Welcome to UnQualified Mom!
Hi there! Welcome to unqualifiedmom.com. I’m Angelene. And I am absolutely, positively not qualified to do the things I do. I am a wife of a great guy and a homeschool mom of three very sweet, very loud children. And I write stuff and then talk about it to whoever will listen.
I had no clue how to be married when we got married. I had no certifications for motherhood. And no formal training when I began this writing journey.
Day by day I carry on the business of a typical Christian woman. However, I do all of this under the guise that I know what I am doing. Of course, I don’t. I’m faking it. And I’m praying about it. And I research everything.
“Siri, shouldn’t my toddler be sleeping through the night by now?”
“Siri, when does puberty typically begin for boys?”
“Siri, is there a book about fighting fair in marriage?”
You get the idea.
But I second guess myself on everything. I’m distracted by all that I get wrong – instead of focusing on the One who can make it all right.
To my astonishment, the Lord has graciously shown me that my family, my ministry, and myself can thrive in spite of my numerous unqualifications.
See, if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: this life we live is not by mistake. It’s not happenstance, accident, or by chance. My life – your life – has been choreographed by the Almighty. Every aspect of our lives is intertwined with every other aspect.
Here’s a personal example: Our marriage affects the children. The children affect our finances. Our finances affect how much sleep I get at night. How much sleep I get affects my mood. My mood affects my marriage.
See? It’s not separate. And it’s not supposed to be. All aspects of life blur together to make this life we live. That includes all the mistakes we make. That includes all the weaknesses we hide from. That includes all the scars we’ve endured. Our Lord uses it all.
Being a wife and mother is a high calling. A spiritual calling. And that is one of the reasons so many of us struggle with our responsibilities. We don’t think that what we do everyday matters. We’re just wiping little butts and little noses. We’re just grocery shopping. We’re just paying bills online. No biggie.
But, it is! It’s huge! What we do not only matters – it matters a great deal. Whether we understand it or not, our position in this world is one that can change this world.
The purpose of this blog is to show wives and mothers that we are all the same. Some of us have different strengths and weaknesses. But at the end of the day we're all called according to His purpose. Together we can learn how to be a better Christian wife and mother. Together we can grow spiritually strong. And together the Lord will equip us with the tools and facts we need to thrive.