10 HARD Confessions of a Selfish Mom!

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I am a selfish mom!

10 Confession  of a Selfish Mom! Are you one, too?

Don’t get me wrong, I adore my children and feel they are blessings in my life. I would not change my situation nor do I wish I was someone else.

I enjoy my 6 children staying home with me, but I do have 10 confessions that I must admit. I often feel guilty about feeling these emotions at time, but I know it’s only the work of the devil.

He wants me to feel guilty. 

He wants me to feel like a failure.

He wants me to feel ashamed.

He wants me to feel inadequate.

After 17 years of being a mom, I still struggle with these emotions. And I imagine, I always will struggle to some extent because I am human.

10 Confessions of a Selfish Mom

  1. At times I want to send my children to their rooms, just so I can experience some quiet time
  2.  At times I get tired of waiting on them and making their meals and want to serve cereal for dinner
  3. At times I wish I could go out to lunch with my friends and have pretty nails instead of eating peanut butter sandwiches
  4. At times I don’t bathe my kids when needed because they always want to play in the tub too long
  5. Most of the time I dread my kids having friends over because it makes more work for me
  6. Most of the time I throw my children’s pictures away that they made for me
  7. All the time I hate playing the preschool games with them, such as, Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders
  8. All the time I hide candy from my kids in my underwear drawer and it has yet to fail me
  9. All the time I throw their tiny toys away such as legos when I see them on the ground
  10. Never do I give these emotions over to God completely

I agree it’s normal for me to feel these selfish thoughts at times, but it is a SIN to not give these emotions over to God. He already knows my thoughts, so He isn’t surprised in the least that I am a selfish mom. Since He lives in me, I know I can conquer another day, month, and years of being a mom. He never intended on me to do this mom thing along. Too often I forget He is there right with me. These are His children that He entrusted me with and I MUST rely on Him completly or I will fail again.

Remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth – Deuteronomy 8:18

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  1. At times, I want to send my children and husband away, so I can clean in peace and enjoy a spotless house for more than 10 minutes.

  2. At times I send my daughter to a friends how to play, husband to his buddys just so I can read uninterupted for an hour or two. I also quit listening 10 seconds into my daughters conversations because they are always about some book, game or tv show and i find my self annoyed with her because she insist on tell me these things. I keep my temper in check, close my mouth and nod my head….if i dont listen now…she wont tell me things later. Glad to know I am not the only mom who feels these things.

  3. i skip pages when i read books at night, ( i am so sick of go dog go) just so bedtime stories end faster.

    • Oh, I do this all the time. But beware if it’s a book that you have read a gazillion time, they will call you on it.

  4. That list could be my list! And yes, I need to give it to the Lord and pray through all of it.

    I also have been counseled by some Godly women that it is good for me to have an outing on my own once in awhile. I try for once a month, but it doesn’t always work out.

  5. Shannon says:

    I homeschool my 4 kids under 9 years old. I am with them 24 hours a day, hardly ever get away to listen to my own thoughts unless it’s in the wee dark hours of the morning when I rise so that I can be awake in my house and not hear chaos, so I booked a couple hotel rooms at a nice resort in Palm Springs for the weekend after Mother’s Day where I will spend a lovely weekend away from men and children with my friends. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this! This is going to be my Mother’s Day gift to myself EVERY YEAR from now on! And after yesterday, not even receiving a card from anyone in my family and having to slave cleaning my house and entertaining everyone else for Mother’s Day, I don’t even feel guilty about it, lol!

  6. This is so great, thank you! :)

  7. When nobody is home, I eat my daughter’s fruit snacks and sing “Let It Go” at the top of my lungs…… if my family only knew!

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