For years, Bill McLeod has been inspiring parents world wide with his message of perseverance and success. He is the author of "Kickin' Butt as a Single Parent - 99 Tips That Every Single Parent Must Have". He is a frequent contributor to syndicated radio shows and magazines, and has been interviewed on radio programs around the country, as well as on CBS, ABC, NBC and WB-2 affiliates for his insight and commitment to succeeding as a single parent.
For his ongoing work and dedication in these areas, Bill has won the prestigious State Farm Insurance Companies "Embrace Life Award" presented annually to only thirteen individuals in the U.S. and Canada. His story will enlighten you; inspire you and give you hope that anyone can succeed, as long as you realize that you will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
Michele DeVille is a Life Coach, Speaker and Author that has a passion to inspire others to live an extraordinary life at any age and regardless of the past. She believes that everyone has what they need from within to find their purpose, discover their passions and the courage to make the changes necessary to shift from where they are right now to where they want to be to live life to the fullest. Michele is the author of the book "The Path To Forgiveness" and is busy working on her second book. In addition to her love of coaching, speaking and writing, Michele is a single mom of three beautiful daughters and has gained great wisdom through her journey of divorce, loss, tragedy, life experiences and single parenting. She is inspired to share her story and wisdom in hopes of making a difference in the lives of others!
Speaker/Author Jennifer Maggio is one of the nation's leading experts on single parent issues. She has been featured on countless radio programs, including The Carolyn Gable Show, SPARK Wisdom Radio, Power Women, and many more, as well as being featured in newspapers and magazines around the country. Her new book, Overwhelmed: The Life of a Single Mom, is a jaw-dropping look at Maggio's journey through homelessness, extreme poverty, abuse, domestic violence, and teen pregnancy. It is being heralded as "....the real, raw version of the single parent journey," and is selling out in bookstores everywhere. Maggio walked the single parent walk for more than seven years and went from homeless to successful executive in Corporate America. She eventually left it all behind to minister to single mothers and assist churches and nonprofits across the country in launching single mother's groups.
Davis Ehrler is a Infant / Child Sleep Consultant, former Postpartum Doula, and creator of The 3 Day Sleep Solution. Davis has been working one on one with parents and caregivers around the world to establish healthy sleep, eating, and discipline habits with their children. After having sleep challenges with her own daughter, Davis became very educated and personally aware of how habits are created and how important sleep is to the brain, especially the developing brain. For almost 10 years Davis has been spreading that message and continues to with her candor, honesty, and humor. She also resides in San Diego and is a single mother of 3 girls (two teenagers and one tween) Henley (16), Eliot (14), and Scout (11) who are all fabulous sleepers (especially on the weekend).
Ed Deiss is first and foremost a Dad and single parent to his starting lineup of three wonderful children, Will (14), Rachel (12), and Zoe (8). He is an IT consultant has the unique background of being raised by a single parent (Dad), in Asia (Singapore) as a Third Culture Kid. Through that time, he always knew he had a connection to his Mom and brother even though in different worlds; relationships now restored. Those perspectives have served him well in adjusting to and being a single parent. The lessons learned growing up in Asia, which became home, give him unique insights. On Father's Day 2012 he started a blog, the coconut husk, to encourage other single Dads, kids of single parents, and Third Culture Kids (TCKs). He is now quite at home with his kids and he and his family reside in Mechanicsville, VA.
Scott Deetz is a father of two young children (son Landon age 4 and daughter Scottie age 2), a college student, and commissioned salesperson. Father's day 2011 marked the end of a topsy-turvy marriage and he was thrust into the world of single parenting at the tender age of 22, where he had to adapt in a hurry. He is an aspiring author and it is his mission to share stories of triumph and heartbreak with young single parents everywhere and let them know they're not alone, and whatever life throws your way you can overcome it. His first goal is for his children to grow up and minimize the impact divorce can have on children of divorce. His second goal is to share his simplistic parenting approach with other single parents so they can have a better understanding of how to give their children the most important thing they need and can't live without, LOVE. The challenge of co-parenting a boy and a girl through a shared custody agreement has inspired him to write a book about his journey through single parenthood and how simple parenting can be when you look at the world through your children's eyes. You can follow Scott on his Facebook author page.
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