Confessions of an Imperfect Mother
This series started way back in March of 2012. On this page you can read about the purpose of the series, and at the end you can find quick links to every post that has been published thus far. The posts are listed in the order they were published with the oldest coming first.
We all want to be the best moms that we possibly can. This is a noble and natural desire. But in all our efforts to be the best for our children we become vulnerable and easily sucked in to the “mommy wars” that are so prevalent online today. I have even found myself silently waging war in a motherhood competition between friends, each of us wanting our child to be the best/cutest/smartest and wanting our parenting styles to be viewed as superior to those used by other mothers.
I personally struggle with trying to be the “perfect” mom. I sincerely want people to look at my kids and think that they are the most perfect little darlings in the world. It is a pride issue (and I’m working on it) but most of all it is an insecurity issue. Our kids don’t need us to be perfect, they just need us to love them, and teach them. Neither of those things require perfection. In fact, they mostly just require grace and strength from God.
As I was pondering all of this, I made the decision to do something new on my blog. I started a series. In the coming weeks, months and possibly even years I will be sharing some of my “behind the scenes” wit you, and some aweseme guest-bloggers will be too!
I’ve found that it’s easy to read mom-blogs and feel discouraged because the blogger seems to have it all together. Most authors would be quick to let you know that they don’t, but really, it’s so much easier to share the details of our success than the intricacies of our shortcomings. And while it is very helpful to read tips and find out things that work for another family, it is also helpful to hear what didn’t work, and when you are struggling it’s encouraging to know that you are not alone.
My prayer is that this series will be an encouragement to you. If you are having one of “those” days come by, and be reminded that we all have tough days, and that God gives us grace and strength to survive them. You don’t have to be a perfect mommy. Perfection should never be our focus, but instead, our goal should be to glorify God through motherhood by loving our kids and seeking to share Christ with them in every day things.
So that is the heart behind these “confessions”. Feel free to join me in the comments with your own stories, or contact me if you’d like to write a guest post in the series. No judgement here! and no perfect moms either, just a lot of women who are together learning not to be ashamed of the imperfections.
Here are quick links to all of the posts in the Confessions of an Imperfect Mother series:
#1 – This post! :)
#18 – Missed Opportunities – 5 minute friday post
I hope that you are having as much fun with this series as I am!
I’m slowly placing a lot less pressure on myself to be (and/or appear) perfect. Thanks for joining me on this wild, wonderful, imperfect ride of motherhood!