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Ep 8// Feeling Like a Slave in Your Own Home? Shift Your Perspective by Honoring the Sacrifice

Updated: Jan 22, 2022



Hey friend, are you feeling weary in your work?


I know that being a mom (especially when the kids are little) can often feel like never-ending serving and giving...


✔️house maid

✔️boo boo kisser

✔️chef

✔️taxi driver

✔️professional story reader

✔️referee

...the list goes ON and ON!


You can feel like a SLAVE to your children and to all the daily work it takes to keep a house afloat. Often being a mom is a thankless job and you can even feel taken advantage of at times.


BUT my question for you is…” is that such a bad thing?”


In this episode, Let’s get a better perspective on the sacrifices we make in the home so that we can see things the way God sees them. We need a heart shift. We need to feel FREE in our service to others.


If you are working unto the Lord and serving your family, you can feel confident that you are honoring the Lord as you honor the sacrifice.


Growing and GIVING is essential to success in our homes and businesses. Let’s dig in and discuss a few tips to help you have God’s heart as your work and serve.


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Full Episode Transcription:

0:03

Hey Mama, are you feeling like a zombie, pretty much just exhausted all the time? Okay, that was me. After I had my fifth child. I felt a mess physically in every way but more than anything, I was just so stinking tired. I needed sleep. Anyways, there is a product that changed everything for me, made a massive difference in the quality of my sleep.


0:24

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1:21

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2:17

Welcome back to The Nourishing Mompreneur Podcast, where we get encouraged and empowered as we pursue our greatest potential within the walls of our home. Hey Mama, my name is Michelle Hiatt, and I'm so thankful you're here. Do you feel like your life is good but something, in you feels unfulfilled? Do you feel stuck in the trenches of motherhood, exhausted and working so hard but feeling like you're getting nowhere? Do you have big dreams you hold in your heart, but you've been living small? Are you motivated for more, but don't have the clarity or the courage to do anything about it? Do you want to discover God's best and see if it's really possible to be an excellent wife, an intentional mother, and be successful in business, all for the glory of God? As a wife of 16 years, a homeschooling mom of five, and an entrepreneur, I know exactly how you feel. Every bit of it. I truly believe that the most important work you will ever do is within the walls of your home, and that there is purpose in every season. If you are a fellow business minded mama, with a heart for home and a love for Jesus, let's process this journey and grow together.


3:38

Hey, Mama, are you feeling a little bit worn out exhausted? Maybe feeling like a slave. I know that being a mom, especially when the kids are little and you're doing so much can often feel like you're a slave. All you do is work. It never ends. It feels like you're never getting anywhere. Maybe you're the house maid, you're kissing booboos, you're making meals as the chef, you're the taxi driver, you're the professional story reader, the referee, I mean, the list could go on and on about all the things that we do as mothers. You can feel like a slave to your children and to all the daily work that it takes to keep the house afloat sometimes. Often, usually, being a mom is a thankless job and sometimes you can even be left feeling taken advantage of.


4:21

I really know how you feel in that I don't know I'm a stay at home mom work from home mom. I have five children as you guys know, and so I get all of that, but my question for you today is feeling like a slave in some capacity, is that really such a bad thing? I want to talk about this a little bit more. But I want to also just be real with you guys and say listen, everything that I ever share with you. I can have a mirror right here in front of me because I'm always talking to myself. I'm only sharing the things that I'm learning and I'm growing in the experiences that I've had. I'm not here because I have all the answers. I'm here because I'm on the journey.


5:00

My oldest is 13, now my youngest is 3 and so I'm so proud of the family I have I'm so proud of the young men and women that they are just, they're just amazing kids. I'm so thankful for them and I'm so proud of them. But gosh, there's so much grace for the journey and I can only speak to the things that I know and experience. I'm not done raising my kids yet. You know, so everything that you hear from me just know like, this is me sharing my experience. Take it to the Lord. Don't hear from me, look to God first and always. And we can always learn from other people but I'm just here to share with you my journey and some of the things that I'm growing in. And right now I am entering like new uncharted territory as my older ones are hitting the preteen stage. We've got hormones kicking in, and it's a weird feeling in reality to see that wow, I think things are actually going to get a little bit harder. I feel like they're going to need me more and they already are. And a lot of the things that we're working through or just I'm seeing come up. It's more of like, mental emotional stuff. It's not, oh, I'm doing all of this for you like when they're little and you're doing everything physically. It's more of like, they need more of me of who I am and I want to be there for them.


6:16

I mean, even just last week, my daughter we had a little rough patch. We have a great relationship, but it was we were working on school and I you know we just had a little rough spot. This is life, and the first thing whenever there's a conflict or any kind of tension or situation is that kind of like you know what usually it's because you just need more time together. You need more quality time and so I was like we need it. We need some one-on-one time. Let me take this girl out. So I took my son to jujitsu, took my daughter on a date so we could just have some one on one quality time. There was nothing to it wasn't me trying to make things right or there was nothing really even wrong. I just needed that quality time with her because in that communication in that connection, quality is the key word here. That one-on-one quality time. So many things are just made right. She just needs to know that I see her, I love her, I'm there for her and that's all I wanted to do is just laugh with her and love her well. So we sat down at dinner, and I'm here thinking I'm just I'm gonna bless this girl. I can't wait to spend time with her. I can't wait for a conversation. I'm all here for it. And she's like, Mom, I have something to give you. I'm like really you have something for me? And so she pulls out of her purse. This most beautiful, she gave me several drawings, but she gave me this beautiful letter.


7:34

Oh my gosh guys, I'm looking at it right now. It is a heart with roses on it and it says "Best Mom" and then there's three little blurbs and she wrote happiness is having the best mom in the world. And then another part she wrote I love you Mom, thank you for loving me. And then at the bottom, she wrote I love you, the older I grow, the more I realized that my mother is the best friend that I ever had.


7:59

Oh my gosh, I can't hardly read that without crying. You guys and the reason why I share that is because this is not about being perfect. This is about God being gracious and using imperfect mothers. I am not a perfect mother. But I'm an intentional mother and I'm always going to do the best that I can, the best that I know how I'm never going to stop growing and I'm never going to stop learning and I know that you're listening because you feel the same way. And we've got to connect and lock arms and do this together.


8:30

So I'm going to share with you the things that I'm learning and growing in. But I just share that experience to let you know that God is in your life, your children love you more than you know, and God's grace is covering those failures or maybe the areas that are lacking, and this is the journey for the real mom, the imperfect mom.


8:50

I also took my kids to an art museum this week and the whole theme of this exhibit was motherhood. It was love and compassion. So it was all pictures of mothers and their children and then there was this abstract art series on the wall. It was four pictures and they looked almost identical, but if you looked really closely, you could see that the eyes were a little bit different. Some moms were a little bit sad looking, some were a little more happy. And if you looked at their mouths, you could see just slight changes, you had to look really closely. The mindset behind that artist that did these four pictures that from the outside almost looks identical but they weren't, was that motherhood is something that many experience but it's not the same experience for everyone.


9:32

We are all on this journey. We are all in the season, experiencing motherhood, but it looks different for everybody. The one thing that is for sure is that there's a lot of sacrifice that has to be made, and there's challenges that we all have. And there's challenges that we face in different points in time as our kids grow and have different ages but let's get a better perspective on the sacrifice that we make in the home so that we can honor the struggle. I love that phrase, honor the struggle. We need a heartship we need to feel free in our service of others.


10:05