Thanksgiving Baskets

Thanksgiving Baskets

It’s November!! The holiday season will soon be upon us! (Thanksgiving is 13 days away!) Holiday traditions. Holiday family time. Are they part of who you are and what your family does? Family time is an important part of the Hope for Single Moms program. Parents will...
Minimum-wage doesn’t pay the bills!

Minimum-wage doesn’t pay the bills!

Everyone wants children to thrive; but for half of the children of single moms, that isn’t going to happen. This was true prior to the pandemic. It is even more true now. More children are living in poverty, are hungry and as a result, can’t focus on school. Many...
Why should you care?

Why should you care?

Why should I care? It’s a question I often get. Why should you care about helping single moms? Because you care about people, about children, about building strong families, and about your community. If you have children or grandchildren in daycare, then you are aware...
Internships!

Internships!

We’re growing! And that’s a good thing! Hope for Single Moms is grateful the West Michigan community is embracing the needs of single mom families and taking action. Thank you! We are excited about hiring three interns. The interns will receive training in many areas...
Back to School!?!

Back to School!?!

It’s July and believe it or not, we’re halfway through summer! While you may not be thinking about getting your kids ready to go back to school, we are at Hope for Single Moms. Back to school means school clothes and shoes, backpacks and all the school supplies they...
Raising Boys

Raising Boys

Do you celebrate Father’s Day? If you answered, yes, then what is it about your dad that makes you want to celebrate him? If you’re a single mom, do your children celebrate Father’s Day with their dad? Or, if your children’s father died or is out of the picture, what...
Do you have a mini-me?

Do you have a mini-me?

Let’s face it. Kids are great imitators. Parents are their children’s models. What do you want to model for your children? Hard work? Perseverance? But what if hard work leaves your frustrated? What if there is no hope? No hope for life to get better. No...
Help us celebrate!

Help us celebrate!

Easter! It’s Sunday, April 17. What ideas come to mind when you think of Easter? Candy, candy and more candy! Easter bunnies and Easter eggs and Easter basket stuffers? Or do you think about new life? Kind of like the new year. Out with the cold, the gray and...
Have you ever been chased by a bear?

Have you ever been chased by a bear?

I think I know the answer to that question. It’s probably a ‘No’ for most of you. But I’m guessing you have a pretty good idea of how you’d feel—scared! And what you’d do—run! This is the third in our series on forgiveness. And you are probably asking yourself, ‘What...
To pay or not to pay? That is the question!

To pay or not to pay? That is the question!

The debate goes on. Should you pay your children for doing chores or are chores part of their contribution to the family? Where do you stand on the issue? What are your thoughts? Let’s find out how you rank compared to other parents. If you think your children should...
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