Can you believe that October is almost said and done?
That scares me more than I care to admit! The fact that our veggie garden is still not weeded, the fact that my To Do list is still twenty miles long, the fact that we are already on that slippery slide towards Christmas and the end of the year madness. Yep… scary.
But it’s not all bad.
This month I’ve confessed my imperfections and I’ve learnt a lot. This month I know…
… that I am not alone in setting lofty standards for myself, especially when it comes to parenting.
… that obsessing about perfection is not healthy, not for ourselves and not for our children.
… that accepting our imperfections shows our children that we are human, that we make mistakes, and also that we apologise, try again and keep working on it.
… that there are many joys to be found in the quirky little imperfect spaces.
… that there is no such thing as perfect, because when you get close you suddenly raise the bar even higher.
… that striving for perfection is great, but beating yourself up when you fall short is stupid.
… that there is much love and support in this online community.
Many thanks to all those who have left a comment or tweeted about my Perfectly Imperfect posts.
And super big thanks to those bloggers who joined in and wrote their own Perfectly Imperfect posts – Yay For Home, The Parenting Files, The Modern Family, Kleenex Mums, Musings of a Crazy Lady, Moms Empowered, A Little Space Like Home, Muddled Up Mumma, Puddles and Gumboots, Stuff With Thing, Dear My Angel , The Useful Box, and Nee Say.
The linky will stay open until the end of next week if anyone else wants to join in!
Joining in with Yay For Home’s Things I Know… and flogging my blog with the lovely Glowless.
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[email protected] says
Kate, that is all so very true! I often need to stop myself and give myself a mental shake and cut myself some slack – I am not superwoman and I can’t pretend to be to my kids. You have just inspired me to write a post for your linkup!
Perfectly said Kate! Thanks for hosting such an inspiring & liberating linky x
tahlia - the parenting files says
i am loving your embrace of imperfections kate!!! there are certainly many quirks about our imperfections! actually… is anyone on this planet perfect???? don’t think so!!! even the most successful, high-achievers, famous people have their imperfections. we need to all remember this and that they would not be where they are without their imperfections!
Such wise words. I have really enjoyed reading the imperfect posts, so many time I found myself no longer feeling alone.
Such wise words Kate, I really enjoyed this collection of imperfection.
I’ve loved the Perfectly Imperfect link up. You have captured so well the joys and realities of being a mum :)
Kate @ Puddles and Gumboots says
I have loved your series of perfectly imperfect posts this month. I think it is a wonderful thing to celebrate, as a society we are too hung up on perfection x