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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    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…)


    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?


    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…)


    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.

    When You're Mad At God - A Story About Hope (more…)


    I’m Going To Own 2nd Grade. Like A Mom On A Mission.

    When you woke up and sent your kid to the first day of Kindergarten did you think, “Wow, life is gonna be so easy now that my kids are going to school!”

    They will get out of the house and be occupied for the entire day while I’m super productive and get millions of things done. Heck, I’ll have so much extra time that I’ll sit on back patio and read a good book.

    Then when I pick them up from school they’ll be so tired that they’ll just want to cuddle on the couch and watch movies.

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    I admit, I woke up thinking that in August of 2012. Little did I know that life would never be “easy” after entering grade school. EVER.

    Keeping up with school aged children’s schedules/homework/calendars/sporting events/class parties and PTO meetings…is like living another life. On top of the life you’re already living. (more…)


    I’m Too Young For This

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    I remember thinking when I first had Parker how 2nd grade seemed AGES away. Like millions of ages away.

    I also recall feeling like… only older people had 2nd graders. Not young people, like me.


    You know what happened next? I woke up with a 2nd grader.

    It happened that fast.

    And that whole “older people” thing is just a misconception because clearly people, I am not old. ;/ (more…)