God Is Good (@_st_31)

Así sacudas con todas tus fuerzas el reloj de arena, cada grano caerá a su tiempo. No fuerces nada todo llega. #perfectlyimperfect #picoftheday #snapfilter #beyourselfalways

* M a r t h a C h. * (@marthonio_)

• You can see in her eyes that no one is her change • #perfectlyimperfect ☃️❄️

Tina Bee (@freewellandgood)

Perfectly imperfect💁🏼💗



⇾I have my fare share of flaws, scars & quirks, but as much as I've hated them at times, they've taught me what I know today..and now I can use this knowledge to help others. It all comes full circle. #theuniversehasyourback👱🏼‍♀️✌🏻

Jordyn Hill (@_jordynhill)

The perfectionist inside me puts a lot of pressure on myself to be the perfect mom, to have an answer to every problem that arises, to know exactly what is happening with my children at every moment of every day.
Motherhood isn't perfect, but boy is it beautiful. God reminds me DAILY how much I need him and his strength to raise these amazing kids. God has amazing things in store for them and I get a front seat to watch it unfold.
But today they are just babies, sitting next to each other watching cartoons and I am just a mama leaning on God's love and grace. 😊😊♥️♥️
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#perfectlyimperfect #livingboldlyinthemundane #theyarejusttoocute #OliveRandi #TheoBradley #notaperfectmom #butboydoilovethem

Robyn Caruso (@robyn_caruso)

Kids + Christmas Decorations = Disaster!

Melissa Fino (@loveyourlifecommunity)

I LAUGH a-lot. My nickname used to be GIGGLES. I can't help myself. I find humor in everything! I'm typically positive, always seeing the glass as half full and never empty but laughter has also become my coping mechanism of choice. When I'm not sure how to react I laugh. When I'm nervous I giggle. When I want to hold back tears I distract myself by laughing. When I'm happy I laugh. Most of my feelings are masked with laughter. Is this good? Probably not. But to be honest I’m sure that there is a long list of things that could do more damage than laughing.
I could scream.
But screaming isn’t bad is it?
I don’t believe it is as I’ve decided to let it out.
I could cry.
But crying isn’t bad is it?
I don’t believe it is as I’ve decided to let it out.
I could hide.
But hiding isn’t bad is it?
I don’t believe it is as I’ve decided to let it out.
Well as long as hiding doesn’t go past a day or so 😂.
There is an obvious pattern to what I’m saying above.
Coping mechanisms can be positive if they act as an outlet where we let go of what has affected us.
Crying, laughing and hiding are good as long as when we are done we move forward and leave the past behind.
Coping mechanisms can be damaging when we allow them to mask our feelings. They never resolve anything as they act as blankets keeping all of our problems warm and cozy until the next thing goes awry. At that point it becomes another problem that we can pile on top of all of our other problems and continue on with our multiple layers of ANGER and RESENTMENT. These mechanisms lead to fatigue and emotional breakdowns. They leave us in the same place and eliminate any opportunity to evolve. What we need to do is say fuck it to our fears and allow ourselves the opportunity to feel our feelings with no judgment. .
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What’s your coping mechanism of choice? There are so many! They can be good and they can be bad. Does your coping mechanism do more harm than good? #feelyourfeelings #copingmechanisms #loveyourlifecommunity

(@monica.bahr)

When I was in high school I put bands on my teeth to close up my gap to be better looking. I’ve grown up since then. I’ve wised up since then. Even to this day I’ve had guys say I’m a pretty girl but could be so beautiful if I just got my gap closed. ✋🏼I’m good. I rather have that #rimmellondon look #getthelondonlook 💋 and kiss my 🍑

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⬅️SWIPE ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀LEFT⬅️⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀✨A stardust soul... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's that ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ heart of gold, ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀and stardust soul ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀that make you ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ beautiful.✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨Soulful poetry by: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ R.M. Broderick
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Cierra Tipton (@cierratipton)

This is motherhood.

Everyday I look at this tiny human and wonder how in the world did I get blessed with such a smart and amazing son?
Everyday I wonder am I doing the right thing? Did I make the right choice? Am I doing to little? Am I doing to much? Does he watch to much TV? Is he outside enough? Did I spend enough time with him?
Am I being a helicopter mom?
Did he eat enough vegetables?
Did he poop enough?
Did I say and show him that I love him enough?

Everyday I question my mothering capabilities and sometimes even compare myself to other mothers out there and then it hits me... God made me his mother for a reason. Just like God made YOU the mother of your child(ren) for a reason because He knew that we each have certain gifts about us that our children would need.
Being a mother isn't about checking all the boxes off a list of "to-dos", trying to do it all or even keep up with the Jones. Being a mother has nothing to do with doing all the Pinterest projects, cooking from scratch 24/7 or even raising the perfect child.

Being a mother is not a one size fits all.

Being a mother is first off giving yourself all the grace in the world and reminding yourself that you are perfectly imperfect. That you will make mistakes. They will bump their head, roll around in the mud (shooo I'll join in 🙋🏽) and someone will slip them a cookie.
Being a mother is knowing that at the end of the day your child isn't going to base their love for you off of you being home full time, working full time, cooking all the organics, breastfeeding or using formula, letting them watch TV or reading a book....they may grow up and thank you for the values you have taught them but they won't let those things determine their love for you ----> because YOU ARE THEIR MOTHER.

This is motherhood.

No more competing.
No more mom shaming.
No more mom guilt.
No more fear of failing.

Just unconditional love and grace and reminding yourself that you are perfectly imperfect and enough as a mother 💕
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