Arise Blog

Category: Motherhood

  • Squashed Bugs and Rules

    Our children often complain about all of the rules: curfew, cleaning their room, homework finished before they watch TV, asking permission to go play with a friend, notifying us of where they are, and so many more. We provide the boundaries because we are the wise one, the person who understands what can happen.

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  • 10 Common Worries of Single Moms

    Worry. Worry. Worry. Sound familiar? Agonizing, vacillating, and stewing takes no effort at all. It seems to come so naturally that without notice, we become comfortably uncomfortable with is vexing. Jesus confirmed that we’d have many reasons to be tempted to worry, but knew more reasons why we shouldn’t. Like termites, it ultimately takes a bite out of our well-being.

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  • Top 7 Lies Moms Believe

    As Elsa would sing, “Let it go…” I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of parents over the years. I have found these 7 common lies get in the way of our best God honoring parenting. By busting these lies I hope you will feel some freedom and relief!

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  • Prayer Power

    Don’t you wonder what the plan is for your child’s life? How do we, as moms, mold and shape their lives to prepare them for all God has in store for them?

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  • Tips for Shopping with Toddlers in Tow

    There’s no milk in the fridge and Kleenex is being substituted for toilet paper. A sigh escapes with the realization that a trip to the grocery store is imminent. Getting groceries is work no matter what season of life we’re in, it takes time and energy. But there’s no season more difficult than when the chore must be done with toddlers in tow.

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  • God Has More Grace than Mommas

    Have you ever had a parenting moment that you wanted to “do-over”? I sure have! It pains me to write this as it is definitely one of the many moments that go down in my “parenting hall of mistakes.” However, each mistake has made me a better person and more like the parent I want to be.

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  • Self Care Is Not Selfish

    If we don’t take responsibility for our own self-care, than we most likely will struggle taking care of everything else. The struggle shows up as weight gain, depression, stress, loss of energy, illness and more.

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  • More Lessons From Hannah

    Do you find yourself often frustrated as a parent? Do you feel like a failure sometimes or get downright depressed over mistakes you or your child have made? Welcome to the club! It’s not a fun club, but one of which all parents that care about raising children for the Lord have been a part of multiple times over the years.

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  • Parenting is Killing Me

    I’ve said this countless times in the last 20 years. Somedays I’m dying a slow death from frustration, embarrassment or all the other you-name-its that come with child rearing. It manifests either as a muttering under my breath because of irritation or discouragement, or an outburst when I simply can’t take the ridiculous chaos of life any longer and I forget to use my “inside voice”.

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  • The Most Important Parenting Goal

    So what do I want? As a mom, I desire to see the heart of my child aligned with the heart of God. That is the most important parenting goal. What good is it if I can raise kids who follow the rules but have no real relationship with Christ? It’s no good at all. A well behaved kid who doesn’t know Christ will never experience the Kingdom of Heaven.

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