From One Busy Mom to Another

Hope and Encouragement for busy moms


Being Mom is is hard! I’ve always felt like an okay mom, but the pandemic gave me a chance to see how I can be mighty, and that I can’t do it all on my own. I’m sharing things I’ve learned in the hopes it can help you, too!

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LET’S TALK: PRAYER

God’s been talking to me about prayer recently. Everywhere I turn, there’s yet another reminder that I need to set aside time in my day to talk to Him. 

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MY DEEPEST DESIRE

When you think about it, what are some of your deepest desires? In all honesty the main thing that came to mind is the desire to have a close mom friend.

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DEAR NEW MOM

You’re not alone. Your baby has shown you a new level of love, but becoming Mom is HARD–exhausting in a way you never thought possible.

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YOUR IDENTITY IS MORE THAN “MOM”

As much as I love Christmas, I’ve come to realize that Easter is more important. Although we needed Christmas to happen to get to Easter 33 years later, without Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection, His birth doesn’t mean as much.

Last year my husband and I decided we wanted to make Easter a bigger deal at our house for our kids. I looked around online and found a blogger that created a week of simple activities, from Palm Sunday to Easter, to spend more time talking about the story with the kids.

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WE’RE QUALIFIED WITNESSES

Sometimes I don’t feel qualified. The voice in my head says:

  • You don’t have enough experience with kids to be a good mom.
  • You don’t have the skills to be a supervisor at work.
  • You’re not holy enough to be a pastor’s wife.
  • You don’t belong. You’re weak. You’ll never measure up.

But here’s the thing: God put me in the situations I’m in. I may not always have the qualifications on paper, but He’s going to give me what I need when we get there.

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INCORPORATING GOD’S WORD INTO YOUR FAMILY’S LIFE

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I worry about how to raise my kids in this crazy world we live in. There’s only so much we can do. We’ll only be able to protect them to a point. They’ll hear and see things. They’ll experience pain, fear, and tragedy. As a parent, how do I prepare them?

I found some really helpful notes from a June 2012 sermon about integrating God’s Word into your life. While the focus was on your own spiritual development, I think a lot applies to me as a Jesus follower in addition to as a parent.

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3 DANGERS TO A BUSY LIFE

Life is busy. Especially as a mom–whether you work, stay at home, homeschool. No matter how you spend your days, it’s busy.

Being busy in itself isn’t bad. But the way we approach it can twist it into something harmful for our families and our souls.

I recently finished reading a really helpful quick read: Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung. In it, DeYoung pointed out three dangers of being busy.

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PREPARE FOR WHAT’S NEXT: GOD’S GOT YOU!

If you met someone new, how would you describe yourself?

When it comes down to it, all of us are incredibly complex. I think that’s why Psalm 139 uses the picture of God knitting us together. We’re intricate. We took time. He had an intentional design for us. And he’s not done with us yet. He’s using everything up to this moment to prepare us for what’s just around the corner.

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THE BIG PARENTING D: DISCIPLINE

Discipline. It’s probably one of the most controversial parenting topics out there. 

Personally, I find disciplining my kids one of the hardest parts of parenting. It’s so easy for me to let my reactions guide me, rather than a thoughtful, purposeful approach.

I appreciated Chip Ingram’s insight from his Effective Parenting in a Defective World series. In the last part of it, he focused specifically on how to discipline your children.

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