If you are a mom, it’s pretty safe to say that at some point you have been an exhausted mom. Kids are exhausting. Whether you have great kids, or high maintenance kids, kids are just by nature exhausting. Though it isn’t their fault, being physically, emotionally and financially exhausted puts a strain on you. We all need encouragement from time to time.
HERE IS A LITTLE ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE EXHAUSTED MOM!
YOU ARE A GOOD MOM : The fact that you are sitting here reading this, is proof enough that you ARE a good mom. You care that you are exhausted and you are seeking out help.
EVERY MOM FACES DIFFERENT CHALLENGES : I cannot stress this enough! You are not alone. Just because you see a mom who seems to have it all together, remember you don’t live her life. All moms have different challenges with their children.
YOUR KIDS WILL GROW OUT OF THIS STAGE : All kids grow out of the terrible twos, the trying threes and even those scary teen years. Your kids WILL grow out of the stage they are in.
THE BLESSING COMES LATER : When you first become pregnant, you are told what a blessing your child is. At times, you may not feel very blessed. Remember, the blessing comes later when your kids are grown and having kids of their own.
IT IS OK TO FEEL LIKE YOU ARE GOING INSANE : You may feel like you just want to bang your head into the walls some days. Please don’t do that, but it is ok to feel that way. All moms get to their breaking point.
WE ALL GO TOO FAR SOMETIMES : We all discipline out of anger, scream at our kids and get so frustrated that we take our emotions too far. The important thing is to recognize this, try to do better and apologize to your kids! Know that all moms go through this as well.
YOU CAN TAKE A NAP : You are exhausted, so take some time for you and go take that much needed nap. If the kids are sleeping, forget the housework and get some rest too. You need to let go and take a nap from time to time. If the kids do not nap, lay on the couch while they are watching a cartoon – you may not sleep, but the rest will do you good.
NO MOM IS PERFECT AND NEVER WILL BE! No matter how exhausted you become, remember YOU are a great mom. What other encouragement do you have for exhausted moms?
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