Arise Blog

Category: Motherhood

  • Managing Margin

    As women we try to be super heroes. Our capes encircle our necks as we swoop in to rescue our families, especially our children. We exert so much time, energy, and effort for others that we become depleted, stressed, and overwhelmed. Our lives overflow with so many tasks and duties that we are left without margin.

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  • A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

    I love this picture! Not sure why? Maybe it’s because it reminds me of ME years ago as a brand new single mother, only I had one child gripping each hand. Can you relate?

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  • For Such A Time As This

    Have you ever been a bit fearful about the kind of world your children are growing up in? Have you ever felt inadequate in how to parent them to set them up for success? “HAVING” kids is wonderful, but “RAISING” them is where it gets difficult.

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  • Mom License Revoked

    Moms, can you imagine if we actually had a license that could get revoked? I don’t know about you, but I’d be in big trouble. Really big trouble.

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  • A Second Marriage Success

    I’d like to summarize what I most want single moms to know about dating again and second marriages - facts no one ever told me. So buckle up. Here’s the truth about dating, uniting two families together and the key to making it work.

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  • The Importance of Reinforcement Recognition

    We all have a deep desire for people to “get us.” We love it when they perceive how we’re wired and interact with us in a way that says, “I see you, I recognize your talents, and I love your personality.” Your children possess the same desire for you to respond to them according to the way God created them and praise them for their attributes.

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  • 12 Bible Verses for Every Type of Mom

    We all pass through difficult seasons of ups and downs. Sometimes in the middle of a situation, you don’t always know where to turn in God’s Word for just the right encouragement. Here are a few Bible verses that have had special meaning to me over the years—and particularly as a mom. Hopefully one of these will be a perfect fit for what you’re facing today.

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  • More Than A Vacation

    When my boys were three and nine years old, I read an article about the value of giving children experiences over material things. I was a single mom who was not able to shower my kids with material items, so I felt like vacations were for sure out of the picture. I couldn’t get the idea out of my head though.

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  • Creating An Army

    Need help raising your children? You're are not alone. We are not raising children; we are raising men and women. We must show our children what it looks like to grow up and be good. We need to be adamant about surrounding our children with trusted adults who are on the same page as we are.

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  • Stick To Your Guns

    Being a parent is difficult. Being a consistent parent is even more difficult. But there is a hefty price to pay for the alternative.

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