May 7, 2012 |

Do websites and blogs make us feel like we just aren’t enough?

I love Pinterest.com. I will admit it – I love all of the great ideas and I love that everything is organized in an easily accessible place.

Blogs, on the other hand, haven’t quite sucked me in yet. However, I do have many friends and acquaintances that love reading blogs, especially my friends who are wives and mothers.

But the more I start “pinning” the more I am concerned that we, as wives and mothers, are creating a sense of urgency to ensure that our homes are perfectly decorated, we create new and exciting meals every evening and that we host only top-notch socials with themed decorations and appetizers.

Are these websites and blogs making us feel that we need to “keep up” with our friends and all of those other women out there who host the perfect parties and make their own meals each and every day?

Some of the blog posts that friends have linked to their Facebook pages, I have read and many of them are written by moms who seem to have it all together.

For new wives and moms, it can be overwhelming to feel that they have to compete to be a “perfect” specimen when it comes to motherhood. As we get older, we realize that we can only do what we can do and that nobody—and I mean nobody —has the perfect home, kids or life. If you think they do either they are really good actors or their problems are kept out of the public eye.

My advice is to do your best, work hard and put your family first. If your family knows you love them you can get through anything.

Time is much more important than alphabetized canned goods and color coordinated towels!

So, enjoy your blogs and Pinterest but don’t beat yourself up about what you’re not doing, pat yourself on the back for what you are!

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