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Thursday, April 12, 2012

No pretend zone.

I don't spend a lot of time reading blogs or browsing Pinterest. I figure no one is as perfect as they pretend to be on their blogs or actually make those things they "pin", but it still can make me feel inadequate. And mad that they are perpetuating those lies/myths making other moms feel bad, guilty, not qualified and inadequate.

Shoot! I struggle with issues as a mom with my girls, as a homeschool parent,and a stay at home wife, and I'm honest about it. Pretending doesn't help anyone and makes things worst for yourself and others. I "preach" this message a lot.

Shock&Horror! I don't make my own laundry SOAP!

I made laundry soap for 2 years. In that time we had to have a plumber come out and "snake" the waterline from the laundry room to the road every 6 months. Soap forms a "curd" that detergent does not. Soap and detergent are not the same. I've switch back to detergent about 1.5 years ago, no plumbing issues. Don't get "guilted" into using something just because it is the new thing eveyone else is doing if it doesn't work for your family. A $70 plumbing bill every 6 months wasn't saving us squat.

Personally I'm sick of hearing " well the Duggers use it". So what!?