As a homemaker, I struggle with these 6 things almost every day. I think many moms can relate! Do you have any of these humbling homemaker weaknesses?
If you’ve been reading my site any length of time then you know that one thing is for sure: I am not perfect. I don’t have it all together. I’ve been humbled.
There are certain areas of my life and my homemaking where I am more humbled than others. And that’s why I’m excited about digging into some resources to help me strengthen these incredibly weak areas.
Today I’m admitting….
1. I’m frumpy.
Yes, I said it. It’s true. I’ve had 3 babies in the past 4 years. I’ve been breastfeeding or pregnant for 5 1/2 years without a respite.
I was never a fashionista, but on any given day now you will usually find me in sweats or yoga pants and an oversized T-shirt.
It’s not pretty, ladies. Not pretty at all.
I blame part of it in the fact that I hate to shop–and I don’t have the money to purchase myself new clothes. And I just don’t want to take the time to spend on myself.
And so this quote from Trina Holden’s Embracing Beauty really got me good:
“Do you ever feel guilty taking time to care for yourself? You shouldn’t. Taking care of our bodies is a way we ready ourselves to serve with the joy God desires His children to walk in.”
2. I’m a horrible time manager.
Yes, I’m laying it all out today. I do not manage time well. I never have. I say I have adult ADD. I will start one task and then think of something and move to the next task and never finish the first task…and then my time has run out, and nothing has been accomplished.
And I’m always running late.
This quote from Amy Robert’s The Homemaker’s Guide to Creating the Perfect Schedule hit me hard:
“If you want a relatively clean home, you have to carve out time for cleaning….Ask God to point out where you are wasting time….And then listen and do.”
On my must-read list? The Homemaker’s Guide to Creating the Perfect Schedule
3. I do not rest.
Ouch. Yes…ouch, ouch, ouch! This one hurts to admit, but it’s the truth!
The past two to three months have been insanely busy. I struggle with saying “no,” fill my plate and suffer the consequences. I’m intentionally making time for REST as soon as this crazy mega homemaking event is over.
Does this quote from Danielle Evans convict anyone else?
“To live life intentionally without practicing necessary pause is a serious contradiction. An oxymoron at best.”
On my must-read list? Honoring the Rhythm of Rest
4. I’m disorganized.
Yep–not going to hide this one. I’ve talked about it before. Left on my own, I struggle with disorganization. I frequently lose things. I forget appointments. I collect piles and piles of papers. (This has gotten WAY worse since I became a mom. Can I get an “amen”?)
5. I feel like motherhood is hard.
Let’s face it: If you’re a mother, you know this is the truth. Motherhood is not for the faint of heart. It’s just not. It’s hard work. It’s heart work.
I cannot tell you how many moments over the past 5 years when I have thought: “I am just not cut out for this whole motherhood thing. I stink at it.”
6. I need God.
I’ve known Him since I was 9…and now I’m 32. Honestly? I’ve felt distant from Him lately. I’m sure that goes back to numbers 2, 3, and 4 above–among other things.
He calls me to rest in Him.
On my must-read list? Kept, a study of I Peter.