My friends Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk have teamed up to write a book that will help you relax as a mom.
Do moms do that?
In Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe & Why We All Need to Knock It Off, you’ll get rid of misconceptions like “Motherhood is natural, easy and instinctive” and “My child’s bad choice means I’m a bad mom.”
You’ll laugh along the way, exhale with relief, and yes, relax. When you unburden yourself of these ten misconceptions, you’ll feel liberated and supported.
Here’s what Karen Ehman has to say about scaling the Great Wall of Motherhood:
Just three-and-a-half short years after I was married, I found out I was expecting our first child. I was excited to be carrying a new life, although I also felt fear as I stared at the massive wall of motherhood that I would now have to scale, mostly because I thought all the weight was upon my shoulders to be my child’s everything.
Caretaker. Provider. Cook. Teacher. Nurse. Social director. Counselor. Coach. And probably something else I hadn’t even thought of yet. How in the world was I ever going to be able to do all that?
The Great Wall of Motherhood seems insurmountable because we moms have been hoodwinked—tricked into believing lies that keep us from not only enjoying motherhood, but forging friendships with other moms who might tackle the tasks of motherhood differently.
Myths such as “Mothering is natural, easy, and instinctive” cause moms to feel like failures if they have questions or apprehensions in raising their kids. Operating from the premise that “The way I mother is the right (and only) way” puts up fences between moms instead of building bridges of encouragement between them. Lies such as “I am my child’s choices” tempt moms to mistakenly believe that if their child makes a wrong choice then they, in turn, must be a bad mom.
Let’s determine today that we will reach out—and reach down—to help our fellow moms. Together we can scale the wall of motherhood as we seek to raise our children on our knees—as deep in prayer as we are in laundry, and homework, and life.
You can do it mom. God is with you. Love lavishly and mother well.
It’s time to help one another scale the Great Wall of Motherhood!
Let’s start right now by giving away a copy of Hoodwinked (US entries only please).
Just leave a comment below with how many children you have to enter. A winner will be chosen on November 19.