When Your Ex Gives the Kids a Stepmother

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I did not have to handle a stepmother in my children’s lives. My ex hid any dating from the kids and me, thankfully.

Accepting a stepmother would have been very difficult. I believe being a mom is a God-ordained calling. Raising my kids was my job, no one else’s.

Although I haven’t faced the “other mom,” I have learned a general truth that addresses every single mom challenge: Continue reading

Guest Post on Jeanette Hanscome’s Blog

Hello! This week, I had the honor of writing a guest post for my friend, single mom Jeanette Hanscome. I wrote about the frustration of not having time to develop our talents, when our kids are little. Have you ever felt that way?

But guess what? God is always working out His plan. Click here to read all about it.

Jeanette is the author of Suddenly Single Mom, which you can order in the right margin. (Or, just go to Amazon.) We met at Mount Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference. It’s so neat to have a friend who’s both a single mom and a writer!

God bless your week!

-Columba

For Your Imperfect Single Mom Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

I have some wonderful Mother’s Day memories. Apart from Jesus, my kids are the best thing that ever happened to me.

Last year, we enjoyed the fun Mother’s Day buffet at Mount Hermon. This year I’ll watch Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. My daughter plays Mopsa, a ditsy shepherdess.

Mother's Day
Emily is the furthest to the left. Such a fun theater group!

As a single mom, I’ve had some imperfect Mother’s Days, too. If you’re not seeing the upside, consider this: Continue reading