She said,

“for women, shame is do it all, so it perfectly and never let them see you sweat…Shame, for women, is this web of unobtainable, conflicting, competing expectations about who we’re supposed to be. And it’s a straitjacket.” Dr. Brene Brown in her 2012 TedTalk.

Let me tell you, I sweat, but I’m free of my straitjacket. I have no qualms with knowing I’m not a pinterest perfection mom. Ladies, your kids just need to know you love’em, will listen to them, and be there when it all hits the fan- no matter what. Give yourself a pat on the back and go take a walk outside. It will soothe your soul.

You are always enough.

Milestone moment

For 5 years, punctuality has been a lost word in our house. I used to be one of those people who said timeliness is next to Godliness (Substituting cleanliness, since dirt dont hurt). After my second child was born the clock became a decoration and time has had NO MEANING. seconds became hours, hours became minutes, minutes sometimes felt like an eternity.

Today I planned to leave at 8:30am. We were pulling out of the driveway at 8:30am. I wont give you the breakdown of how that happened, but I will say I have at least one child with wet pants in the back seat because I let her test her theory that she doesn’t really need to pee before we leave…

I’m still celebrating, because it means so much to the personal fiber of my selectively OCD soul. We have made progress as a tribe. Celebrate the little things.