One Important Summer Sanity Saver For Moms

Today I am so excited to have Ruthie from sharing a piece of her heart and talking about her new ebook Count to Nine, 9 Liberating Steps for Mom Anger and Frustration. Ruthie is a treasure friends. A seasoned mom, with excellent advice and she doesn’t shy away from talking about the hard things… like mom anger. In the spirit of being completely open I have had my fair share of struggles with this department and Ruthie’s advice helps to keep me grounded. I hope you love getting to know her and listening to what she has to say.

Happy summer, mom! Kids about to stress you out from constant requests and squabbling? Need a summer sanity saver?

One important thing to help moms stay sane during the summer months.
Let me ask you a question: How often do you yell when you’re frustrated? Does it develop into a full-blown scream? Are you having trouble keeping a lid on your temper, and does it seem impossible to overcome?

I’m a mama of four grown kids so I’m not pointing any fingers! I’ve been there, and I feel ya, sis.

Most moms have anger issues. Sometimes we’re just too embarrassed to admit we need help.

Here’s what I’m learning:

The Importance of Scripture

When Christ was tempted of the Devil, He refuted him with Scripture every single time (Luke 4:1-14), and He was strengthened by it.

And Jesus returned in the power of the spirit to Galilee (v 14), ESV.


Think of it! Christ, Who had all power, was strengthened through the Word. How much more then, should we use God’s Word when tempted?

Scripture is our sword – our weapon, our main defense in the battle over anger. Its our summer sanity saver.

Kids are stressful, there’s no denying it. It takes a lot of fortitude to deal. Eventually, you get worn down by the day-to-day, and you kick into survival mode.

But God wants to use you, even then. When you think, “There’s no way I can make it through this day without losing it,” you feel despair, and I know how that is.


God’s power is limitless! It is like nothing you can ever imagine. And so, He wants us to be mold-able. That’s all. Be the clay. He does the rest. By being clay, you choose to trust.

Jesus said,

You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you, there is more of God and His rule. Matthew 5:3, The Message



If we say yes to God, He can do amazing things in us that we never thought possible.

I’ve seen it happen in my own life –victory over areas I’ve struggled with for years. How? Through our greatest weapon: the Word.

Pray the Word. Memorize the Word. Write it on 3×5 index cards and post all over your house (especially frequented areas such as the kitchen window and bathroom mirror).

God will help you with your frustration and anger!

We can learn to overcome the temper by committing it to the Lord through prayer and Scripture. God wants us to succeed – remember, mom, He’s on YOUR side!

Since Scripture can be our summer sanity saver, I want to introduce to you a brand new, valuable summer sanity saver that contains Scripture and Scripture prayers! The preceding devotional is just a snippet from a book I wrote on mommy anger. It’s called, COUNT TO NINE; 9 Liberating Steps for Mommy Anger and Frustration.

Order Today - COUNT TO NINE; 9 Liberating Steps for Mom Frustration and Anger" By Ruthie Gray

I wrote this ebook because as a mom of four myself, I dealt with a LOT of anger down through the rearing years, and I struggled to handle it well. As I seek to mentor younger moms, I notice this same pattern emerging.

A battle with anger-induced rage. And these moms want change.

My new ebook, Count to Nine, 9 Liberating Steps for Mom Anger and Frustration, presents nine essential steps to overcome mishandled anger. Offering Scripture Pillars, Power-Packed Pillar Prayers, a Plan of Attack for each chapter, and much more, this book will set you on the road towards recovery. The book is full of key Biblical strategies to help you parent gracefully and learn the Biblical approach to anger.

How do I know? I teach this method to a group of moms who are tracking wins and overcoming their anger by daily implementing these Scriptural strategies!

This book is a small investment to make toward a big difference in the dynamic of your family. Are you ready to take the necessary steps to freedom from the power of anger gone wrong?

You can do this, mom. Let me show you how through COUNT TO NINE. At just $7.00, this ebook is an affordable investment toward not only developing positive reactions to anger, but patterning them for your children as well!

I’m praying for you!


PS As an extra BONUS to the book, we’ve included a beautiful, printable journal with Scripture cards and Thankful cards, designed by my friend Jessica through her Etsy shop! You will love this actionable, gorgeous addition to the book! Grab your copy today!

I know what it's like to struggle with anger. As a mom of four and Gigi of two, I've been in your shoes. This is a plan to get you started in the right direction. Won't you join me?

Ruthie Gray is a wife, mom of four, Gigi, and caregiver, living in the sandwich generation and blogging to keep her sanity. When she’s not snacking on plastic drumsticks with her grandson (The Tiny Tornado), or snuggling his sister (Baby Cakes), you can find her coaching other moms on how to raise responsible kids and enjoy them at and Mom Time Out. You can also connect with Ruthie on Facebook.

  • A sweet and true post, that’s for sure.

  • Oh my goodness…you are blessed when you are at the end of your rope..I am loving that! Yes..yes I am. Thanks for the beautiful reminder!

    • Isn’t that So good?! I need to write that on my hand.

  • Great write up promoting her book.

    • It really is. She always leaves me feeling encouraged.

  • chall1018

    Nathan and I are both yellers when we get angry or frustrated! It’s something I have been praying about for a while. I don’t like yelling. My mom did it a lot when I was younger and I didn’t like the way it made me feel. I don’t want Mason to feel that. So, every time I feel like yelling at Mason I stop, breathe, pray and then give him a big hug instead. My pastor always tells his kids, “I love you not for what you do, but for who you are.” I’ve adopted that and remind myself of it daily!

    I love this post and the reminder to turn to scripture in everything! It most definitely is our weapon. And our guide, our strength, promises from God.

    This >>> You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you, there is more of God and His rule. Matthew 5:3, The Message <<< Just this. Love this verse and will be adding this to my memory bank!
    This is a great post and I want to read this book! Thank you for sharing, friend.

    • I never would have pictured you a yeller…. I am too :(. I hate it. I hate it so very very much. I hate the way they look at me when I loose it. That quote from your pastor is so good. I need to write that down. I still have yet to find time to read this book :(. But I hope too soon. I know it will help me and I need to read it before the school year starts.

  • Parenting two littles is a tough job and I personally get very frustrated VERY easily so I have have to be extremely careful how I react. I love all of this so much! And that quote about being at the end of your rope. Wow. That hit home. So very true.

    • That quote is SO good and so true. Parenting is SO hard and I am with you on the easily frustrated part too. Happy Friday friend.

  • Cat @

    Today has been a long day and this has been very helpful.

    • So glad to hear this Cat. Ruthie always leaves me feeling encouraged and reminded of grace.

  • When I am on the verge of losing my mind, I often have to take a step back and remind myself… is this the picture you want Connor to have of you? I can lose my cool pretty quickly so a mommy time-out always allows me to get my act together.

    • Oh friend that is such a good thing to do…. I’m gonna use this. Lately with Marissa getting older I get more and more worried about loosing it in front of her and those memories being the ones she can’t forget :(.

  • I pretty much lose my cool at the end of the day when I’m repeating myself over and over again…drives me nuts and I usually have to remind myself, they are only 5 and 2…

    • YES! I feel that at the end of the day too when everyone is just so done :(.

  • Oh Ruthie. The Lord fills you with good words to share with us!