Hope for the Weary Mom
Here are some resources, ideas and a little bit of encouragement and hope for the weary mom that were helpful to me during my postpartum adjustment. ♥
I love being a mom, but wow, it is a trying job.
Baby wants to be held, older child wants food, laundry is piling up and the clutter is mocking me! I can easily get overwhelmed, feel fatigued and not know what to do next.
Sometimes when I’m in a funk I find myself spacing out.
For example, my three year old will be talking to me, I’m staring at him not responding but instead I’m thinking about my to do list, or contemplating life… or something. All he sees is a blank stare, and no verbal response.
Thank goodness children are so forgiving! He’ll just repeat himself, “MOM!”
I know I’m not alone, and I know we all need encouragement. I wrote this post for both of us so that we will have ideas of how to wake up and get out of our funk!
Yes, motherhood is hard and not really what I expected, but that doesn’t mean that we should be unhappy and discontented throughout the experience.
Here are some things I have found helpful to really feel connected and get out of that funk!
take a hot shower
chang out of pjs and into something that sparks joy
put shoes on
listen to music loudly and sing along
turn off the computer/phone
take your vitamins
stop and be thankful
drink a glass of cold water
take a nap
go to bed early or on time
eat a healthy snack
read a quick snippet from your bible/book you’re reading
do an exercise video with the kids
hug and kiss… and linger
be silly and find something to laugh about
So, there are my ideas. I figure if we do a few of these every day life will be more fun and rich.
More Hope for the Weary Mom
If you would like a few more resources to help you on your motherhood journey, I highly recommend the following books. If you are struggling in your marriage postpartum you are not alone.
What about you?
What are some simple, quick things you do to “snap out of it”? How have you received hope for the weary, mom?
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
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