As wives and moms, we’re all at different stages. Some of you are just starting out with sweet newborn babies and some of you, like me, are entering your empty nest years. The rest of you fall somewhere in between. No matter what stage of motherhood we’re in, there is always a combination of joy and tears. Mom is Forever was birthed with the intention of sharing help and encouragement for moms in all stages because even for those of us who are now watching our children enter adulthood, we’re still their moms and we will be their moms forever. Since I’ve started blogging more regularly, I’ve made “friends” with lots of other bloggers. They offer so much advice and helpful tips and this week was a super week for them. Today, I’m sharing their encouragement and blogs with you.
Mom: Guard Your Heart
This week’s best from my blogging community . . .
As moms, we are constantly giving to those around us. We focus on nurturing the hearts of our children, our family, and our friends. But, what about our own heart. Are we guarding it so that we have something to give? What’s the state of your heart? I’ve been asking that of myself a lot lately. God mentions the heart over 900 times in Scripture. Read the rest of Guarding Your Heart from Lori at The End in Mind here.
I’m not sure I saw this clearly before today. I am not naive. I am not living in fear, nor am I blind to the truth. But the danger I face is real. And all I need to see is the reflection in the mirror. The danger is me. Read the rest of Until Danger Passes from Vicki at The Watering Can Blog here.
It’s one thing to experience pain. It’s another thing altogether to watch your children experiencing it. Tiffiney shares about how this has played out in her own life, writing, “The worst kind of pain to push through as a parent is the pain that is hurting your child.” Finish reading Tiffiney’s story in Jennifer’s featured post, How to Push Through Pain as a Parent, at A Divine Encounter here.
I am consistently second guessing my decisions as a mom. Do I play with my children too much? Do I play with them enough? Am I overprotective? Or do I really need to be more mindful of what my kids are saying and doing? Does he really need to learn all the rules or is it better to encourage him to be a free spirit? People don’t actually expect me to arrive on time – do they? Read the rest of Second Guesses from Brittany at Everyday Thoughts here.
Do you have a family favorite recipe or are you looking for something new to try? These 25 deliciously easy sheet cake recipes will blow your mind! Read the rest of Easy Sheet Cake Recipes from Crystal at Crystal and Company here.