“Wait, I’m a good mom? Do good moms really feel like this?” The amount of times I have this exact thought every week. This is mom guilt at its finest, and it’s exhausting.

We started back to school this past week, and I was feeling far more tired than usual. Overwhelmed. Scattered. Stressed, Defeated. All them emotions, and I thought to myself, “Good moms aren’t supposed to feel like this, are they?”

I was later reading my devotional, and as fate would have it (or should I say “as faith would have it.” because I know God played a role is showing me this message), my devotional was talking about a tired mom with all the same feelings as me. And wouldn’t you know it, I opened up my Instagram and began scrolling, only to find a similar message that stuck out to me:

“It takes more work and more energy to be a good mom than it does to be a bad mom.”


It all started to make sense, and I started regretting feeling so down myself this week. Of course I’m tired. Stressed. Scattered. Overwhelmed. Think about all the things moms are required to manage day in and day out. Think about how much energy and work it takes to manage a family… a household… remember appointments… plan birthdays… cook meals… do the morning routine… do the evening routine… teach them right from wrong. The list goes on and on.

Eye opening right? Now, check out these passages from my devotional this week too — I’ve linked the plan below in the Bible app it’s a good one… only 7 days long + you can read them in about 5-10 minutes too!

“Now, this is not an excuse for us to max ourselves out, but a reminder that the Christian life is not a cakewalk. If we are expecting to never feel tired, I’m not sure I’d call that really living. We will certainly face hardships and different seasons that require a lot from us. But when we stay focused on what God is calling us to do, those feelings of exhaustion can be buoyed by the knowledge that we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing.”

“If you’re exhausted in a good way-meaning you’re living an abundant life for the Lord–then rejoice in it! See that good kind of exhaustion as a sign that you are loving hard and living well.”

“I experience this type of exhausted after a full day of doing what God has called me to do-serving my husband, playing with my kids, meeting a deadline, or pushing myself through the afternoon wall and making it to bedtime with a smile on my face. By the time I go into my girls’ rooms at night and stare at their faces in the dim light, thanking God for them, my body might be dead tired. But I’m energized because I feel like I did what God called me to do that day. As I get rid of the world’s version of tired, the exhaustion I feel is a footnote to how full my soul feels.”

From “Grumpy Mom Takes A Holiday” by Valerie Werner

Isn’t that such a refreshing way to look at those feelings of mom life exhaustion?! I just love it, especially for those of us who are in the season of raising young children.

Remember these things the next time you’re feeling, tired, overwhelmed, stressed, or like you’re not doing or being enough for your kids and your family.

The sheer fact that you’re having this thought means that you are a good mom.
It shows how much you care.
It shows how much love you have in your heart

You’re doing just fine, mama. No! You’re doing a great job… an AMAZING job.

Stop doubting yourself mama.

For more on this topic, head over to my Instagram. I actually shared a reel on this yesterday — click here to view it, save it as a reminder and share it with another mom you think needs to hear it.

Verses to Remember This Week…
Matthew 11:28-29: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for” I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
john 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
2 corinthians 12:8-10: “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.  And  He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in my infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Romans 8:18: “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” 
james 1:2-3: “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”

**If you need more, check out Open Bible’s 100 verses on “Trials In Life.”

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