Empowering Success through Mentoring

Empowering Success through Mentoring

They say hindsight is 20-20. And IT really is! What if you could go back in time and tell your younger self how to be a better parent! How might your life have looked? Less stress! Less chaos! Less frustrating! Less doubt! Now, what if you could share all that wisdom...
Give the gift of a brighter future!

Give the gift of a brighter future!

Winter in Michigan: A blend of howling winds, a blanket of snow, and treacherous ice. While my husky thrives in this frosty wonderland, for me and many single moms in Grand Rapids, it’s a season of endurance. Ever wondered what it’s like to have no choice...
“Gratitude in a Basket: Spreading Thanksgiving Joy”

“Gratitude in a Basket: Spreading Thanksgiving Joy”

It’s November!! And that means Thanksgiving and the kickoff of the holiday season! Time with family, friends and food! But too often, for single mom families, there’s not enough money to provide a holiday feast. That’s where you come in! Family time is an important...
Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

When does a joke become a dad joke? When it becomes apparent! What do you call a fish with no I’s. A fsh. Why shouldn’t you trust trees? They are shady. Does your dad, or if you’re married, does your husband, tell dad jokes? What is it about a joke that makes it a dad...

Thank You, West Michigan!

May is National Small Business month. Thank you, West Michigan businesses, for supporting Hope for Single Moms. We greatly appreciate you!! Some of you financially sponsored HSM as an organization, or sponsored Fashion for a Future. Others donated in-kind products or...
School’s out! What do I do with my kids?

School’s out! What do I do with my kids?

Summer vacation is a month away! Are you ready? Whether you work full-time or not, summer is a great time to reconnect with your children and have some great family time. There are plenty of free and fun outdoor activities that kids can enjoy! Here are some ideas: Go...
Self care, your Mother’s Day gift to you!

Self care, your Mother’s Day gift to you!

Mother’s Day is two weeks away. Our your thinking about what you can do for your mom for Mother’s Day? As women and mothers, we tend to think about others first. But equally important is thinking about yourself. What will you do for YOU for Mother’s...
What should you give a single mom for Mother’s Day?

What should you give a single mom for Mother’s Day?

The best gift to give a single mom is the gift of time. There are several ways you can help a single mom celebrate Mother’s Day: Offer to babysit: One of the best ways to help a single mom on Mother’s Day is to offer to babysit her children for a few...

We need you!

to help us celebrate Mother’s Day!! JOIN US on May 7 for our Mommy & Me tea and dance. Single moms deserve to be celebrated. But too often, their children are too young to make it happen. That’s where you come in!! What can you do? So glad you asked....
Prevention or Treatment?

Prevention or Treatment?

Prevention or treatment? Which is better? When it comes to healthcare, both are needed. But what about poverty? Does poverty early in childhood affect a child’s long-term well-being? The answer, according to research, is ‘Yes!’ Poverty early in life...