34. My Worst Mother's Day


This is the story of a new mom crushed by one sentence on her first Mother's Day. And how a decade later she got to re-write those words. 

This one's for anyone who felt disappointed by Mother's Day.

This one's for anyone who got her expectations crushed on Mother's Day or any day really.

This one's for anyone who wonders if anyone notices all the things she does for them.

This one's for the tired, or frustrated, or overlooked mom. We see you. Tune in today to hear us share how we've handled our own disappointing Mother's Day moments -- that really aren't just limited to one day a year. 

Because these practical ideas we're sharing today have radically changed how we approach these big expectation moments. And we hope they encourage you today and next year again too!

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The blog post we read: A Love Letter to All the Tired Mamas Everywhere 

The Bible Passage Lisa-Jo quoted: Pursue, Overtake, Recover in 1 Samuel 30:8

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  1. Beth Williams on May 15, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Lisa-Jo & Christie,

    There are times when it is nice to be celebrated. I find it so much better when I share that celebration with others. For the past few years I have gone to my pastors house for Easter & Thanksgiving or Christmas. We have a pot luck meal with others who are alone. It makes that day more fun. I understand women want to be celebrated on mother’s day for ALL that you do. We should encourage moms & women in general daily. Like you Lisa just call a friend up & tell them how you feel. Let them know you value them & what they do. That can be the icing on the cake for a lot of people including me. It is nice when others notice your hard work & show a little appreciation.

    Blessings 🙂

  2. Christie on May 20, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Thank you, Kelly!

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