Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Encouragement in the Face of a #MomFail Culture


In an era of Pinterest-perfect playrooms and social pressures to be the "perfect mom," it is easy to feel that you do not measure up as a mom. We have all had the days where the dishes are piled up at the end of the day, laundry and toys are scattered all over the house, and the list goes on and on.

We live in a culture where feeling bad about yourself, especially as a mother, is almost a badge of (dis)honor. This #momfail culture may seem like a joke at first glance, but these little comments and self-deprecating humor can take a toll on your confidence as a mother. Although you may shake it off, deep down it feels a little truer than you wish it did. I feel strongly that we, as mothers, should try to combat these feelings of failure so we can be the best version of ourselves for our children.

If this sounds even remotely familiar, you need to know two things:
  1. You are not a failure. Most of us feel this way far more than we ever admit.
  2. All the ways you failed?  How awful you did today or last week? It’s just not true. You’re doing better than you think.
I’ve had these sorts of days myself, and it’s precisely because I get it that I’m so excited to point you in the direction of this brand new (and free) video series created by two moms who have lived their fair share of #momfail days.
Stephanie and Beth are not only popular bloggers, but they’re also moms in the trenches. They’ve got 8 kids and almost 20 years of mothering experience between them.

They also understand and have the deepest compassion for moms who are working so hard, but still hitting the pillow at night with a heavy heart and tear-stained face, because they feel like they’re failing at one of the most important things they’ll ever do in their lives.

And so they’ve put together an honest, candid and encouraging series of three videos just for moms. It’s called “The Truth About #MomFail Culture: 10 Things You Need to Hear on the Hard Days”.

It won’t solve all your problems, and much as they wish they could, they can’t reach through the computer and fold that pile’o’laundry for you. But we can all benefit from a fresh perspective and encouragement from someone who really gets it.

Each video is short – around 10 minutes, and you can watch it on any sort of device and whenever you’ve got a few spare minutes.

To watch the video series, just click this link and enter your name and email to sign up. You’ll get access to the first video today, and then one per day after that.

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