Have you discovered Savannah Smiles? It's a pretty fabulous place full of encouragement and joy. Earlier this year Savannah started a feature called The Real Housewives Project which is totally real and awesome! In March, I shared my two cents - hope you like checking out my dirty dishes :) Just keepin' it real!
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Since becoming a stay-at-home mama last September I have struggled with perfection. I had Pinterest ideals of a lovely home, 3 course meals, hip mama/baby outfits, and of course, the perfect blog that attracted hundreds of followers. Instead, I've yet to find a real sync in my new life and with a second baby on the way, I'm hesitant to believe I'll ever find my groove!
But, I promise I'm trying - striving for a realistic plan, not perfection. This last weekend I got super organized ... I made a simple meal plan, wrote out a realistic to-do list, and prayed I would have the strength, determination, patience, and every other good virtue to have a successful week. Then my sweet girl came down with a fever and cold :( She tossed and turned all night and our day has morphed into a snuggle movie day.
As we cuddle, I'm reminded of my true calling as a mama. It's not about folded laundry or a picture perfect family - it's about growing love, and then teaching my children how to give that love to others.