There is No Such Things as Perfection

perfect momWhen I quit my job back in October to freelance and to be able to spend more time with the kids – I set out to be the perfect mom. I had always worked outside of the home with our first 3 kids. If given the opportunity to be at home more with them, why wouldn’t I rock the PERFECT mom June Cleaver motif?

I would say me being my ideal of the perfect mom lasted about 3 weeks. It was 3 weeks of perfectly packed lunches, lots of play time with the babies, home cooked meals and keeping up with laundry. That of course, was on top of 40+ hours of work.

Those 3 weeks were the worse 3 weeks of my life. I was exhausted, stretched and overwhelmed. What the HELL was I doing?

Thankfully I have a husband who will tell me how it is. When I fall, he is there to pick me up. After 3 weeks of trying to be MY ideal of the perfect mom, he set me straight and told me that I wasn’t being rational and to get over it. 

While I would love to do everything that I am doing a million times better, I have come to the realization that there is no such thing is perfection. No one has it all together. Everyone makes mistakes – especially moms.

Everyday I muck something up. The baby isn’t bathed. The kids’ lunches aren’t packed, therefore they have to buy a crappy un-nutritional lunch at school. The toddler’s shirt is on backwards. I have vomit on my shirt.

Womp. Womp. Womp.

It’s life. And thankfully there is this thing called GRACE. I have learned to like that word much more than the word perfection.

Do You Struggle With Trying to Be the Perfect Mom?


Molly blogs about technologymom style and iPhone tips and tricks at Digital Mom Blog. Follow her on Twitter @DigitalMolly

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