I’m a Real Housewife

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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I was so excited when Savannah asked me to participate in The Real Housewives Project! I hope you get a kick out of my real life moment at home – yoga pants with no plan for yoga, un-stylish top bun, a sick child glued to my hip, and a sink full of too many dishes :)

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.

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  1. libbyuglesich says

    Love this! I am totally struggling today with nothing being ready/or cleaned and Lilah could be here in second! I lost it this morning… I mean balling on the phone to my mom about how there is just so much to do but I am so exhausted because I haven't slept good in {I don't even know how long}. So I am glad I am not alone!

  2. ThatMamaGretchen says

    Yoga pants for the win! They are just too comfortable to resist … and the kids don't care, so why not? Glad I'm not the only mom in the yoga boat!

  3. ThatMamaGretchen says

    The end is so so so hard! I remember that awful tired feeling and needing to drum up motivation to get the last bits and pieces together. I'll be praying for you!

  4. Katie Shannon says

    Ummm this makes me adore you soooo much!! I'm a newish reader and love your heart!

  5. ThatMamaGretchen says

    Thanks so much! Glad you find my dirty dishes endearing :) Haha!

  6. ThatMamaGretchen says

    Thanks so much! I'm glad you find my dirty dishes endearing :) Haha!