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A Letter To A Struggling Mama

A Letter For A Struggling Mama Who Needs Encouragement

What's in a name?

When I say relaxed, calm, and at peace, what picture or words come to mind? When I think of those words a picture forms in my mind of myself in the fall with the crisp autumn air around me, leaves rustling in the breeze, curled up on my porch, wearing a cozy knit sweater, with a warm tea in my hands, while reading a good book. This beautiful image is the reason why I originally named my blog Warm Tea & Cozy Sweaters, because I can’t help but be relaxed when I think of those two things.

However, over this past year I have learned a number of things from the blogging world and one of them was that my picturesque blog name didn’t necessarily connect with my focus, goal, or readers. I needed a title that reached others – those who may be struggling with their mental health, or feeling overwhelmed and looking for strategies and encouragement.

Therefore, as you can now see my blog has been rebranded and is called The Wholehearted Mom. My goal is for you to find wellness, peace, encouragement, and healing through the content in this blog.

A letter to you...

I see you. 

I see how tired you are, maybe its a little burnout. I see how hard it is to manage the demands of family, life, and work.

I see that longing in your eyes for rest and rejuvenation. A chance to feel free and at peace again. 

I feel you. I feel all those mixed emotions you are struggling to process. 

I feel the chaos that fills your mind, which you spend each day trying to untangle and make sense of. 

And I hear you. I hear the life story you have to tell – unique yet familiar. 

a letter for a struggling mama

I love this quote from Brene Brown, “we live messy, imperfect, wild, wonderful, heartbreaking, grace-filled, and joyful lives. We are called to a movement fueled by the freedom that comes when we stop pretending that everything is okay, when it isn’t.” 

Everyone needs a little support sometimes, especially when we are going through difficult or unfamiliar experiences.

I have hope.

My hope is that this blog may be a quaint little place you can turn to when you need to find rest, hear encouragement, or be reminded that you are not alone.

I hope to provided you with knowledge, skills, and resources to help you overcome your life challenges.

And I strive to provide my readers with a space to hold emotions, a place of safety and calm, and a certainty of the hope that can be found even in the midst of life’s most difficult experiences.

I hope you find something here that resonates with you and encourages you to be who you were created to be!


Sarah (

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