The Art of Being a Mom


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I tend to critique myself at the end of the day. I’m pretty hard on myself. This is exhausting.

It’s easy for me to get caught up in my failures. I worry that I have nothing to offer.

I compare myself to musicians, painters, and writers. I want to be like them. But I’m not.

I view myself as a messy homemaker who has very little patience with my children.

God did not create me to judge myself in such a negative way. He designed me to be His living vessel that He can breathe His life through.

“It’s time to live as though we believe we have something to offer. It’s time to release our authentic selves into the world. Because it isn’t only the musicians who can touch our souls, it isn’t only the novelists who can inspire us to dream.”  Emily P. Freeman – A Million Little Ways, pg. 16

Moms we are artists. We can touch our children’s souls and inspire them to dream. When I consider the art of being a stay at home mom, I am so much more intentional.

There is no formula on how to be a good parent. Every family is different and should be.

“Cashiers and cellists are capable of making art because they both have the power to influence, to be fully awake to their Maker, and fully aware of His making of them.”  Emily P. Freeman – A Million Little Ways, pg. 15

God is the Creator of art.   My parenting is at its best when I am alive in Him. He helps me discover the art of being a mom.

Moms, let us make music in how we live so our children have a song to sing.

Discover the art of being a mom by looking within you. It’s there.

 

 

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