Welcome to A Smarter Mom, where we help you find simple, proven solutions to the challenges of life.
My name is Morgan Reece. I love connecting busy moms with Biblical, commonsense resources to make life better. But my passion is to provide lasting hope by encouraging them to transform their thinking.
Did I mention how excited I am that you are here?
I don't know what brought you. You may have read my post on Jennifer Smith's Unveiled Wife. Maybe you are a friend from my time in Southern California and the "Royal Ladies Retreat: Amid Evil Times" conferences, where hundreds would gather to renew our zeal for Christ. Perhaps you just stumbled in and are wondering if there's any reason you should stick around. Well, I hope you DO stick around for a little bit... I'll bet we share a lot in common.
No matter what season of life we are in, each of us face three temptations:
That's not what God wants for any of us. Better yet, His path away from those traps leads to a life that is awesome! You could say, His plan is to develop spectacular beauty within us, like the Monarch butterfly at the top of this page. And we will get there... even if we feel more like a Monarch caterpillar at the moment.
Our biggest battles are not how to organize a messy home or what to do to fight chronic illness. They're not about how to bring in more money to make ends meet, or how to rekindle passion in our marriages and get our children to obey without yelling. (All of these are topics I'll be covering here.)
Our greatest need as women is three-fold:
If you're on the hamster wheel of perfectionism, those goals might seem out of reach. I get it. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. But whether you're on top of the world or struggling in a lonely place, things can be better, so much better! I promise. No, God promises!
My ideal readers fall into one of several categories:
Moms are more stressed out than ever before and it's taking a toll on their health, their relationships and their happiness. ~ Fox News
If any of this sounds familiar, take heart. The children of Israel spent 40 years wandering in the desert, but that was because of God’s judgment on unbelief. The journey to the Promised Land could have been made in eleven days (Deut. 1:2).
The most important part of becoming A Smarter Mom is developing a SMARTER mindset, the mindset that is grounded in being sober, appreciative, and acting in faith that God can solve all of my problems … and that He wants to. (My passion for this is explained by my story.)
It’s a mindset that recognizes people are more important than “priority lists,” connecting is more satisfying than chocolate (really!), and peace is a result of how we face trials, not the absence of them.
Every year there are gazillions of new diet books on the market telling you how to lose weight, reverse diabetes, IBS, Crohns, Candida, autism, learning disabilities, depression, and a host of other ailments for which the medical community has only offered symptom-masking pharmaceuticals and a "high fiber" diet.
Have you ever spent thousands of dollars on supplements and healing protocols, only to find that they made you worse? I have.
We don't need another diet book or checklist.
We don't need to "get up earlier" or "be more productive."
We need a simple strategy for developing a biblical lifestyle, replacing our old habits that have sabotaged our health, family, and productivity goals with a new attitude and a new way of life.
The thing about a biblical lifestyle is that, even for someone who is not a believer, the principles for healthy living through laid out in the Bible will still work.
My goal for what I write is to encourage women to
Whether you need help for getting more rest, establishing healthy habits, enjoying your children, rekindling the love in your marriage, or success in business, it all starts with winning the battle for your mind.
Overcoming the devil's lies with the enabling grace that is offered us through Christ takes the right community and support. And that's exactly what we are about at A Smarter Mom: pointing you towards the best tools and resources, helping you implement them for lasting change, and reminding you of God's promises and what is possible.
So, how about it? Are you ready to join me on the journey to becoming A Smarter Mom? Cyber hugs, Sister! I know, with God's help, we can make it!
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