There are many schools of thought in motherhood, but at some point we all feel we aren’t doing enough for our kids. Sometimes you even feel who you areisn’t enough. And lots of experts try to reassure you that you are enough.
I’m not one of them.
Since becoming a mom almost 15 years ago, I’ve spent about 97% of my time with my children. I nurse every baby until they’re over two. I read to them for hours every day. I prepare each meal from scratch using organic whole foods. But before you write me off as an annoying supermom, you need to know one more detail about my mothering:
Like I said earlier, this is good news, for you and your kids. It provides you with daily opportunities to point them to the only One who is enough. When they feel the need to call out to Him, He’ll answer.
Shift your focus from satisfying everyone to listening to everyone. When I try to protect my kids from disappointment, they’re often disappointed. When I stop trying to fix it and truly listen, let them express their feelings, and point them to God, they experience more peace. It’s no longer about my ego, it’s about each child developing a vibrant relationship with the only parent who will ever be enough.
Hannah Kallio helps women recognize God’s voice in their lives, so they can experience more of His peace and do more of what matters. She’s a wife, mom of five, and Certified Christian Coach.
Check out her blog for more encouragement for moms at hannahkallio.org