No More Perfect Moms

January 1, 2013 in Hearts at Home,lessons for moms

No More Perfect MomsDo you remember the post Stop Chasing Picture Perfect? I didn’t know it at the time, but it is the introductory post to a new theme for the year: No More Perfect Moms. If you are a mommy blogger or a Hearts at Home fan you may recognize the theme as the title of Jill Savage’s new book. And with dozens of other mommy bloggers, I am part of the launch team for the book.

Why you ask? To get this book into the hands of more mommas. Because perfectionism has isolated us. Even as we are more instantly connected via social media, our connections are shallower and deceptive. Evidence of our projected perfection abound. Our best practices, picture perfect craft projects and imperfect projects made adorable and redeemable by the grin of our toddlers decorate our online life where some of us spend more time than we do with live, in person friends. Even here on Pruning Princesses where I am fond of exposing the photo shopped deceptions of the beauty industry, one might be falsely swayed to think that in terms of mothering, I have it all together (if only you could see how often I lose my patience, fail to follow through on consequences or injure my girls’ emotions with blaming accusations) . So this year, you will see a bit more real, more ugly and more evidence of God’s grace.

Want to break the pattern? Long to stop feeling guilty for the ways you don’t have it all together? Join this revolution…

1) Sign up for Jill Savage’s “No More Perfect Moms” 31-Day Email Challenge. What an easy way to make to allow God to make a big change in your life without trying to meet your resolution alone.  You don’t have to have the book {which doesn’t release until February anyway} to be part of this. Click here to sign up so you can start receiving real-life encouragement in your inbox on Jan. 1.

2) Don’t buy the book yet, but get ready to do so Feb. 4-9. Along with the release of “No More Perfect Moms,” Hearts at Home and Moody Publishers will offer additional bonus resources worth more than $100 if you order/buy the book anytime Feb. 4-9. The goal is to concentrate the purchases so the book makes it on the NY Times best sellers list and gets into the hands of more mommas.   Click here to learn more about this and sign up to be reminded of the release date. The book will retail for $13.99. And if you are like me, you wait for books to hit the library shelf. But remember, buying this book supports a ministry to moms.

3) Visit “No More Perfect Moms” website. Find resources to share the book in case you want to help spread the word too. Find stories of imperfection. Find support to stop seeking perfect.

4) Consider attending a Hearts at Home conference. Whether you work outside the home full time, part time, at home full time or part or you are a SAHM, your heart is always for your family. HAH knows this. They also know that no one made you take college classes on raising kids, running a home, or keeping your marriage strong while you tend to needy little ones. Theses conferences are for you mom–to restore your vision, to restore your energy, to feed your soul. Scheduled conferences for this year (2013 now!) include one in March in Bloomington-Normal IL another in Rochester, MN in November. Grab a friend and go moms and maybe, just maybe, I’ll be there in Illinois and we can meet!

Stayed tuned for more stories of imperfection!



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Amber January 1, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Thank you for this post! I found you on highcalling! and look forward to reading more…as I too am pruning princesses…what a great name!


pruningprincesses January 2, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Hi Amber, Thank you for stopping by. I hope you return. Today’s post lists some of my favorites from the year, might be a good chance to rea more. How old are your princesses? Mine are 8 and 10 but I’ve been feeling sentimental as my oldest is starting to look well…older.


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