Rest for the Exhausted Mom :: September McCarthy [Ep 189] January 15, 2018 | Posted by GodCenteredMom on encouragement, family, God Centered Mom Podcast, grace, mentorship, mothering, rest / Tagged: exhaustion, mom guilt, overwhelm, Rest | 6 comments http://traffic.libsyn.com/godcenteredmom/GCMSeptemberMcCarthyEp189.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | ... read more → 6 comments reply → Melinda January 19, 2018 at 21:05 I love what she said about not equating having joy with feeling good all the time. I often feel exhausted and worn out from the constant of taking care of my littles day in and day out, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have joy and be grateful for them in the midst of that! reply → GodCenteredMom February 3, 2018 at 16:09 yes! so true Melinda! still hard to choose gratitude and joy in the midst of the long days. . .but life isn’t about arriving to perfection but about the journey of surrendering our comfort and convenience. thanks for listening!! reply → Kim January 20, 2018 at 07:52 As a mom with 5 children ages 9 and under, this so resonated with me. Being a wife, a mom, a homeschool teacher, someone with thyroid disease who seems to be constantly reeling from childbirth, and thoroughly exhausted with all the things, this episode breathed life into my lungs. I’m going to go back and listen to the previous episode about overcoming being an angry mom because I find myself so frustrated many days, whether it’s with myself or my children. The mention of control in this episode also perked my ears because that too is my nature. Thank you so much for this episode. reply → GodCenteredMom February 3, 2018 at 16:07 I’m so grateful it was an encouragement to you Kim. Praying for rest for your soul. thank you for listening! reply → Betsy January 20, 2018 at 15:48 Encouraged by September’s wisdom on rest. It’s not something to be ashamed of or feel guilt over. The suggestion to step away from tasks and commitments to heal is a really good one! As mentioned, even Jesus needed time away. One thing worth mentioning though is seeking medical and psychological help if needed for the physical and mental exhaustion. Postpartum depression and maternal distress is real and should be ruled out or treated. I think all of tips and suggestions given in this podcast is great but when a mom is breaking down emotionally and mentally it is a battle to do anything, really. With help and Biblical counsel she can see begin to see that rest is attainable and try some of these suggestions. reply → GodCenteredMom February 3, 2018 at 16:06 Most definitely agree Betsy!! So many other episodes I’ve done we’ve encouraged moms to pursue counseling but definitely good to mention it in this context too! Thank you! Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.