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Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. She was an educator in regular and special education for eighteen years, finishing her professional career as a Braille teacher. In 2007 She founded SMORE for Women. […]

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Gail talks about the Enneagram Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. She was an educator in regular and special education for eighteen years, finishing her professional career as a Braille teacher. In 2007 […]

LaTasha Sames

 LaTasha Returned to College as a Single Mom Related posts: Kay Miller Horne returned to College, Baby Steps Back to College, A Bite of Soul Food The following is an interview with LaTasha that might inspire you. Feel free to share with others. What was your means of income before you returned to college? I […]

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  A Bite of Soul Food from a Tough Bird with a Soft Spot for Single Moms Listen to a brief message from Gail about ways to enjoy life. Related posts: Bonding with Family Fun & Lots of Ideas for Fun with Kids Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University […]

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Mary Simon and Gail Showalter

Friendship Anniversary It was five years ago today that I first spoke with Mary A. Simon. Her pastor, Dr. John Adolph of Antioch Missionary Baptist in Beaumont introduced us after I talked with him on the phone.  She has not only become an active and highly dependable SMORE board member, she has become a true […]

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Resource Page on SMORE Site I hope you will visit our resource page. It is loaded with agencies and information for people in southeast Texas. The site includes: Community resources Workforce Solutions Counseling Disability Assistance Domestic Violence Hotline GED Testing Center Housing Education Options Emergency Shelter Emergency Food Assistance Financial Aid for College We try […]

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A Bite of Soul Food for the Single Mom Listen as Gail motivates you to take another step towards a better life. Related posts: 5 Pivotal Choices & New Hopes and Dreams Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children […]

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Life Has Some Dark Nights As I sit in a windowsill that is way too small to sit in, here in the emergency room we occupy, I am watching a storm raging outside. Flashes of beauty, drops of tears, rumbles of anger all close and far away. Yet, I am protected from this storm for […]

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Back to School Time Again I remember this time of year fondly. I liked school, liked learning, and liked having new clothes and crayons. Not all children, tweens, and teens feel as I did. When my children were in school it took weeks to get them ready, physically and mentally. Here are a few tips. […]

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