Real Mom Confessions Lisa-Jo Baker how to get rid of ants in your house fast

My friend anna is currently in the most intense season how to get rid of ants in your house fast of motherhood. Babies and toddlers. When she writes sometimes I have newborn PTSD remembering. But I also remember how intense the closeness of the how to get rid of ants in your house fast holy spirit was in those years. How fine the line between heaven and earth seems when how to get rid of ants in your house fast you’re holding tiny humans still fresh from the passing of how to get rid of ants in your house fast god’s hands into yours. It’s terrible and terribly wonderful at the same time. So listening to anna’s writings about that stage – it’s wildly comforting and profoundly affirming. I’m so thrilled to introduce her to you all!

I’ve been a mom for almost five years now. My son turned four last winter, my daughter is two, and my littlest girl is seven whole months old. About a year ago, I wrote a little post on facebook and shared a how to get rid of ants in your house fast few confessions about my recent mothering. My confessions from that week were along the lines of:

I pressed ‘post’ and went on my way, back into diapers and laundry and work and being up how to get rid of ants in your house fast to my elbows in children. Hours later after bedtime, I cracked my laptop and was floored to see dozens how to get rid of ants in your house fast of comments from other moms sharing their real confessions too.

Continuing to share my confessions was a no-brainer, and together we’ve shared hundreds of real moments from mothering. Every wednesday, I laugh and cry while reading what everyone brings to how to get rid of ants in your house fast the table. Moms have shared the number of days there’ve been between baths for their kids. They’ve shared how many meals from the drive-thru were eaten that week in the van. They’ve shared how frustrated and exhausted they were. They’ve shared their laundry mountains. They’ve asked for prayer as they announced a separation from how to get rid of ants in your house fast their husband, returned to work from maternity leave, and made terrifying & difficult decisions for their children. They’ve shared their loneliness for friendship. They’ve shared their victorious and cheerful and funny stories.

Because of this little weekly series on my facebook and how to get rid of ants in your house fast instagram pages, I am a less judge-y woman. My first reactions have changed – they’re more full of grace and love than I ever how to get rid of ants in your house fast could’ve mustered on my own. God has used these confessions to keep me humble (because y’all. I found out that I am in the showering frequency how to get rid of ants in your house fast minority. Related: all of you who shower more than twice a week? I bow down in awe.) and to keep me plugged in to the needs of how to get rid of ants in your house fast those around me.

Real moms are the best kind. The kind of mom who doesn’t hide behind the façade of perfection but instead embraces how to get rid of ants in your house fast her imperfections? The kind of mom who knows she has but a how to get rid of ants in your house fast moment to pray, so she grabs hold of just the right prayer to how to get rid of ants in your house fast offer earnestly? The kind of mom whose kids know she – and they – can laugh at mistakes and welcome grace from each other how to get rid of ants in your house fast and make things right with a sincere apology and the how to get rid of ants in your house fast promise of new mercy in the morning? That’s my kind of mom.

When a mom confesses her fear of returning to work how to get rid of ants in your house fast after maternity leave, worried about juggling work and kids and new baby and how to get rid of ants in your house fast laundry and all the things, and another mom tells her to breathe. That it will be ok. That she will make it. That she can – even should – ask for help? Redemption.

When a mom confesses and others support, it’s glory in mess. Jesus, birthed in a dirt and straw-filled barn to a teen mom? He gets glory in mess. God is all about the glory in the mess and how to get rid of ants in your house fast I’m convinced that he kind of loves it. And mamas? We live there, in that space where glorious ordinary meets extraordinary everyday.

And when we come together to share in that place, in the goldfish crumbs and trembling fear of messing up how to get rid of ants in your house fast our kids and overwhelmed hearts at the thought of another how to get rid of ants in your house fast day and sticky fingers all up in our faces? That’s when we know there can be – there’s has to be – real community in mothering. When we know that we need to come together. We need to cling to the idea of loving each how to get rid of ants in your house fast other well.

Meet anna: she blogs over at girl with blog and says, being a mom is the hardest job I’ve ever had. I prayed to hold this position. I begged god to change my name to mom. I fought as my own body betrayed me twice, giving me children I will only hold in heaven. I praised through tears each time it gave me one how to get rid of ants in your house fast of my three kids to raise here. I clawed my way to motherhood, and some days I am convinced I will claw my how to get rid of ants in your house fast way, all kinds of scrappy and survival mode, to bedtime. But sharing the real moments of mothering with other moms how to get rid of ants in your house fast has changed me.

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