Learning to Love the Mess

May 22, 2017



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I'm going to be real for a minute. Everything posted to Instagram is not always real life. I try to keep it honest as much as I can....but even I clean up the mess or (more often) push it aside and only capture the pretty. In reality, my house is a mess most of the time. And so are my kids. It can take me an entire day to just straighten up one room. I start on a task and get interrupted by tiny humans 1,243 times. And then one of them decides to dump their brother's pokemon cards ALL OVER THE KITCHEN for the 5th time that day and I throw in the towel.

I'll show you what my kitchen looks like right now. 

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That's it. Unedited. Real life. If anything, having three kids is teaching me how to embrace the mess. It won't always be like this. One day my kitchen will be spotless....and I'll miss the little sticky handprints on my refrigerator, the toy cars on the floor, and the art projects on the counter. I did clean up after this photo (it took me all day!) because when my house looks like this it directly effects my mood. But I'm trying to let it slide and not stress about it. It's easier said then done. But my kids are only little once. 

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I'd rather spend my time and energy capturing those sweet first smiles than worrying about the mess.

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Can you blame me? Look at that sweet face. 

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When it comes to diapers, I let Huggies hug that mess! Huggies have been our go-to diapers for all three of my kids. It's a brand I trust and can stand behind. With Huggies, I don't have to worry about the mess with their Snug & Dry diapers and One & Done Refreshing wipes. (And you all know how I LOVE my Huggies wipes!). 

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Did you know Family Dollar sells Huggies? Right now you can sign up for their smart coupons and save $2 on any Huggies product! You just sign up and then type your phone number in to the key pad at check out. So easy! 

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Click here to find a Family Dollar near you. 

And check out our trip to Family Dollar and our love for Huggies (plus some adorable baby Belle action!) in the video below!




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4 Responses to “Learning to Love the Mess”

  1. Thanks for keeping it real! I can barely keep my house clean for 5 seconds. With 4 kids running around, it's an impossible task!

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  2. You are not the only one with a kitchen that looks like that!!!

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  3. I just have to say...I LOVE YOUR KITCHEN! Holy crap! All the heart eyes :)

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  4. Those smiles!!!!! They take all the mess away x

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