“Mama Reads” for Your Busy Week!
How was your week? Ours was crazy and fun since it was the kids Winter Break from school. But this mama’s glad to be getting back to routines and work this week. What are you looking forward to this week? Here are my favorite “Mama Reads” to bring you some inspiration and encouragement for your busy week ahead!
My Favorite Mama Reads for Your Busy Week:
- 6 Times Motherhood Sucks – It isn’t always sunshine and roses. I know you can all relate to this post. But I love how it ends.
” Even though being a mommy isn’t always easy or perfect or pretty, I appreciate every part of motherhood, even the parts that suck out loud.”
- 5 Things to Do After You Yell at Your Kids – Yelling is something that I’ve been personally struggling with lately. But I do have to admit that I am proud that I always use it as a teachable moment and apologize to my kiddos afterward. I love these other tips for how to handle yelling, too.
“Give yourself the chance to handle the situation differently by offering a ‘do-over’. Say, ‘Ok, I’m going to try that again without the yelling’ or ‘I was so angry earlier that I don’t think I heard what you were trying to say.’ If you start to feel angry again, let it go. Take a break and try again later.”
- Being Thin Didn’t Make Me Happy, But Being “Fat” Does – I’m in LOVE with this article that reminds people that your body size is not what makes you happy or unhappy. It’s certainly a reminder that I needed to hear.
“The world wants you to want to be thin. There are whole industries built on your insecurity. They are bullshit. The world wants you to believe that thin and beautiful equals happy. It wants you to believe that you’re only worthy of love, and life, if you are beautiful. And beautiful people just aren’t fat.”
- I Forgot How to Be the Happy Mom – Oh – I can SO relate to this mom. We get so caught up in the “management” of parenting that we forget how to be happy and playful with our kids. But I love how the author reminds us that this doesn’t make us bad moms. It just means we ARE MOMS.
“You know. I think the truth is that sometimes we just need to acknowledge that there are seasons in our life that are just hard work. Motherhood being one of them. Especially those years when they’re all under five – that’s when I need Starbucks delivered and extra help especially in cleaning those bathrooms especially again when I had little boys who had no sense of aim and their directional abilities included hitting anything within five feet of the target. But just because it’s hard or we lost that happy for a bit doesn’t make us a bad mom.”
How do you find encouragement and inspiration during your busy days? Do these “Mama Reads” help? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!