I know it may seem I have it all together on this website. I share all the tips and tricks that work for me, raising three kids under three and keeping up a house. But what you don’t know is that I often feel like a failure!
I yell way too much at my kids. I spend way too much time online. (Usually brushing away my children as I look up activities to do with them! Ironic, huh?) My fans need major dusting and cleaning. My girls’ sheets don’t get changed for waaay too long. And those bell peppers I bought for cheap? They rotted in the refrigerator!
My worst pitfall as a mother and housewife is the laundry. I loathe doing it. How we have so much of it boggles my mind. And when I think about how much more we will have as we have more kids, I seriously think about hiring a maid just to clean and put away our clothes. Seriously.
The reason I started A Purpose Driven Home was to help keep me accountable just as much as it was to help others out there. I often think of the strategies I am sharing with you and try to remember to use them (and keep using them!) in my own home.
So, please don’t think… “Wow, what a super mom! I suck at this!”. Because that is not my intention. I want to be real with you. I desire to be a successful mom and wife. Everyday I keep trying and keep looking for ways to do that. But I also fall short everyday. And I have just as many bad days as you.
Laurie from Passionate Penny Pincher shared her struggles as a mom in this post, which originated from this post from Laura at Heavenly Homemakers. Both are very encouraging as a mom and will definitely make you smile. And also hopefully sigh and say, “Thank you, Lord, that I am not alone!”Are YOU a real mom??