Is this you, Mama? Weary? In desperate need of a nap, a soul-warming beverage, and a few hours of silence?
I can relate! For over 14 years now, I’ve faced the continual foe of pregnant, nursing, and mothering women: mommy exhaustion. Through 10 pregnancies, 3 miscarriages, 7 postpartum seasons, and moving more than a dozen times, God has taught me much about self-care, rest, and about my own weakness and limitations.
Let me share with you some things I’ve learned about being an exhausted mom.
THROUGH TIRING CIRCUMSTANCES:
- 7 Ways I Beat Postpartum Stress
- Battling Insomnia, Anxiety, Stress, and Exhaustion
- Avoid BURN-OUT: Intentionally Steward You
- How I Stay Steady Through TRANSITION
- 6 Ways I Handle Being an Exhausted Mom
- 4 HELPS for HARD TIMES
- Face Holiday Busyness & Stress (Without Grumping, Whining or SelfPity)?
EVALUATE YOUR EXHAUSTION:
- Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep? (Are You?)
- What Has GOD Put On My Plate?
- Is part of your exhaustion because you felt unprepared for motherhood?
- Is this part of the “A LOT” of Motherhood?
- Has the “Always ON”-ness of Motherhood taken you by surprise, like it did me?
- What Keeps Moms From Getting Enough Rest?
- Quit Stressin’, Worryin’, and Complainin’ About Your Children
- Are You Being a “Mommy Martyr?” (and Part 2: 7 Ways to STOP Being a Mommy Martyr)
- Are You DOING TOO MUCH?
- Do you need to limit how much you get out of the house?
- Are You Letting Your Kids Walk All Over You?
- What Are You Clutching? (Desire for control v. FAITH)
- Who is the Captive: your thoughts or YOU?
- Are You Ignoring Your Mommy Radar?
- 5 Things I Do When I Feel Overwhelmed
- Elizabeth Elliot’s oft-referred-to poem, Do The Next Thing
- 10 Essential Self-Care Habits For Moms
- Remember: ANYTHING of value is exhausting.
- Amidst your tiredness: 35 Ways to Affectionately LOVE Your Children
- Beware of Lying to Yourself About Your Reality
- 8 Verses That Help Me FIGHT FOR CONTENTMENT
- 5 Reasons to MAKE LOVE (Even Though You’re Tired)
- 21 Ways to THRIVE Amidst Stress
See my answer here: Why Have More Kids (when you’re exhausted with the ones you already have)?