Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Let's Be Real

On my blog, you see
crafts that I do
meals that I make
how much money I save couponing
and the fun things our family does.

Lately, I've had a few people tell me that I'm SuperMom. So not true.

Just like all of you, I have lots of roles.
{Here's my attempt at Subway Art of my roles}
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Sure, on the surface it looks like I do it all. But my blog only shows tiny snapshots of what we do. You don't see the whole picture. So, I want to be real with you all. I want you to see the good, the bad, the crazy, the whatever.

You don't see my cluttered kitchen countertop.

Or laundry piled up. Or hard water spots on my shower.

You don't know that I NEVER make my bed unless someone is coming over. And even then, I sometimes just shut the door. {Plus, my kids have a compulsion to pull off the covers and throw off the pillows & jump on my bed. So why make it?}

You didn't read about the time that I forgot Layne's Urology appointment that took me 2 months to schedule. Or that until recently, I hadn't been to the dentist in 3 years. And hadn't worked out even longer.

It's all about choices & balance. Sure, I cook dinner & make Layne dresses & me camera straps, but at the same time, my bills, my house, & other things get dropped at the same time.

No one can do it all. Really. No one.
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I've recently re-evaluated my life. My priorities are God, Matt, & my kids, everything else is after that. Some days it may seem like the order is kids, Matt, God, but I'm really trying to keep my priorities in order.

With that said, I have to be selfish too. I tend to get in a funk and just truck on through my life. And I can't figure out why I'm not happy. I found that it was when I wasn't spending time with God & when I wasn't taking time for myself. So I make time for me.

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What makes me happy? Doing for my family. Zumba. Crafting & Creating. And lately, Blogging. This is my new outlet. It's just for me.

I'll say it again, it's all about what you choose to do. I'm not Super Mom. I'm just a mom trying to do my best, a wife trying to make my husband feel loved, and a woman trying to make myself happy.
My recommendation?

Do what you love. And maybe some dishes & a few loads of laundry in between.

4 comments:

  1. LOVE this.

    I also realize every time I am in a funk is because I'm not spending time with Jesus. It's crazy the difference it makes.

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  2. This is a great post! AMEN SIST'A!!!

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  3. Great post!!! I'm glad you called yourself out on those things because I feel like moms in particular strive for perfection (a.k.a doing EVERYTHING) which only leads to feeling like a failure. The last thing moms need is to think that other moms have it all together. I'm a lot like you...I do a lot of "suzie homemaker" things but only FOR ME...not to be "super mom" :)

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  4. i knew i had to check you out! couldn't be more true.
    i'm a everything-aholic and it's easy to get frustrated for whatever you can't get done, and mess up the happiness for how much you actually got done (and well).
    i have to tape all of these messages in your pictures in : my bedroom, laundry room, my fridge, over my desk... to make sure i don't forget!!! :)

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