When it’s time to unwind, my favorite activity is to read. I am a natural introvert and crave a little time to myself at the end of each day. For a few hours every night, the only sounds in the house are the ice machine, the air conditioner, and occasionally the hamster spinning around in his wheel. Thank God for bedtimes, right? After sitting still for 15 minutes, I open my web browser and travel to the blogosphere. By reading stories of other mothers and their challenges, I gain a lot of peace and perspective. In this post, I share with you my favorite blogs that value motherhood. Continue reading to learn more.
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There are a TON of great blogs out there.
And furthermore, there are a lot of great mothers. Following my baby-making sisters over social media sometimes leaves me breathless. I read countless stories of overcoming teething, handling mixed emotions about postpartum and staying stylish all while covered with baby drool. Yes, these moms do it all and it needs to be celebrated. EVEN IF IT’S NOT ALWAYS PRETTY.
So, when I say there are a ton of great blogs out there, there are. Additionally, keep in mind, just because a blog was not mentioned in this post, does not mean it is not worthy. If I could truly have you see all that my eyes see, and all that I read for inspiration, well, this post would be somewhat infinite.
What points did I consider for my list of blogs that value motherhood?
- Lifted me up when I needed encouragement
- Tells the story of being a mom from a candid viewpoint
- Is raw about the big picture, faith, and life
- Focuses living to the fullest in a positive manner
- Uses the Bible as its main influence
This is a mama that works hard and remains faithful to her calling. In her words, she speaks of, “not just liking the bread, but #grindingthewheat.” Feel free to look up that hashtag on Instagram to follow her, or find her site by clicking Gracelaced. The perspectives she shares about motherhood show immense respect for the position. She gives me such encouragement whenever I feel that things in my house are getting a little too crazy.
In addition to her blog, she offers beautiful photos of everyday life, as well as viewings of her paintings. Her creativity is awe-inspiring, remarkable, and soothing.
#2: Ann Voskamp
Subscribe to this mama’s blog and you will receive some quiet relief as well as access to her sticky notes for the soul. I’ve followed her for several years and originally found her through her book, One Thousand Gifts. Her constant message for peace, and her method of delivering that message, is breathtaking. I’ve cried tears of calmness over several of her posts.
Stopping at her website, Ann Voskamp, is like a total experience. One is submerged in stunning photography and mind-capturing quotes. She really reflects on all the figments of life and draws them together in a way that is spiritually wholesome.
#3: Lysa TerKeurst
The Lysa Terkeurst site also makes my list of blogs that value motherhood. I stumbled across her book Unglued after my second child and I’ve hung onto her writing ever since. She speaks to the heart of mothers everywhere on topics that can be hard to talk about, yet her blog is straight forward and loving.
If Lysa sounds familiar, it’s because she is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries. As her site says, “Proverbs 31 Ministries provides the Biblical perspective for the gut-honest issues women face.” That is simply amazing if you ask me! Make sure to check out her specific sections on parenting and marriage.
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Let me know your favs!
And with that my dear lovelies, we reach our conclusion. I want to know your favs, so don’t forget to comment below. My belief is, what goes in usually comes out. Overcome the struggle with your thoughts and feed your minds, hearts, and souls with positivities.