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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??



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.”


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. 🙂


“Standing right there with you: sink full of dirty dishes & more action figures than people on the planet covering my living room floor 🙂 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. 🙂 ” – 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?


Confessions of a Worn Out Mama

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


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.


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.)


{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}


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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