Managing as a mother when you are caring for a child with mental illness or learning/developmental disabilities means that you will at times need to put yourself first.
I am often reminded of the speech given before taking off on a flight when you are instructed to put on your oxygen mask before helping another passage to put on his/hers. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Felicia Graves
I spent over three years with this man, and during that time I faced a lot of hardships. Fortunately though, I became a born-again Christian during this time and even though I struggled deeply with sin, God still rescued me and He saved me from myself and from the abuse. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Sacha C.
The Lord made us all different therefore try not to compare yourself to other moms. This means our marriages, our children and our walks with Christ will look different. A mother often knows best, and our Creator knows us even better. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Alishia Orhurhu
In that moment I recognized I do not get to tell the Lord what to do with my life which belongs to Him. I continued in worship, “Whether I live or die, whatever You decide to do, glorify Yourself and magnify Your name through this! Let even my brokenness serve You!” … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Cheryl Shumake
I do not balance it all and I reject the mindset that balancing my life is part of my “job” as a parent. I am not “Supermom” and I have ceased trying to be. I came to this conclusion when I found myself failing as I attempted to keep all my plates spinning, resulting in a stressed, angry person to live with. I have learned to choose my priorities regarding my calling as a wife and mother. Living out my calling has nothing to do with what others expect of me, but what God has given me as a ministry. My main ministry is to my family. What I say “yes” to must be related to how it will help me live out my calling. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Leah Lively
We find rest when we get into the secret place with the Lord. We start to focus on Him, the problem solver, and not all of our problems. We begin to hear Him clearly—we’re able to listen to instruction. See, some of the things we think we HAVE to get done can wait. Sometimes we need to slow down and rest in the Lord. Sometimes we need to take a moment to be with Him. He will give us the strength to take care of what’s necessary. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Jenna’e Murphy
My husband and I moved from a comfortable life into a temporary housing situation to prepare to plant churches in Canada. Everything was changing drastically from what we were accustomed, and I had just given birth to my third child. I fell into a deep depression. I didn’t realize it was postpartum depression until later. I was struggling just to get through my days and keep my baby, and two toddlers cared for while my husband was going to school full time and working. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Arrica Hess