Do you ever feel like you’ve failed in the Mom category?
Dishes are piled up in the sink. You’re wondering what to make for breakfast and pulling clothes off the laundry pile so everyone has something to wear (who needs folding anyway?!).
Your kids need a bath (and a haircut, too), and when was the last time their fingernails were trimmed? 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’re pretty sure your the worst Mommy ever. Or maybe it’s just me.
Maybe you go to bed at night thinking about all the ways you didn’t measure up, all the areas you fell short or weren’t a good enough mom (or wife or friend). Or maybe it’s not about too little but more about too much. Maybe you fall asleep lamenting how you’re too angry or critical or impatient or disorganized.
It’s easy to snap a shot of the depressing laundry pile and share it on Instagram with a dismissive comment and the hashtag #momfail. It’s only meant as a joke, of course, but deep down it feels a little truer than you wish it did. Am I the worst Mom, after all? Was I really cut out for this?
If this sounds even remotely familiar, you need to know two things:
- You are not the worst Mom ever. You are not a failure. Most of us feel this way far more than we ever admit.
- All the ways you failed?? How awful you did today or last week? It’s just not true. You’re doing better than you think.
I’ve had these sorts of days myself, and it’s precisely because I get it that I’m super excited to tell you about this brand new (FREE!) video series created by two moms who have lived their fair share of #momfail days.
Stephanie and Beth are not only popular bloggers, but they’re also moms in the trenches. 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 their tails off, 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 of laundry for you. But we can all benefit from a fresh perspective and encouragement from someone who really gets 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.
For the next few days, the video series is free, 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 for the next few days.
Praying this resource is a huge encouragement to you!!
Question for You ::
What’s your most recent #momfail moment and what encouraged you after?