I am honored to be a part of what has been an absolutely fantastic motherhood encouragement series put together by my friend, Tatiana. Today is our final day for the series which has run all month, and I hope as I finish us out today that you are encouraged and inspired for your journey as a mom.
We live in a day and age that is positively saturated with parenting books, parenting manuals, parenting blogs, parenting podcasts, and more. As if that weren’t enough, new studies are coming out daily, telling you what you should and should not do with your babies, toddlers, and children as you go about the work of raising them. Here’s the real kicker, though: these voices we’re hearing all contradict one another!
One parenting “expert” will tell you it is in your baby’s best interests to be sleep trained and that if you do not sleep-train your little one, then you are being negligent and are a bad parent. The next parenting “expert” that comes along will tell you it is borderline child abuse to insist on your little one being sleep trained and that if you go so far as to attempt such a barbaric practice, you should be ashamed of yourself. With this kind of rhetoric coming at us every day, it’s no wonder the mommy wars are raging!
I come to you today to implore you, sweet mama, to remember that there is another way. There is a better option available to us besides all the noise, the voices, the differences of opinion, and the varied advice all clamoring for our attention. There is a way which perfectly suits each one of your unique children, a way that will bring you peace, rest, and joy as you mother, a way that is tailor-made for your family. What is that way?
It is mothering by faith.
To read the rest of this article, head on over to Tatiana’s blog.
To read the rest of the posts in this 31-day series of motherhood encouragement, click here.