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It's Okay To Burn Toast, Wear Jeans, And Not Be Perfect

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The blogging world is full of "perfect", the perfect photo, the perfect recipe, the perfect mum. I've spent a long time beating myself up about not being able to live up to that perfection, as I'm sure you have.

I'm here to tell you to stop, it's okay to not be perfect.
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On burning toast


I burn toast regularly. I've lost count of the number of slices I've had to throw away. I would blame the toaster but I can't, I get distracted by another job and leave the bread in the toaster too long. 

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As a busy mum it's easy to forget about the toaster when you're hurrying a 6 year old along to get ready for school. Burning toast is not the end of the world, simply put another slice of bread in the toaster and start again. 

On wearing jeans


I love my jeans. Skinny, high-waisted, bootleg, any kind.
I can style them any way I like but it's usually with either a t-shirt or jumper.

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Jeans are every woman's best friend, they're comfortable, versatile, and stylish. You can team them with shirts, jumpers, even strappy vests and you'll look great. You don't need to look like a supermodel to look, and feel, good. If you wear your favourite pair of jeans with your most comfortable top, along with a smile (because you're so comfortable), your confidence will shine through. You may even find people comment on how good you look!


On not being perfect


I can't take great photos, I am an average cook, I'm rubbish at crafts, and you know what? That's okay.

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You don't need to be a master chef to make a pleasing meal for your family. You don't need to be a star photographer to capture great photos (the great ones aren't usually the 'best' anyway). You don't need to create the perfect card or present to make your children happy, spending time with you will do that.


You are doing your best. You get dressed every day (mostly), you feed your family the best you can, and you try to make yourself and your family happy. 

Who needs perfection?

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50 comments:

  1. Yup, burned the toast this morning :) Great post - thank you for sharing ... hope you have a lovely day just being you :) xx #coolmumclub

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  2. Love this and you're right. I've lost count of the amount of toast I've thrown away lately because it resembles coal. #happydiarylinkies

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  3. I love this...I am far from perfect.
    I'm not the best cook but my girls love what I do cook. It may not always look pretty but I don't actually care. hehehe We have had some of the best fun doing crafts which have gone wrong and yes, I always burn toast. x

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    1. Thanks Kim, let's celebrate not being perfect! :)

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  4. Love it. I totally agree. It is really hard not to get swept up in this perfect image that is portrayed, but i love my jeans and wear them almost every day. The most important thing is being with my family. #Familyfun

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    1. Totally. Glad you enjoyed reading Karen. x

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  5. Oh I hear you lovely lady and couldn't agree more. You have just written the campaign for my blog LOL. We are so on the same page. I may not be perfect but I always do my best for my kids so I'm going to give myself a break. Fabulous! TY for linking up with #FamilyFun 🌸

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    1. Thanks Catie. *high five* to all the non-perfect mums and dads out there! :)

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  6. Totally agree, no one's perfect and we're all doing a fab job as it is :) I can't take good photos either especially of food, I make it look like the dogs dinner - every time!
    #BrillBlogPosts

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    1. Haha, yep - me too! Thanks for stopping by hun. xx

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  7. I like to share an occasional imperfect mother piccie on instagram just to keep it real. Last week I baked the worst cake ever. I'm thinking of starting a hashtag...#366daysofreality!

    Love this - thank you for sharing with #coolmumclub

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    1. Great hashtag - I'd have countless photos for that one! ;)

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  8. Thanks for sharing. I think there's too much placed on being "perfect" and that in itself creates unnecessary stress and pressure. I think it's all about embracing the chaos and imperfections #happydiaries

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    1. Exactly. Trying to be perfect usually results in me messing up spectacularly - why bother?! I'm all for embracing chaos! :)

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  9. I let go of perfection about 3 months into parenthood haha! I tried to keep it all up for a while but something had to give - that was mainly the state of the house and the makeup regime ;)

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    1. Oh boy, the state of the house... I hear ya lovely! My house often looks like a tornado has swept through it!

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  10. This is a great post- I'm sat here nodding away as I read! X

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle, glad you enjoyed it. x

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  11. I burnt the toast this morning haha! I'm terrible for trying to be perfect and comparing myself to others. I am forcing myself to remember that what I see in other peoples social media is what they deem suitable to put up and not what their lives are actually like! Thanks for writing a great post! X

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    1. Yes, that's it right there. We only choose to share the perfect photos, what's so wrong with being real?
      Thanks Emma xx

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  12. This is so true! None of us are prefect and there's no point in comparing. (I did a post on being more contented that you might like as it touches on this).

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    1. Ooh thanks for the heads up, I'll stop by later for a read. x

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  13. Hi Morgan, well said! No body is perfect (even if they think they are and life really is too short striving for perfection). I've turned the toaster down a notch to prevent burnt toast, I love jeans and don't really worry what they look like, and when there are starving people in the world I am not going to lose sleep if my family aren't overly impressed with their dinner.

    I choose happiness over perfection any day.

    xx

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    1. Perfection is over-rated. We need to work harder at celebrating all that's ordinary!

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    2. I have a temperamental toaster... sometimes it toasts brilliantly, other times it burns in 1 minute! Either way though, it's all about living, and forgetting about trying to be perfect. Thanks so much for your lovely comment Debbie, and Jenn. x

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  14. Very true. I post pictures of our lives quite often. I like to show the good and the bad. No-one is perfect. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  15. I LOVE this post! I burn toast all the time, and soup and curries too! It is so important not to beat yourself up about it and go with the flow. Things happen. #PoColo

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    1. Thanks for sharing with #abitofeverything

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  16. Great post! I take all the rose tinted, perfect portrayals on social media with a pinch of salt anyway - people show what they choose to, not necessarily reality. I rarely burn toast as I'm one of those who likes toast barely toasted. A bit warmed really. So my toaster is never on a high enough setting to burn! But I am not a great cook, can't take pictures, and jogging bottoms are often more accurate than jeans if staying in! #PoCoLo

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    1. Ooh yes, jogging bottoms... *runs off to find jogging bottoms*
      Thanks hun. xx

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  17. Life's far from perfect in the real world and it's lovely to hear someone else writing so honestly. I'd go for doing my best rather than striving for perfection any day. Great post x

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    1. Thanks Izzie, yes doing you're best is always preferable. x

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  18. Great post and my god nobody is perfect thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

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  19. Loved this reminder that it's OK to be ourselves, you look fabulous in your jeans hun, thanks for this uplifting post. Thanks too, for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

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  20. Love this! Perfection is overrated and life is too short to worry about burnt toast! #fartglitter

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  21. Totally with you. Crud, there are alternatives to jeans???

    #fartglitter

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  22. I am so with you on this one honey - especially being rubbish at crafts! And I am useless at baking!! Who cares :-) xx #abitofeverything

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    1. Exactly - as long as the kids are fed it doesn't have to be a gourmet feast!

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  23. Too right! And I live in jeans until they fall apart, then I wear them as shorts! Happy lovely post! #FamilyFun

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  24. Oh heck, I'm not supposed to wear jeans - ah well, I do and that's that. Agree they're versatile and totally agree that everything doesn't need to be perfect as often very little is. (and that's ok) xx #pocolo

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