Links of Love: The Honest Mama Edition

This week has been one of feeling like a major loser as a mom.

And it’s only Wednesday.

The house is a mess; meals have been haphazard; school has not been the well-oiled machine that I would like to think that it is.

I just haven’t been up to snuff. At least not in my book.

So, I particularly appreciated these honest posts by fellow moms who see their flaws and persevere. Laugh at themselves. Get over themselves. Move on. Thanks, ladies! I’m glad I’m not in this boat alone.

Loved Jeana’s honesty as she described what a jerk she was to her kids recently.

Here Laura comes to grip with being okay with not being Everything, or even Enough.

Finally, I was encouraged by Nancy’s exhortation to moms to Wrap Up the Stress. From a mom of three and grandmother of many, I appreciated her light hearted counsel to put things in perspective and be joyful.

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  1. Well, I’m glad I’m not in this boat alone too, and from the sound of your name I’m assuming you know how to fish so we won’t all starve in this boat?

    Thanks for the link!

  2. Raise Them Up says:

    I think there are actually quite a few of us in that boat, 🙂 Aren’t you glad God doesn’t require us to be perfect?


  3. oh good. i’m glad i’m not the only one who can’t figure out how to be joyful EVERY moment of parenting. i figure if the boys and i have a handful of fun moments over the day (even if there are some harried ones) we’re doing pretty good.

  4. Be encouraged… Even one of your bad weeks is probably one of my good ones! If I could have half your consistency, patience, and talents as a mama, I’d be rockin’ in the free world. God’s unconditional love and grace is there to get us through–Hallelujah!

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