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Single Moms 101: What to Know About Raising a Family on Your Own (and Then Some)

When author Shannon DeGarmo’s marriage ended, she found herself with two little children and an ex-husband in jail. Without a job, college education or any savings, she was in deep trouble and couldn’t find any resources to guide her. She needed answers to questions she didn’t even know she needed to ask.

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After years of prayer, hard work and support, Shannon started formulating a plan and finding ways to implement her goals to best support her little family. She earned both her bachelors and master’s degrees and found profound purpose in being a single mother to her children.

Single Moms 101: What to Know About Raising a Family on Your Own (and Then Some) is packed full of real world resources (YES! Actual resources that work) and practical wisdom from someone who has been there.

No matter what led you to your single mom journey: divorce, abandonment, pregnancy, or just crazy life circumstances, let Shannon walk alongside you with pivotal information she discovered through her own struggles.

Single Moms 101: What to Know About Raising a Family on Your Own (and Then Some) includes:

  • Getting a GED or college degree and how to pay for it
  • Best places to work for single moms (highest wages, best insurance packages)
  • How to manage money
  • How to get an attorney
  • Creating a loving and safe environment for your children
  • Boundaries with your Ex
  • Moving forward with forgiveness
  • Finding Self-Worth
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!

Ignite: Empowering Women to Heal, Achieve, and Succeed

There are times in a woman’s life when traumatic circumstances will leave some very deep wounds. If not nurtured and mended, they can turn into gaping canyons that keep us from truly living the way God intended. Opportunities get missed, goals don’t get achieved, even day-to-day living becomes a challenge. It can be hard to hold onto hope.

But we have a choice: we can either lose ground with temporary “fixes” or we can take brave steps toward true healing and come out on top. Ignite: Empowering

Women to Heal, Achieve, and Succeed is a powerful tool to assist in small group studies for doing just that.

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Included are eleven practical and effective activities to help women:

  • Discover personal strengths
  • Create a life mission statement
  • Set realistic goals
  • Write a résumé and get a job
  • Realize her value and self-worth
  • Take steps toward true forgiveness
  • Identify past coping strategies and create new healthy ones
  • Build a support system
  • Overcome regret
  • Understand the importance of short-term sacrifice for a long-term joyous life

Many times, the very things that have caused us so much hurt can be the avenue

God uses to propel us to a healthy and vibrant future. We are not a product of what has been done to us—we are overcomers, and, with the help of God and one another, we can be victorious in a bright and promising tomorrow.

Shannon Degarmo Author Speaker

Shannon DeGarmo

Shannon has a great passion for helping women find their true identity in Christ through her stories of encouragement. She is a featured contributor of Keep the Faith Radio, contributing writer for various publications including LifeWay's Homelife magazine, Crosswalk and IBelieve, and author of The Bounce Back Woman: Finding Strength Through the Ups and Downs of Life, Ignite: Empowering Women to Heal, Achieve, and Succeed, and Single Moms 101: What to Know about Raising a Family on Your Own (and Then Some)

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