Devotions for Moms: “Mom Life” Week in Photos

An Instagram-ready, picture-perfect mom life does not exist in real life. There is no such thing as a perfect mom. There is no such thing as perfect kids. Pretending we have the secret formula to raising obedient children is not helpful. Are there really three easy steps to making babies sleep through the night? Should we really try to potty train our child in three days?

Mom life is messy. Parenting is Messy. And life doesn't look like the picture-perfect world of Facebook.Click To Tweet
FACEBOOK DOESN’T TELL THE WHOLE STORY

What we see on Facebook is the highlight reel: those moments of smiling children, carefree moms, and family memories. These moments are great, but there is so much more to tell.

SHOULDN’T WE EMBRACE OUR ENTIRE MOM LIFE?

Being a mom is a joy-filled, crazy, awesome adventure. Don’t we want to look back and remember it all? The joy and the stress, the energy and the exhaustion, the chaos and the love. God bless our mess.

These Photos Are Real “Mom Life” Photos. The Highlights. The Mundane. The Crazy.

kids

 

pile of laundry

 

kids jumping

 

reading on a pile of blankets

 

baby sleeping in stroller

 

girl playing doctor

 

boy looking over spilled cheerios

 

dirty dishes on counter

 

laughing mom and baby

 

boy watching tv

 

shoes scattered on floor

   toddler pushing wheel barrow

toddler pushing wheel barrow

 

toddler pushing wheel barrow

 

mom doing dishes with baby. mom life.

 

dad. boy. dog.

 

broken electrical cover

 

kids on bikes

 

toddler in laundry basket

 

boy playing in water

 

boy tying shoes

 

cookies

 

family in car

 

spilled milk

 

toddler running


I hope this devotion encouraged you as a mom! Being a mom is hard work. Keep on loving your kids and all will be well!

Looking for more “real-life” posts? Check out “Why We Need to Stop Trying to be Perfect and Just Be Real.”

Ashley

Hi, I’m Ashley! Thanks for stopping by! I am wife to my favorite guy, mom to three amazing kids, and lover of all things chocolate. Stick around to find out why being a mom is messy work, why God’s grace trumps all, and why nothing is more important than loving God and loving others.

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3 Responses

  1. Lois says:

    Love! So full of real life!

  2. Haha, I love every bit of this! It’s like you came to my house and followed me around all sweek. I especially loved the shoes…why are there aleays so many shoes??!

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