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Welcome to a Beautiful Mess where we know parenting can get messy BUT it is both joyous and beautiful.

Why Am I Here?

My name is Donna Barnes. I am the founder and owner of Gracefully Purposed Counseling & Consulting, LLC. I am also a two-time published author of the books, “Affirming Me Gracefully Journal” and “Damaged Goods”. I have also served in the mental health sector for over 8 years and counting. I enjoy being a ‘listening ear’ for others and assisting them in becoming who they are purposed to be—Gracefully.

One of my greatest accomplishments in life has been becoming a mother {which I became at the age of 19}. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would be a single parent. I did not want to become a single parent because I was raised by a single parent—I knew that entailed by watching my mother and others. Motherhood, alone, is a journey but being a single mother...that is another story.

This blog is designed to create a safe haven for SINGLE MOTHERS. Being a single mom can be trying; however, it can also be rewarding. My intent is to guide and assist single mothers in the following:

  • Knowing they are doing the best they can with what they have

  • Provide tips to strengthen and uplift them

  • Provide a space for single mothers to just be FREE.

This space will be nonjudgmental and helpful.

Single Mothers, I look forward to a great year of sharing with you and receiving your feedback to make this experience a success for both—you and for me.

Talk to you soon!

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