How Imperfect Motherhood is the Greatest Thing Ever!

How Imperfect Motherhood is the GREATEST THING EVER! {IMC Day 51}

Amy Dalke Encouragement for Imperfect Moms 0 Comments

That whole thing about the apple and the tree? Yeah, it’s kinda true. This isn’t breaking news, mind you. It’s just that four times in the last week, I’ve had conversations with different people about Luke’s various idiosyncrasies. These discussions inevitably resulted in some form of, “Where does he get that?” At which point some kind of weird silence hangs in the air while everyone mentally considers that it certainly didn’t come from Larry. I mean, seriously people. What am I supposed to say? “Yep, you nailed it. I’m the neurotic one.” And while I could tell you a few …

The Hardest Part of Parenting

The Hardest Part of Parenting {IMC Day 50}

Jenn Schultz Encouragement for Imperfect Moms 0 Comments

The day my nine-month-old fell off the bed, a friend was over. We were chatting in the hallway, sorting clothes to donate. I’d set him down on his back, sure he was in a good spot. I briefly hesitated, but knew it would only be a minute or two, and satisfied myself with that. A loud thump, followed by a shriek, sent me and my friend flying to the bedroom. She got to him first, and scooped him up, then passed him to me. His face was red, a bump was already growing on his forehead, and my heart broke. …

You Can Be a Fun Mom, Even If You Don't Like Toys

You Can Be a Fun Mom, Even If You Don’t Like Toys {IMC Day 49}

Tara Wohlford Encouragement for Imperfect Moms, Featured 8 Comments

[adinserter name=”Mom above”] My Mom Confession…I Don’t Like Toys. When I was a child, my family lived in a small town. Making the hour long trek to the “big city” for a shopping trip was always a treat. It was an even bigger treat when the city finally got the greatest store ever…Toys R Us. My child-sized heart beat with joy every time I caught a glimpse. I would ask, “Can we go in? Please?!” At first my requests were met with a lovely “yes.” But soon, after the novelty wore off, “no” was more frequently the answer. One day, …

Mommy Doesn't Feel Good

Mommy Doesn’t Feel Good {IMC Day 48}

Julie Vasconcelos Encouragement for Imperfect Moms, Featured 0 Comments

[adinserter name=”Mom above”] What do you do when it seems like you never feel well? I get a little tired of hearing the mantra myself. Like a broken record-player. Playing the same old song over and over again. Those sad, disappointed little voices. “Mommy doesn’t feel good… Mommy’s tired… Mommy needs to lay down… Mommy doesn’t feel good…” If you have a hard time staring at piled up laundry that needs to be folded, dishes that need to be put away, kids’ homework that needs help, bills to be paid, grocery lists, and objects piled up around the house that …

It's Okay to Not Be Okay

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay {IMC Day 47}

Amber Lee Encouragement for Imperfect Moms, Featured 0 Comments

[adinserter name=”Mom above”] Ouch! That one small word can hold so many feelings and emotions. For some it evokes sympathy or compassion, even pity. For others it evokes shame and weakness. For me it’s always held feelings of all of the above, so I just didn’t let it out. I never saw this as a real problem. Occasionally I would feel overwhelmed or stressed from holding in all of my “ouch” moments. I would be a beast at home for a week or two and then move on. I didn’t recognize my beast as unreleased pain until I heard Sarah …