Can I be real with you for a second? I have been finding it very difficult to create content for you guys. I believe it stems from feeling like I’ve been put in a box. I want to help you with your family and your children and provide practical tips and advice, but I also want to reach into the deep darkness that women experience and help you see the light at the end of that tunnel you have dug for yourself.
I, for some reason, have placed myself in this box where I have created rules that I cannot share my faith or I have to be very careful about how I share it, but in reality, it does not make sense. In my everyday life, I want to portray my faith in God and give a since of hope to others. I can only do this because God has blessed me with this ability to listen and give Godly guidance. Even though others may not see it as a godly approach, everything I do I want to come from Him and be for Him.
So when I give you support and offer advice, KNOW I am doing this from a Godly perspective. My parenting advice and experience comes from the only way I know how to parent, which is through discipline and training from scripture. Sure I have been trained in different areas and I've read lots of parenting books, and with all that knowledge, I still know that the only true successful parenting comes from God.
I’m not trying to sell you a simple guide to parenting. There are no 5 miraculous things you can do to become successful in parenting and raise a child that has no struggles.
I am trying to provide you with loving, supportive guidance that comes straight from a biblical perspective. Yes, the training and work experience help my position---But these are all things God has provided in my path that He alone is directing (when I allow it). I want to help you moms out there who are struggling with guilt, shame, feelings of loneliness. I want to reach out and help you see that there is a way to happiness and peace in your home. I want to provide a safe place for your children and teens to share their struggles and take that burden off your family when you are at the end of your rope and do not know where to turn.
My goal is also to provide a safe place for mothers of all ages and phases to be able to share those thoughts we often keep in our heads and never let see the light of day. Fears. Dreams. Anxiety. Goals. Guilt. Desires. Anger. Frustration. Shame. Doubt. Excitement.
I want to create a community where mothers can come together and feel supported and loved. Where you can gain a sense of connection and combat the isolation we experience sometimes. Even when we are surrounded by our family, it can be a lonely place. You may feel disconnected and needing female insight. Maybe you are struggling in many areas and feel you have no one to talk to because of fear of being shamed or judged.
When I became a stay at home mom, almost 8 years ago, I struggled through so many phases all alone. On the outside, it looked like I had it all together. Even when you came into my home, it was clean and organized. I never shared my fears, anxiety, or struggles with anyone. This led to some serious bouts of anxiety and depression. (Do you know I almost erased that word depression?) Isn’t it so hard to share those parts of yourself with others? It wasn’t until I started taking steps to care for myself mentally, spiritually, and physically that I was able to get through the fog and see light. Now don’t get my wrong, I loved being home and taking care of my children and my family! I still do! This is why I do not work full-time hours. However, there is a loneliness that comes with being home all day every day with super tiny humans and no adults to talk to.
Before I became a stay at home mom, I was a work 60 hours a week and try to parent and take care of my home mom. I SUCKED at it! I mean majorly! My house was always a disaster. I felt guilty for always leaving my child with someone else, even though it was my mom-in-law who I know loves my children dearly. I struggled with worldly desires vs. Godly desires. I was not a patient person at home because I had given ALL my energy at work. Can you relate? That is not the life for me anymore!
I’m sharing this because I want you to know I have lived both sides of this as a mother and wife. I too continue to have struggles in my own life with managing all the demands of the many roles women play. I get it! I’ve lived it! I’m still living it daily.
If you are looking for someone to give you honest and caring guidance or for a place to connect with other women who get your struggles, then don’t wait to reach out. Let me know you are ready to get connected by responding below.
Let’s work together to connect women- moms- wives and help them see they are not alone in this Big Confusing World!!!
Have a Blessed Day!