With that said, here's why I'm divulging the mess in which I live.
There are so many internet sites with tips on how to be a better mom, housekeeper, organizer, crafter, cook, wife and friend. They're all directed at women. With all of this noise screaming in our faces how we can and should be better than we are, we are left feeling incompetent and guilty for not being able to keep up.
I want you moms to realize how well you're already doing. I want you to see that the majority of us moms to young kids have messy, cluttered homes. And that's OK. It's noooorrrmalll.
I don't keep the tidiest house because I choose not to clean all day. Rather, I feed the kids cereal and blueberries, dink around on the internet, read some books with them, throw a load of laundry in the wash when we've been wearing our last clean outfits for two days, talk on the phone with my sisters, you get the idea. My idea of a mom is not one who purely cooks and cleans all day. I've done that and it sucks.
So, here we go. I'm sacrificing my reputation in the hopes that maybe one mom will lower her expectations and feel like a success at the hardest job in the universe. Welcome to my behind-the-scenes. Here's us today:
Oh, and did I mention it's almost 2 pm? No shame. This is the life of a real mom. Maybe this is what "having it all together" looks like.