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As a mom I have many doubts about myself and my parenting abilities. After all everyone around me seems to be so well put together. I worry that I am not spending enough time with them because I have been known to get them to do activities on their own so that I can get things done around the house or on the blog. I worry that each child isn’t getting enough alone time with me. I also worry that I am not leaving them with a big enough impression of what it means to give of yourself to others.
To many times I allow myself to be discouraged by what I see when I read from other bloggers. I mean have you seen these bloggers who have time to do all these fabulous things with their children, tell us how to make 7 course meals and all while doing it with a smile. I get discouraged by the pictures I see on facebook because they seem to always seem to be having fun. I am left walking away thinking what in the world am I doing wrong?
That is before I started reading “No More Perfect Moms” by Jill Savage. It was then that I realized that all those moms and bloggers are wearing masks. As a matter of fact we all wear masks. We don’t want anyone to know that deep down inside we are screaming for help. Of course no help comes because we do not want to admit to anyone that we are way over our heads.
That is why I have found this book so liberating. The fact of the matter is we are not perfect. Nor are we ever going to be perfect. We all have those moments that we feel so overwhelmed we want to cry. We all feel like we are failing our kids from time to time. Reading “No More Perfect Moms” as allowed me to embrace the cold hard facts about myself and for the first time in a while I am happy! These thoughts that we are carrying around are far from the truth. God gave us our children because He knew we could handle them in the way that we needed to . He put other moments in our lives to help us on those times we need help and advice.
On April 1st:
Linda, Mandy, Misty and I will be going on a journey over at Marriage, Motherhood and Mission. We would love for each of you to join us. On this journey we will be taking our masks off for all the world to see and embracing ourselves for the moms we are. Not what we think we should be. I hope that you all will join us on this adventure every Tuesday and Thursday as we share videos and posts about us just being real.
If you are unsure where to find the book it is available on amazon (this is not an affiliate link). Also until Sunday Mandy from Women Of Worship will actually be giving away one free copy so be sure to head over there and enter.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. What better gift can we give to ourselves than to finally realize that we are just what our kids need and finally learn to love ourselves. Hope to see you all there
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
***Disclaimer: I was not asked to do a book review for this book nor am I receiving any compensation for doing so. I bought my own book and just felt so strongly about it that I felt the need to pass along the info******
I would like to invite you to my Facebook group Christian Homemakers in Training where we dive into homemaking, motherhood, marriage and group devotions. After all, we all need a safe place to grow together, right?