Arise Blog

Category: Motherhood

  • 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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  • Mel’s Book Review of - Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys

    For nine years I raised my two little boys alone as a single mom. I knew one day these two stinky little boys would grow up to be men, and that terrified me. One of the greatest resources I found on my journey was a book called Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys. This book is unique as it breaks up the age groups and allows you to read the section that your boy is currently in. And although it’s about raising boys, we can all learn from the following quote. I remember underlining this little paragraph with tears in my eyes.

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  • Single Mother: Brave, Courageous, Strong

    The truth is, she is NOT enough. NO mother is enough whether single or married. Yet the Bible says that with God, she is more than enough. It’s a partnership, and never will there be a time where she is on her own in raising up great kids.

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  • 3 Tips For Moms Of Adult Children

    Whether you are the biological mother or an adopted mother, your child leaves the nest after high school and all of a sudden your role forever changes where “mothering” takes on a new purpose. So how can we best aid our children in their increasing capacity of taking on adult responsibilities?

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  • Are You A Curling Parent

    Our job as parents is to guide, teach, direct, and yes, discipline. If we don’t train our children, then how will they learn what’s needed to thrive as an adult as they navigate life?

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  • Mom Guilt Is Real

    Mom guilt. Have you ever felt it? It’s a mom’s feeling of failure in certain areas, where expectations were placed there by others or herself, making her feel like she’s fallen short somehow. It’s toxic. It’s real. It hurts.

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  • What Does It Look Like to Press On?

    So what does it look like to “keep on, keepin’ on”? It’s a choice. But how do we get there when it seems like our past outweighs it all? Rise up. God has more ahead of you than behind you.

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  • Why Church?

    As a single woman, why is it important to attend church? Great question. Here are our top three reasons why church should be a top priority for singles.

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