Hi, I’m Britney! Welcome to Perfectly Imperfect Mama.
The Importance of Imperfections
Nobody is perfect, but I’m a firm believer that we need imperfections. They help us learn, grow, and better ourselves. As a type-A, list obsessed mama with a perfectionist mindset, I’ve had my fair share of moments where I feel like a complete failure–moments where I’m sure I’m failing my husband, my kids, my friends, myself. Through these moments, I’ve learned (and re-learned and will probably continue to re-learn) a lot about loving myself.
Moms, we’ve GOT to love ourselves!
But sometimes it’s hard to see the good we’ve done. While stuck in the day-to-day reality of helping with homework, changing diapers, and cleaning up spilled Cheerios for what seems like the millionth time, it’s hard to recognize the positive impact we’re making.
And when we’re not seeing the good we do, we lose ourselves. We push ourselves past our limits, we stop taking care of ourselves, we hold ourselves to unrealistic expectations, and we find ourselves in a rut. I know. I’ve been there.
Not so long ago, I got caught up in the pressure of life and stopped taking care of myself. I was exhausted and stressed and sick. I felt like I couldn’t make any real progress in my life because I couldn’t even stay on top of my day-to-day tasks. I was a slave to my to-do list. I spent more time yelling at my kids and less time playing with them. I had so many dreams for our life as a family, but no hope that we’d ever reach it.
In short, I was a mess.
But in the moment when I was ready to give up, I made the decision to get to work instead. And I started with self-love. I read books and saw therapists and spent a lot of time journaling and reflecting. I learned to love me, as I was, right then.
And my life started to change. I started to have hope again. I found joy–true joy–in motherhood.
I looked around me and saw so many wonderful women struggling to accept themselves, to get on top of their everyday lives, and to find joy in being a mom. And it broke my heart.
I was passionate about what I’d learned and desperate to share it with other moms.
So Perfectly Imperfect Mama was born.
Here at Perfectly Imperfect Mama I focus on what I believe are the 5 keys to finding joy in motherhood: self-love, productivity, connection, personal growth, and fun. Throughout the past couple years, I’ve explored these 5 areas, and completely turned my life around.
I’m still a work in progress, and I have a long way to go, but I’m a believer in community. So let’s take this journey together. Let’s rediscover our hope, our joy, and our passion. Let’s remind ourselves who we are and become the moms we know we can be.
Where to Start
If you’re new here, welcome! Here are some posts to start with that will help you get a feel for what you’ll see here at Perfectly Imperfect Mama:
- Hey Mama, I See You: You Are Enough
- Discovering How to Show Yourself Love
- How to Journal with a Purpose
- Why Talking with Your Kids Matters–And How to Do It
- The One Thing Every Mom Needs to Accept
- How to Complete Overwhelming Tasks
- So You Don’t Like Playing with Your Kids
- It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
The Perfectly Imperfect Family
The Mom: Britney
- Lover of bright colors, Disneyland, and notebooks
- Podcast addict
- Never finished Harry Potter (I know, I know…It’s on my to-do list 🤷♀️)
- Would choose the zombie apocalypse over the stomach flu
The Dad: Jess
- Short story writer
- Giant teddy bear
- Won’t admit he loves the dog (but he totally loves the dog…)
The Boy: Ryan
- Tender hearted
- Lego obsessed
- Measures coolness by how often a person uses the word “dude”
- He’s not a player, but he crushes a lot
The Girl: Roxy
- Total Daddy’s Girl
- Loves to dance
- Licks everything (including walls at amusement parks 🤢)
- Favorite word: hi-yah (which she yells as she chases the dog with her toy sword)
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