Tough Mothering Day? 3 Powerful Tips to Turn It Around

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Tip #3: Offer Grace to Your Loved Ones (and to Yourself).

Perhaps your oldest son is upset about losing last night’s game and that’s why he has been a grouch all day.

Or maybe your husband got home from an exhausting business trip and has wanted nothing more than to be left alone upstairs while you (still) keep things moving with the kids by yourself.

Or, it could be that you were the one who blew it. Perhaps you let mommy anger get the best of you today. (By the way, if you struggle with this, you’re not alone. You’ve got to check out the “7 Days to a Less Angry Mom” course that’s literally changing the lives of hundreds of women worldwide).


Ephesians 4:1-3 is one of my favorite Bible verses because it helps us understand ourselves and others in these challenging moments.

It helps us understand that our family members will, from time to time, do hurtful things… and so will we.

Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. (Ephesians 4:1-3, emphasis mine)

And then there’s this amazing verse (Lamentations 3:22-23):

The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.

We–and our family members–have the chance to start over new every morning!

Thank goodness that we have the wonderful example of a loving Father who says:

“I forgive you. It’s all going to be OK. And tomorrow is a brand new day to start over.”

Hang in there! You will get through this, and you’ll be stronger because of it!

Embrace today’s challenges as a way to build up your tomorrows!


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About Alicia Michelle

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health. Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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