Hey all! Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there!! Hope you have an extra special day. Today, I am doing something a little bit different on the blog. I am going to show you and prove to you (via pictures) that I am a real-life, messy mom! Some of you may think I have it all together from reading my blog, or that my house is always organized (especially since I just posted this post on our preschool room)…but that is not true. And I want to encourage you today…that if you feel like you dont have it all together, you are not alone! Moms can’t do it all. Period.
So here it goes…the honest truth about my house and life.
This is me (and my growing belly). Some days I wear my PJs most of the day…or all of it. I really do try to shower and get dressed in REAL clothes, but that does not always happen. It’s real life as a stay-at-home mom, folks! (And please note my mirror/bathroom needs a good cleaning! That usually gets pushed down my list of things to do.)
Laundry…let’s just say I enjoy washing and drying them, but when it comes to putting folded clothes away, I am bad at it. I will get on a roll where I do well and then I get lazy. So here’s a picture of my lovely laundry just waiting for me fold it and put it away.
And want to know what else I do? Some days I just don’t get all the dishes done. Gasp!! This is embarrassing to show, but look at my messy counter! Having a messy counter is actually a pet peeve of mine, so I try not to let this happen. But I snapped this picture today when it looked atrocious!! ACK!
And lastly, here is our messsssssy playroom. Today I decided that I just needed 10 minutes to dry my hair and put on some makeup before going out. My kids were playing so well together and I could tell they were making a mess. But today, I just let it go. I let them make a mess of the basement. Because sometimes mama just needs 10 minutes of uninterrupted time!
I hope you enjoyed hearing about the non-awesome side of me! I don’t do it all and I think if I tried, I would drive myself crazy. I am a real mom. A mom who is messy sometimes. But you know what? I wouldn’t trade anything in the world for the gift of being a mom to my awesome boys. Life is good 🙂
Some of my other blogging friends are opening up about their mom-life, too. Check out the blogs below to see more!
And Next Comes L | 3 Dinosaurs | Hands On: As we Grow | Kids Play Space | Life Over C’s | Makeovers & Motherhood | Not Just Cute | One Time Through | Play DrMom | Southern Girl Ramblings | Still Playing School | Teaching Mama | The Chaos and The Clutter | The Craft Train | The Educators’ Spin On It | The Measured Mom | The Mommy Talks | Third Stop on the Right | This Reading Mama