Being called Mom by little people is wonderful; it is also challenging, and at times, overwhelming. The responsibility is unrelenting. Sometimes we worry whether we’re getting it right. Sometimes we even want to quit.
Children need a mom at home, but our culture has devalued the role of stay-at-home moms. Pressure from “super moms”—moms who work and raise a family—pushes the performance level for all mothers higher. Social media tends to leave a false impression of motherhood. Anxiety builds as we scroll through pictures of fun lunches, amazing birthday parties, and all those smiles. We just wish we had enough energy to get the house cleaned and enough inspiration to know what to do about the fighting and crying—which apparently our children are the only ones doing.
My Other Name is Mom looks at God’s design for families, explores how cultural changes affect us, and faces the realities of tears and tantrums, exhaustion and discouragement, in the context of God’s plan.