Arise Blog

Articles by Pam Kanaly

  • God Came – Not Wearing a Crown but a Diaper

    One of my favorite images of Christmas revolves around the night the Christ child was born. Max Lucado portrayed the scene where the characters in the story came to life. Each holiday I ponder it once again.

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  • I Get You

    Friend, no matter what you’re facing this holiday as a single mother, I GET YOU. I’ve been there. And though Christ is in your heart, it’s stillhard and there’s still a spot of emptiness that won’t go away. Sometimes you just need to know that someone understands. Cares.

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  • How to THRIVE This Holiday Season

    If you’re like many single moms, the holidays can be the most difficult time of the year. Everywhere you look you see happy little married couples, and it doesn’t help when the radio blares the tunes “It’s a Holly Jolly Christmas” or “I’ll be Home for Christmas.” Seems like when I was a single mom everywhere I turned there was an opportunity for an emotional meltdown. Then, after a couple of years, I changed my strategy concerning holiday wellness from being reactive to proactive. And it worked! I actually found myself riding on top of the holiday spirit.

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  • Do You Need a Good Laugh?

    So why incorporate laughter into our motherhood roles? It makes us more attractive to our kids. It creates a memorable atmosphere in our homes. It triggers physical changes in the body dissolving distressing emotions and protects us from stress, and as a single mom all of this is so important!

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  • 5 Tips in Helping Preschoolers with Separation Anxiety

    No mom likes the feeling of their child clinging to their leg for dear life. As a single mom you want this transition to be as easy as possible, so here are 5 tips to help smooth the way.

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  • If I Had Only 40 Minutes, What Would I Tell Single Moms

    For the past eleven years, I’ve had the immense joy to be the Friday night and Saturday afternoon keynote speaker for the single mom gathering. Every year I ask, “Father, what should I say?” And every time, it all boils down to one word… JESUS.

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  • Lighten Up

    I discovered something last week. I’m a creature of habit and stuck in a rut of doing life the same way every day. As a single mom it is so easy to do this! But it's your turn to have a ME night.

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  • Co-Parenting - Tips in Making It Work

    Are you sharing custody of the kiddos? As a single parent you get to choose how you raise your child while they are at your home. These are some DO's and DON'Ts for single moms in raising their kids right!

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  • Easter’s Immeasurably MORE

    Happy Easter, friends. We’re about to celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Most of us haven’t begun to scratch the surface of what all that means to us as a follower of Christ, but one day we will see the full scope.

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