Grace, Not Perfection

After a long, stressful day wrangling my two year old and three month old, nothing helps me unwind more than a great book.  

In a world where we are obsessed with how we present ourselves on social media and achieving Pinterest worthy status, sometimes we need to be reminded to disconnect and show ourselves some grace.

Enter Emily Ley’s book, “Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy.”

Ley, who is the creator of the Simplified Planner made her publishing debut with this book, which hit close to home for this mama.

After struggling with infertility, Ley details how she left her job to open her own company and work from home in an effort to be with her new child.

While trying to do it all, like many of us, she declares in an overwhelming moment that she will hold herself to a standard of grace, not perfection.

This statement is a reminder to stop being so hard on yourself and to strive for grace, not a social media perfect life.  To be honest, I have a copy of this (which Ley sells on her website) hanging on the wall of my home.

The rest of the chapters tackle everything from how to carve out time for what’s important, Mommy Guilt, giving into the mess and uncluttering your life.

Never coming off as pretentious, her book speaks to you like a close friend reminding you to be kind yourself and to prioritize what’s important.

And as someone who has left her job to stay home with two babies and start this crazy blog, it struck close to my heart and helped calm some of my second guessing!

So when you put your littles to bed, pick up this book.  You’ll be glad you did.

You can purchase Grace, Not Perfection off of Amazon.


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