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Confessions of an Unperfect Mother

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I think as moms we all want to give the image that we have things pretty well under control. That we do the things we are supposed to do when we should do them. But we all hide our little imperfections, especially from other moms. We feel that we will be less of a mother if we are not perfect at it. Well, I’ve decided to come clean with some of my Mommyhood Imperfections. I’m setting myself free of my guilt and you should too.

Sometimes I put my kids to bed with dirty feet. Really dirty feet. But this means they had a ton of fun running around outside, enjoying nature.

You will often find my kids fingernails caked with bits of crayon. But this means they’ve spent hours expressing themselves through art.

Sometimes I make PB&J or cereal for dinner. But this just means we have time for one more story or a board game before bed.

My girls will show up to church and school in some, shall we say, interesting outfit selections.  Things don’t always match very well.  But they are learning who they are , how to make choices and how to be confident in themselves.

My floors are not always vacuumed. My dishes are not always washed.  Sometimes I go to bed with toys still scattered all over the living room floor (Sorry Hubby! It is QUITE often!).  Of course I would love if it were all always clean.  But that just isn’t always feasible.  And to be honest, sometimes it is technically feasible but I am really tired and I want to sit down.

I think it is high time we mommies let go of the guilt we have over it.  Because when our kids grow up, the strongest memories will not be the perfectly clean house or the gourmet meals.  They will remember the love and attention we give them daily and the lessons we teach them as we watch them grow.

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Author: leangreenmommy

Hi, I'm Sonia! I'm the mom of 4 wonderful daughters and wife to one amazing man, trying to live a healthier life, care for the earth and just survive the day. When I'm not cooking up new recipes in the kitchen or shuttling kids to soccer, volleyball and lacrosse I run an in-home daycare and am a freelance writer.

One thought on “Confessions of an Unperfect Mother

  1. Thanks for such a touching blog! All moms need that reminder daily…I know I sure do! Guilt will eat us alive!

    Oh and Gigi is a beautiful child, thank God she’s recovering from the vaccine injury.

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