This honest update was a posted by a friend of mine on Facebook, a Norwegian mum of 3 young children:
“I got up at 7am and as everyone in the house was still sound asleep, I spend my quiet morning reading some parenting blogs, about their everyday life with babies and young children. And reading about all these perfect mums, the new homes and shiny cars, the impressively styled beautiful and cool looking families and children…
and all the wonderful recipes and delicious looking images of home cooked meals made me think. About how lovely it is to be as laid back as I am when it comes to my children, our home and my own body -and not spend my time striving for perfection.
The drying rack is a permanent fixture in our living room, there’s a colony of dust bunnies around our home and we don’t need blinds as the unwashed windows provides sufficient shade, my nails are not done, we don’t make all food from scratch, and despite ‘everyone else have it’ our kids don’t get the newest and most expensive clothing, toys and gadgets… Perhaps I should try a bit harder?
But then I decided not to, because as imperfect we may be, we are together and we are happy, and that’s what matters most.”
Wishing you lovelies a happy weekend!
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