Ever since I have become a parent, I have found enjoyment with online communities. Through my pregnancies and caring for new babies, I found them especially helpful. Most of the time I would read a.k.a. “lurk” these communities looking for what’s normal and what’s not. While these communities would help me with knowing what development stages my children should be going through, they weren’t always the most respectful or peaceful groups. The biggest problem with these groups is that they are not faith based or encouraging when it comes to parenting struggles. If you like to pretend like you never have hard day, then its right for you. But for the rest of us who get frazzled after a long day, there is something missing from these groups. In my own experience with sharing parenting struggles, there is nothing more comforting than knowing that you are not alone.
A few months ago, Lisa, from Me Too Moments For Moms invited me to join her beautiful writing community. I was in the midst of morning sickness and I couldn’t fathom sitting at my computer for even a minute. I was dually overwhelmed. On one hand, I was so honored that someone was inviting ME to share MY stories and what God is doing in my life. And on the other hand, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to commit to something that I had little control over. Lisa simply told me, “You write what God puts on your heart”. That’s the advice that made all the difference.
If you are looking for a community to share your thoughts, struggles, and opinions, then this group is the place for you. This is a community where it’s ok to admit that you are not perfect. This is a community that will accept you in your weakness and inspire you with God’s word.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”- 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Even if you aren’t the sharing kind but can relate to parenting struggles, this is the place for you. The website founder, Lisa has done a really great job at connecting women together to find comfort and encouragement through Christ. The community is growing and I would like to encourage you to check it out for yourself.
A message from ME TOO MOMENTS FOR MOMS founder, Lisa Brown:
Hi my name is Lisa!
Just the other day I was talking to a friend about homeschooling. I shared with her my struggles.
I’m having a really hard time coaching my children in their academics. I’m an anxious mom who gets pretty messy with my emotions. I feel like something is wrong with me. I see all these other homeschooling families and they seem to be having a blast. Pinterest and Facebook is full of amazing pictures, smiles, and proud Moms. Blogs about homeschooling are filled with great ideas from very talented ladies. And I’m sure that I don’t have what it takes to do this. I feel pretty yuck about myself.
My sweet friend shared with me that I’m not alone.
You see most of us want to only show the good things that are going on. The things that we are proud of. There is nothing wrong with people showing how mighty God is and the wonderful things we have accomplished. The problem is that, humans look at what others are good at and we compare ourselves to them. We never measure up and we feel like we don’t have what it takes.
We forget that everyone has a battle to overcome, but not everyone is willing to share with others what theirs is.
I have beautiful children and an amazing husband. I’m so thankful. I love to talk about how God has blessed me.
However, I can’t just share the external wonders in my life without sharing how my heart is daily being transformed to be more loving.
God calls me to share my internal turmoils.
It’s when I write about my brokenness that I can show the world how mighty God is. God wants to be known.
Dear readers out there, your stories matter. Not just parts of it. It’s the ugly messy parts that people can relate too.
I blog to bring hope to a hurting world who needs Jesus to save them from themselves.
Me Too Moments For Moms has become my second home.
God has created a community for me to connect with other like minded believers in Christ. Our Community Mom Writers and readers are my extended family in Christ.
God knew that I was going to need mentors, counselors, and talented writers in my life to help me through my journey as a Christian.
I’m blessed with women who are willing to open up their hearts and share what God is doing in their life. These women are honest about their hard days and hard lessons.
I don’t feel like I’m the only one who is hurting, confused, angry, and anxious.
We minister to others when we share how God helps us work through our heartaches.
I feel God’s overwhelming love when I read posts from our community blog.
I’m confident that you will too.