Encouragement

We Are the #WhateverMoms

You are formally invited to be a “Whatever Mom.”

I don’t get it. What on earth is a whatever mom?

I know…it sounds like something I would discipline my kid for saying to me. “Whatever Mom!”

No, it’s more than that, but if that is what helps you remember it, that’s fine with me!

 And if you REALLY want to remember it better, click at the bottom of this blog to receive a free 5×5 download of the “Whatever Mom” image. It’s cute and will go great hanging in your kitchen! (but please, read through and TRY not to skip to the end. Or if you are incredibly impatient like me, download it and then come back up here and start reading.) 

A 2,000-year-old letter:

Over 2,000 years ago, a man named Paul wrote a letter to a bunch of people in modern-day Greece. The people were like family to Paul, and they were going through some pretty tough trials in their lives. He wrote this letter to encourage his friends to have joy amidst those trials.

Here’s what he said.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)

Isn’t that beautiful?

Now, these words were written to people who were being persecuted because of their faith in Jesus, but if those people could find joy amidst their circumstances, certainly we moms can, right?

In fact, it all sounds easy enough.

Until your child wakes up from their nap earlier than expected.

Until you step in poop on the carpet. (Yep, that happened)

Or after you have sweated blood and tears to get dinner on the table — only to have your kid say they don’t want to eat it.

 

The truth is — it’s not easy. Not at all. But Whatever Moms choose to see past the chaos.

Philippians 4:8

So, how on earth do you focus on these things in the midst of such chaos? As a Stay-At-Home Mom? Or a Single Mom? A Foster Mom? Or a Mom with an Empty Nest?

With Help. With Joy. With Patience. And with Coffee……and the Oreos stashed where the kids can’t find them.

So grab a cup of coffee (and maybe some Oreos) and join me on this incredible journey, as we discover what it truly means to be a Whatever Mom.

And maybe, share an Oreo with your kid while you read it. After all, it’s the little moments shared that matter. And maybe Instagram it while you’re at it and add the hashtag #whatevermoms.

In closing…

….oh wait.

…NO. No. No. No.

…Don’t touch that!

 

 

 

As promised, here is my link. Free of charge. A free 5×5 print to hang wherever you will see it on a daily basis. Or turn it into a magnet!

Be sure and share your #WhateverMom moments!

**click the link, then right click the photo and ‘save as’ to your computer.

7 thoughts on “We Are the #WhateverMoms

  1. This couldn’t have come at a better time for me! Just today I was praying for joy and thankfulness amid the hectic and potentially-frustrating, seemingly-never-ending needs and responsibilities inherent in this chapter of motherhood. I look forward to reading! Thank you!!

    1. I’m so glad you’ll be reading, and hopefully inputting. Bear with me! And thank you for commenting! Praise the Lord for a community of mothers. The next post provides a recipe for an amazing, easy iced chai tea. For when you need a breather! 🙂

  2. Meredith, this is amazing. Loving everything about this and can’t wait to see more. Subscribing and gettin behind this blog wholeheartedly!

    1. Thanks Amanda!! If there’s any topic you’re interested in as you meet new challenges with your little one, please reach out to the whatever Mom community! More than likely they’ll have answers 🙂 thanks girl!

  3. I love this!!!!!!!!! I laughed so hard at the Beauty and the Beast video!!!!!! That is me at dinner….seriously hahaha I related so much! except i’m not too into Oreos…..its chocolate chip cookies or ice cream or pb cups 😛

    1. I will never understand why we have to convince children to eat good food. One of my biggest frustrations! You really can’t go wrong with any of those desserts. Oreos were heavy on my mind when I wrote this or I probably would have said chocolate chip cookies.

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