I don’t know about you, but motherhood is nothing like I thought it would be.
It’s beautiful and amazing…but it’s also super hard and exhausting and impossible.
I feel like, a lot of the time, people categorize motherhood as one or the other. Either it’s beautiful and amazing all of the time, or it’s always super hard and exhausting and impossible.
We either find moms bragging about how easy it is and how perfect their kids are, or we find moms constantly complaining about their kids and their husbands and their lives.
Don’t hate me, but I’m going to venture to say that both of those views are extreme. Wrong, even. Can’t we all recognize that motherhood falls somewhere right in the middle of amazing and impossible? Right smack dab in between exhausting and important?
I think we can.
I think, as moms, we do ourselves a disservice when we only talk about motherhood from one direction. I think, instead, we need to be really, brutally honest about all of the parts of it – the parts we love and the parts we struggle with.
Me? I’m a worn & weary mom. And the last thing I need is someone telling me how perfect they’ve got it, or even how awful it is to be a mom. No thanks.
What I need is some honest encouragement, right where I am.
Something that reminds me that even on the hard days, this work of motherhood is important and good and something worth doing well. Something that fills me with truth and spurs me on to be a better mom for my kids.
I need a little hope, everyday.
I thought maybe you might need some too. And so, friends, I wrote us a book.
Everyday Hope is a compilation of essays for moms, on both the joys and the struggles of motherhood.
It talks about the whole of it, not just one side or the other. And Scripture is woven into every part, because I just don’t think there’s anything more important for us mommas than Scripture. It’s our lifeline.
Each chapter stands alone (easy read, anyone?), and covers a topic like comparison, entitlement, loneliness, discipline, worth, and more. And every chapter is short enough to read in the pick up line, or in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, or in those five minutes when you try to escape to the bathroom by yourself.
We all know that time alone to read is precious and rare, so this book fits perfectly into the nooks and crannies of your day.