Honest Pictures: Exhibit A Monday

Honest Pictures

 Honest Pictures: Exhibit A Monday

I am not perfect! I will be the first person to tell you that I am not a good house keeper. I hate cleaning, but I like having a clean house. This problem didn’t seem to matter before kids. Once we threw a few kids in the mix, keeping the house picked up became a bigger challenge.

Here is the evidence

Messy living room… toys thrown around. We got in last night and didn’t bother picking up before bed. IMG_4644

Our child has poop issues… So the lesson of the week: Everyone Poops! 
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Our messy kitchen counter… Dishes are clean because my hubby is awesome! But clutter is starting to take over!!! It was clean two days ago. 
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The never ending laundry… They are all clean, just need to be folded and put away.  IMG_4652

The swings new life as a coat hanger. And a basket that is full of things that were downstairs and should be upstairs… but just stayed in the basket instead of being put in appropriate places (been there 3 days).
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Bed isn’t made. There is actually a sleeping baby in the bed right now! IMG_4671

Aforementioned sleeping baby: 
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My messy bathroom counter… This is Monday! IMG_4675

and a Christmas tree with one wrapped present under it… about a week away from Christmas Day! 

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 I hope that I never give you all the impression that I’m the perfect mom or wife or anything.

I’m not! Not even close! 

I know some of you are much better house keepers than I will ever be! I think that it is healthy for us to all be real with each other and be honest with ourselves.

I think at the end of the day, it comes down to priorities. I would much rather cook or do an art activity with Aidalyn than have a spotless house on a daily basis. We do love having people over occasionally, to keep us in check and put everything away to start fresh, haha.

What are your priorities? How to you keep your house from eating you sometimes?

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Angela Parker

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My name is Angela. I have been married for almost 10 years and have two little girls. I’m a speech therapist by trade. I am passionate about healing through nutrition, natural medicines, cooking with whole foods, and natural parenting. I strive to honor God with everything I do.
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  1. Well, at least I wasn’t there for you to photograph me asleep in the bed next to the little one!

    Honesty is good, I appreciate the shout out on cleaning dishes, 😀

  2. Oh I am so with you on this!! Real life. And it is nice to know we all struggle with keeping up our homes. And aren’t alone. I have posted our bedroom makeover on my blog, on Facebook, and on Pinterest when it looked so perfect and in order, and have literally been planning for weeks on taking a few snap shots of what it really looks like. Day to day. Unmade beds, laundry everywhere, crafts galore, and so much more overtaking our frequently pinned Master bedroom…just to show that those you see on Pinterest aren’t kept that way. It’s not real life. And that’s perfectly okay!! You beat me to it but might still post something similar sometime 😉 Love the honesty!