First Post

Welcome!

January 12, 2020
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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?

3 Comments

  • Reply Rachel Criss January 13, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    I’m excited about your blog, Tiffany! I’m a wife and mom of two boys, ages 15 and 12. I love being a mom because the four of us in our family share special bonds and I get to experience our relationship grow and change as our boys grow and change, approaching manhood. It is a fun ride, but has ups and downs. It’s wonderful that a woman of your example and faith can draw other moms together to share and learn from one another.

    • Reply Tiffany Chacon January 14, 2020 at 2:00 am

      Wow, Rachel, how are they 15 and 12?! Finn is only 3 years old and I’ve already seen what you’re saying: it’s amazing how much I’ve loved each stage and how our relationship has deepened as he’s grown. Of course, each stage comes with its challenges!! Thanks, Rachel <3

  • Reply Amanda Chacon January 14, 2020 at 3:33 am

    My favorite thing about being a mom:
    My girls excitement when she sees me. The squeals and kicks and arm flails when I pick her up every morning, or when I come back into view from leaving the room. I’ve always leaned more towards insecurity rather than confidence in relationships. But I know my little girl thinks I’m the best thing around. She needs me, wants me, and loves having me around no matter what. I think I might die a little when she’s a teenager and no longer feels that way 🤣😭

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