My Blogging Mistake and “The Truth About #MomFail Culture” Free Video Series

Have you ever had one of those days where you know you have reached your limit, but you are determined to press on anyways? Well, I hit that wall on Saturday. 


Last Saturday was Rebekah’s birthday. My parents were in town, we were throwing her a birthday party at the park. I was determined to blog about her birth story on her birthday. If I had been more on top of things, I would have prepped the post earlier in the week. But alas dear friends, I did not. 

As a result, I was sitting in bed typing away after a fun, but loooong Saturday (Mitch was fast asleep). I thought several times, Nathana, just post it late. You are too tired for this. You are a morning/afternoon writer. Nights are not nice to you. You’ll regret this!

But I pressed on, determined to post it before the clock hit midnight. I edited it–I really did! Well sort of. I would read a sentence then fall asleep until my head would hit my chest and startle me awake. I kept on this this for at least 30 minutes. My vision was even blurring. I knew I shouldn’t hit the publish button . . . But I was rushed. 

After hitting “Publish”, with a sinking feeling in my stomach, I stayed awake long enough to share it across social media. I was shocked at how many views it was getting the next day. Gulp. I should probably read though that, I thought. Today, I sat down to reread through it (my memory of what I wrote was a bit fuzzy after all), and yikes–the typos! Even the flow of my writing sounded awful: choppy and funky.

Not to mention the birth picture I included. I had looked at this picture several times, even when not tired, wondering if it showed anything inappropriate. I decided it didn’t, but upon closer examination today, I noticed that it showed part of my breast. Fantastic. Of course this post would get tons of views. Why didn’t I notice and crop it?!  Don’t worry, that picture has been removed.

Hmmm . . . well, that was embarrassing. Still, I can’t help but laugh at myself. What else can one do? Other than go in and quickly make more edits! 😉

Moral of the story: If your gut is telling you that you have reached your limit–you should listen. 

{You can check out a freshly-edited version here.}

In other news . . . 

I want to share about a short, free video series for moms on the truth about the #momfail culture that will speak much-needed truth into your heart. I know it did mine. I struggle, a lot, with feeling like failure, not living up to my crazy-high expectations, and comparing myself to others. These feelings of failure can really destroy my joy and come to define me if I am not careful. My husband has told me many times to look back on what I did accomplish, rather than what I did not. When I came across this video series today, I was intrigued and decided to watch it while I folded some laundry. I am so glad I did. I really needed to internalize these powerful truths. 

So if you are staring down a mountain of stinky laundry, contemplating feeding your kids popcorn for dinner, regretting yelling at your kids or husband, and in general feeling like you are falling so short of the wife and mother you want to be, let these videos help you recenter on truth.  (Available through Tuesday, April 26th).

Also, the women that created these videos also created one of my all-time favorite things: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. I look forward to this sale every year–even prior to becoming a blogger. The variety and value is unreal! Soon, I will be sharing much more about it with you. 🙂

Do you ever feel like you are failing at this whole motherhood thing? 

4 thoughts on “My Blogging Mistake and “The Truth About #MomFail Culture” Free Video Series

  1. I didn’t notice the typos or…er…uh….breast. ?? I saw the pictures and remembered the tears of joy I cried seeing those pictures for the first time. You. Covered in sweat and love and new born baby tears and first time daddy tears. What you posted was from your heart and was beautiful. Fret not. It was lovely

  2. I have made the same mistake too many times. Sometimes when I’m busy, I end up staying up way too late into the night, trying to get that blog post written. But as you said, it’s important for us to know when to let it go.

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