I traded perfect for a house full of real

Photo credit: LIsa Jo Baker, Surprised by Motherhood
Photo credit: LIsa Jo Baker, Surprised by Motherhood

By Lisa-Jo Baker at Surprised by Motherhood

We are so quick to despair over our own dirty laundry – especially the grown up kind – and then assume so easily and quickly that those other moms at the playground has her life and her laundry together.

We believe somewhere deep down in our sleep-deprived minds that there are perfect moms out there. With perfect homes and minivans and meal planning systems.

Perfect moms with perfect kids who do all the things we can’t seem to manage without breaking a sweat.

We judge ourselves by the perfect standards we think that everyone except ourselves manages to live up to.

Last night I thought my kids were playing nicely in the front yard and then I looked outside and LOST MY MIND.

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