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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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