Inspiration

19 Tough Situations Moms Go Through


There are no perfect moms (just moms who make a good outward appearance).  There are no perfect kids (just kids who dress well and behave well just when you see them).  There are no perfect houses (just ones where the clutter is cleverly stored!).  There are no perfect bodies (just ones who know the beauty of Spanx!).  So says iSpecialist Jill Savage.  She points out that perfection does not exist in the mom world, but normal does.

Life is hard sometimes! If you feel this way and think no one understands, I hope you’re starting to realize that many other women do understand and have similar tough situations they are walking through too.

  1. You are not the only mom who feels worthless sometimes.
  2. You are not the only mom who yelled at your children today.
  3. You are not the only mom who is trying to blend two families into one and finding it far more difficult than you thought.
  4. You are not the only mom who wishes her husband would just hold her and listen to her.
  5. You are not the only mom who isn’t making enough money to make ends meet.
  6. You are not the only mom who constantly battles a weight issue.
  7. You are not the only mom who struggles with your faith and understanding God.
  8. You are not the only mom who is critical of her husband.
  9. You are not the only mom who has said something to a friend that you later regretted.
  10. You are not the only mom who feels as if she has no friends.
  11. You are not the only mom who is struggling in her marriage.
  12. You are not the only mom who has dealt with depression.
  13. You are not the only mom facing conflict in her marriage about sex or money.
  14. You are not the only mom who has a difficult child or a wayward teenager.
  15. You are not the only mom who has discovered your husband is addicted to pornography.
  16. You are not the only mom who has discovered your husband has been unfaithful.
  17. You are not the only mom who can’t seem to keep up with the laundry and the house.
  18. You are not the only mom who carries the title of “single mom.”
  19. You are not the only mom who sometimes wants to run away.

You are not alone. You are among friends who struggle with these same issues. Unfortunately, most of us just don’t talk about these “inside” issues often enough. That’s why we feel alone or feel as if we’ve failed.


Jill Savage is an author, speaker, founder and CEO of Hearts at Home. She and her family live in an old farmhouse on the outskirts of Normal, Illinois.









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