Did your life take a detour with life’s little blessing?



a new place to talk about motherhood, faith, and culture.

Motherhood requires sacrifice, but I’m here to tell you: you can live LARGE on a little stage.
After all, the detour is the destination.

 “Five Myths About Motherhood that Make You Feel Mere,
and Why They’re Wrong”

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Who is a Mere Mother?

A mere mother is a woman who’s chosen to prioritize motherhood in this season of life, perhaps as her sole focus. She’s stronger than she realizes, and her value is immeasurable. But she has made big sacrifices to be a mom, and she’s stripped away some precious things to do it well.

She often feels less-than for her choices. She feels small and insignificant compared to women who are shattering glass ceilings. And yet, she still has dreams. But those dormant dreams lead to exhaustion, burnout, and the nagging thought that she isn’t enough.

Be Encouraged, Mama —You are More Than Enough!

Mere Mother is a space to be inspired and supported in your role as a mom. I know, your accomplishments feel small compared to some women who have big titles and big resumes. I know, there are so many responsibilities on your plate that you’re afraid your own dreams will take a backseat forever. I know, our culture makes you feel mere

But what I now know is that the merest part of you is the most important part. After all, it’s the only part of you that will live on after you’re gone. The part of you that society says is mere, the mothering part, has the most value of all. Not because mothers matter more, but because mothering matters, and doing it well makes you a better you.
So slap a Mere Mother marker across your chest and wear it proudly, like me. 

Around here you’ll learn how to live LARGE on your little stage.

I know, because I felt that way for a long time too. 

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The Mere Mother Blogcast

Let’s be real: you’re a busy mom, and it’s hard to find time to actually sit down and read. That’s why I created the Mere Mother Blogcast. Simply subscribe and listen to stories and messages intentionally created to inspire and encourage mothers in the thick of their busy lives. Listen as you’re driving your kids to soccer practice, folding laundry or feeding the baby. Fill your soul with goodness and multi-task some motivation—you deserve it!

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The Mere Mother blog delves into critical cultural issues that concern and marginalize us as mothers. This commentary examines media, performing arts, politics and the pulpit to discover what concerns us a momswhy society marginalizes mothers, and why mothers matter

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