Trillia Newbell
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Trillia Newbell (@trillianewbell) is a wife, mom, and writer who loves Jesus. She is the author of United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity (Moody, March 2014).

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  1. Ah…but what if you are like me, a loser mom that does get up later than wished, has messy rooms, sometimes feeds the kids sugary cereal for breakfast & puts in a movie too many times? Where does that put me besides apparently needing to start the “I’m a Loser Mom” blog, too? Yes, you joke about it. I cry & have great angst over it in my life because it isn’t right for me to not do better for my kids, my family.

    • Hi Katie! Thanks for sharing you thoughts. I think there’s a few things. If you are condemned you preach Romans 8 to yourself. There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. If you desire to work hard (which of course we all should) then go for it–just remember it’s all of grace. We don’t hold up Mom trophies for our labor of love. And yet, like you, I too have a great desire to serve my family well. What I don’t want to do is be condemned when I fail. Go hard after the Lord and serve, and remember God’s grace as you do it all. Grateful you’d stop by.

    • Katie, I can relate to your stress…Begin with asking God about all of this, and finding His Mercy and Love. Then, start with one small do-able change in your life. Celebrate your achievements and time with your children, rather than worrying about perfection all at once.
      Know that God wants you to love humans first, and worry about dust-bunnies second. Praying for your self-acceptance as a wonderful mother who wants happy memories with her children. Big Hugs, J

  2. Always good to be reminded that others struggle with life’s responsibilities amidst false expectations as well. I confess, in the past, sometimes the magazine pictures have made me doubt myself.
    SO… I stopped subscribing!
    Now, I read The Book that tells me the TRUTH about Who I belong to, and the woman that He wants me to be! Woot!