Sunday, October 22, 2017

Mommy Moments 10/22/17


Welcome to Mommy Moments! It is a blessing to look back on the past several years with all of our co-hosts, guest hosts, and community of moms linking up to encourage and challenge one another. It's worth so much to know that moms have been blessed and maybe felt a little less alone in doing what God has called them to do. Thank you all for using your writing to be a blessing to me as well as to the hundreds of other mamas who are reading it. I'm thankful for each of you who have made this link up possible!

It's no secret that motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its joys. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!



 The featured post this week belongs to Bethany from Mama Finds Her Way and her post "How Waking Up Earlier Makes You Happier". If you're struggling to find time to take care of your self and your soul, Bethany challenges mamas to try waking up early and using that time to prepare for the day. Check out her post for more details and encouragement!

Now, link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

Then, explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 


Please, pretty please, we'd love it if you would tweet or share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends! Use the hashtag #mommymoments to help us all stay connected!
We would also love it if you could add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up! If you are not able to copy/paste the code on your page, please e-mail one of us and we would be happy to send you the code!




Friday, October 20, 2017

Why Motherhood Matters Review and Giveaway!

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I have said no to many writing opportunities lately as I haven't had a lot of extra time for writing, much less reading. But for some reason, the title of this book, Why Motherhood Matters, captured my attention, and I knew that it was something I needed to read. I knew that this book was as much for me as it was for my readers from the time I opened the first page and found my spirit identifying with September McCarthy's words. God used this book to refresh and encourage me as a mama in a season of life where I've needed it the most and I am honored to have the opportunity to share it with you all. As the author September McCarthy says throughout this book, I need to "fill my cup before it is empty". So if you're the mama who's thinking I barely have time to shower and eat, much less read, this is the book for you. I promise you won't regret the time spent in these pages.

As most of you know, I am a mama to a busy 4 and 2 year old, owner of the online boutique, Amana Design, and everything else that being a wife and homemaker entails. No matter what season of motherhood we find ourselves in, it's very easy to get overwhelmed and frustrated by the responsibilities that this calling asks of us when we have so much on our plates already.

Why Motherhood Matters reminded me of what a blessing my children are and what an opportunity I have to raise these little people teach them how to love. As September shares her heartbreaking stories of loss and desire to be a mother, I was brought to a place of gratefulness for the lives God has blessed me with and given a renewed desire to not take them and my role as their mother for granted. Somehow, all of the extras in life seem so important, but when we take a step back and put it into perspective, loving the Lord and our family is the most important work we are doing!

I identified with September's description of an overwhelmed mom, as I'm sure most mamas reading the book will. But instead of leaving us hopeless in an overwhelmed world of chaos, September offers truths to fill our hearts and minds with to overcome the negative emotions and responses that often lead to that feeling of losing it and also gives the challenge that we don't need to do it all, we just need to focus on what's important and do that well. In fact, motherhood isn't even about us and how well we are doing, it's about the work that God is doing through us in our children.

One of the best distractions from what God is doing in our lives is the comparison game. Comparing ourselves to others and committing to tasks that only bring stress and resentment is not how we want to live our lives! God hasn't called us to be like every other mother on Facebook and Pinterest. Instead of comparing, September encourages her readers to open our lives to one another, stop judging and criticizing and being afraid to let our less than perfect sides show. We need each other as mamas to get through this difficult season of life! Can I get an Amen?

Why Motherhood Matters - An Invitation to Purposeful Parenting by September McCarthy #whymotherhoodmatters

Why Motherhood Matters is a must-read for every busy mama who is looking for encouragement and uplifting in her chaos. It's a great start for giving yourself the self-care and the soul-care that is essential for every mother as you fill yourself up to be poured out into the lives of those you love.

You can order your own copy of Why Motherhood Matters by clicking the following link, or enter to win a copy below!

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Colossians 3:17 
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Mommy Moments 10/15/17


Welcome to Mommy Moments! It is a blessing to look back on the past several years with all of our co-hosts, guest hosts, and community of moms linking up to encourage and challenge one another. It's worth so much to know that moms have been blessed and maybe felt a little less alone in doing what God has called them to do. Thank you all for using your writing to be a blessing to me as well as to the hundreds of other mamas who are reading it. I'm thankful for each of you who have made this link up possible!

It's no secret that motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its joys. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!



 The featured post this week belongs to Mary from Live Well, Play Together and her post "What Mama Wore + Announcement"  Mary shares a fun post with her Fall fashion finds as well as an exciting announcement that she is expecting another little one! Congratulations to her from all of the Mommy Moments community! We love watching our families grow!
Maternity Style Tip -Don't rush to buy maternity clothes! Check your closet for loose fitted dresses that will still fit over the early bump!

Now, link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

Then, explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 


Please, pretty please, we'd love it if you would tweet or share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends! Use the hashtag #mommymoments to help us all stay connected!
We would also love it if you could add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up! If you are not able to copy/paste the code on your page, please e-mail one of us and we would be happy to send you the code!




Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mommy Moments 10.8.17


Welcome to Mommy Moments! It is a blessing to look back on the past several years with all of our co-hosts, guest hosts, and community of moms linking up to encourage and challenge one another. It's worth so much to know that moms have been blessed and maybe felt a little less alone in doing what God has called them to do. Thank you all for using your writing to be a blessing to me as well as to the hundreds of other mamas who are reading it. I'm thankful for each of you who have made this link up possible!

It's no secret that motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its joys. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!



 The featured post this week belongs to Nicole from Redeeming Home and her post "Learning To Embrace Growing Older" Nicole offers Biblical perspective on aging in spite of our culture's attempts to prevent all aging signs! Since we are all growing older, this post is a great encouragement with hope for the future, even if the future includes some gray hair and wrinkles.

Now, link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

Then, explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 


Please, pretty please, we'd love it if you would tweet or share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends! Use the hashtag #mommymoments to help us all stay connected!
We would also love it if you could add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up! If you are not able to copy/paste the code on your page, please e-mail one of us and we would be happy to send you the code!




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