The kitchen is a disgusting mess. You’re walking to the laundry room to find your 4 year old a pair of jeans because for some odd reason he wet his pants. Instead of making it to the laundry room, you slip in some spilled juice on the floor. Your kids need a bath (and a haircut, too) and the toddler is drawing on the wall. Dinner is looking like spaghetti (again). And you’re pretty sure you didn’t win any awards for “the Most Patient and Gentle Mommy” today.
On days like this you might be tempted to judge yourself even more harshly than that. Not only were you not at your best, but actually, you feel like you’re a terrible mom. A pathetic homemaker who can’t even keep her own house under control. The day was a disaster. You probably deserve an F minus in motherhood. Sometimes you wonder why God thought you could handle this family…..
And on and on goes the litany in your head as you stew about the ways you didn’t match up or weren’t enough or were too whatever (angry, critical, impatient, disorganized, fill in the blank).
You snap a shot of your depressing laundry pile after the kids go to bed and share it on Instagram with a self-deprecating comment and the hashtag #momfail. It’s only meant as a joke, of course, but deep down it feels a little truer than you wish it did.
If this sounds even remotely familiar, you need to know two things:
- You are not. Most of us feel this way far more than we ever admit.
- 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.
They also understand and have the deepest compassion for moms who are working their tails off, but still hitting the pillow at night with a heavy heart and tear-stained face, because they, too have felt like they were failing at one of the most important things they’ve ever done in their lives.
And so they’ve put together an honest, candid and incredibly 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 as much as they wish they could, they can’t reach through the computer and fold that giant pile of 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 10-15 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.