No one really tells you exactly how hard being a mom is. You hear about the joys of motherhood, the beauty of being pregnant, and the gift of childbirth. You can read countless books or have numerous conversations about pregnancy, how to handle baby’s first year, parenting advice, and more, but no book or friendly words of wisdom will ever fully prepare you for the lifelong commitment of motherhood.
Motherhood doesn’t sleep—it is a 24/7 commitment with no breaks and very little thanks. While it isn’t a job, it is an honor, a gift and a responsibility that lasts for a lifetime. Motherhood has seasons of giving, taking and expending and there are times when I find myself clinging to Matthew 11:28-30 and returning to it over and over again for spiritual refreshment. For me, the most challenging and busy time of the year begins when school commences and continues into the holiday season. It is when I discover my overcommitted schedule and endless obligations have created a very underwhelmed soul.
How do busy moms do it all so seamlessly?
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