I've had a realization over the last few weeks. I think I've spent my entire life trying to imitate others lives. This has happened especially since I've discovered the blogging community. I read other blogs and try to be like them. I ask questions when a lot of the time I already know the answer, but I think they must have a better way and if their way is different and I try to do it that way and it doesnt work I feel like I've failed. I love reading blogs and will probably never stop but I need ot read them for ideas. Then take those ideas and make them work for me and my family/situation. No two families are exactly alike,, we all have different amount of kids, ages of kids, different seasons of life, different budgets. What works for one might not work for the other,, but I also think its great to explore different ways of doing things and turn that into what works best for me. I have learned so much over the Internet. There is such a wealth of knowledge out there! I didnt even know that homemade laundry detergent existed before, plus I've learned so many ways to cut back and be frugal, make new things in the kitchen and out.
I guess what I'm trying to say is read, learn and explore, and then take the ideas and make them work for you. Don't ever feel bad for not being able to do things exactly like someone else. Enjoy YOUR life, and YOUR family and do whats best for YOUR situation. Love and hugs to all you mamas out there, remember all over this world there are people like us struggling with a lot of the same things that you are going through.