I love reading blogs by moms that appear to have it all together. You know the ones I mean — they post big beautiful pictures of their smiling children sitting on sparkly floors, or they make up great recipes that are both healthy and family-friendly, or they create lots of fabulous things from left over milk cartons to decorate their adorable homes with. Or worse — they do all three.
I’m not one of those moms. The floors in my few pictures are littered with toys and usually coated in sticky oatmeal. We eat grilled cheese every single day. My crafts tend to end up as a mass of glitter glue stuck to the cat. And some days I think that if I have to look at that pile of dirty dishes one more time, I’m going to lose … my … mind.
But I continue to read the blogs of the women who have it all under control. Because, first of all, I know that they don’t – nobody does. And second, they motivate me. They give me something to work towards. They make me think that maybe I’ll figure out this domestic thing. Or someday my family might eat healthier. Who knows — I might even have time to use my sewing machine again in not so distant future. I have a vision of how I want life to be, and they inspire that vision.
So thank you to the mamas out there who take the time to blog about their lives and families and make it all look like so much fun. I’m making a conscious effort to join you, to embrace the life I want for myself and my family. This blog plays a part of that, because I want to document my family’s journey together.
And as for the pile of dishes in my kitchen? I literally give up. I’m going dishwasher shopping tomorrow.