4 Easy Ways to be a MOM-Courager

1. A little note:

Send a note in the mail, send a private message on social media, send a text message. It doesn’t have to be much. “Hey momma, I see you and you are doing a great job!” “Hang in there, this too shall pass!” “Just thinking of you, have a great week!” A little note can go a long way. They always show up at a great time and they are ALWAYS needed (and wanted)!


I find these work best when you’re out and about. Tell another mom(or woman) something nice. “Hey, you’re doing a great job with your kids!” “Oh, I love your shoes!” Anything you think is nice about someone else, say it. It will put a smile on their face and let someone know that they are noticed.

3. Small gifts:

I love this one! I always pick up small things that remind me of my friends. Moms don’t usually get rewarded. We are usually the ones rewarding everyone else. If you have a friend that loves coffee and you see a mug that makes you think of them, get it! If you pass their favorite candy and you think of them, pick it up! It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, just something that made you think of them and I guarantee that when you gift them that chocolate bar, it will be the best thing ever. You make someone feel loved, cared about, and SEEN!

4. Be a listening ear:

Answer your phone when they call. Listen to their trying day or days. Just shoot the breeze with a friend. I have a friend that I talk to daily and that relationship is special. It’s not something that happens a lot in life today. People just text and move on but I like having conversations, we talk to kids screaming and fighting and it makes me feel like I’m not alone. Try it out, sometimes.

Just remember…kindness and grace go a long way. It’s free and it can make all the difference in someone’s world.

Tessa Stuard
Born and raised in Baton Rouge, currently living in Central, LA with my family. I am married to my husband of 7 years, Alva. We have four children, Jakoby (6), twins-Kirby and Camp (4), and Ella Ray (1). I am a Pediatric RN, BSN turned stay at home mom. I am an extreme extrovert that loves spending time with my hubby, kiddos, camping, mani/pedis, crafts, sushi, watching baseball and pretty much anything that gives me a good excuse to have a margarita!


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