Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Keepin' It Real

Do you get discouraged when you visit a blog where the photos are perfect, the house is tidy, the family is always doing wonderful, creative things, the mother is together, patient, and she sews all their clothes as well as bakes and cooks everything from scratch?? It seems too good to be true and you feel like a failure. Well, there has been a movement in the blogosphere towards "Keepin' It Real." Here, here and here are some examples.

I must admit, there are some blogs that I look at regularly because of their loveliness. I go to be inspired and I am not at all ruffled by their perfection. Let's be frank. If I want to see a sink full of dirty dishes, I don't have to go to the internet.

Surely, no one reading my blog would get the illusion that I have it all together. However, just in case, the previous post about being sick is my effort at "Keepin' It Real." Just so you know that even though my children are incredibly intelligent, good looking and talented, we are not perfect.


Liliana said...

Wasn't her post yesterday the cutest! I laughed and laughed!

Brenda said...

I agree! Some blogs just inspire me to look at. So does my aunt's house. We got home from visiting my aunt one time and I was furiously cleaning. My daughter looked at me and said, "Mommy? How many days have you been trying to make your house look like Aunt Nell's?"

I coulda smacked her! But of course, I didn't. I think I handed her a broom.

Thanks for posting!!!! :)

kimodified said...

I'm going pretend to myself that mine is one of the lovely blogs, even though I know it's not. I tend to get discouraged by other people's perfection. One of my IRL friends really DOES seem to have it all together. Maybe I better go read those "Keepin' it Real" ones.

MicheleStitches said...

Awww, Kim, you KNOW that you were exactly who I had in mind when I was talking about those moms that do everything perfectly!

Actually, I appreciate you because you are always "keepin' it real." You don't mind sharing your flaws, and we love you all the more because of it. And, you are the "fun-mom" I wish I was. Mwah!


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