A Mother’s Day Giveaway: Because who knew being a mom would be like this?!

Author Genny Heikka shares thoughts on finding bliss in the hustle and bustle of motherhood.

“Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children go.”—Author Unknown



  1. perfect happiness; great joy
  2.  paradise, heaven


Are you kidding?

There’s paradise and heaven to be found in the middle of diapers, temper tantrums, arguing kids, and piles of laundry?

I know that’s what you might be thinking right now. And the whole idea of mommy-bliss might seem a little far-fetched.

But, actually, it’s not.

And, no, I’m not kidding.

The problem is, sometimes we miss it.

It’s as simple as that; we miss the bliss. We get caught up in rushing around from soccer to swim team, from the grocery store to the doctor’s office, from one load of laundry or dishes to the next, and we don’t have time to think about what’s so magical about motherhood. We’re just trying to get everyone fed, everyone to sleep, or everyone to clean their rooms—for once in their lives.

If that’s you, don’t be hard on yourself. I’ve been there plenty of times. Because life is busy and motherhood is busier. The schedule never seems to slow down and the to-do list never seems to get done. And any sort of bliss might seem totally out of reach.

Who knew that parenting would be such a balancing act? We want to be organized, but we feel like we’re not. We want to be productive, but we never seem to be able to get it all done. We want to be consistent, but sometimes we’re exhausted. We wan tot make the right devisions, but sometimes we don’t know what the right decisions are. We want to be role models, but we’re far from perfect. We want time to ourselves, but our kids need our time.

Most of all, we want to be good moms.

And we just don’t know if we are.

But even though it might not feel like it right now, you are shaping souls and building character, mom. You are raising leaders, teachers, influencers, artists, writers, managers, moms, dads—whatever your kids grow up to be—to go out and make a difference in the world.

And you—their mom—will have helped prepare them for that.

So I encourage you, even though it’s hard sometimes, keep your eyes focused on the big picture and the goal ahead, and bliss will sneak up on you in the most amazing ways. And if you want a little help along the way, be sure to enter the Mother’s Day giveaway below!


About the book:

Finding Mommy Bliss – Discovering Unexpected Joy in Everyday Moments helps moms take steps toward the parental happiness that can sometimes be hiding at the bottom of the laundry pile. Author Genny Heikka includes stories from her own experiences as a parent, along with practical advice, tips, and questions that moms can explore on their own or in a group setting. Filled with the humor, heartache, and humbling realizations that only parenting can bring, Finding Mommy Bliss makes for an encouraging, easy read for the busy mom who needs a few minutes of inspiration.


To help you keep the stresses and worries of motherhood from swallowing your joy and banishing your bliss, enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a signed copy of Finding Mommy Bliss, available wherever books are sold.

Use the entry form below for your chance to win a free, signed copy of Finding Mommy Bliss, just in time for Mother’s Day!

*Finding Mommy Bliss, COPYRIGHT © 2014 by Genny Heikka. Excerpts in this post appear courtesy of Hallway Publishing


  1. June S. says

    I find bliss by getting to go in my backyard and plant my flowers for the whole day with no one pestering me.

  2. anne says

    I am grateful for my health which is back to normal which allows me to walk in the foothills and breathe the clear air, enjoy the sunshine and bright blue skies. this is beautiful and gives me peace.

  3. Meagan bs says

    I try to take a step back from stressful moments and appreciate the good in them, find learning opportunities for not only myself but for my daughter too.

  4. Vickie Couturier says

    by making sure that I enjoy the simple things in life,,don’t sweat the small stuff cause you never know what tomorrow will bring

  5. marian boll says

    This might be just the help my granddaughter needs with her new baby girl. This is her first and taking time out for herself is still a nono in her books.

  6. says

    Although my 2 years kid never allows me to look around anything but him, I wasn’t planning on reading this, but you just sold me on it. Now I can’t wait to get it!

  7. Brittany says

    I hug my babies and love on them throughout the day and I find joy in praying with them throughout the day and at bedtime.

  8. Stephanie Vose says

    I enjoy everyday bliss when everything around me gets crazy and my daughter gives me a big hug and a kiss on my nose. Gets my day turned around instantly.

  9. Shannon H says

    I find bliss by reading a novel in the living room while my kids play around me. I get some down time while still being present.

  10. Courtney R. says

    I find bliss when I see cute things, cute senior citizens, cute children, hugs, flowers, cute dresses, sweet encounters, and so forth, these moments take the edge off for me.

  11. Amanda says

    I have to be very intentional about finding bliss in everyday moments, and usually that is done by slowing down, really listening to and enjoying my kids, and asking God to help me not stress over the little things.

  12. Taryn says

    I lay down next to my daughter and remember I was once told I couldn’t have babies– and then nothing else seems to matter. #miraclebaby

  13. Connie Tillman says

    Every moment I can spend with my 4 kids I find bliss. Even when they are screaming, fighting and slamming doors. I would not change it for the world.

  14. Trisha McKee says

    I always try to be in the moment- relish in the good, and create plans I know will make memories. And if I’m stuck in a bad place, such as stressful day at work, I focus on what to look forward to.

  15. Paige W. says

    Life is way too short, so I just live everyday not knowing what will happen the next..& enjoying it every second. I spend as much time as I can with my growing girls so I don’t miss any of the small moments. The small moments are usually the best memories :)

  16. Karen T Gonyea says

    By breathing – I find if I can just stop and breathe – everything is always alright !!

  17. susan smoaks says

    i find bliss in everyday moments by taking time to enjoy the small things. a smile, a hug, everything is beautiful and something to be thankful for.

  18. says

    I find my bliss in the laughter & hugs of my children, the beauty of nature, the support of my husband, and the everyday blessings.

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