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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  • Feb
    27

    5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My Child Started Kindergarten

    5 Things I Wish I'd Known Before My Child Started Kindergarten by HouseofRoseBlog.com

    When I got pregnant, everyone and their brother gave me advice about what I should and should not do with a baby in my belly.

    “No caffeine.”

    “Don’t eat lunch meat.”

    “Limit your workout routine.”

    Then when I had a newborn, I was given opinion after opinion on how to handle diapers and nap time and breastfeeding. I was told to never let a child “cry it out” and that my boobs would essentially “never be the same”.

    I call it…”Welcome to Motherhood: Where Everyone You Know is Now A Baby Expert.” <— an entire post dedicated to the highly opinionated parenting expert. Thank me later.

    Then, a few years ago I sent my (now) seven year old off to the big K. Yes, Kindergarten. (more…)

    Feb
    23

    Strawberry & Spinach Salad

    I rarely cook, but when I do? I make sure it’s worth eating.  Especially since I’ve been counting calories and doing this #spousefit challenge. Which I’ve lost 5lbs, by the way. Holla.

    Is there really anything worse than eating something that tastes like poo? I always get so frustrated when I do that because I think, “Uh, what a waste of calories.”

    STRAWBERRY & SPINACH SALAD by HouseofRoseBlog.com - Healthy Eating (more…)

    Feb
    05

    The Interim Canvas

    Entryway Design Ideas - Gallery Wall by HouseofRoseBlog.com

    For a very long time I refused to replace the family canvas that was hanging in my entryway.

    It was old. Very very verrrrrry old.

    As in, we were a family of three when the image was taken. See…. (more…)

    Jan
    26

    Life Lessons I Have Learned From My Kids

    I just tripped over a Matchbox car that was laying in the middle of my kitchen floor.

    I went to brush my teeth this morning only to find that someone {not naming any names middle child – ahem} had emptied the toothpaste into the bathtub.

    I found 3 dead worms in my son’s sock drawer {apparently having a dog wasn’t enough for him}. Not to mention that it’s winter so those worms have been there for awhile.

    My lunch today included a hot dog, a lunch-able and three white fudge oreos. And I may have had Starbucks twice.

    The last movie I saw in the theater was something by Pixar and I’m pretty sure it was rated G.

    Having kids has changed me in so many ways, especially having all boys. As you can tell my life isn’t always glamorous, but it’s most certainly better with my boys in it. And although there are many times when I feel frustrated by their silly ways {especially the dead worms – not cool not cool}, I try and always remember the joy that they bring to me.

    Life Lessons I Have Learned From My Kids (more…)

    Jan
    09

    Christmas Recap 2014

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    I might be Johnny on the Spot when it comes to taking down Christmas decorations (day after girl – right here), but when it comes to documenting our Christmas recap?

    Not so much. 

    However, these are moments that I absolutely NEVER want to forget so I vowed that I will post about them anyway.

    Late and all. (more…)