4 Ways to Be a Better Mom This Year

4 Ways to Be a Patient Mom This Year - A Proverbs Wife

There’s no better time than now to make a commitment to be a better mom.

The words “better mom” will mean different things to different people. For me it will entail more patient mothering.

In my role as mom I especially strive to gently correct my children and discipline without anger.

There are instances where a stern tone is needed but I want to be even more intentional about using my gentle voice more often.

So what am I doing to ensure I reach my goals?

  1. I’m reading my Bible everyday. I read something almost everyday that reminds me of God’s patience with me. After reading I often reflect on my mess ups and how God did not scold me but gently guided me back on track.

  2. I’m allowing my children room to make mistakes. Instead of holding them to a standard of perfection, I’m going to truly stop and evaluate if the did what I asked to the best of ‘their ability’.

  3. I’ll continue to look at my children as assets and not burdens. They are super helpful, kind and loving. They add so much more to my life than they take away but sometimes I forget that.

  4. I’ll be even more prayerful specifically regarding areas where I struggle as a mom.

All in all I’m going to give them my best and let God work out the rest.

I’ll never be a perfect mommy….PERIOD.

What I do want to be is a mommy that pleases God.

For me that means repenting when I’ve missed the mark, rejoicing when I get it right, and praising God for the amazing children and life he’s blessed me with.

If you are struggling as a mommy I want to come along side and pray with you.

This mommy thing can be tough especially when our personal standard is Christ-likeness.

If you’d like me to add your name to my prayer list or if you have a specific need, leave your name and or prayer request below.


  1. april califf says

    Thank you for these wonderful words. Pray that God will reveal the provisions of my life and my calling. To be attentive to His voice and fully aware of His presence. To be ready when He calls me. Amen! May He bless you and all your endeavors.


    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @april califf, Thanks so much. I’m praying for you sweetie. We’re all in this walk of faith together.


  2. says

    I love this list. I’m definitely trying (but failing daily) to do this myself. Thank you for the reminder that they really are an asset to our lives.


    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Crystal Green, it’s a daily challenge for us all. Keep leaning on God as I do. Some days are harder than others especially with the bickering, immaturity and everything else children can throw our way. Be prayerful….and diligent to guard your heart against feelings of frustrated and defeat. Start each day anew asking God to help you be the mom HE wants you to be. It’s okay if you don’t get it right sometimes. I think we are often too hard on ourselves and that hinders the process of us being our best because we are focused on our worst. Be strong in Christ my friend. I am praying with you. 😉


  3. Melissa says

    I too am working on parenting with grace. My children are wonderful, bright, caring, young ladies. I sometimes forget to encourage and praise. I would appreciate your prayers through this journey.


    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Melissa, I will be praying with you. Pray for me too sweet friend.


  4. DaVarika Johnson says

    Thank you for this encouragement. My prayer request is that I be content with where I am, and look to God for strength to care for and teach my daughter with wisdom and grace. Thank you.


    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @DaVarika Johnson, I’m praying for you friend. Pray the same for me.


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