Most moms would say they love their kids, but how many moms actually love being a mom?
You have heard it said, “Love is a Choice!”
But how many of us have connected the dots that we can choose to love every aspect of our lives, just as we can choose to love other people?
I see people sharing images on social media that say “LOVE YOUR LIFE!”
Do they? Do they love even the hard and undesirable aspects of their life knowing that it’s those things and those hard times that build character?
You are courageous. Even when you don’t feel like it, you can be courageous and embrace motherhood!
I know the challenges that moms face to engage every day with intentionality.
We need to remind ourselves of the greater vision regularly. And we need to remind each other when one of us forgets and begins to fall prey to the comparison trap or the bondage that comes from not living confidently in Christ!
Listen, you are more than a wife and a mom. You are a daughter of the King of Kings!
God has a plan and a purpose for your life sister!
If you are a mom, part of that plan, is to be a mom and to model for your children what being an intentional wife looks like. I know there are moments when the days seem to go by so slow, but really embrace those days and focus on building relationships.
You are in ministry! You don’t need to go out and sign up to run a ministry because you are already in one if you are married and have children.
God CHOSE YOU for this! He trusts you to raise up the children in your home to love, honor, know Him and make Him known to the world! That’s a HUGE honor!
It’s not who you are, but it is what you do right now! So engage it, learn about how to do it better, let being a mom sanctify you as God has intended!
Remember that what you do is so valuable on a very real level with your children, but also on a larger scale.
You are raising tomorrow’s leaders, and the wives and mothers of tomorrow’s leaders. You are a legacy leaver.
This is WHY I launched my shop here at Courageous Mom!
On a practical note, I really do live in t-shirts most of the time.
I like to get dressed up and look nice too, but I also feel ready for anything and more productive at caring for my little ones and managing my home when I am in my work clothes and t-shirts ARE MY WORK CLOTHES!
When I worked outside of my home before I had children, I would dress for work. Now that I work inside my home, I also want to dress for work! That means, no staying in my pjs until 2 pm! I just feel crumby if I do that!
So, I decided to design a line of tough t-shirts that I could wear that would do TWO things:
1.) Preach to myself in those moments when I forget the vision behind why I do what I do as a stay-at-home-hard-working-mom and wife!
2.) Challenge other moms to remember and to develop a vision for their mothering!
I have shared a descriptive vision behind each of the t-shirts we offer on Courageous Mom’s Shop.
Here are a few, but to read the rest you need to visit the store HERE and see.
Don’t forget to check out the line we created for Courageous Dads here as well!
VISION FOR THE “COURAGEOUS MOM ON DUTY” SHIRT:
You are a beautiful, strong, and courageous mom!
Every time you wear this sweatshirt I hope it reminds and encourages you to embrace who you can be, who you are– a courageous woman who loves her kids with a gentle, fierce, and selfless love.
I want to invite you to imagine for a moment that you are shopping in the grocery store. You come around a corner to find a mom struggling to get her toddler to stop nagging her for a snack. In that moment she has a choice to make and all of a sudden she looks up at you and see you standing there with a smile on your face as you wear your Courageous Mom on Duty shirt! She smiles at you, regains her confidence, and inspired she chooses to focus on the opportunity she has to engage her child in training them and loving them along the way.
VISION FOR THE “WIFE HARD, MOM HARD, WORK HARD” SHIRT:
I love this shirt for so many reasons.
I am rebelling against the notion that being a stay-at-home-mom or a work-at-home-mom isn’t hard work. Do you want to join me?
A happy healthy and thriving marriage doesn’t just happen- it takes intentionality and work.
Anyone can be a mom, but being a mom on purpose is what we should strive for? When we are mommin’ on purpose, we are working… hard!
Many women work from home as well. It’s just another hat we wear. Another hat I wear is working from home in another ministry as a blogger and writer at CourageousMom.com!
Regardless of what hats you wear, you work hard.
When I wear this shirt, I am reminded of this vision of purposefulness in all areas of my life: my marriage, my mothering, and my work. They are all the ministries that God has called me to be diligent in.
Join me as we re-brand our role of wife and mom to the world and enjoying in working hard in all these areas of our lives.
To read the vision behind each of the shirts visit the catalog tab in the shop and remember there are a few pages of products so keep scrolling.
We have regular shirts, v-neck shirts, and hoodies for moms and dads!