I am growing more and more anxious and aware of my need to find my rest in God, to hide-out in Him a while.
The Practice of the Presence of God, a classic little book by Brother Lawrence, teaches the discipline of focusing all of your thoughts always on God, to be constantly in communion and fellowship with him.
This is my suggestion for "practicing the presence of God" for moms: Have you ever noticed how much time we spend on our knees? She drops the sippy cup. Pick it up. Bend over to tie a shoe. On your knees giving baths. On your knees reading books. On your knees picking-up toys. Pick them up again. And again. The sippy cup, again. All day long, keeping up with kids requires bended knees.
So I am trying, each time I find myself on my knees, which is often, to practice God's presence. To be aware of Him, adore Him, confess to Him, acknowledge His Lordship, accept His love. It can be as simple as breathing, as Brother Lawrence's prayer became to Him; "Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me . . . " Or I like how Anne Lamotte describes her two most common prayers: "Thank-You! Thank-You! Thank-You!" and, "Help me! Help me! Help me!" I use these a lot, too.
This is how I am trying to get back on solid ground, to that place where I am ok, and everything is going to be ok. I only ever find this with Him.
I know that for the right practice the heart must be empty of all other things; because God will possess the heart alone; and as He cannot possess it alone, without emptying it of all else besides, so neither can He act there and do in it what He pleases, unless it be left vacant to Him. -Brother Lawrence