Being a mom is hard. Growing up, I thought that becoming a mom would be an “easy job” and I couldn’t have been more wrong!
Raising kids is HARD…and I think it’s harder now than it’s ever been. We have so many things vying for our attention. We see other moms who seem to be doing it all and it’s easy to feel like you don’t add up.
On top of competing with people you know in real life, you now have to also compete with all the “cool moms” on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram sharing the awesome things they’re doing with their kids! And it’s super easy to compare your normal (or horrible) mom moments to their best mom moments and find yourself sorely lacking!
While motherhood isn’t a competition, it’s easy to feel like it is…especially when your kids make comments like “I wish you were more like Jimmy’s mom”. Even if you’re not competing, there’s so much uncertainty and insecurity in parenting and it’s hard to feel like you’re being the best mom you can be.
If you’re looking for a book that will help you navigate motherhood in light of eternity, you need to check out Be the Best Mom You Can Be: A Practical Guide to Raising Whole Children in a Broken Generation. This book, by Marina Slayton shares practical wisdom, scripture, and provides assessments to help you move forward in your mothering.
I appreciated that this book was a blend of personal anecdotes, stories of other families, Scripture and practical advice for implementing what the Bible says. It wasn’t a “there is only one way to mother” book, but rather a guide with steps to help you figure out how YOU can be the best mom you can be.
We all approach motherhood with our own blend of strengths, weaknesses, insecurities and past influences. We also have different kids who will require different things from us. Be The Best Mom You Can Be helps you navigate the challenging world of parenting and also helps you answer the tough questions you may be facing.