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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    Gone Fishing

    Fishing Themed Birthday Party

    Ok, friends…it’s going on 2 years now since I really went all out on a birthday party for my kids. Mainly because when you have three boys…that equals three parties every year that all have to be some sort of boy theme. And you know what?

    I got burnt out. Quick.

    I think the last party I threw with effort? Was the Blue Ombre Birthday Party for Parker which ended in him telling me his favorite color was actually red. #awesome

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    I used to love decorating for parties and really getting into a theme…but along came child #3, also known as “the crazy one”, and my whole life changed. Suddenly my desire to throw parties vanished and what little energy I had left after taming the wild one was spent RESTING. Ha! (more…)


    5 Things I Did That Transformed My Child’s Behavior

    How to Transform Your Child's Behavior

    Every morning for four straight weeks I woke up on edge. {Perhaps you read about it here.}

    It was the kind of edge that meant you got up quietly, tip toed out of your bedroom, peeked into your youngest child’s bedroom, and prayed that when you said “wake up sunshine” you would get a smile and not a death look.

    How to Transform Your Child's Behavior

    For four straight weeks I didn’t get that smile I prayed for. Instead I got the death look AND a terrible attitude accompanied by screaming, kicking and, yes, name calling.

    It was hell. Not just because he woke up in a bad mood, but because that bad mood continued into the day. It didn’t matter what I tried (and believe me? I tried it all – or so I thought)…he was mad. At the world. All the time.

    I mean, I know where he gets his evil faces, but still…

    How to Transform Your Child's Behavior

    We would drag him <—literally — to pre-k. He didn’t want to cooperate with a single word I spoke. Or a word his dad spoke. Which is rather different for me because I’m used to my kids not listening to me, but their dad? They all listen to their dad.

    That deep stern tone does a number on kids.

    But not this kid.

    He was not phased.

    How to Transform Your Child's Behavior

    Then one day the daycare called me… they wanted me to talk to SJ over the phone because he was not listening to his teachers, kicking people, and calling people very ugly names. (more…)


    The Light Will Shine


    You’d never know from the looks of theses sweet faces that we’ve been having such a hard few weeks. And when I say hard, I mean some of the most difficult moments I’ve ever experienced as a parent.


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    I can honestly say that maybe I got a little cocky about this whole motherhood thing. I thought that I had it all figured out… and then some.

    I was pretty judgmental at times when I saw other kids doing the “wrong” thing and I thought to myself… (more…)


    I Have A Sister

    There’s a lot of things in this life that I take serious.

    Being a mother.

    Being a wife. 

    Being a daughter.

    Being a friend.

    Being a Christian. 




    Being a Matron-of-Honor.

    To me, a Matron-of-Honor means that someone cherishes your friendship enough to ask you to be their #1 on the biggest day of their life. A place and status I never feel worthy of.

    I grew up as an only child. I remember vividly thinking to myself during my high school years, when you are dreaming of getting married and watching your friends get married, that I would never be a maid of honor since I didn’t have a sister. (more…)


    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.


    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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