Friday, August 26, 2011

Mommy Guilt: Lowering My Expectations of Myself

This week I bought some items from the grocery store that I normally wouldn't buy.

Not a ton of junk food or anything, just some boxed and convenience foods that I normally steer clear of.

I have a lot on my mind right now. A lot to work through. So I'm giving myself a little break from the high expectations I have of myself.

A break from my from scratch life, so to say.

Sometimes you have to step back and evaluate what is more important. Peace of mind of bread from scratch.

I'm gong with my mind on this one.

And I won't feel guilty about it. This is a stage in my life where I need to focus on other things. I will still be cooking, of course, we gots to eat. I will still post from scratch recipes for you my lovely friends.

But I won't expect myself to spend my afternoons preparing homemade this and homemade that.

I bought me some boxed granola bars and frozen waffles.

Which to most people is completely normal. But for me it's not, so.

Knowing my limits makes me just as good of a Mom and Wife as baking muffins does.

Here I am. Admitting that I can't do it all and not expecting myself to.

And quite happy about it, really.


  1. I totally agree with you on this and am right there with you. It is ok to admit we are not super women. We have to take care of ourselves and give ourselves a break once in awhile to regenerate. I am sure the boys are going to love eating stuff from a box!!

  2. Good for you. I wrote about this recently as well. We can be so hard on ourselves. It is great to take a step back and re-evaluate. Proud of you xo

  3. It's true. Today they were like, WOW BURRITOS FROM THE FREEZER! They are so deprived.

  4. Friday night in our house is frozen pizza and french fry night. Every Friday night. By design. I cannot do it all. There are simply too many things I WANT to do to be able to do everything.

  5. Thanks Veronica! It feels to let go for a time and take a break from those daily tasks that can drain you after awhile!

  6. Knowing our limits makes us great Moms! It's a great lesson to learn for me!

  7. Sometimes we have to be less than perfect, thankfully our kids are still pretty impressed with us (re: burritos)! ;)


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