Thursday, May 9, 2013

Are you a Tired Momma? READ THIS

So I have had a lot of weight loss and fitness related posts lately. I am glad though because that means I am continuing to follow through with my programs and am on track to a healthier me!

I'm going to do something a bit different today. Now let me say I get a lot of email when blogs I follow post each day. I don't always look through each of them, depending on how much time I have free. It also depends a lot of the title of the post. Is it catchy? Am I confused by it? Do I feel led to read it?

Well while checking my email on my phone the other day I opened this one and honestly by the time I got to the end of it I was in tears. It was exactly what my heart needed to read. Exactly how I feel A LOT of days.

I know I'm not the only women who feels this way but man does it sure feel like I am alone in this world.

To my friends who are following this blog mainly for weightloss let me really point your attention to #10. This speaks volumes for how we need to be in front of our daughters.

So now I share with you:

The Tired Mother's Creed  
<if you haven't seen her sight you need to check it out now! Tons of great information for women>

This little excerpt right here is what grabbed my by the ears and screamed "READ ME"

For the days we are running on empty. For the days we just don't think we have it in us to read one more story, play one more game of Uno, wash one more round of sheets. For the days when we think everyone else has it altogether. For the days we're sure anyone else would do this job better. For those days. You know the ones.

Repeat after me:

  1. I shall not judge my house, my kid’s summer activities or my crafting skills by Pinterest’s standards.
  2. I shall not measure what I’ve accomplished today by the loads of unfolded laundry but by the assurance of deep love I’ve tickled into my kids
  3. I shall say “yes” to blanket forts and see past the chaos to the memories we’re building.
  4. I shall surprise my kids with trips to get ice cream when they’re already in their pajamas.
  5. I shall not compare myself to other mothers, but find my identity in the God who trusted me with these kids in the first place and calls me mighty.
  6. I shall remember that a messy house at peace is better than an immaculate house tied up in knots.
  7. I shall play music loudly and teach my kids the joy of wildly uncoordinated dance.
  8. I shall remind myself that perfect is simply a street sign at the intersection of impossible and frustration in Never Never land.
  9. I shall embrace the fact that in becoming a mom I traded perfect for a house full of real.
  10. I shall promise to love this body that bore these three children – out loud, especially in front of my daughter.
  11. I shall give my other mother friends the gift of guilt-free friendship.
  12. I shall do my best to admit to my people my “unfine” moments.
  13. I shall say “sorry” when sorry is necessary.
  14. I pray God I shall never be too proud, angry or stubborn to ask for my children’s forgiveness.
  15. I shall make space in my grown up world for goofball moments with my kids.
  16. I shall love their father and make sure they know I love him.
  17. I shall model kind words – to kids and grown-ups alike.
  18. I shall not be intimidated by the inside of my minivan – this season of chip bags, goldfish crackers and discarded socks too shall pass.
  19. I shall always make time to encourage new moms.
  20. I shall not resent that last call for kisses and cups of water but remember instead that when I blink they’ll all be in college.
~ with love from one tired mother to another. {click here to download the below printable version}
(this was taken from an email from and not being written as my own, I do not claim to have written this only sharing with other tired mommas)

Are you in tears yet? I am once again just by reading it! You better believe I have this printed out and sitting right here next to me waiting to be hung in my bathroom.

I WILL do my best each day and I WILL remember that sometimes even at my worst I AM doing MY BEST and MY BEST is different from others' BEST.


I wrote a post last October and I just want to share it with you here about a time when I felt overly worked and just tired but was reminded very quickly how blessed I truly was. 

I also want you to encourage you to click on those little blue links because they are more great posts from the fabulous Lisa.

I wish you all a fantastic weekend!

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