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Expectations of motherhood

Expectations of motherhood

When I was pregnant I had this vision in my head of what motherhood would look like. I knew it was going to be wonderful. My baby would be so cute and as she grew we would play together and have so much fun.  Being a mom was going to be a breeze. I laugh at that thought now. Motherhood is definitely not easy and definitely not what I expected.

It’s alright to admit that being a mother is not what you thought it would be and sometimes it’s not fun at all. Sometimes you want to lock yourself in a closet and cry. It’s stressful and overwhelming.  No one is a perfect mother but we are all just doing the best we can.

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What does perfection look like to you?

What does perfection look like to you?

Perfection is different for each person. Each of us handles it differently.  What is perfect to one person isn’t to another.  There are so many different stories about perfection and how we deal with it. I wanted to share some of them with you. Below are a few stories from moms who have dealt with perfection and know what it feels like to have that doubt and fear of failure creep in. These stories are suppose to let you know that you are not alone. We all have struggles and there really is no such thing as the perfect mom.

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Opening my Eyes

Opening my eyes

I have struggled with perfectionism for as long as I can remember. It got worse after I had my kids. When my daughter was born I had to have her always dressed nice and looking perfect. I always smiled because I wanted everyone to think I had this whole mothering thing down.

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Realizing you need help

Realizing you need help

Asking for help can be hard but realizing that you actually need help is harder.  Nobody wants to admit that they actually need help. We view help as a sign of weakness or failure. As moms and women, we think we should be able to do everything and do it well. We are not suppose to need help.

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Is Perfectionism masking fear?

Is perfectionism masking a fear?

Do you ever have something that you are just really scared of doing? You are afraid you will fail or afraid of what people will think of you. Do you not even start something because you don’t think  you can do it perfectly? Are you just using that as an excuse?

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Time Management to overcome Perfection

Using time management to overcome perfection

Another area in your life that can help with the need for perfection is time management. I know I always feel less than perfect when I forget an event or I’m running late to something. Well time management will not make you perfect it will make you feel like you have your life together. It can help when you are planning events to make sure that you get everything done that you want to and can help eliminate the mom guilt about forgetting something. Here a two of my time management tips to help you accomplish more so you don’t feel overwhelmed.

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Day in Life

Day in life

This is a fun post to give you a glimpse into my life. I am always curious to see how other moms schedule their days so I thought it would be fun to show you mine. I also filmed it for my YouTube channel if you want to skip to the bottom and just watch the video. This was a Monday during the summer so there was no school. On school days the schedule is  a lot different.

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The effect trying to be perfect has on us

The effect trying to be perfect has on us

Trying to be perfect all the time is exhausting. Always worrying about every little detail and running around trying to get everything just right. It’s enough to drive you crazy and take up all your time. Here are a few things that trying to be perfect leads to and ways to overcome it:

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