Posts by Cara Hicks

Our plans turned upside down

All across the globe, people are trying to figure out what to do when they wake up because life doesn’t look at all like they planned. Even for those of us blessed enough to stillĀ have a job, our hours may be different and our routines are now altered with a strict Stay at Home order,…

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Mom 2 MOM: Savannah

Each week, we’re going to start sharing words of encouragement, highlights of what’s helping and stories of strength from our very own member moms in a section called Mom 2 MOM.  In a way, I feel more prepared to deal with this crisis because I am a single mom. We are used to overcoming by striving…

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MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS TIPS FOR QUARANTINE

Reposted advice attributed to a psychologist:After having thirty-one sessions this week with patients where the singular focus was COVID-19 and how to cope, I decided to consolidate my advice and make a list that I hope is helpful to all. I can’t control a lot of what is going on right now, but I can…

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Residential Program Update

RISE Update Last semester we shared that we were excited to launch a new residential leadership program that would allow single moms in college to be a part of their college community, live affordably and lean on each other for support. You can read more about that HERE. Unfortunately, plans changed due to circumstances beyond…

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How We RISE

The Story of the MOMplex coming 2020 The original vision that God placed on my heart was a literal vision of a place where single moms would no longer feel singled out. I imagined a place where moms could live life with other moms who were motivated to make a difference and be close to…

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Gather 2019

On May 2nd, we invited the village that has supported single moms shattering statistics to come and celebrate and support moms making a difference. There were so many special moments to mention & so many people who were a part of this celebration. Here’s just a few of our favorites with photos from Sara Kristen…

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Thanksgiving with Moms and Kids

Thanksgiving is an extra special time for us each year because our very first official MOMentum gathering was hosted to bless moms and their littles at Thanksgiving back in 2014. Just like our very first meeting, we had several groups come together to make the meal and host us and provide fun activities for our…

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Building on a Foundation of Prayer

Building a Village, one prayer at a time If you’ve hung around with us for long at all, you’ve heard about our dream to help moms move from the fringes where affordable housing to a space close to campus where they can feel a sense of belonging, connect with other moms and students in the…

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Thanks to The Generosity Trust

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In the Summer of 2014, I met with a mentor to share my disappointment that God had closed a door (at least temporarily) on a company I had been working on that would provide more capacity for moms so that they could spend more time with their children while continuing to provide for their families.…

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A Decade of Momentum

10 Years ago today, I graduated as a single mom from college with Jax by my side to become one of the 2% of teen moms to graduate college before age 30. With God, all things are possible! And without Him, there’s no doubt that my situation would be different. I’ve celebrated by making an…

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