To the mom that feels overwhelmed…

Dear mom,

Today you may be feeling overwhelmed.

Perhaps it was the 5 loads of laundry you did and you’re still not even halfway done.
If your kids would actually hang their clothes up after they’re done wearing them then you wouldn’t have as much laundry to do.

Or perhaps you just spent 1.5 hours cooking dinner only to be told “I’m not hungry” as they scoot their plate to the side.

Maybe you’ve just received that phone call from the school, again.
Same kid. Same problem.

Maybe you were having a sweet mom moment and you went into your kids room in the middle of the night just to kiss them on the cheek, but you stepped on a lego along the way. The lego you told them 5 times to pick up so you wouldn’t step on it in the middle of the night. (The lego ruined the moment.)

Or maybe what happened to me today has happened to you:
You’ve been doing everything for your child all day…you’re in the middle of something important and it’s like your child has the perfect timing to say “MOM! I’m thirsty.”
I wanted to pause and say “well I’m doing YOUR LAUNDRY – get your own water.”

…and the Lord reminded me:
Whoever gives one of His little ones even a cup of water will surely not lose their reward. (Matthew 10:42)

I’m not saying this is an excuse for your child to be lazy and for you to do everything for your kid. This is just a quick encouraging post for the mom that is feeling overwhelmed to remember…that kid of yours is really Jesus’s little baby. What you are doing for your child does not go un-noticed. Keep pressing in.

All the work you are doing and the hours you are putting in may FEEL un-fruitful, but it’s not. Being a mom isn’t always easy but you can do it!



My Pinterest Attempts

Last year for my birthday I got to make over our Master Bedroom. Our walls were bare and sad. Used to, I would put anything on a wall just to have something on it. When we built this house I said I wouldn’t put anything on the walls until it was exactly what I wanted. It’s been a struggle for me, looking at emptiness, but our Master Bedroom is finally decorated!

I of course went to Pinterest for ideas and I came across this photo as one of my inspirations. I knew if I could find those shelves (except longer…) it would be perfect!

The Inspiration
Photo from Kaley on Instagram

I also came across this photo for our other wall. I liked this one because it shows how to decorate around a tv.

Inspiration 3
Photo from

So how did ours turn out? Well it definitely doesn’t look exactly like theirs. Our bedroom is a darker grey color (and we have black furniture) so it changes the look quite a bit; but I was still super excited for how it turned out. I couldn’t find the shelves in our town so I looked online and found some. They were mediocre and they cost $300 so…we made our own.
The white shelf above the television was actually supposed to be our living room mantle when we built our home but it looked odd above the fireplace. So I kept it, painted it white, and used it as a shelf in our bedroom.

We did our shelves a little bit different than the first inspiration picture, which was all Josh’s idea and I loved it. I stained the wood, spray painted the things Josh used to hang the shelves and voila! Done!

And that’s it! The bedroom make-over. Thank you Pinterest for all of your ideas – you never disappoint.