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When Your Mama Heart Needs a Little Hope

Could your mama heart use a hearty dose of hope served alongside a heaping helping of grace? Then you will want to check out my new favorite mom blogger Becky Thompson of Scissortail Silk.

New-Headshot-For-Book-e1451193064136I first heard of her when I came across this fabulous post with a refreshing and biblical take on the news frenzy about Bruce turned Caitlyn Jenner. From there, I clicked around reading more posts (like this one and also this one about being the mama of a strong willed child. Where was she 15 years ago when I needed that? Oh. That’s right. Probably in middle school. ;-)

Becky Thompson began blogging under the name Scissortail SILK, quickly drawing a global audience of millions. A self-professed city girl, Becky is a recent transplant to northwest Oklahoma, where she lives with her husband, Jared, their three young children, and whatever critters wander in from the wheat field behind their house. You can connect with Becky online at www.BeckyThompson.com or join her and the thousands of other grace-filled moms who are a part of the Scissortail SILK community on Facebook.

Find hope for the mama heart in Unfolding Hope by Becky Thompson

Becky and I have gotten to be fast friends. She just wrote her first book Hope Unfolding and so, naturally, as her friend, I asked to read it. Here is what I had to say about it in my endorsement:

“Calling all moms in the trenches. Whether you are up to your eyeballs in diapers and dishes or dealing daily with homework and teens, this book is for you! In its pages you’ll discover a respite from the rush and a dose of hope amidst the heartache that often accompanies motherhood. I wish I’d had this encouragement when my kids were small and you can bet your sweet spit-up covered sweatshirt that all new moms I know will be gifted one from me at their baby shower. I can’t recommend this grace-filled volume enough!”

If you would like to be entered to win one of three copies of Hope Unfolding, leave a comment telling us what area of your mothering could use a hearty dose of hope. Winner announced Friday.


Speaking of winners. I am behind in announcing some. Here they are:

Winner of the earrings from Lynn Cowell: Sue Goodman

Winners of Nicki Koziarz’s book5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit: Kelly Davis, Jessica G., and Mary Tullila

Winner of Sarah Mae’s Having a Martha Home the Mary Way: Kathy Scott

Winners please email your home address, along with what it is that you won, to [email protected]

Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win Hope Unfolding!

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  1. I am a mum of 3 under 5! a 9 month old, 2.5 year old and 4.5yer old. my life for the last 5 years has included being horribly sick when pregnant, to having baby, to being sick pregnant, then adding another baby, then sick pregnant again and adding another baby. I love them all with my whole heart and my husband too but in my mummy role and wife role ME comes last every day. And in that time I feel like I lost sight of who I am and who God wanted me to be and what was his calling for me again?, I feel as though i have lost myself and the daily grind of motherhood and house keeping and the crazy life that is motherhood. I am planning to buy this book when we have enough money to do so but to win one would mean I could start reading it sooner ;) xo

  2. I have a son who is three and a daughter who just turned one. I have recently gone back to work (for financial reasons) after being a stay home mom and the transition on my son and myself have been very difficult. Physically, mentally and emotionally it has been very rough. I need a little hope and encouragement and Gods strength to help us all get through this adjustment period and that everything is going to be okay. :)

  3. The dose of hope that I need is to find renewed purpose. My children left home many years ago and my grandchildren recently moved away :-( I’m trusting God in the details, knowing he isn’t finished with me yet ;-)

  4. My one month old son was born with a horseshoe shaped kidney and now we’ve learned that his thyroid level has been consistently high. So now we’ll be dealing with doctors’ visits and possibly more screenings plus his sister is two years old and we’re in the midst of potty training! Lol I may be ready for a straight jacket soon!

  5. I have been reading becky’s blog since I was pregnant with number one back when it was called scissortail silk. Her words have brought me to tears with gratitude many times, times when I felt like I was losing it. She gave me words of hope from one mom to another, beginning with my first, when I became pregnant with my second, and now in days when they seem to double team me as a 2 year old and 6 month old do at times. I would find most times just after I prayed that she had a new post with just what I needed to hear that day. Now that I have seen this site I look forward to reading Karen’s words of motherly encouragement as well.

  6. As the mom of a almost 6 year old boy and a 3 1/2 year old girl who are exact replicas of me, I could use lots of mommy hope! They both managed to get their brains from the daddy and my son got his looks as well. However, they caught my stubbornness, moodiness, neediness, need to argue, and strong-will. They make it really hard to be the momma I wanted to be.

  7. I really need patience with my boys. I know God will help me through anything and I would love to have inspiration from another mom!

  8. I have a 10 month old and I’m 8 months pregnant. I could use a little encouragement in the “it’s all gonna be okay, God’s got you” area. :)

  9. I am a mom to a little boy who will be 3 in April and a 17 month old baby girl. I have been a stay at home mom for almost a year now, and while I am very grateful to be able to be with them everyday, it has become a struggle. I find myself questioning myself and if I am doing a good job. My patience has a tendency to run short or some days I don’t have any. With my husband being gone 3 weeks out of the month working, everything is put on my shoulders. I just need some guidence and reassurance that I am doing a good job. Mostly I need Gods grace to get me through the day and guide me as a raise my kids each day. Some days I want to scream because the kids are fussy and seem to be worse than others and those are the days that I struggle with myself and how I handle things. I love my babies and I wouldn’t trade them for anything but sometime I just question if I am really cut out for this? I don’t know if I make sense I don’t feel like I ever make sense anymore. And I always wonder if I am the only one who struggles with questioning myself as a mother and if I am doing a good job in Gods eyes. I see these super moms and I wish I could have the patience and grace towards my kids as our father has towards His children everyday!

  10. I’m juggling four kids, the oldest a full-fledged tween and the youngest a 3-year-old with more energy than I can believe, while battling the fatigue of autoimmune disease and a variety of other stressors.

  11. I am a momma to a 2 year old and a 1 year old, both boys. I woils love to win this book! Some days I feel like I am barely keeping my head above water. I love Becky and her midnight momma blog. It helps me feel not so alone in this wonderful/frustrating journey of being a mom!

  12. My babies are 5 years old and 5 months old. Both are home with me. When I’m not changing diapers and spitup soaked clothes, I’m homeschooling :-) I feel blessed, yet crazy! Haha. Baby brother has had some eating and growth issues that have thrown this mama into a panic at times. It can all be overwhelming, but I’m grateful for this life I live!

  13. Mom of two little gals here, ages 4 and 7 months. This mom thing is so hard and I totally feel like I’m failing every day. I just need a whole lot hope in every area!

  14. I am the mom of two girls. Emma Kate is 11 going on 25 (or so it seems). She can appear so mature and reasonable that I often forget she’s still a little girl (it doesn’t help that she’s my height and we share shoes!). I am afraid I am harder on her because of this. And then there is Gracie, my nine year old. There is just no way to describe this child. She is loving, compassionate but wildly dramatic. These two girls say they love each other but it seems it is rarely demonstrated. I feel like I am constantly mediating their squabbles….and it is exhausting! I try to stay calm but I end up losing my temper. I desperately need some hope as we move into the terrible teens!!!

  15. I just learned about this blog not too long ago and now I feel like I’m seeing this author everywhere! I would love to win this book!

  16. I’m going through a rough patch right now so could really use some extra prayer in learning to discipline the Godly way… thank you!

  17. My area that needs hope is my relationship with my son and daughter. It feels like I have mostly disappointing days with them. I mean I don’t beat them and I love them so much but at the end of the night most nights I am sad and feel so much guilt of how I sucked that day.

  18. I have a son with autism and often feel like I need some extra hope. When the walls are crashing in and no matter how much i do it never seems like enough. I work multiple jobs, have a husband who has had lung cancer and still suffers from complications, and last year in January i had a heart attack and a stroke so needless to say the plate is full and hopelessness is served as a large side dish.
    I would be honored to win and excited to see how she provides hope for the mother’s heart.

  19. My hope is in Jesus daily as I journey along being a wife and a mom of two. I feel so blessed by God’s goodness and I rely greatly on His perfect peace and the hope I have in Jesus :)
    I’d love to win this book!

  20. I would appreciate prayers in the area I am feeling most hopeless in and that would be maintaining a close relationship with my 4 year old daughter. She is really struggling with the birth of her baby sister and having to share her momma and most days, I’m so consumed with taking care of the baby that I feel as though she is just sort of sitting on the side lines. It’s breaking my heart. Prayers that I can somehow find a healthy balance and show her that she is still my everything. Thank you.

    1. Sister that is a tough place to be. My oldest daughter was two when her sister was born. It helped me to find ways to include her in taking care of the baby. Help her to understand that she’s a big sister now and that comes with responsibility. It will give her a sense of purpose and will give the two of you opportunities to bond over taking care of the baby.

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