From one everyday mom to another, here’s my best encouraging Christian advice for new moms. It is my prayer that this will help you be the best mom (and you) possible. I have no doubt you’re already an awesome mom!

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An Everyday Mom’s Encouraging Christian Advice for New Moms

Do you wish there was a manual for new moms like I did…and still do?

If we were sitting down having coffee together these are the things I would share with you as a new mom.

1. Rely on the Lord’s strength. 

I love how comforting the words of 1 Chronicles 16:11 are, “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

This verse reminds us that we don’t have to do this life on our own. Instead of relying on ourself, we can rely on the Lord and His strength each and every day.

How do you rely on the Lord’s strength and not your own?

The best way I can encourage you to rely on the Lord’s strength as a mom is to continually fill your mind and heart with the truth of the Bible.

Especially as a new mom, I understand how little extra time you have. So, here are a few ways you can make time to be in the word.

  • Listen to the Bible while you’re feeding baby or doing any countless other chores that we mothers tackle every day. (Bible Audio app or YouVersion Bible app are two great options.)
  • Listen to uplifting Christian music. (The Fish and K-Love are my favorite stations to listen online.)

You will never regret filling your mind with the truth of God’s Word so I encourage you to make it a priority! When the hard days come, you’ll be able to better rely on the Lord’s strength and not your own.

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2. Let friends and family help you.

As a new mom you might feel like you need to do everything yourself just to prove to others that you can. But trust me when I say that is an exhausting road!

I remember one day in particular when my son was only a few months old. I was exhausted from his nightly feedings and lack of sleep. My mom came over, let me shower and took care of my son while I took a much needed nap

Now this might have been a super simple task to her, but to me it was life giving!

Friend, the Lord has given you the community of friends and family that love you. Don’t be too stubborn or proud to ask for help, and don’t rob them of the blessing of helping you.

3. Don’t beat yourself up because your post baby body isn’t “perfect.”

If you’re asking yourself why your body hasn’t gone back to normal I want to remind you that you just had a baby.

Your body has been stretched in every direction possible and changed so much over the past 9 months. It will take time to start changing. 

Don’t beat yourself up if the weight isn’t falling off like you dreamed it would. Give it time!

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4. Seek help if you’re feeling blue.

You’d be surprised at just how many women battle with postpartum depression. It’s very common and nothing to be ashamed of. Whether it’s a trusted friend, your obstetrician or a professional counselor, share your feelings and get the help you need.

As someone who battled with postpartum depression, here’s my encouragement to you on a few different topics if you find yourself feeling blue!

Your hormones will be all over the place. 

You don’t fully understand the words raging hormones until you have a child…or at least I didn’t! 

At times you’ll feel like you’re on a roller coaster and you might even feel more emotional than before baby. 

Give yourself grace and keep in mind that it will take time for your hormones to adjust and level out (up to a year if you’re breastfeeding).

“Nobody cares about me anymore.”

This might be how you feel when friends and family are around you and your new baby. 

They’ll head straight for the baby and start talking to him like you’re not even there. Depending on your personality, this might bother you. (I’m an introvert so not having all of the attention was just fine with me.)

If you do start to feel like no one cares, remember that they do care about you! They are just so excited about the new member of your family that they are beside themselves.

Will life ever feel normal?

Bringing your baby home from the hospital is such a special time. But, soon after that reality sets in and the craziness ensues.

The baby’s cries will likely start to frustrate you at times, the sleepless nights will wear on you and you’ll feel like you all hope is gone. You’ll wonder if you’ll survive or if life will ever be normal again.

Well, there’s good news and there’s bad news, my friend.

Life as you knew it will never be the same again.

But, here’s the good news! The craziness that was once overwhelming will become bearable. You’ll get into a routine and your new normal will be born.

Yes, you heard me right, life will be normal again! It may not feel like it in the first few weeks or even months, but it will come if you give it time.

Life will become normal again, but it will be your new normal!

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5. Prioritize taking time for yourself.

Taking time for yourself can be as small or big as you’d like.

Maybe it’s a 10 minute hot shower that refreshes your body and soul. Or perhaps it’s leaving baby with your husband and running and grabbing something from your favorite coffee shop.

Do you need time with friends? Invite them over to hang out, or schedule a dinner where you and your bestie can have some one-on-one time.

Whatever fills your tank, make it a priority!

When you prioritize taking care of yourself you’ll be the best mom and YOU possible!

I’m cheering you on in your motherhood journey. Never forget that the Lord will be with you every step of this roller coaster of an adventure!

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