The main goal I have in writing this blog is to give practical encouragement to moms in taking care of their families, their homes, and themselves so that each one can learn how to be a better mom. Let’s face it, motherhood is hard, and there are many days when every one of us thinks to ourselves, “I am failing.”
Even though I love my husband and kids more than anyone else in the world, and even though I’ve lived for over a decade as a mom, learned many difficult lessons, and feel more confident in my role than I ever have before, I still find myself lost at times, thinking that if only I were:
- A better cook
- More stylish
- Better at decorating
- Not so introverted
- More patient with my children
- Volunteered more often
- More forgiving
I could be better for my husband and kids. If I could only find that one perfect voice to listen to, I could nail this motherhood thing.
But there are so many voices out there to listen to…which one is right? Which one will give me the advice that will really work this time? Which one will lead me to happiness instead of to discouragement and failure?
Well, it turns out that the answer isn’t so cut and dry and I would like it, and actually will take some work to figure out. But luckily, there is a super helpful guide…
Sally Clarkson’s latest book, Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love (affiliate link), is really an answer to prayer for so many moms, who, at the end of the day, just want to feel like they are doing the best that they can, and that their lives matter.
This book is the ultimate guide to learning how to put away feelings of inadequacy, guilt and comparison, how to find contentment where you are right now, and most importantly, how to create that legacy of love and faithfulness in our marriages and motherhood, so that we can look back at our lives and recognize a life well lived.
Take a peek at Sally talking about her newest book:
Can this teach me how to be a better mom?
One of the things that Sally always says is that mothers cannot pour out continually to their families without first being poured into herself.
So if we are unsure of our direction in life, unsure of our worth, unsure of what people and activities should come first in our lives, then we will most likely not have time to receive that rest and spiritual nourishment that we need to become great moms.
In Own Your Life, Sally guides you through taking control of your spiritual life and your emotional health, then helps you design your sense of home, build your marriage and finally, guide you in healthy motherhood.
This single book has helped me so much that I come back to reading it over and over again. It helps refresh me and give me direction again when I’ve gone off the path.
I hope you’ll consider reading Own Your Life, not only for motherhood encouragement, but to help yourself become the best version of you that you can be.
What is one thing you are struggling with right now as a mom?