What makes my blog different?

This is a question I’ve asked myself a lot over the last year of making this decision.  Along with a lot of other questions such as:  What makes my blog so different?  What can I offer to other moms that’s not already out there?  What can I show other moms in a way that will stick and be remembered? The list goes on.Then I figured out what I can offer to others:
I know how to balance all of these crazy demands placed on me,
and how to balance all of it without losing my sanity.

Here are some of the ‘things’ I have on one side of the balance:
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I know my friends and family are going to name several items I have forgotten, but you get my point.Here is what is on the other side:
SANITY
Yep.  Just one item, but it’s a BIG one!  Either way, it doesn’t seem to be too balanced, huh?  How do I keep the two balanced when, clearly, one side outweighs the other?

I balance it all by being realistic, frugal, practical, organized,

scheduled, and using all the tips, tricks, and shortcuts I can find!!

Okay, so I’m not a saint or super mom (though I like to think that I am), in fact, I’m as imperfect as they come, but I am pretty awesome at balancing my obligations and not losing my sanity in the process.  Because, like the old saying goes, if mommy isn’t happy, NOBODY is happy!  Am I right so far?Next question:
What sparked this change?
I was getting tired of:

  • being tired
  • having a chaotic household
  • eating out almost daily (which resulted in weight gain)
  • having no structure
  • inconsistent disciplinary actions
  • afraid to go out because of others judging me
  •  having no energy to take care of myself!

How can I take care of my four amazing children and loving husband if I failed to take care of myself?

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Don’t get me wrong, this change neither came to me overnight nor written down in a manual to follow.  It came from a lot of sleepless nights, breakdowns, mistakes, fighting, cranky kids, mental exhaustion, etc.  You name a mishap, and it happened to me.  I spent a lot time thinking about what I did wrong rather than thinking about what I could to change it.  If it wasn’t working for our family this long, why did I keep doing it?
THINGS NEEDED TO CHANGE AND CHANGE FAST!!
I did the first thing I typically do when I approach a subject I know nothing about – research!  I have found some tips and tricks through the use of various bloggers, Pinterest, Google searches, CafeMom threads, and good old fashioned talking to other moms (starting with my mom).
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my daughter, Madison, and me
Some ideas worked, and some failed – miserably at times.  I kept going and found a system that works for my family and me.  It’s continually being tweaked and perfected, but the main frame is there.  All of our family members are much happier – especially mommy!That is why I decided to start this blog.  I realized I am not the only imperfect and I-have-no-idea-how-to-do-this mom out there.  There are others out there, though they may not be willing to admit yet, that need the direction and guidance that I so desperately needed.  I am here to help you!  Let me stress it again –
I AM HERE TO HELP YOU!
Through my various posts and throughout my website, I will tell you tips, tricks, and shortcuts that worked for me (and the ones that did not work for me, but may work for you).  I will also help you get organized, and focused without being tense or tired!Some posts I will share:

  • homemade items that save lots of $$ (and are super easy to do)
  • recipes that are frugal and easy (some homemade and some semi-homemade)
  •  shortcuts to take (and not take)
  • organizing tricks and tips
  • schedule/routine ideas
  • and MORE!

Thanks for visiting Being the Imperfect Mom!  I look forward to sharing many more posts with you!

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