At Mustard Seed Baby, we believe that Moms are heroes. God knew what he was doing when he made a mother’s heart and gave them precious babies to protect, love and nurture. With all the pressure to make sure we’re doing things right, we sometimes forget to recognize we’re doing all we can.
So, this is for you, mamas, a reminder today that you’re not in this alone. That there’s a multitude of moms behind you, fighting the same kinds of battles, wiping the same kinds of tears, with the same mission to raise kind and thoughtful human beings.
Each month, we recognize a special “Mustard Seed Mom”, getting a little glimpse into her journey of motherhood. If you’d like to be a Mustard Seed Mom and share your story or know someone you think should be honored, send us a message!
Mustard Seed Baby
Name: Jordan Frey
My little ones:Bennett Todd, 3 ½ months
TELL US ABOUT THE WAY YOU FELT, THE FIRST TIME YOU HELD YOUR BABY
I’m not sure there is a word that describes the way I felt but the best way I can explain it would be thankful, blessed, & disbelief that he was MINE. The first few minutes of Bennett’s life were a blur but my husband and mom say that I just kept repeating “I can’t believe he’s mine! he’s mine!”
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DAILY NIGHT PRAYER WITH THE LITTLE ONES?
We thank God for our health and safety and for all the many blessings that he has placed in our life. We pray for continued health and safety for us and for our family & friends. We pray to act in ways the Lord would be proud of. We pray for the many people who have unspoken prayer requests and that they feel God’s comfort and peace.
WHAT DO YOU WORRY ABOUT THE MOST IN REGARD TO YOUR LITTLE ONES FUTURE?
I worry most about Bennett’s safety in this scary, crazy world. Everything scares me to a certain extent. I just want to be able to protect my baby forever.
IF YOU COULD GIVE A NEW MOM ONE TIP, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Accept the help that is offered to you and take people’s advice with a grain of salt. Some advice is extremely helpful while other advice, not so much. Every baby is different. Just because something works for someone else but doesn’t work for you and your baby, it doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong or that your baby is “broke”.
HOW DO YOU BALANCE YOUR CHILD'S NEEDS WITH YOUR OWN?
Life alone is a balancing act. To be honest, I don’t know how my husband and I balance our needs with Bennett’s but we somehow do. As parent’s you just find a way.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PARENTING STYLE?
At this stage we are pretty laid-back parents. All he does right now is sleep, coo, smile, & cry. But as Bennett gets older rules will be put into place and abided by. There will be consequences to his actions and he will be held accountable to them.
TELL US THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF BEING A MOM
The most challenging part of being a mom is trying not to compare myself to other moms on social media. It’s hard hearing about and seeing someone’s child being “perfect” and about them sleeping through the night and then looking over through my sleep deprived eyes and seeing my kid screaming. My husband has done a good job of reminding me that it’s social media, no one is going to post a picture of the bad stuff. They are only going to post the best of the best of their lives. “Comparison is the thief of joy.”
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE PARENTING BOOK YOU WOULD RECOMMEND?
I haven’t read any books but I do have a few apps that I enjoy; Baby Sparks, Baby Center, Baby Sleep Site, and The Wonder Weeks.
WHAT “STYLE” BEST DESCRIBES YOUR BABIES NURSERY?
We didn’t know Bennett was going to be a boy until he got here so the nursery is neutral. But not with your typical grays and whites.I would call it more of a “rustic-bohemian” vibe. White furniture with navy, maroon, gold, & wood accents. I found an inspiration picture on Pinterest and ran with it! It’s my favorite room in the house.
FAVORITE MUSTARD SEED BABY ONESIE DESIGN AND WHY?
My favorite design is “in the beginning i was meant for you”. Before we had ever thought about or knew of Bennett, God had already handpicked him just for us. He couldn’t be anymore perfect in our eyes.