Moms are in a season where life is hard…but not in a glorious kind of way. It’s hard because with the broken hours of sleep you can’t focus the way you used to. You’re never alone, but you’re often lonely. Maybe you have big dreams, to make a difference with your life—one that honors God and is inspiring and helpful to others.
Are you stressed out, overwhelmed and battling with guilt, mama?
One of the toughest decisions I ever made addressed these questions: should I be a stay-at-home mom? Or should I continue on my current career trajectory? And then there are the even trickier questions: will I be hurting my kids with my decision? Will I be harming myself? What if I miss out? Some people seem to have this all … [Read More...]
I was vacuuming the other day and really enjoying the “quiet” that comes with that task. You know what I mean: by drowning out all the noise in a busy household, I could get a few minutes of mindless peace. Or not. Slowly but surely above the low, loud hum, I heard an unmistakable crescendo: screeching, wailing, screaming: … [Read More...]
Having a daily quiet time can be one of the biggest struggles for busy moms (and others!). Whether you’ve been doing it for 20+ years or you’re trying to start a brand new habit, it can be really tough digging into the Bible and praying when you’ve got kid boogers all over your shirt, bags under your eyes, and barely more than two … [Read More...]
One issue that I commonly talk about with other moms is how hard it is to have consistent, meaningful daily quiet times—otherwise known as time spent reading the Bible and in prayer. I remember during the breastfeeding days when it was everything I could do to stay awake. I would try to read my Bible on my phone or pray, but my … [Read More...]
When you’re a mom of young kids, “overwhelmed” can feel like a state of being. Since we’re constantly meeting others’ needs without always filling up our own tanks, it doesn’t take much for us to snap in anger or pass out in complete exhaustion. Encouraging Bible verses, anyone? Yes, please! The other day I was going through an … [Read More...]