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
- perfect happiness; great joy
- 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.
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*Finding Mommy Bliss, COPYRIGHT © 2014 by Genny Heikka. Excerpts in this post appear courtesy of Hallway Publishing