Dishes are piled up in the sink.
You’re pulling clean underwear out of the dryer for your potty training toddler.
Your kids need a bath.. and a haircut, too. Dinner is looking like scrambled eggs (again). And you’re pretty sure you didn’t win any awards for “the Most Patient and Gentle Mommy” today.
In fact, on days like this you might be tempted to judge yourself even more harshly than that. Not only were you not at your best, but actually, you feel you were a terrible mom--or maybe even a bad homemaker. The day was truly a disaster.
And on and on goes the litany in your head as you stew about the ways you didn’t match up or weren’t enough or were too whatever (angry, critical, impatient, disorganized, go ahead and fill in the blank).
You remind yourself that is not the truth--not the whole picture-- but deep down it feels a little truer than you wish it did.
If this sounds even remotely familiar, you need to know two things:
- You are not failing. Most of us feel this way far more than we ever admit.
- How awful you did today or last week? It’s just not true. You’re doing better than you think.
We've ALL had these sorts of days to one degree or another and that is exactly why I am happy to point you in the direction of this brand new (and FREE) video series created by two moms who have lived their fair share of the so called "momfail" days.
These two sweet gals, Stephanie and Beth, are moms in the trenches like us and they’ve got 8 kids and almost 20 years of mothering experience between them.
They also understand and have the deepest compassion for moms who are working hard, but still hitting the pillow at night with a heavy heart and tear-stained face, because they feel like they’re failing at one of the most important things they’ll ever do in their lives.
And so they’ve put together an honest, candid and incredibly encouraging series of three videos just for moms. It’s called “The Truth About #MomFail Culture: 10 Things You Need to Hear on the Hard Days”.
It won’t solve all your problems, and much as they wish they could, they can’t reach through the computer and fold that pile’o’laundry for you. But we can all benefit from a fresh perspective and encouragement from other moms who really get it.
Each video is short – around 10 minutes, and you can watch it on any sort of device and whenever you’ve got a few spare minutes.
To watch the video series, just click this link and enter your name and email to sign up. You’ll get access to the first video today, and then one per day after that.
I hope you are blessed by it!