Arise Blog

Category: Emotions

  • Perfection in an imperfect world

    In a perfect world, every child would have a loving, godly mother and father living in the same house with them, complete with sweet lullabies and kind platitudes. Unfortunately we don’t live in a perfect world. Sometimes, women have to pick up the reigns and do the best we can.

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  • Perhaps We Need More Paint

    As a single mom, I sometimes feel like that wall, absorbing the daily battles without a defense to avoid the unavoidable marks left by life. The fear that I’m going to mess up somehow in this process of raising children, the guilt felt from that needed- yet absolutely blissful at the moment- hour spent away from the house doing nothing more than enjoying quiet time, the irritation felt at returning home just in time to referee an argument, the pain that accompanies the sudden surge of resentment or hurt when I am hit with an old memory without warning in the middle of my day.

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  • How to Persevere Past the Potholes - Third Part

    Perils cover a wide range of issues in the life of a single mom. Some are personal to each individual single mom, others the common everyday stuff all mothers face.

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  • Go Back

    Where did the time go? How have the years passed so quickly? In so many ways you want to go back to those days when your child's life was fresh and new. When their every need was met by you, their mom. We all know we can’t, but that doesn’t stop us from wishing we could.

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