Monday, November 12, 2012

When Motherhood Comes Crashing Down

It is easy to get bogged down by the great number of things that we as mothers juggle all of the time.

We can manage to keep it all going some of the time, but for all of us, there comes a time where it all crashes.

We can't keep the schedule working, or we aren't getting healthy food on the table regularly. Our laundry threatens to consume us...

When Jesus said that we should take no thought of tomorrow , He said it for us. He meant it for today. The needs of this day are enough to handle. How are you handling stress today?  

Give your concerns to Jesus."

- Jackie Wellwood, One Hundred and One Devotions for Homeschool Moms 

As a young mom homeschooling several young ones I found two honest books that encouraged me through the daily grind and sacred work of being a mother. I don't think I have shared these in the past so here they are:

Some of the chapters in this one include:

A Time for Order
Distracted by Too Much
Let's Quit
I Need Support
Passing the Wisdom Test
Mothers Aren't Supposed to Be Sick
A Bit Overwhelmed?
Home Sweet Home
Yes, Mommy is Crying
A Peaceful Mom

and her follow up to this is her second book:

Jackie is a mom to seven children and has also authored another book that I have enjoyed:

Her books are honest and simple--straight from a mother's heart. I hope you will be encouraged by her as I was.

 Some of these books are being sold for just a penny (used) on Amazon, so be sure to check it out!

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Ambra said...

Thank you. As a mom of an almost 5 year old, 2.5 year old, and 6 month old....I have the "crashing down" moments quite frequently. I'm going to get those books! Thank you for your beautiful blog and all you do for women!

Sarah beth said...

I love those books! They are honest and speak right to your heart.

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

I get those crashing down moments too---I don't think I know of a mom who doesn't, Ambra! Hang in there, they will grow bigger before you know and it and then you will wish that they were all small again!

Many blessings...

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

I agree, Sara beth, I hope they encourage other moms like they did me!

Many blessings...

Jenifer Harrod said...

Thank you for telling me about these books. I really needed the encouragement so I ordered one of the .01 cent books. God Bless You!

Barbara said...

Being a mom is a full time job, and when home schooling makes it even more stressful. I raised 5 but did not home school, wish I had now, but did not, most were in Christian schools and I use that term lightly, most just bear the name nothing more, they accept the kids from schools who have been kicked out of public schools, but anything you can use to help you better educate your children and have peace in what you are teaching them, is helpful to you, hugs and praying you all the homeschool stay faithful to it.


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