Confessions of a Worn Out Mama

Girl, motherhood will either make you or break you. And lately, I have felt so broken.

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I went to bed last night with a throbbing headache and woke up at 4:30am to a little princess who just couldn’t go back to sleep after daddy left for work.

My head is still pounding. Granted, it could be a sinus infection currently carving my nasal cavity a new one. But to top it off, I think my kids have taken behavior lessons from a ravaging pack of wolves on steroids.

Can I be honest with you this morning? This worn out mama has some confessing to do. Let’s be real.

I confess….

My house currently looks like someone broke in, raided every room looking for spare change and threw all the laundry everywhere.

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I am terrible at remembering to brush my kids’ teeth. (And my own, if we’re being totally honest here.)

I have been known to leave the house and run errands without my 2-year-old’s shoes. I seriously need to hire a private investigator to find the matching shoe! Church, grocery shopping, doctor’s appointments. Shoeless.

I sometimes let my temper get the best of me and yell until my kids and I both end up in screaming matches and tears with pounding headaches. (I’m very, very ashamed of this.)

I have to say “I’m sorry” to my kids. A lot.

I have been known to take away everything from favorite movies to the pool to ever doing anything fun ever again just to stop a tantrum. (It doesn’t work, by the way. It only fuels the fire.)

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{My kids this morning. Thought we needed to break up the confessions with a happy one – I LOVE these goofy babies!}

I think one thing that prevents us from being completely honest with people and sharing our struggles is the fact that we have this fear of condemnation. What are they going to think of us? What if they think I’m a horrible excuse of a human being for thinking this way?

Honey, some seasons in life are so painful. So. Incredibly. Painful. Motherhood literally feels like you have stretched your bottom lip over your head, down your back and over your high heel shoes. It’s uncomfortable, gruesome and downright sticky. But so beautiful. Ohhhhh so beautiful – when we can find the beauty in the chaos.

Part of the beauty is sharing our ups and downs, potty training victories and dreadful moments of scraping the dog poop off our shoes..

Share your stories. Share your confessions. You are not alone, Mama! You’re in good company! Let’s do this together and break down these suffocating walls that have been isolating us for so long.

I confess… I’m a worn out mama. But girl, I find my strength when I’m face down on my pillow crying out to my Father. I’m renewed when I climb into His lap and share my heart with Him. And He rejoices and sings over me such a heavenly melody. {Zephaniah 3:17}

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He loves you so much and loves those babies even more than you do. They drive us crazy sometimes but I guarantee we drive God crazy too!

We’re going to make it. I promise.

I want to leave you with this simple verse to soak in tonight. I’m praying for you!

“I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27

Will you be open with us? Share some of your Worn Out Mama confessions below and please share this with someone!

Tomorrow my good friend Dana from The Kroh’s Nest Blog will be sharing a delicious Pumpkin Creme Bread recipe with us! Later this week we will hear more from some worn out mamas! You don’t want to miss this week!

Love you guys! Share with a worn out mama and share your thoughts below. I’d love to hear from you!

Live Life Unscripted,
❤ Brittany

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About lifeunscriptedministries

I'm just a wife, mom, and daughter of the King! Life Unscripted Ministries is just about living life by letting go of the steering wheel and letting God take control. Lay down your plans and desires at the feet of Jesus and see the amazing things He has for you! Watch Him speak through the little, day-to-day things in such powerful ways!

Posted on September 15, 2014, in Mommy-isms, The Battle Rages ---> and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Brittany….THANK YOU FOR THIS!!! I CRIED reading this. At work mind you! It helps to know Im not the only one who is a frazzled mess with my life and my kid! I admit I lose my cool with Cam from time to time when he comes home from a bad day at school (we are just starting to get help with ADHD and behavior issues at school) and I have never felt so disappointed in myself as a mother in my life. I feel like I have failed him. Failed the teachers. Failed the people I love. I feel like a failure all the time. Like I don’t contribute enough when I know I do so much for everyone. I feel like I nag and whine and I’m selfish. I love my child more than anything this world can offer me, but there are days where I want to run away and hide. So THANK you.

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  2. Worn out does not explain how I feel sometimes. I have been know to throw bigger fits than the kids, but it never works. When I am at my wits end my husband, my knight in shining armor, has been known to tell me I need a time out. He takes the kids so that I can just breath. Full time boss, student, mom, wife, and daughter will really take it out of you, but I notice that when I take a few moments to read a devotion or say a prayer before getting one foot out of bed I am at peace much more. I do feel so alone at time and like I am the worlds worst mom, but the days when I am greeted with “mommys home” at the top of their little lungs it makes everything worth it.

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  3. From one worn out momma to another I would like to say thank you for your honesty and encouragement!! We are all in this together. 🙂

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  4. Oh girls, my heart goes out to you! God has really been showing me how much I desperately need Him as a mom. We do and we do and we do for everyone else – but many times our souls are left broken and barely hanging on. Drink deeply from the Word of God. Let’s rest in the arms of the one who has given us the most amazing example of unconditional love. We are not perfect by ANY means. But by the grace of God we WILL make it if we are willing to let our walls come down and be honest with each other about where we are. I’ll admit, some days I wish I was a turtle and could hide my entire body in a shell and be invisible. Unfortunately that’s not possible. Lol. Know that I’m praying for you beautiful ladies! God loves you SO much! ❤️

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  5. I can totally relate! It is nice to know that I am not alone. Sometimes it seems that other mommies have it all together and that I am such a failure. God blessed me with a sweet and spicy red headed little girl. She has a sweet heart but she is also a bull. Everything has seemed so difficult. I don’t think I slept all night until she was 7 years old. Every morning getting up and ready is an ordeal! There are days where I have had to hang my head in shame because I have let my flesh get the best of me. I must have that time with the heavenly Father …..he softens me and brings me such peace in all the chaos! It is a struggle to get that time. I am sure I am not alone when I say my child even follows me to the bathroom…am I right? Trying to keep up with the life and activities and appearances can be do overwhelming! Until I realize where my priorities should be. God has given me this precious red headed little girl and she is in my care for only a moment. God forgive me for those times when I do not surrender my time to you and get my priorities out of whack! Brittany I thank God for your blog! I read every post and am always so blessed. I love how real and everyday you are!

    Jennifer Ward

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