Encouragement For When You’re Having a Bad Mom Day

Are you having a bad MOM day? You are tired (of course) and those adorable cherubs that keep saying, “Mom, mom, mom!” all day don’t seem to be listening to instruction very well today.

Actually they aren’t listening at all. They are disobeying. They are hitting each other. They are taking turns crying, yelling, and fussing.

And that is just the first 5 minutes of your day. Repeat and multiply that scenario day after day after day.

AND YOU AS A MOM HAVE HAD IT!

Maybe you wonder if you are even doing a good job being a mom.

Maybe you think that IF you were a good mom, the days would be going better and your small, whiny children would be obedient and not so whiny.

LISTEN, MOMS! There’s a reason that a 320 lb. football linebacker who gets on camera for the first time waves and says, “Hi, Mom!” Moms are extremely and sublimely important!

You need to speak #TRUTH to yourself if you are having a bad mom day.

Here’s some #TRUTH for you today.

Everyday is a new day. “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:23

“THIS is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 (emphasis mine)

God has promised to give you wisdom.

 

The Top 10 Reasons Moms Are Important (and of course, there are more than ten.) by Barton Goldsmith, PhD

Barton starts with the fact that your mom gave birth to you and then quickly moves to the fact that most moms provide the emotional backbone and support  for their children.

The Incredible Importance of Mom  by Jill Savage

It’s All About Influence

“The profession of motherhood is all about influence. You and I have an incredible opportunity to influence the next generation by what we do as a mother every day. This is why intentionality is so important during the years that we raise our family. Be intentional about your own healing from life’s hurts. Be intentional about taking care of yourself. Be intentional about investing in your marriage. Be intentional about parenting. Be intentional about homemaking. Intentionality increases influence, and influence is something God asks us to be intentional about. We cannot underestimate the power of mother love, the value of home and the significance of our intentional presence in the home.”

MOMS and KIDS: A relationship of Mutual Happiness

A child’s first source of happiness is his/her mother, and the other way around. This relationship has the strongest bond of mutual happiness.

 

From a College Student:  by Christiana Houser

When it comes down to it, your mom will always be one of the most important people in your life. Respect her, love her, and be there for her the way she is there for you. The bond between a mother and child is one that can never be broken or replicated, so don’t take it for granted. Tell her you love her every day and never let that mother/child bond break.

 

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/allthemoms/2018/07/04/moms-parent-friendships/746118002/

MOM FRIENDS, PART 3: Is it really that important to have other parent friends?

by Taylor Seely

Companionship, Empathy, a Reminder of your individuality, and Support are all great reasons to have other mom friends.

Tatyana, mother of one:

“They’re someone who can offer advice and be an ear. Someone who knows what you’re going through.”

125 Mother’s Day Quotes

Mother’s Day is the special time of year when you get to celebrate your first best friend and the person you always turn to when you need advice.

 

There is a special role that God gave mothers. Our society has tried to downplay the mother’s pivotal role in their child’s life. Only one thing- we all know that our mothers genuinely made the difference in our lives. And that is the same for your children.

YOU ARE MAKING THE POSITIVE DIFFERENCE FOR THEM TOO.

#truth

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Home school: 4 times rule! and other sanity saving tips

Home school: 4 times rule! and other sanity saving tips

 

Does noise bother you after a long day of home schooling?  Or just after a long day in general? Singing, humming, banging on the pots and pans- sometimes for me it just gets to be too much.  Children do learn by repetition but sometimes my nervous system just couldn’t take the noise!

We have the 4 times rule for those noisy, repetitious situations. Click To Tweet

A child is allowed to sing the same song four times in a row, but if they begin the fifth time the 4 times rule is put into action.  They have to choose a different song! This goes with (almost) any repetitive noise.  Note: I did have to make some allowances for piano practice. Haha!

These Rule Twins Stay Together:

Don’t be purposefully annoying.  Don’t be easily annoyed.

My son just posted the following to my Facebook page:

Growing up we had two rules about being annoying:

“Don’t be purposefully annoying,” and “Don’t be easily annoyed.”

Really works when you apply them to the rest of life too! Thanks Mom! Continue reading “Home school: 4 times rule! and other sanity saving tips”

Homeschooling: Teaching Your Children Biblical Truth

Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time. Amos goes on in the chapter to say “seek good and not evil” and “hate the evil and love the good.”

We are truly in unusual times. There has been quarantine, social distancing and stay-at-home orders since March 2020 due to the global pandemic of Covid-19. Then this past week George Floyd was detained by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the officer kept a knee on his neck and he soon died. The video is difficult to watch. Soon after the video went viral, protests erupted concerning this incident. Then the protests multiplied rapidly throughout the country, which developed and changed into rioting, looting, burning businesses, turning over cars, attacking the police and injuring others.

Speak Truth to Your Children

What do we need to do? We need to teach our children biblical truth all the time.

We sin because we are sinners. Adam’s choice to sin had long-reaching dire consequences for his descendants.

We have seen this same principle recently in our country. One man’s actions (this police officer) have had grave consequences for many throughout the country.

God has provided for us to be right with Him. Jesus’ work on the cross provides salvation. We can be right with God. The work of ONE provides salvation for ALL who accept Him.

Now is the accepted time to accept Jesus and join His Kingdom of Life. you will never find the peace, rest, and life your heart craves by following SIN.

We need to teach this to our children. We need to share this truth boldly with others.

Live TRUTH in front of your children.

You need to be the example to your children. Be living out the Bible in your own life. Allow the Holy Spirit to work in your heart and change you. Let the fruit of the Spirit grow in your life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5: 22, 23). 

I am not a patient person. But I am saved! I am a new person in Christ.  I am actively seeking for the Holy Spirit to work in my life and heart. Over time, the Lord has helped me and I am much more patient than I used to be.

Pray With Your Children

To you have a certain time to pray with your children every day? What do you pray for? Dear Lord, Please bless every one we know. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

We had two baskets. In one basket we had the names of our relatives on little slips of paper. We put in all the relatives that we could think of. Each of us would pick a name to pray for every morning. Then we put the slips of paper in the other basket until the first basket was emptied. That way we made sure everyone got prayed for and then we would start over again. Why was this important?

Our families are not a big cosmic joke! God put us in our families on purpose. And one of those reasons is that your family, no matter how unique, needs your prayers. They need to be saved. You need to pray for your weird aunt! And truth be told, we all have an aunt like that!

And we need to pray for our neighbors, our enemies, and our authorities. Why? Why is that important? It is commanded in Scripture and it shows God’s heart. The Lord is not willing that ANY should perish. We need to have that same heart for others.

Of course there are people we don’t like. We might even think that we don’t want those people in Heaven. But our heart needs to be like God’s heart- we need to tell all people that God has provided a way for them to be right with Him. They can accept Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross to take away their sin and be saved.

We pray for all of them to have hearts that are tender to God and sensitive to sin.

Pray FOR Your Children

“Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” – Max Lucado

There are personal things that we need to pray for our children. We pray for that one child to be a little more outgoing. We pray for the next one to not quite be so outgoing! We pray that if that one child lies again that they will be caught. We pray for our youngest to not feel lost in the hustle and bustle of family life.

  • Speak Truth to Your Children
  • Live Truth in Your Life
  • Pray With Your Children
  • Pray For Your Children

“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith ✝️ without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love ❤️ and to good works:” Hebrews 10: 23-24.

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