From a fellow imperfect Mama

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Walking out of the church together, I breathed in her daughter’s pink and purple adorned cuteness as she pushed the┬ástroller toward her car. “How old is she?” I asked. “She’s 9 months,” the mom smiled. “I have an 18 year old and 13 year old son too.” Leaning over, she pulled her daughter’s blanket down to reveal the most delicious┬árosy …

Real life, social media, and why I’m embracing #realisthenewperfect

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More than ever, I embrace #realisthenewperfect because what we see online, in print, or on a blog is often not the “perfect” picture we assume it is. Perfection. We strive for it even though we’ll never come close. Let us not mistake beautiful photos, inspiring words, and innovative projects for perfection- they are created by people, and you and I both know us peeps ain’t perfect. There are authors, designers, and faithful speakers I’m drawn to because they offer another facet of God’s personality. It’s my darn assumptions that distorts their outcome. Tension pulls when my marriage, my kids, and my home doesn’t feel Pinterest-worthy or up-to-par. Herein lies the social media balance; offering “real” without airing dirty laundry, capturing beauty in the cracks and corners of hard days, while celebrating light shed on giftings and passions played out.