It all starts somewhere in elementary or middle school. That girl has a prettier dress than you. This girl is better at math.
Just like when we visit someone we usually see their 'guests are visiting house' not their 'everyday living house'. Just like when you read a blog, you usually see the best parts of that family's life.
My blog? Well, I don't exactly want to bombard you with all the imperfections or struggles of my life. I want to inspire and most bloggers aim for that. I want to share the fun highlights, the recipes I don't make every day, and photos that may leave out the messy parts of my house. I am so, so far from perfect. We all are.
You know what? It's great to be inspired. To strive to do better. Sometimes we just need some motivation or a kick on the behind. But don't let your failures and shortcomings deprive you of a joy filled life!
Just focus on what's next. It can be overwhelming to constantly be thinking of laundry and meals and vacuuming and work and deadlines and yard work and bath times. Just think one task at a time. Right now I will write this post. Right now we'll sit down and read a book. Right now I'll just throw in one load. Right now I can wash the dishes.
Stop adding unrealistic goals and expectations to your to-do list. Stop trying to please everyone. You don't have to be at every event. You don't have to cart them to every extracurricular activity. You don't have to live a burn-out life.
Start enjoying the little moments. Start letting go of perfection. Start focusing in on just today. Start thinking of what your kids want to remember you like. They don't care for a perfect mom, they just want a loving mom.
I have my moments, but for the most part I gave up comparing myself to other moms and you know what? It's very liberating!