Why YOU Matter

Why YOU Matter https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com I found myself in a terrible funk yesterday which has carried through to today.   I am feeling such a heavy burden in my heart that I just needed to sit down and write. I fix my kids breakfast each morning while they are showering and getting ready for school and [...]


Mealtime Struggles Part II – Saving in the Grocery Store

MEALTIME STRUGGLES Part II - Saving in the Grocery Store https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com Important details to remember about SHOPPING and SAVING in the grocery store: It has happened to me many, many times in my early days and I am certain you will be able to relate.  You run into the store for milk only and you [...]

Saving $$ With Discounted Gift Cards

  Save $$ by Making Purchases with Discounted Gift Cards https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com   You know you've got to do it.  There is just no way around it.  Eventually, you WILL have to shop for food, clothing, household products, gifts...I think you get what I'm saying!  You are going to have to spend money!!  Ekkkkk!!!   Double [...]

Mealtime Struggles Part I – How Coupons and Meal Planning Can Help

Mealtime Struggles Part I - How Coupons and Meal Planning Can Help  ( https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com ) So...there once was this girl who was not skilled at cooking, did not know how to save, use coupons or meal plan and as a result the grocery budget just never seemed to go far enough.  Can you relate? During [...]

Tips for Getting a Better Job or Internal Promotion

Tips for Getting a Better Job or Internal Promotion(  https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com ) It is my heart’s desire to see you flourish as a mother.  I know from personal experience how heart wrenching it can be to spend more time at work than with your actual family, just to trying to make ends meet and always so very, [...]

Patiently, I await.

Alone.  Lonely.  Lonesome.  Loneliness.  Solitude.  Isolated.  Forsaken.  Abandoned.  Unloved.  Unwanted. Once in your shoes.  Single motherhood and loneliness go hand in hand. Full of insecurities and doubt, attracting the wrong men.  Lies.  All lies.  Lies I believed about myself.  Lies I believed from the wrong kind of men. Spiritual warfare within my mind.  My soul. [...]

10 Steps to Make You Ready for Your Soul Mate

10 Steps To Get You Ready For Your Soul Mate https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com 10 Steps to Make You Ready for Your Soul Mate Pray. Ask others to pray with you and for you. Are you asking God to bring you a man or a better man but not truly believing (by your actions and self talk) that [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day (Training Up Our Boys Day)

I think Valentines Day should be a day where we teach our boys how to properly treat a girl not just on one day of the year but every day of the year. Things like open the car door for you, hold your hand, help plan dinner, help you cook, set a beautiful table setting, [...]

Stay-cation Ideas

Stay-cation Ideas Http://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com You've got a week off from work but not enough money to travel somewhere with the kids.  DON'T STRESS!  As a single mom, I was only able to save up to take my kids on a vacation once.  If you can call it a real vacation...I'm not sure.  I booked a nice room [...]

Who Are You Raising Your Children Up To Be?

Who Are You Raising Your Children To Be? https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com My two teenagers tend to occupy my thoughts throughout the day.  I only have a few short years left to really "parent" them and make a significant impact in their lives.  When I want to do something for them to make their lives easier I have [...]