction. Kimberly shares how she has helped thousands of people transform their lives, overcome tough situations, and choose to focus on what they can control - their PIES. PIES is an acronym for the 4 areas of attraction: Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Spiritual Attraction. More about PIES: https://piesuniversity.com/ Follow Kimberly on Instagram Show Notes HERE Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
August 10, 2020
Ep 44 | How to Heal After a Divorce | Sam Tishner
Author Sam Tishner talks about the steps in her book, "Heal First, Love Second" on how to heal after a divorce or the end of any relationship where you lose yourself. Show notes here Buy Sam's book, "Heal First, Love Second" Connect with on her website.
August 03, 2020
Ep 43 | Choosing Hope Over Despair | Angela Marshall
Motivational Speaker, Angela Marshall, shares what she calls the "4Ds" to overcome obstacles in your personal life. These four steps can help you choose hope over despair. Angela is full of hope and energy! A single mom herself, she's an inspiration you don't want to miss! Show notes HERE Angela's website HERE Follow Angela on Instagram or Facebook. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
July 27, 2020
Ep 42 | How to Meal Plan So You'll Stick With It | Marie Fiebach
Marie from the podcast, Feed Your Family Tonight, talks with me to give some invaluable tips on how to easily plan meals when our lives are anything but easy. Marie has some awesome tips and you're guaranteed to walk away with at least one thing you'll be able to implement to make mealtime easier. Where to find Marie: Website: FeedYourFamilyTonight.com plus Free Weekly Meal Planning Sheet: FeedYourFamilyTonight.com/plan Podcast: Feed Your Family Tonight (all platforms and players) and Facebook and Instagram Show notes here. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
July 20, 2020
Ep 41 | How to Create a Morning Routine You Will Love | Chanelle Neilson
Chanelle from the Moms Who Know Podcast talks with me today about how we can create a morning routine when it feels like we don't have any time to ourselves. How long does it take to create a new habit of waking up early for a new morning routine? And what's the overall gain of a morning routine? Chanelle answers all these questions and more! Where to find Chanelle: Moms Who Know Podcast and get a free copy of her done-for-you morning routine. It's a short yoga video, meditation and journal prompts that can be completed in 10 minutes. https://www.subscribepage.com/doneforyoumorningroutine Show notes here. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
July 13, 2020
Ep 40 | Self-care tips for Single Moms | Kamini Wood
Certified life coach, Kamini Wood, gives self-care tips for single moms. We talk about extending compassion towards ourselves and how to have boundaries with our children and others when going into a new relationship. At the end, she shares 3 things we should do every evening before bed. You can find Kamini here: www.itsauthenticme.com or on FB: www.fb.com/itsauthenticme.com or her free FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/faceeverythingandriseup/?ref=bookmarks Show notes can be found here. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
July 06, 2020
Ep 39 | Let's Talk About Social Justice Issues | Pastor Pitts
Pastor Pitts returns to the podcast to discuss social justice issues. Pastor Pitts, a police chaplain, gives insight on how we can make sure the current racial issues in America are a movement towards a better tomorrow instead of just a "moment" in time. She talks about investing in our youth and the importance of getting our kids back to school. Find the show notes here. Listen to Pastor Pitts interview on Forgiveness here. Find more about Pastor Pitts here including her free ebook: Learn How to Apologize. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
June 29, 2020
Ep 38 | Successful Single Mom Interview | Theresa Wilson
The most common struggle I hear from single moms is the struggle to get through the beginning stages of single parenthood. It feels so insurmountable at the beginning. Today, I have Theresa Wilson on the podcast to shine a light at the end of the tunnel. Theresa shares what it takes to become a successful single mom through the tough times. She speaks about leaning hard on God and never giving up on your passions. Listen for the inspiration you just might need today! Show notes here. Read more about Theresa on Backstage or on Eat Darling Eat. You can also reach out on Twitter Twitter or Instagram. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
June 22, 2020
Ep 37 | Apologizing: Are You Good At It?
Do you apologize when you feel the Holy Spirit nudging you or do you ignore the nudge? Do you know how and when to apologize? Do you apologize to your kids? Show notes here. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
June 15, 2020
Ep 36 | The Power of Forgiveness | Pastor Aleechea Pitts
Pastor Aleechea Pitts joins the podcast to talk about how God can lead us to forgive others. We also talk about staying grounded in our identity in God. Show notes here Find more about Pastor Pitts here including her free ebook: Learn How to Apologize. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
June 08, 2020
Ep 35 | 5 Steps to Clearing the Clutter with the Clutter Coach | Kim Sneath
Join my interview today with the Clutter Coach, Kim Sneath. She walks us through how to clear out the clutter (physically and emotionally) using the Space for GRACE method. Show notes here. Join Kim's free eCourse: When Life is a Mess to help you get organized, take control, and win your life back! Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
June 01, 2020
Ep 34 | Ideas to help you raise a kind child in a not so kind world
Raising a kind child in today's world takes intentional effort. We will discuss 9 simple ways to instill kindness in your children and teach them empathy and kindness to others. Show notes can be found here Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
May 25, 2020
Ep 33 | Single Parenting Memoir "The Three of Us" Interview with the Author | Summerlin Conner
My latest podcast guest is the author of the single parenting memoir, "Three of Us", by Summerlin Conner. The memoir is a "brutally honest, often hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking memoir of one mom's adventures in single parenting". Show notes here. Grab a copy of her book here. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
May 18, 2020
Ep 32 | 10 Tips for Parenting Introverted Kids | Joanne Jarrett
My guest today, Joanne Jarrett of Fancy Free, discusses the different types of personalities our children have versus what we have as parents and how we can help parent our introverted children in an extroverted world. Show notes here. Check out Joanne's hilarious podcast Fancy-Free and her Cozy Clothes Blog.
May 11, 2020
Ep 31 | How to Face Your Anxiety
What we naturally tend to do when anxiety hits versus strategies to help us walk through anxious times. Check out the Faith Mini-Bundle for printables on anxiety and more to help you through these times. Show notes here. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
May 04, 2020
Ep 30 | God Centered Co-parenting Strategies | Ana Bright
With all the stresses and emotions of co-parenting, how do you co-parent and keep God front and center? Ana Bright from Grace and Glory Moms joins the podcast today to lend her wisdom on this subject. She has many years of experience in co-parenting and parenting a blended family. Find Ana here. Show notes can be found here. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
April 27, 2020
Ep 29 | Personal Protection Tips for Women | Cate Leach
Cate Leach from Damsel in Defense joins the podcast to equip, empower and educate us on how to protect ourselves and our families with personal protection tips. Links from the show: Cate's Facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/armedandbeautiful/ Cate's store: https://www.mydamselpro.net/cateleach/ Show notes: https://graceforsingleparents.com/personal-protection-tips-for-single-moms/ Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
April 20, 2020
Ep 28 | How to Pray with Your Children
Strategies to help you learn how you can pray with your children. Praying aloud with your child is one of the most important things you can do to model a personal relationship with Jesus. Here are some simple ways to start today. Show notes can be found here. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
April 13, 2020
Ep 27 | How to talk to kids about the pandemic | Dr. Jennifer Variste
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
April 06, 2020
Ep 26 | Parenting in the Middle of Chaos | Dr. Cam
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.
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.
March 23, 2020
Ep 24 | DIY Home Maintenance for Single Moms | Jenny Keene
Whether you enjoy fixing projects around your home or not, as a single woman, Jenny shares practical ideas and frugal tips to help us tackle those DIY home maintenance projects with confidence. Show notes available here. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
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.
March 09, 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.
March 02, 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Sign up for Single Mom Resource Guide
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.
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 found inside the Valentine's Printable Mini-Bundle.
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.
February 03, 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.
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
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. Grab show notes from this episode along with more tips and links to other decluttering ideas here.
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.
January 06, 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. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE Show notes for this episode can be found here.
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.
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
December 09, 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! 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments from Amazon Christmas Printable Mini-Bundle For the full transcript click here.
December 02, 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.
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. Transcript for today's episode can be found here. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
November 04, 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 Transcript for today's episode can be found here. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
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
October 07, 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
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
September 09, 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.
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. Transcript for today's episode is available here. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
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. Join the 5-day positivity challenge for single moms. A full transcript of today's episode can be found here. Join over 4,000 Single Moms and grab your Single Mom Survival Pack HERE
August 26, 2019