I was out for coffee with some friends recently and we were discussing the wonderful world of blogs, Facebook & Pinterest. These fabulous tools give us access to EVERYTHING! I love it! With a simple search you're transported wherever your heart desires and given the tools to do it all.
When I first became a stay at home Mom I found myself bombarded with these super Mom's who made their own designer birthday cakes, spent hours couponing to save their families money, and are gourmet cooks! They design, craft, and paint. They grew their own vegetables, made curtains and restored furniture. I was over my head to say the least. I could sell a Spring collection to a team of Nordstroms buyers but icing cupcakes for my sons first birthday was a disaster that kept me up until 1:00 in the morning. I quickly learnt that I didn't have a lot of the same strengths as my super mama friends. To be honest my insecurities blew up and I felt like a major failure. I found I got out of balance because I was chasing perfection instead of living in thankfulness for who God made me!
I love all my super Mom friends! They have shown me the ropes and taught me how to be a good Mommy. I had no idea what I was doing when I had Chase. So without them I probably would have cried myself to sleep every night. I'm so thankful for all their talents because lets face it when I get invited over to their homes I know it's going to be amazing. :) However, I can't be a carbon copy of them. I need to be me! At this very moment 'me' has no make up on, crazy bed head and wrinkled clothes at 11 am. (See photo) My hope is that my blog/facebook would give you insight into who I really am and not the staged illusion of a perfect life. You'll see my silliness and flaws but hopefully the love and joy as well.
OK, my laundry piles are calling out to be folded. Oh, did I mention I live a REALLY glamours life too. ;) Love you all!