If you were a fly on the wall at my house, you'd be sure to hear your share of fussing, complaining and whining. Maybe even a slammed door or two.

But enough about me.

In the pressure cooker that's parenting, I have exploded more than once. And it's harder to clean up than spaghetti night with a toddler.

So after years spent indulging in fruitless self-flogging, I finally let go of my obsession with getting it all 'just right.' I confess...I'm not a perfect parent.

Whew. That felt good.

Now, when my son saunters in with his 42nd tardy of the school year, I let it go. When I hear myself hollering "Whatever!" at my teenage daughter, I move on.

Having it all together is overrated anyway.

And I've determined not to waste God's grace. I'll never get it just right. You won't, either. So read on, sister. If you see a little of yourself in me, I hope it helps to know that you're not alone. Nope. If you're a mom, face it. You're never, ever alone.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

CSNstores.com Giveaway!

Do you love one-stop shopping?

Well, then you're going to love CSN! CSN is a network of more than 200 online stores. They have just about everything -- and I mean everything -- a girl (or guy) could want. Even things you don't know that you want yet!

From divine dining room chairs ....

To sizzling, strappy sandals...

To cute kid gear ...

So I'm very excited that CSNstores.com is offering one of my readers a $45 gift certificate! Just in time for the holidays!

To enter the CSN giveaway, simply leave me a comment! I will be selecting a winner via random.org on Friday, October 22nd!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and good luck!

The winner of my last giveaway -- an autographed copy of Laura Lee Groves' new book, Outnumbered Mom -- is Melissa of Confessions of a Dr. Mom. Congratulations, Melissa!

Finally, my regular Good Clean Fun Blog of the Week feature will be back next Friday!

** Please be aware that international shipping charges may apply to Canadian addresses when ordering from CSNstores.com.


  1. Great and awesome giveaway! :O)

    estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

  2. On line shopping, Perfect!! That's my kind of shopping. Oooh, I can't wait to look up the website and browse around!

    What a fun giveaway!

  3. I'm on my way to check them out. Be sure to count me in, Melinda!

    You know where I am...

    Laura Lee Groves at g mail dot com.

  4. GET OUT! I love that CSN is doing a giveaway on your blog:) I have several items from CSN--LOVE LOVE LOVE shopping on their site!! My fav are their shoes and purses!! HOOORAY for a giveaway!

  5. Neat giveaway. Sure I'm always game for shopping! :) Congrats to the winner of Laura's book, she's gonna' love it.

  6. I've heard of CSN but never took the time to check them out. I certainly will now.

  7. I love CSN. They have nice quality stuff.

  8. I am a CSN junkie. Shell was an enabler and sent me the link :D

  9. I would love to win the gift card to buy some presents... maybe for myself bwahahahaha

  10. Great giveaway, this would be great to use for Christmas gifts!

  11. Oh I would LOVE to win this. It would make a smallish dent on the bed I'm saving up for! LOL!

  12. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I need some new shoes!!!

  13. I am loving looking through your blog. I subscribed several months ago and completely forgot. Love what you're doing here.


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