If Mama Ain't Happy . . .

So a couple weeks ago after work, my mom called me.

Sometimes when my mom has a thought that might help me, she calls to tell me. I really appreciate that my mom isn't afraid to call and give me advice, and it always seems to come right when I need it.

She called to remind me to be happy and cheerful when I get home from work - because I want Wyatt to grow up looking forward to when I come home. When mom (that'd be me) walks through the door, it should brighten her family's day, instead of making them have to walk on eggshells.

I thought that was great advice, and it came at a great time. I have to fight that tired, burned-out grumpiness when I get home from work, but when she called to tell me this, it instantly put everything in perspective. Because I do want my family to smile when I walk through the door.

I was going to write a whole post about this, but then I read two posts last week dealing with the same topic. Maybe the Lord is trying to tell me something, no?

I don't think I can put it better than these two ladies already have, so check out these marvelous posts!



Claire on creating a good atmosphere in our homes as wives and mothers.

"Sometimes as mothers and wives, we can lose control of our good temperament very quickly when we let our minds and hearts wander to places of complaint and contempt. We have to learn to curb those emotions and press that reset button. We've all heard the phrases, "Happy wife, Happy life." or "If Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy" (I'm sure there's more too!) we can laugh those phrases off, or we can take them to heart. Are we setting the climate of our home to happiness?"


Haley on how we as mothers can set the tone for our household.

"We've all heard that saying "If mama ain't happy, nobody's happy". We don't seem to realize the POWER we have as women. We use and abuse it til it's something nobody wants to be around. . . If only we took charge of that power. We could set the essence for a house that it may flow with peace and holiness, from the inside out."



I hope you are encouraged to create a joyful enviroment in your homes today!




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Lyndsey said...

Such a great reminder! Even though I'm home with Liam all day right now, there are still times I should consciously be cheerful like when he wakes up from a nap, when Daddy comes home, first thing in the morning, etc. I always want my baby to look forward to seeing me and feel safe in a happy home. Love this post!

Amanda said...

i absolutely love this advice. i just read the book "a woman after god's own heart" and it talked about that very subject. as wives and moms we set the tone in our home. i'm not a mom yet....hopefully soon! :) but i always notice that to be true with my husband.

Kara @ Just1Step said...

I like it, Callie. Such an important thing to think about and remember. It kind of goes along with having a servant attitude, huh?

Haley Galloway said...

You got it right girl. Preach!

It is awesome how God lays revelations on your heart.
Thanks for the post! I am checking that other woman's blog out now! Love what she had to say!

Ashley said...

That's encouraging! Thank you for sharing!

Natalie said...

So true!
Thanks for the great reminder!

Elyse said...

This is a wonderful reminder! Thank you so much for this post!

Claire said...

How cool that God spoke to us all last week about this same topic? I love how God uses the blogging world as a tool to get His message across! With all the mommy/wife bloggers that exist... could you imagine if we all took this message to heart and began setting a happy tone in our homes? It would be revolutionary. It was good to read your post and be reminded again of this truth. It's something I have to work on every day...

Unknown said...

Love it! Great advice! Isn't it so cool how God can send a much needed message in such a loud way?!

Meghan said...

Wow! Thanks for posting this. I will have to bookmark it for later. I am so nervous about going back to work full time after summer. But I just need to make the most of each and every minute and be so content when I'm with my family and hopefully leave work at work. Hope you're having a great week Callie. I will fill out that feature and get it back to you ASAP. ;)

Anonymous said...

I loved this! What a great reminder!

Dove of Snow said...

Wow, maybe God was really trying to remind you of some truths? That's great! I love it! And thanks for your post as it served as a great reminder for me as a new wife! :)

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