Mandy Rose

Stop comparing yourself to the perfect mom...

She doesn’t exist

You don’t have to do it all. My guide “The Imperfect Perfect You” will show you how to do what you do with more joy so that you Love the life you’re already living.

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  • Aug
    28

    Flower Picking Summer Days – Can You Last For Eternity?

    I’m gonna wake up every day for the next 9 months an entire hour and half earlier than I am used to, rush around to get the kids UP, out of bed, dressed and fed.

    Fed will look like uncooked Pop-Tarts or a bag of fishy’s as we walk run out of the house to hit school drop off line before the first bell rings.

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    It seems like all summer I look forward to the school year starting. I look forward to the routine (I live for schedules). I look forward to the boys going to bed early (#truth).

    I look forward to normalcy.

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    Aug
    24

    Creating Art For Your Walls: Stencil Letters Onto An Old Canvas

    Alright, y’all. Who’s ready for another idea on what to do with old canvas prints you are no longer using?

    *Raises Hand*

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    Aug
    18

    Back-to-School Style & GIVEAWAY

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    I can’t think of back-to-school time without thinking of this quote from the movie Billy Madison:

    “Back to school! Back to school, to prove to Dad that I’m not a fool! I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight, I hope I don’t get in a fight! Ohhhh, back to school! Back to school! Back to school!” (more…)

    Aug
    11

    Our Trip To Portland

    World dominators – year two. Ha!

    Maybe you recall last year when I wrote about this funky little conference named “World Domination Summit”. No?

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    You’re probably more likely to remember when I said we wanted Voodoo Donuts so incredibly bad, but the line was out the door and required you to stand around and wait for at least 2 hours. #nothankyou (more…)

    Aug
    03

    When You’re Mad At God.

    Sunday after Sunday after Sunday I would wake up with an excuse.

    I’m too tired. I don’t feel good. I have too much to do. I need to go to the store. The kids are exhausted. I have to finish working on some blog stuff. It’s gonna rain. 

    Those were just a few of the excuses in my head that I would tell myself to justify not attending church.

    **It’s gonna rain. Ha! Yea, good one.

    Every other Sunday the excuses wouldn’t work very well, but trust me when I say I tried. I tried to get out of it every single Sunday.

    My husband started wondering what was going on with  me. He’s never been the type of guy to push me into doing anything. In fact, he’s very opposite of that. And so Sunday after Sunday he was patient with me and my excuses. But he knew something was up. He knows me well enough to know that I don’t typically tell God to take a hike.

    One Wednesday night, during one of our small group sessions {that I actually didn’t skip}, he asked me to get prayer with him.

    My initial response?

    Me:  ”For what?? I don’t need prayer.”

    Him: “Babe, I think it would help. Just go up there with me.”

    And so of course, with the worst attitude possible, I walked up to the front of the auditorium holding his hand…and thinking in my head how much I did not want to be there. A friend came over to pray for us. He started it out like every other time I had gone to the front to get prayer…

    “Hey guys, what can I pray for you about?”

    *Que* tears streaming down my face before I even uttered the first few words of what we were up there for. Heck, I hadn’t even known WHY I was up there to begin with so the fact that all the sudden I began crying when I tried to explain myself took me by surprise.

    But you know what words came out of my mouth?

    I am mad at God.

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