James flinging everything in sight onto the floor

Happiest of Fridays to you!

I wanted to do something a little different today.  I was so inspired by this post about run of the mill bad days, and how it can be hard to share them on social media.  I think most people have good intentions when sharing the highlights of their lives.  We want to focus on the positive.  We don’t want to seem like we’re complaining when there are people out there with very real, very big problems.

But even though we know we’re looking at the best snapshots of people’s lives, it can be discouraging if you’re having a rough day, or just a normal, unfiltered day, to see perfect smiling people all over social media.

So let’s take away the filter, just a little bit, and share our real, messy, relatable lives.

Not a zombie apocalypse, just enjoying some blueberries…he’s won the battle of the bib

I’m going to start posting #nofilterfriday snapshots and would LOVE for you to join me!  On Fridays, I’ll be sharing snapshots of everyday, always messy, sometimes exhausting life as a mom on instagram, and maybe on the blog too sometimes.  (btw, in an effort to emerge from the dark ages, I’ve finally started an instagram and facebook account for the blog and would love you to follow me!)

I’m excited about this and really hope you’ll join me!

Have a happy, messy, real-life weekend and enjoy the highlights and push through the struggles 🙂


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  1. What a great idea! I love the blueberry picture! My toddler ate blueberry overnight oats for breakfast this morning and predictably, got some on his hands and then reached up under his bib to rub his hands on his shirt. His shorts are always covered in either peanut butter, hummus, or avocado after lunch. The bib doesn’t really help at all anyway 😉

    1. Haha, that’s too funny! The worst for us is at dinner because he’s starting to get sleepy and always rubs food in his eyes. We have one long sleeved bib and he can’t take that one off yet, but all of the others are ripped off immediately!

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