Laresa Watkins

Finding the Perfect in the Imperfect-A Mommy Blogger’s Deceit

Jan 14, 2014
mommyinbonlee

I am getting ready to reveal the biggest secret of lifestyle bloggers everywhere…..we are not perfect! It’s all an illusion. A lot of mommy bloggers and lifestyle bloggers in general tend to perpetuate the myth of perfection, which is not good for us normal, hardworking mamas who are just struggling to make it through the day, and may have a minute to catch up on our favorite blog before we collapse into bed at night.

It has been on my heart lately to show my imperfections so that God can use me.  He does not, after all, use the perfect.

I hope you all realize that when you read a blog, you aren’t getting the whole picture of someone’s life.  You are getting what they want you to see and believe about them.  To illustrate my point, I snapped some pictures of my house when the kids and I got home from Bible study today.  I didn’t change anything about my house or the rooms I was photographing, just changed my point-of-view or zoomed in or out.

I am enjoying a nice hot pot of green tea today!

I am enjoying a nice hot pot of green tea today!

 

Can someone come over and finish unpacking my groceries, unload the dishwasher, take out the recycling and compost, and put the kids' things away?

Can someone come over and finish unpacking my groceries, unload the dishwasher, take out the recycling and compost, and put the kids’ things away?

 

I love this lampshade in my living room!  So colorful.

I love this lampshade in my living room! So colorful.

 

This gorgeous lamp sits on the table that Charlie now exclusively uses for Lego building.  Goldie is going to have to be relocated sometime soon.  And be careful to not walk around that table in bare feet-Legos are dangerous!

This gorgeous lamp sits on the table that Charlie now exclusively uses for Lego building. Goldie is going to have to be relocated sometime soon. And be careful to not walk around that table in bare feet-Legos are dangerous!

 

The Madster getting in her mid-afternoon cartoon.

The Madster getting in her mid-afternoon cartoon.

 

Why didn't someone come make my bed while we were gone this morning?  And at what age will the kids start hanging up their own coats?

Why didn’t someone come make my bed while we were gone this morning? And at what age will the kids start hanging up their own coats?

 

Maddie's cute little headband that she wore to church Sunday.

Maddie’s cute little headband that she wore to church Sunday.

 

Hey!  I folded that laundry before I piled it on the stairs!

Hey! I folded that laundry before I piled it on the stairs!

 

My dad got Maddie this beautiful little piano for Christmas.  I love it.

My dad got Maddie this beautiful little piano for Christmas. I love it.

 

Maddie's bed stays piled with her toys that she insists on sleeping with!

Maddie’s bed stays piled with her toys that she insists on sleeping with!

 

I am not a professional photographer, so just imagine what I would be able to do if I was! We catch perfect images, then write catchy tag lines with lots of exclamation points, then start Pinning, Tweeting, and Instagramming.

No one is perfect, so please don’t read these blogs and think that you are less or need to do any more than you are already doing.  Give yourself a break, and just focus on the good!

That is the real secret of bloggers-we find the beauty in the mess, then enjoy sharing that beauty with others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0 Comments on “Finding the Perfect in the Imperfect-A Mommy Blogger’s Deceit

  1. caseycorder
    / Reply

    And to think this whole time I thought that you were perfect!!!!! haha

    1. mommyinbonlee
      / Reply

      Casey, I would say my sisters know my imperfections better than anyone! Had you fooled!:)

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