Mom-to-Mom

Ever feel like you’re utterly alone?

Hunched over a sink full of dirty dishes at 11pm trying to scrub away all of today’s mishaps and blunders.

You’d find your way to the couch to relax and catch up on a few minutes of your favorite reality show, but piled up is a week’s worth of laundry that still. hasn’t. disappeared. but has actually spilled over to the bed. Where is that laundry fairy when you need her??

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There is always something to do. There’s always something that we will forget to do. There is even always something we will dread to do. Busy, busy, busy! Going, going, going…

This mama is worn out, girl. It’s not because of the laundry. It’s not because my kids have driven me crazy. It’s not because of my job. It’s not because we’re moving again. It’s not because I still can’t find my bible {ahhhhhh!!! Please pray it comes out of hiding soon!}

I. Am. So. Overwhelmed.

In the book “The Best Yes” by Lysa Terkeurst, she hits the nail on the head. “A woman who lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule will often ache with the sadness of an overwhelmed soul.”

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Oh how true is that.. Wow. I’ve learned something over the past year. We cannot be everything to everyone without first submitting to The One. We will continue to overcrowd our plates until we become nauseated to the point of complete and utter exhaustion. We absolutely must find a place of rest.

Your place of rest may be cuddling up in the bed reading a devotional after putting the kids in bed. Perhaps it’s sneaking away to Starbucks while your friend helps out for an hour. Or even scheduling some regular and uninterrupted “don’t-bother-me-unless-someone-is-bleeding-or-dying” time to soak in God’s Word when your husband takes over the bedtime routine.

We must find a place of balance so our worn out mommy souls can find rest. God promises us in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

You’re not alone, I promise you that. And to prove it, I want to share a few Facebook responses of some worn out mamas. Right after this completely random pic I found on my phone of our 6-year-old. Apparently it’s imperative to take a selfie while cutting a piece of chicken. You’re welcome. πŸ™‚

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“Standing right there with you: sink full of dirty dishes & more action figures than people on the planet covering my living room floor πŸ™‚ I’m thankful for a God who loves me, encourages me, & provides me with like-minded friends who can be honest with our day to day.” – Molly



“Bedtime may or may not have abruptly occurred at least once while it was still daylight outside.” – Dana


“The kids and I stayed in our pajamas until after 4pm last Saturday & I did zero housework all because I wanted just one weekend where I didn’t have to beg them or argue with them about helping with housework. I’ll be honest, I was ok with the messy living room and kitchen sacrificed for a day of peace. πŸ™‚ ” – Kendra

Wow. These are just a few worn out mamas who shared with me on Facebook that #TheStruggleIsReal We will hear from more worn out moms later this week. We will also have a special guest post from Tammy, a special friend of mine from One Rain Dancer Blog , as she shares about what God has been teaching her through this crazy season of motherhood.

Confess your frustrations, Mama! You never know, the one you share it with just may be one who has just climbed out of that pit of despair herself. Or maybe someone else just needs confirmation that they’re not alone.

Live Life Unscripted,
❀ Brittany

Share below your stories! Why are you a worn out mama? How do you cope with being worn out as a mom?

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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 17, 2014, in Mommy-isms and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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