Dear Mama Friends,

I want to encourage you this mother’s day. I’m sure you’re aware by now, there is no mom report card. But do you live that way? Do you feel like you’re constantly showing up as sub-par or failing, even? May I speak bluntly to you, sweet friend?

Stop grading yourself. Seriously.

How many times have you looked at another mom and thought, “Boy, I bet she has it all together. I wonder how she does it?” only to find out later that she, too, feels like she’s falling short – by the tears streaming from her eyes as she confides in you.

When you feel exhausted; ill-equipped; alone; heartbroken; lonely…please remember these truths I’m about to share with you.

Psalm 139 reminds us that The Lord knew all of our days before there was even one. He knew our struggles in advance and meets us where we are, without fail. He knew these things when he CHOSE you to be the mother of your children and he knows the struggles of your children as well. He has equipped you to do exactly what you need to do. And, sweet friend, you need to do it with a Godly confidence (Godfidence) and with joy in your heart! I know you’re wondering how it will all get done, how you’ll make it, but listen…

Be encouraged!

  • You’re not alone. Whatever challenge you’re facing today is normal.

  • You are not a bad mom! The fact that you reading this show how much you care.
  • There is no gift like time. Have you put yourself on your to do list?
  • Love wins every time. Period.
  • Remember to talk to yourself with the same compassion you give your children.
  • There is no such thing as perfect.
  • Remember the little things… those little kisses and hugs. Is there anything better?
  • God gave you your babies and no one could ever do a better job at being their mama than you.
  • Time goes by faster on mommy-time. Live in the moment, be present, make memories, play in the sprinkler, and be silly together. If you holding a newborn or navigating the teenage years, connect with your kids really get to know them and look for the gifts God’s given them – advocate for them and encourage them to use their gifts wisely.
  • Fertility issues are a very real problem, so remember, not everyone will be blessed by these few words, “Mommy, I love you.”
  • Your body isn’t ruined, you nourished and brought forth life.
  • When you feel stressed, choose to remember how blessed you are.
  • Focus on the whole picture not just the crazy to do list you face.
  • Healthy children, a healthy husband and a happy home make you a success mama!

Mamas, I want to encourage you today! The road to and through motherhood is full of sharp curves; yields; and sudden stops. But, if you open the sunroof and allow the hope and promise of Jesus to shine in, you can rest easy and take this journey one joy ride at a time.

Here to help you get healthy, happy and fit God’s way,Kim Dolan Leto

Kim Dolan Leto Mothers Day