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This week our story focuses on Heidi Powell and being Perfectly Imperfect:
Every school year it’s the same story – in addition to being bogged down by endless school supply lists, back-to-school shopping, an exhausting re-boot of schedules, and extracurricular activities that won’t quit, comes the heavy burden of mom guilt. It sneaks up each fall and hits with enough earth-shattering force to send me weeping in bed all day with only my beloved Marshmallow Dream Bar to lend me comfort.
Why, oh why, does it seem like every other mom has hours to spend hand-carving bananas to look like dolphins for snack time, and plenty of spare time to create insanely thoughtful teacher gifts with clever captions and perfectly-placed glitter? How is it possible that I’m the only mom that isn’t available for reading time every day, volunteer opportunities weekly, or organizing every over-the-top classroom holiday party? I can’t really be the only one checking the “available to donate” box on the first day of school, so why does it feel like that?
I have come to accept that I will never be a ‘Pinterest mom’. So this year, instead of feeling embarrassed and ashamed of the type of mom I am NOT, I am going to embrace and celebrate the Perfectly Imperfect mom I AM.
This year, slap on your Perfectly Imperfect
shirt, and proudly be who you are. Stay-at-home-mom, working mom, work from home mom, or anything in between. BE YOU. Be the best mom you can be, and do NOT be sorry about it. We all have our faults, our small weaknesses, our downfalls, and I promise no matter how put together and “perfect” the woman next to you looks, she is looking back at you with the same feelings of insecurity. I assure you if you rush out of the door with last night’s makeup on in an effort to get your kids to school on time, or fail to prepare the cutest back-to-school craft, your children will still love you, and they will still be the smart, amazing kiddos you’ve raised them to be – Pinterest mom or not. So wear that Perfectly Imperfect tee loud and proud, and be willing to say, “I am the best mom I know how to be and THAT is enough.”
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In addition, at checkout, we will be offering our Perfectly Imperfect tribe bracelet for just $10 when you purchase the Perfectly Imperfect tee.
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