The Burned Out Mommy Season

The Burned Out Mommy Season | Satisfaction Through Christ

It happens to every mom.

You’re done.

Exhaustion is threatening to overcome you, but there’s just that one more thing to do. It’s a little something I call…

The Burned Out Mommy Season

It’s something each of us experience, but rarely talk about. Is it because of the fear of being seen as weak? Or is it our pride? I don’t know, but today I’m going to talk about it.

As I am typing this post I’m suffering from Burned Out Mommy Season.

I can pin point when it happened to me.

The realization that this past school year we missed speech therapy. Things I had hoped for didn’t happen which resulted in more work for me over the summer.

I have a foot injury on top of a my daily aches and pains.

My kids have had one injury or sickness after another.

But, a message that I keep hearing from God and other people is – rest.

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So today I am sharing some of my tips for this tough season.

Journal/Prayer Time

Recently I opened my prayer journal to the last entry to find it was way back on May 30. Ouch! No wonder why I’ve become irritable, grouchy, angry and frustrated. I haven’t been spending time with my Father. My first action is to start doing this again and making it a top priority in my day.

Have Joy

Start doing things that bring joy back into your life. The extra “stuff” can easily take over the things that give you joy. One of the things that fills me with joy is crocheting. I love to sit and just work on a project. Yes, my crochet has been neglected recently, too. Most of all, it brings me joy to see children wearing my projects.

Enjoy Your Children

This is one area of life that I can miss the boat on. I’m so busy thinking about the next therapy session or reading up on brain development or dealing with a temper-tantrum that I forget to just enjoy my children today. Plan an activity with your children that is relaxing. Recently we took our children out to a movie and ice cream and it was one of the best times we’ve had in a while.

Reach Out!

Tell a co-worker or  a friend. I usually bottle it up inside of me but this time I let a follow blogger and some close friends know. It helped so much because they encouraged me in the areas that needed it.

Remember if you’re going through a hard season of parenting, you are not alone.

 We can do all things through Christ alone!

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I'm a daughter of God, wife to The Hubby and Mommy to two smily children. My life is full of cloth diapers, home made wipes, doctor appointments, and therapy. When I'm not busy chasing around the kiddos I contribute here and at my own blog Mommas Wonderings. Life is crazy but By His Stripes Alone I will conquer the Mommy List.

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    • says

      Yes, we do tend to paint motherhood picture-perfect ourselves but I find society also does, which I believe also adds pressure on moms. It’s something that I find makes The Burned Out Mommy Season even harder. Have a great Thursday!

  1. says

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and wisdom. I agree that motherhood can be very trying at times and we need to pray for guidance when things get a little tough.

    I have pinned this to the Say G’Day Saturday board. Thanks so much for joining the Say G’day Saturday linky party. We are so thrilled you partied with us this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    • says

      Thanks Natasha in Oz for the pin and party! I agree guidance is a great thing to pray for when things are tough and I do too pray for it during seasons of toughness.

  2. normaleverydaylifeblog says

    There are definitely seasons that are easier than others. Good tips for getting through the harder ones. Thanks for linking up to Motivational Monday!

  3. Life Breath Present says

    Sometimes just stopping IS exactly what I need to do. I can reboot in those moments. Sometimes getting away is it, but often stopping works well enough for a time 🙂

    Swinging by from Turn It Up Tuesday!

    • says

      When you stop do you indulge in a hot drink and watch the scenery? Or lose yourself in some favourite music? I love doing that when I stop to reboot 🙂 Have a great thursday Life Breath Present!

    • says

      Thank-you for your kind comment! Often I think that sometimes we are so busy being mommies and wife’s that we lose site of who we are as daughters of God. I believe being a mom is one of the toughest mission fields out there and it’s important that we have a strong core and relationship with God. Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Need More Than Coffee says

    Just gonna be real here. I’m so burned out I don’t want to be a mom. I dont WANT another crafty mess to clean up or another fun project that ends up spreading glitter all over the house. I dont’ want to spend $100 on school supplies when I can’t seem to afford a new bra. The next therapy visit will be my own. Burned Out is written across my forehead.

    • says

      Being real keeps us grounded;) But on another note sometimes great therapy is talking to other people. Have you heard of The Satisfaction Through Christ Facebook Group? (https://www.facebook.com/groups/597299823693923/) We have a weekly thread that you can ask for prayer. Also you can get hold of me through any of my social media forums or my blogs email
      lillythroughthevalley@gmail.com. I’ve been having issues with my junk mail. So if you don’t hear from me assume it got lost in junk mail and try again. Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. says

    Candice,
    Yes, your steps in your post are so wise and good…time with God, time for an activity that brings you joy and having friends beside you….hope you’re finding the rest you need…visiting from Lyli”s blog

  6. says

    Thank you for telling me to do something that brings me joy. For days, for weeks, for months, I’ve wanted to sew. When I’m sewing, I feel like I’m doing what I was created to do. It brings me a sense of peace and joy. It’s also the first thing that was cut when I had to go to work again. There hasn’t been much in my life but work lately.

  7. says

    I saw your post over on the Be.YOU.tiful link party! I appreciate the realness of this post! I get burnt out too, especially lately (I”m pregnant and my toddler wears me out!!!) so I am glad to hear I’m not alone! 🙂 I love all of these tips. Prayer is so important, and so is reaching out to other people! It’s cool that God use them as an answer to prayer for us, as well as us for them! Friendship is huge for feeling validated and heard as a momma. Thanks for talking about what matters most.

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