I never thought I’d be the mom that yells. Never.
I prayed so long and hard to have children…it never crossed my mind I’d be a mom that yells…what would I have to yell about?
I hadn’t dealt with anger in any sort of the way before children. In my mind I thought moms that yelled or ‘lost it’ just needed to get a grip. Then well, it all started happening.
I had twins which intensifies motherhood from moment one. I left my corporate job I loved to stay at home (which yes I chose to do and LOVE!) which was a crazy transition. We moved an hour away when the boys were 5 days old…BIG change…to be near my family. Fast forward the boys are now closing in on three years old…so the newborn intensity is gone but now it’s a whole new ball game with toddlers 🙂 yes I do believe in the terrible (I mean terrific twos).
I don’t want to be the mom that yells!
And I find myself after all the INTENSE changes and demands yelling. And it makes me sad. I have my good days, don’t we all, and I have my bad days. And perhaps I’m being too critical of myself, we moms are good at that. But last week it all came to a head. I was sitting down after bathing the boys and I just told Dan, I don’t want to yell, I don’t want to be a mad mom, I want to be a joyous mom.
What did he do? Hugged me and said they love you.
That’s what I needed to hear that night, but the next morning I was determined to find resources to help in my quest for more joyful parenting. Then I found this book after doing some online digging. Moms, you need this book. I’ve laughed, cried, smiled, cried more…all in one week from getting the book. I read it front to back and probably will read it again every year. It is soooo good! I knew from the title I needed it. She’s Gonna Blow...I mean that’s how I feel half the time 🙂
If you feel like you’re going to blow, remember this you are NOT alone. You are NOT! That might be the best part of the first 25 pages of this book, confessions that readers shared with the author…we are so similar in our fears as mothers. Why not take our weaknesses, bring them together, make them our strengths?
I’m praying for you, moms! Hop on over to Facebook and SHARE this if you know a mom friend who needs encouragement today.
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