The role of motherhood has been pushed, pulled, and changed so much over the last 40 years or so that many of us wonder if we are doing it right or wrong.
The way the world defines motherhood is still changing today. Mothers need to know they are important and that a mother’s presence is vitally important in the lives of her children.
Recently, my pastor at church presented a message that fit perfectly with how we operate as moms. He mentioned that when we go to church to learn, we can choose to leave the sanctuary and go about our day never changing who we are, or we can be motivated to take what is taught and apply it to our lives.
When we need encouragement that we are doing the right thing by spending out days with tantrums, the never-ending laundry loads, and cleaning tasks we can leave here feeling energized to keep going or enlightened to adjust to make it better.
We all have experiences that shape what we think and choose. God provides us with the Grace to make mistakes, share opinions, and receive opinions knowing that everything and everyone in this world can teach us something.
I have to admit, when I first started writing the blog (or SAHMSG as we call it for short) back in September 2011, I was an overwhelmed mom.
My family and I had just moved to a new state. My newest baby was challenging me in ways I did not expect. I had to rely on more than myself to get through.
Although this blog did not bring me to my belief in God, it has deepened my faith.
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Hi, Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary! I came across your blog maybe 3 months ago and I love it. I'm a SAHM and I'm extremely blessed with a 3 year old and a 3 month old. We don't have any family near by and my husband sometimes has to work long hours so I too have long days at home. Reading your blog has encouraged and helped me stay positive. I admire you and thank you for taking the time and energy to maintain this blog. Also congratulations on your pregnancy!
Thank you so much for sharing that with me. It means a lot that so many moms are reading along and staying positive..or at least getting back to being positive on the tough days. I have had some difficult days with my energy levels being so low this pregnancy, but I know you are all out there dealing with similar things like toddler tantrums and the rest, so it helps me keep going too! I look forward to sharing more on the blog!
Danielle B says
I love this blog. I am a stay at home mom and mother to 5 beautiful girls. My husband works a lot so that I can be at home with the kids. This lifestyle is hard, more emotionally than physically. I love reading your blog! So many ideas and words of encouragment. Congrats on two years!
Danielle, I am so happy to hear that! YOU could help me out since you have 5 and I am about to go from 2 to 4. Thank you so much for the congrats and for sharing about you. All the best!
Anna @ The Measured Mom says
Beautiful post, Jaimi! Congratulations on two years – what a milestone!
Thank you so much, Anna. You are always so encouraging and positive-I love that!