Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Doing It All, Accomplishing Nothing

Friday, April 13, 2012

Doing It All, Accomplishing Nothing




I recently came across an article talking about the influx of Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and social media all the like.  It can be overwhelming.

I have accounts with all of them.  I check all of them daily.  I see what moms are creating homemade dishes daily, crafting homemade versions of store bought items for their children all with a smile on their face and a clean, ironed shirt to match.

We all know this isn't reality.

Many nights I am lucky to get dinner on the table in an orderly fashion and bathe my children before landing in a giant heap on the couch by 8 p.m.  But, I feel I deserve those nights, because some days I am really on top of it.  We will accomplish more before noon than most college students who are just waking up.  I will have dinner prepped before lunch is even a thought and the kids will be happily playing outside with me watching them from the kitchen window.

The point is - we all have our days.  Good and bad.  What posts you see on Facebook and what new DIY project you see on Pinterest, really doesn't matter in the end.  Our kids don't care.  They don't care if Mommy has on a clean shirt or has showered for the day.  They just care if they get a big hug and a kiss.

Yes, I blog a few times a week.  I cook a LOT from scratch because I feel it is important.  I tackle DIY projects.  Some are a hit, some fail.  Yes, I try and be a happy homemaker when I'm not working part-time.

But, I often fail.  Just like you.  Don't think because I have a blog with faithful readers that I'm perfect.  Far from it actually.

We as moms often give each other enough guilt, it's crushing.  In the end our kids are just happy to be with us.  As the husband often says "Just sit down, relax."  I need to listen to him more. 

Don't get me wrong, I still check all my social media "accounts", but I am going to try and not give myself such guilt over it.  My kids don't give a lick about the latest food trend, homemade oven cleaner or newest craft project. 

I'll tackle them in due time.

4 comments:

  1. I stopped being so hard on myself years ago. I have a quote that I like..."Maybe I've been put on earth to be an ordinary person. Not to do anything great, but to do something small that involves great love." I don't know who said it, but she was probably a terrific mom.

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  2. I stopped being so hard on myself years ago. I have a quote that I like..."Maybe I've been put on earth to be an ordinary person. Not to do anything great, but to do something small that involves great love." I don't know who said it, but she was probably a terrific mom.

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  3. I've always felt that family time comes first. If the house needs cleaning or the lawn needs mowing etc etc etc that's fine, but it's never the top priority. The family is. And we think you're doing a terrific job at it!!!

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  4. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)April 14, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Never feel guilty ... just do what you can :-)

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