Show Off Your Shot

10 Day Old Fresh Human!
My new little niece! 

Linking up to Show Off Your Shot at "and then, she {snapped}"

and then, she {snapped}

Paper Mama Photo Challenge- Face

Paper Mama Photo Challenge this week is "Face".
I love this little face to the moon and back!

The Paper Mama


The Paper Mama Photo Challenge Week 76

This is my first time entering the challenge! I'm excited to go check out all the other "Colourful" Photos.
I love the green in her shirt and in the trees in the background. The sunlight just reminds me of summer and how light and colourful it is! Plus cute newborn sleeping face.



Lately this little miss has become a near pro at tummy time. And eating her hands. And yes, that hairdo is 100% natural!


Toddle Along Tuesday- Introduction!

Since she's only two months old there isn't a lot to "introduce" so this was mostly an excuse to post an excessive amount of cute pictures...

Linking up with "Growing Up Geeky" and her "Toddle Along Tuesday!"



Anyone else feel the pressure to be perfect?
Not necessarily from anyone else but just from yourself.
I was that way in school and was able to achieve near perfection in a lot of classes.
Now that I'm done school (for now) I see myself trying to achieve perfection in other areas.
And of course perfection is not possible when there isn't a mark being assigned.
I've decided to lower my expectations to meet reality.

I want to be a perfect gourmet cook.  Reality- I'm probably always going to be just a half decent cook. 

I want to be perfectly organized. Reality, I SUCK at putting things back where I got them.

I want to have hair and makeup that screams "I get out of bed looking like this but really it takes me three hours!" Reality, I hate spending more time than necessary on my hair and makeup. For me that's about 10 minutes.

I want to live in a spotless house that looks like its straight from a magazine. Reality, I have a 2 month old, I hate to clean and remember I'm no good at putting things away!

I want to be the perfect mother. Reality, there is no such thing. 

Now this doesn't mean I am just going to be a slob, eat only fast food or let my child wander into traffic. I think its important to always work on improving yourself. I just can't handle the pressure to achieve PERFECTION in everything. I don't want to handle that pressure anymore.

I'm learning to be happy with just being who I am and to stop having ridiculous expectations of myself.