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Overview Thomas shares her hard-earned wisdom on loneliness, dating, finances, and parenting, encouraging every solo mom. "As a gift to our children," she says, "we can become healthy moms who are strong and amazing women in spite of our circumstances."
Publishers Description The day Angela Thomas sold the only thing she had, the diamond from her engagement ring, to take care of her kids was the day she began to believe they were going to make it. In that decision, the faith she had always talked about became the faith she was going to learn how to live. In the years since, God has given Angela a passionate desire . . . to live an amazing life, even while raising four kids as a single mom. In this book she shares her hard-earned wisdom on loneliness, dating, finances, and parenting, encouraging every solo mom. "As a gift to our children," she says, "we can become healthy moms who are strong and amazing women in spite of our circumstances."
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date May 6, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785289550 ISBN13 9780785289555
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More About Angela Thomas
Angela Thomas is a sought-after speaker, teacher, and bestselling author of Do You Think I'm Beautiful?, My Single Mom Life, Prayers for My Baby Boy, and Prayers for My Baby Girl. She inspires thousands at national conferences, workshops, and through video studies that she filmed and wrote including Brave: Honest Questions Women Ask. www.angelathomas.com
Julie Johnson built a reputation for quality and creative innovation as a photographer. Since establishing her business in 2001, her award-winning work has grown to include studio and on-site portraiture, wedding photojournalism, and four published books, Welcome to Our Table, Prayers for My Baby Girl, Prayers for My Baby Boy, and Southern Teatime Pleasures.
Reviews - What do customers think about My Single Mom Life: Stories and Practical Lessons for Your Journey?
Invaluable book!!! Dec 3, 2007
I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I'm not one who usually likes self-help/motivation types of reading, but Angela's honesty and faith really spoke to me. I would highly recommend this book to anyone in a similar situation.
One Woman's Journey ---- May Bless Yours Aug 21, 2007
Angela Thomas writes candidly and hopefully about her recent journey as a single mom raising four children. If you're a single mother you'll relate to much of this book: even more so if you are woman of faith, trusting God to help you raise well-balanced kids in a one-parent household.
Please don't give up! Angela's journey can bless yours; you'll read stories here that may apply to your situation also.
As family counselors who specialize in single parenting issues, we are often asked to review books for publication. It can get tiring! Yet every once in a while something comes along that is a joy to read, and also a joy to recommend to others: this book fits that category.
It is a pleasure to recommend this book very highly, to any single mom and especially to single moms who are women of faith. May God bless your journeys and help you raise great kids!
Dr. David & Lisa Frisbie The Center for Marriage & Family Studies Authors of: Raising Great Kids on Your Own: A Guide and Companion for Every Single Parent
missing something- reality check Aug 3, 2007
After reading this book, I continued to struggle with the familiar nagging at my heart and the ache in my stomach, which speak more honestly to me about the realities of single motherhood. While I respect and appreciated many things that this author described about her own experience as a single mother, the heavy emphasis on religion, the reliance on a masculine form of divinity and the reference to the constant craving for a "hunky" male partner, particularly towards the end, left me feeling like this book was directed primarily at the white, high heeled, manicured, primarily Christian raised, middle class lifestyle type of mother. It spoke largely of this one woman's experience with the hopes that some of it might help other women, likely in similar circumstances. None of the descriptions of this book, nor the on line reviews identify the heavy extent to which the theme of religion, a male God, church, etc. are woven into the chapters. If something in this book resonates for white middle class women, great, the book is a success. But there remain thousands of women who do not fit in this group. Some of the serious issues that are often part of single mother hood and need real solutions, real acknowledgement, seem to be minimized or ignored. Dealing with abusive ex partners who remain involved in the children's lives, dealing with the emotional upheaval of depression, experiences of anxiety, trying to secure medical care for oneself and ones children, trying to find and get to therapy or good counselling, legal costs, not dating for years, not dating at all, having to manage house hold repairs, sick children, a full time job, shift work, all of these things alone....they just aren't dealt with adequately. The isolation of living in a smaller community, and not jetting off to other cities and countries, the lack of family resources and few reliable men who have time to mentor a son....they are realities for many many women. This book falls short for these women. The end of the book was disappointing...the reference to the fantasy of the dreamy man that is pined for and waited for, the end goal.......the hope for this dream to come true.....it promotes the message that a woman is not whole or enough without a man....that the goal is eventually to be with a man. This book seemed like an outpouring of one woman's story, and perhaps that was in itself therapeutic for the author. But for the other women out there who are also raising amazing children and get through the day with incredible integrity, courage and strength, women out there who don't have a personal assistant, don't jet off to big cities or other countries and do workshops or talks, don't have people stop them and tell them "you are beautiful",or "you know why we all love you", haven't dated for years, this book will feel alienating and out of touch with their reality and those "practical" challenges. Potential readers and purchasers of this book should at the very least be aware of this ahead of time.
Simply Angela Jul 24, 2007
I love Angela's style of writing. witty, down-to-earth, and inspiring. Angela shares her battles and her victories and her undying trust in God to get her through these last few years as a single mom. This book is for all moms. I recommend her other books too. A Beautiful Offering: Returning God's Love with Your LifeDo You Think I'm Beautiful?
Practical, Readable and Helpful! Jul 11, 2007
As a divorced woman and busy single mom (two sons) I am always looking for positive, encouraging, helpful ideas. This new book by Angela Thomas is full of stories that inspired me --- and if you're a single mom you'll relate to almost every page. Easy to read, full of light and help. Very well done!
Barbara Sheldon, M.S.W. I also highly recommend: Raising Great Kids on Your Own: A Guide and Companion for Every Single Parent