“She’s just jealous” was my mother’s motto when I was growing up. This saying was the perfect cure for hurt feelings and provided temporary comfort in the world of MEAN girls. I find myself recycling this phrase to my four-year old daughter, girlfriends in need of a self-esteem boost, and even random sob stories I hear from mere acquaintances, in which once this phrase is pulled out, immediately makes them a ‘BFF’.
In the last year or so I have tried to appease myself with this phrase as I have discovered the blogosphere which is replete with the overachieving domestic goddess who somehow in one day manages to post a menu of her monthly meals, the money she has saved clipping coupons, housekeeping tips, and the cute bows and tutus (that take ‘just minutes’). Oh yeah, and it was raining that day, so she put on an ‘impromptu’ circus in the living room for the kids… SO FUN!!
So after reading just a couple of these blogs, I convinced myself there could only be a few of these women out there, but all it took was a few hundred clicks on their “my favorite blogs” list and I knew I was in trouble.
This domestic goddess might as well have been sitting here on my couch telling me... “YOU’RE JUST JEALOUS!!”
So in an effort to make myself feel better I went to the niece, who also lives by this family motto, to see if I was the only one feeling like the worst mom ever. I couldn’t hear her response due to her kids screaming “YOU’RE THE DUMBEST MOM EVER! in the background so I took that as a no.
We have decided that amidst the PERFECT lives in blogosphere, we cannot be the ONLY two 'Pop-Tart ’ moms out there. This blog is designed to not only make YOU feel better about YOUR life, but to hopefully discuss real life issues we face, ideas how to handle these issues (from the reader), simple meal ideas, giveaways (so if you have anything you want to give away let us know!) and encourage us all to know we no longer need to live by the ‘she’s just jealous’ motto.
PS. Please forgive the boring look to our blog while we sass it up!