24 thoughts on “When You Don’t Feel Strong as a Mom

  1. Sounds like a neat book! The best thing I do each day is to start out walking with the Lord– literally! It’s difficult at times when the kids want to come with, my husband needs extra attention, or it’s just been a crazy morning (all before 7am). But my time with God is priceless, and since making it a point to go on a daily prayer walk, life has been so much more joyful and peaceful. Christ’s my rock and where I find my true joy, and I NEED time ALONE with Him daily!! Add that with quiet Bible time and family devotions, and we’ve had a great day no matter what else comes our way… He is Good! 🙂

  2. This stressed out homeschooling, breastfeeding mom of 3 NEEDS this book! Building a house, helping husband own a business, meeting the demands of my politically active life and all the demands of a 9, 4, and 10 month-old is HARD! I just want to be the happy mom again.

  3. Ditto Daphne. Parenting my 8,5,3 and 1 year old has been weighing heavy on me these days. The bickering is really working at getting me down. I can’t imagine how things will be this fall when I go from 1 homeschool pupil to 2. I’m feeling overwhelmed and it isn’t even September yet.

  4. I agree with Sarah. I also need my time with the Lord because if I don’t seek Him out in the morniing I can get in a bad mood quickly. I try to be joyous instead of happy because happiness fades very quickly if something goes wrong but you can be joyous even when things get tough by remembering that you are not alone no matter the stage of motherhood you are in….. God is right beside you and He will never leave you nor forsake you. He can help you if you seek Him and surrender your heart, you children, your husband, everything to Him. I find comfort in knowing that and that helps me be a joyous mom. Oh and also waking up early and being ready before my children wake up also helps me a lot! 🙂

  5. This book is an answered prayer. I have been stuggling to be truely happy with mom life lately. Feeling defieted constantly. Thank you for sharing it!

  6. Ever since my fifth child was born (a year ago), I have struggled with keeping a happy attitude in my home. I have a goal to read books that will help me stay successful with my attitude so I know this book would be a blessing. Can’t wait to read it!

  7. Happy? What’s that? I do come from a dysfunctional family. While I can list the ways my adult home is different I can look in the mirror and see my mom – cranky, not smiling, and tired. I’m willing to learn!

  8. What a blessing to be a mother. When there are struggles I always try and remember how blessed I am to have been given such a wonderful gift and how fleeting this time is. I don’t think I ever felt closer to the Lord than with these long (but oh so short) days as a young mom. What a strong woman it has made me, a better woman. For that I am so grateful.

  9. I struggle almost daily to be a happy mom. The stresses of motherhood and other ongoing things in my life,coupled with my shortcomings, want to rob me of happiness and fill me with anger instead. Thank the good Lord for never giving up on me and for a new start every day I’m blessed to open my eyes in the morning!

  10. Menopause Mama and 16 year-old spit-fire, youngest of 6…God has a sense of humor and his daughter (me) needs a good dose of it. Lost it in shuffle of disheveled house, school and life.

  11. I have become more and more aware, by God’s grace, that my unhappiness in mothering is due to my own selfishness! I don’t like having my to- do list put on hold! But what I need is to be more service minded! Serving my family joyfully, even in the mundane!

  12. Oh yes, definitely struggle to be happy here! I know God is good, all the time, but sometimes it is challenging to LIVE that truth and find happiness in the every day. This book sounds really interesting!

  13. Hmmmmm. The key to being a happy mom…. Grace and prayer! Some days it’s hard though. I have 5 children and 2 have special needs. There are many hard days..I’m always looking for new inspiring ideas! I’d love this book!

  14. My mother was always a great example of a Happy mom. I struggle more than I would like to be the Happy mom I want to be!

  15. I struggle to be a happy mom, which makes me feel guilty bc I am a,Christian and know I am so blessed. Thank you for your post aND encouragement.

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