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God Sees You

July 8, 2020
God sees you, mama

We recently got back from a staycation with my family. When we got home, Tyler and I took the kids to his parent’s house (AKA our next door neighbors) and I came back home to set up the kids’ rooms for bedtime. I ended up unloading the whole car and putting everything away from our week-long trip.

When Tyler came back with the kids, I told him: “I unloaded the whole car and put everything away.” 

“Cool,” he said, scrolling through his phone. 

I paused. His response wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for, so I said, “I’m going to repeat myself in case you missed it. I unloaded the ENTIRE CAR and put EVERYTHING away.” 

He put down his phone and smiled at me, “Wow, babe, that’s awesome. Thank you so much for doing that.” Then he kissed me and offered me a massage.

See, sometimes it does help to repeat yourself! Ha!

But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Matthew 6:6

This morning, I noticed this verse of the day on the YouVersion Bible app. It made me think about whose praise I’m prioritizing. 

I don’t think it’s unscriptural or unholy for me to seek my husband’s recognition or praise – however, I do think that I can oftentimes feel under-appreciated or like all that I do somehow doesn’t matter if no one sees it or recognizes it. 

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight.

Hebrews 4:13

However, there is one being who sees every single thing: God. 

He sees the middle of the night feedings and the early morning risings when no one else is awake. 

God sees us serving our families in all of the daily, humdrum ways that no one else ever notices. 

He sees us cleaning up poop and vomit and who knows what else! 

And it’s HIS praise that we should be seeking above all. 

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What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

April 23, 2020
What Moms Really Want for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is upon us! This COVID quarantine is doing strange things to the time – it’s as if time is going faster and slower all at the same time. How is that possible?!

So, I asked and you told me what you REALLY want for Mother’s Day! Share this with a dad in your life – let’s spread the word about what moms actually want for Mother’s Day.

Some advice to the dads on Mother’s Day:

Talk to your wife or mom about what she would like. Ask questions like: What do you envision for your ideal Mother’s Day? You make every day special for us, how can I make your Mother’s Day special? What’s something we can do for you that would make you feel extra appreciated on this Mother’s Day? You can still add your own special touches, but I guarantee that your wife has something in mind that she would like for Mother’s Day. Work together with your kids to make that happen, and to make it extra special. It’s safe to say that you can’t ever go TOO overboard for Mother’s Day.

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Welcome!

January 12, 2020
For the busy mama: listen to an audio recording of this post!

Welcome to Mommy of Mayhem! My name is Tiffany Chacon and I’m so happy you found my blog about Christian motherhood in this chaotic world. I am a mama of two incredible little boys, Finn and Justus, and wife of my middle school sweetheart and the love of my life, Tyler. I am a writer, and most importantly, a follower of Jesus. 

I am a writer.

I can’t help it. I have to write. If I don’t write, it keeps me up at night – which is not a good thing when you have a 3-year-old and a 6-month-old. Sleep is at a PREMIUM right now. This blog is my creative outlet, but it’s more than that – it’s a work of passion and heart, the things that fill up my brain and my dreams. 

I am a mom.

This is a label that I thought wouldn’t fit on me as naturally as it has. I was never a “kid person” — my husband has more babysitting experience than I do. Before I had my own little ones, I would shy away from children. They intimidated me. And then I had Finn, and I fell in love. I have never been more assured of my purpose — I LOVE being a mom. However, being a mom is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my entire life. The fact that I’m responsible for another soul is terrifying. We have a lot of pressure in this world to create the most well-balanced, intelligent, emotionally adjusted, nutritionally savvy, perfectly physically conditioned, whole-brained children that ever lived. And then as believers, we have to consider the spiritual well-being of our children above and beyond all of that! That’s A LOT! 

I am a follower of Jesus.

In everything I do, I want to reflect and imitate Him. I know I fall woefully short, but I’m stumbling along with Him and I hope you’ll join me. I pray that this blog will point toward Him and that whoever reads these posts will find what they need to draw closer to God. 

To read more about my story, check out my About Me page.

If you’re a mom who loves being a mom, this blog is for you. Or maybe you’re reading this and you’re not quite sure how to feel about your momhood status — this blog is for you. Wherever you fit on the spectrum, I hope that you’ll find inspiration, encouragement and ideas to help you get through the mayhem of mommyhood. 

If you’re a mom who loves being a mom, this blog is for you. Or maybe you’re reading this and you’re not quite sure how you feel about your momhood status – this blog is for you.”

Tiffany

What you’ll find here:

Motivations & meditations to get you through the daily mayhem of mom life, family devotional ideas, activities and crafts to help you connect with your kiddos and occasionally super simple recipes, date night ideas, toddler-approved meals, printable scriptures, prayer prompts and more.

This world is mayhem – it’s chaotic, beautiful, and at times oppressive. As mothers, this is compounded by the fact that we care for and are depended on by little humans. Our joys are amplified, and so are our sorrows. The oppression of this world can seem even more overwhelming because it’s not just affecting us, but our children as well. We need help – I need help! I’m so grateful for God, His Word and His community that He gives us with each other. That’s why I wanted to start Mommy of Mayhem – so that we can connect, refresh and equip each other to mom through this crazy life. 

I want to get to know you! Comment below and tell me a little about yourself. What’s your favorite thing about being a mom?