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Friday Night Confessions

It’s Friday night and I’m exhausted.  I’ll spare you the details of my week since I’m not in the mood to re-live them, but let me just say that this week was way too busy for my taste.  And I’m so glad it’s behind me.

A few Friday night confessions:

This week:

My house wasn’t clean.
I didn’t feel organized.
My time management binder was tossed aside because there was no time to manage my time.
I didn’t look fashionable.  I spent most of the week running around in whatever was on my closet floor.
There is no “fashion friday” because there was no time to take pictures, not that I wore anything picture worthy anyway.
Kole was a pill.  It’s his new norm.
I cried twice.  For no specific reason other than that I was just BURNED OUT.
One night my kids ate bagels for dinner.
I didn’t get enough sleep.  (staying up way too late to get stuff done and up in the night with sick kids)
Kenny and I were snappy because we were both running on empty.
I ate a lot of chocolate.
And only exercised once.

The kids and I re-grouped this afternoon by staying home and getting the house back in order.  Well.  The kids played while I re-grouped and got the house back in order.  Then I started tearing into my closet.  And now I feel better.

Birthday party for El tomorrow.  It will be fun.  And next week will be better.

So glad I got that all off my chest.  :)

p.s.  Thanks for all of the sweet comments and e-mails.  They were a bright spot in my week!

xoxo, Erin
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41 thoughts on “Friday Night Confessions

  1. Oh no! I’m sorry you had such a bad week, Erin. I hope today was the start of a much better week for you & your family!

    Happy (belated) Birthday to Ellie! I hope she has a great party tomorrow! Can’t wait to see pictures & hear all about it!

  2. Oh, weeks like that are so tough. They happen to all of us, and apparently even to the best of us. You survived it, Erin, and that’s the best you can ask for sometimes! Enjoy Ellie’s birthday party and know much of the stuff that was missed last week will still be there to tackle another day! No worries.

  3. Hi Erin, its comforting to know that other mums have weeks like that, I know I sure do!! Really appreciate that your blog is so honest. Wishing you a wonderful week next week! Loved your letter to Ellie, it brought a tear to my eye, such a lovely letter.

  4. I just recently found your blog, and I feel like we are kindred spirits. We have a similar family set up only I had two boys then a girl. My boys are almost 7 and 5. My daughter is 3. She is by far the most difficult. I don’t know if it’s the whole 3rd kid thing or what, but she takes more energy than the other two combined and doubled. I feel totally drained half way through the day because her emotions run SO high – all. the. time. This too shall pass… Some day. I hope. <3

  5. Moments, days, weeks, months like this…have me leaning hard into our Savior! When I’m tempted to strive and struggle ahead- knowing that “he gently leads those who have young.” (Isaiah 40:11) fills my heart with peace. Take care Erin! Happy birthday to your sweet girl, Ellie!

  6. ohhh Erin! Welcome to my world!
    You are an amazing mum, and no doubt you’ll look back on weeks like these and laugh!

    A huge happy Birthday to little Ellie! She is just gorgeous, and you should be so proud… she sounds like the kinda help I need around the house!

    x x x

  7. Sorry you had such a bad week. I have to say I love the honesty in your post. It relates a lot to my past 2 weeks. Hope things improve this weekend!!

  8. I am with you girl! I am the mother of three as well, two girls and a boy: 5,2, and 1(just last week). My husband is a 4th year surgical resident and works ungodly hours. I too am exausted from this life as a married, single mommy!It is a huge job to be the mom that god intended us to be, but you seem to carry it beautifully! He knew that you would be the perfect mother for those sweet, sweet babies!
    We all have those kind of weeks though from time to time…
    I am so sorry that you had a rough one, and have already said a prayer that the upcoming days for you will be restful, (everything seems more daunting when you’re running on empty). I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope that Monday morning greets you with “the sunny side up”! :)
    Oh, and happy birthday to your precious daughter, Ellie!

  9. Erin thank you sooo much for your honesty! I am so sorry that you had a bad week. However, I love that you can admit it and let the rest of us know that you are a REAL momma who has struggles like the rest of us. I had a different kind of bad week. My kids are all in school now and I have Xtra time. Such a change from just a year or two ago. I am struggling to find out who I am now that I’m a stay at home mom with no kids home. I cried this week too. Maybe, I should’ve flown out to help you and then we both would’ve felt better;) It’s funny how as women we can be in 2 totally different phases of life and still TOTALLY relate! Hope this week is happy, fun, and less busy:) Stay Fashionable! Love,Candy ps. Sounds like a good time to make that BIG trip to THE CONTAINER STORE;)

  10. Hi Erin – as always…thanks for keeping it so real! I appreciate your openness and your honesty! Enjoy your party today and pray for a better tomorrow!!!

  11. Oh Erin, I had so many of those days when my husband was out to sea that I would just put the kids in their rooms and get in the shower and cry. I have to say that it does get better. Little boys are very active at this age. Is there a mothers day out program in your area so you can recharge once a week. That saved me. Tell Ellie Happy Birthday and next week will be better.

  12. So sorry you had such a rough week! Ours wasn’t much better…sick kids always turn the schedule upside down!! But, I just had to keep telling myself that I should be happy to have her home with me. She’ll be off to college next fall, and I know I’ll miss those sick days when she relied on mom! It is pouring here, yuck…but it will at least force me to stay in and get things done. Hope your weekend is better!!

  13. Hey girl! We have all been there and had those weeks. The great thing is that we can vent it and know that we won’t be judged. It’s actually liberating to be able to do that. Don’t you always feel better when you get if off your chest? I do.

    Just know that every mom who reads this post has been there and felt what you felt. By you opening up you are inspiring other moms to feel ok about opening up. I’m so glad that we live in a day and age where we can talk about our frustrations and not be scared that people will judge us or call us an incompetent mom or wife. Keeping feelings suppressed is not good for anyone.

    Also, don’t feel guilty or pressured to do Fashion Friday each week. It’s a blog and it’s suppose to be fun and easy, not an obligation (I know you don’t feel like it’s an obligation). It takes so much for me to post one recipe for my cooking blog. I have to first, make a new recipe (which can be stressful enough) take photos, then edit them, then write the step by step instructions. You get it. I am now realizing no one is going to be put out if I just post 2 new recipes a week. No one is expecting anything from me. It’s me that is setting these expectations. Anyway, if you just even post once a week, I will still check it out! People want to just hear your cute voice and energy!

    I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

  14. Thank you for being so honest! Sometimes I read all these blogs and you ladies seem to have everything together and perfect and clean and fun with money to spare….even though I know in my head no one’s life is perfect sometimes it’s hard NOT to compare my life with others. It’s nice to hear that you have a bad week every now and then too! I hope next week is better and I know the party will make things brighter!

  15. Hope you are having a nice weekend. Sorry its been one of those weeks for you. Those are so hard. Much love and hope this next oen is a better one.

  16. Erin, I don’t think I’ve ever commented before, but I just wanted to tell you that I appreciate your honesty about having a hard week, and your optimism that this next week will be better! It will be! :) Take care of yourself, and I hope Ellie has a wonderful 8th party!

  17. I think there was something in the air this past week…we too had an “off” week and I felt like a complete and utter failure in every area of my life from housekeeping to mothering! Hope your family enjoys celebrating Ellie. Enjoy your posts and get great ideas and inspiration from you.

  18. Oh my goodness, I can TOTALLY relate to those kinds of weeks. I’m actually glad you shared, becuase often, reading your blog – it seems like you have it ALL together!

    I hope it’s a restful weekend for you and that Ellie has a great party.

  19. As mom..we are entitle to have many of those kind of days..where the house is not clean and wear whatever we can grab and kids eating cereals for breakfast and dinner ;P ….Hope next week is better for u ;)

  20. You are awesome. Just thought you ought to know. BTW, thanks for the organization binder idea! It saved my life this week and pulled me from a serious rut. My husband thanks you, too (kind of — not so much on the part where I put him to work). Our house is considerably nicer and much more organized. Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. I’m sure every Mom can relate to your post – thanks for sharing and I’m sure next week will be better!

  22. I hope you took some time to relax this weekend. Long weeks can take their toll. Thanks for your honesty. That’s one of the reasons I like your blog so much.

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