Today I would like to welcome Keri from Living In This Season. I enjoy the encouragement that she shares on her blog and in her new book:
Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive – Tips for Thriving as a Mom
Days fly by in a blur as moms everywhere are trying to be supermoms who do it all and balance more than we should. We drink caffeinated drinks for energy to sustain us and hope the little burst helps us accomplish just one more task. Our lists are long and never seem to be completely checked off. By evening, we sink deep into our couches, staring aimlessly at our phones, wondering why we feel so empty.
Does this sound familiar?
It hits all too close to home for me. I spent the first year of my oldest child’s life trying to be supermom. I wanted everything to be perfect. It was exhausting, draining, and typically left me frustrated and empty. I have a feeling that I am not alone in this struggle.
It is the struggle to be more and do more so that we can be supermoms.
There is this false image that supermoms do it all- they bring homemade goodies into the school, volunteer at the school, are team mom, have a perfectly decorated home, make homemade dinners, and always look well put together. This image is a lie that moms need to stop striving for.
The truth is that we are already supermoms. You, sweet mama, are incredible. You have so many amazingly unique talents, that only you have! Your child needs you- not a perfectly packaged you, but the real you, flaws and all.
When we step out and embrace our own gifts and talents, we are able to be supermoms. We are able to stop striving for what we are not created to be and rest in who we are created to be.
You are an amazing mom. You are doing an amazing work and you are the perfect mom for your children. Let go of the race to do it all, and slow down to be yourself. Be yourself and be a supermom!
Thank you to Keri for sharing with us today. Stop by and check out her blog: Living In This Season or consider checking out her book: Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive – Tips for Thriving as a Mom. Keri’s book is available both as an eBook and paperback.
Letting Go of Perfection
Freedom from Comparison
Confidence as a Mom
Embrace Your Season
You Are Not Alone
Letting Go of Anger