Finding Joy in the Journey of Motherhood {introducing the From Grouchy to Great devotional}

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As moms, we can all struggle to keep it together sometimes. In a moment, anger or frustration can spill out. From Grouchy to Great is a devotional filled with real life stories that will help you:   Be encouraged that the battle can be won by God's grace and wisdom, Discover practical ways to overcome anger,  Strengthen your resolve as you face day-to-day struggles,  Walk in the freedom that God offers,  And more!  The good news, my friend, is that we don't have to face this battle alone. Joy can be yours in the journey of motherhood!

I am so so soooo excited to share this wonderful new resource with you from our team here at The Better Mom!! Previously only in ebook format, after so many of you asked, we FINALLY have From Grouchy to Great available in paperback! We have taken the original ebook version and re-vamped and re-designed it a bit and here is the beautiful result! 

The truth is that sometimes we moms have anger we do not know how to handle or what its root cause is. From Grouchy to Great is a compilation of mom experiences taken from our Grouchy to Great Series we had a few years ago at The Better Mom.

From Grouchy to Great is a collection of real life experiences from real moms to encourage and strengthen you in your own journey. Its purpose is to aid moms in pinpointing and approaching their own anger, especially when it comes in excess supply.

With questions for reflection, From Grouchy to Great will help guide you through 26 days of understanding your anger triggers and help you take steps to controlling those emotions better.

As moms, we can all struggle to keep it together sometimes. In a moment, anger or frustration can spill out. The battle for Jesus to reign in our hearts and through our emotions is a fight we all face ---every single day.  From Grouchy to Great is a devotional filled with real life stories that will help you: 

  • Be encouraged that the battle can be won by God's grace and wisdom 
  • Discover practical ways to overcome anger 
  • Strengthen your resolve as you face day-to-day struggles 
  • Walk in the freedom that God offers 
  • And more! 

The good news, my friend, is that we don't have to face this battle alone. Joy can be yours in the journey of motherhood! Grab your copy today!

From Grouchy To Great: Finding Joy In The Journey Of Motherhood
By Ruth Schwenk, The Better Mom Contributor Team

From Grouchy to Great is available for the special new release price of only $9.99 on Amazon! You can grab your paperback copy HERE.

Many Blessings,

Mom, Give Yourself Time to Recover

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Do you give yourself time to pause? Allow yourself time for recovery after a major  change? Maybe, like most moms, your inclination  is to press onward until you burn out. Here's why taking a season to go slow is so important.

In an ideal world -- 

We would give ourselves persmission to pause and rest after a major shift or transition.

Ideally, when a loved one is lost, a baby is born, when we are seriously ill or caring for someone who is...

...when we find ourselves somehow living life much, much differently than before, we would find shoulders to cry on and allow others to tend to our physical and emotional needs.

Ideally.

Instead, I find most of us Moms burn the candle at both ends trying to care for everyone and everything, and making sure it all gets done.  Whatever “IT” is at the moment.

Maybe we do not understand the depth of our need or the impact of what just happened.  

I also think our society, even among Christian circles, places this invisible pressure upon us to recover within some equally invisible timetable of “shouldn’t you be moving on or getting better by now?”

It’s sometimes not an ideal world Sister. 

So what should you and I do about it?

Well, I suggest we write a manifesto which goes something like this:

In 2017, I will allow myself and others time to recover. To do what seems needed or wanted for bouncing back emotionally, physically and spiritually after a tough situation or season. Through Christ, I can do this.

“He gives stregth to the weary, and increases the power of the weak.” -- Isaiah 40:29

Take my words or write up your own manifesto, but let me be clear:  this is NOT the easiest thing to do.  Remember that invisible pressure?

It will pull at you, get inside your head and maybe even convince your heart you’re just a weakling. Don’t listen -- that voice is a lie. Christ is not overwhelmed or intimidated by your needs. He offers you room to recover...and slowly if needed.

Ideally, you’ll take him up on the offer.

Daniele Evans

 

Daniele

Daniele is a homeschooling Mama of five kiddos and a voracious reader of books. Passionate about her faith, home and family, she blogs about the intentional lifestyle at Domestic Serenity and writes for other online and print publications. Daniele thinks life is made more enjoyable with a cup of herbal tea in hand!

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