I am Jackie Lee. I’m a wife, a mom, and unfortunately a black and white/all or nothing thinker. It wasn’t too hard to get by with black and white thinking until I had my daughter ~ she’s almost 4 now. A child does not allow for all or nothing ~ there’s always too much middle ground.
I decided to try to get it under control ~ try to find some middle ground, try to put in place the idea that SOMETHING is always better than NOTHING and PERFECT doesn’t really exist.
You know, I don’t know if you’re like this too, but I find myself wanting to go a little more green. Set a good example for my daughter. Next thing I know I’m trying to be a vegetarian recycling, use nothing nazi! YIKES. That’s no fun. Then I swing back to just not doing anything at all ~ and that’s no good either. There’s middle ground there, I can feel it. I can take steps to lighten our footprint on the world and still do the things I love and be the mom I want to be.
The story repeats itself in just about every area of my life ~ healthy eating, cleaning and organizing, parenting, working out ~ oh, let’s not even go there!!
When I birthed my daughter and began to wear this mom hat ~ I really began to see that this all or nothing mentality is NOT going to work ~ it’s not a great model to show my daughter and it’s not a lot of fun.
Soooo…. here I am, out in the open, holding myself accountable to finding balance in everyday life. I’d love to have you along for the ride. You can follow my journey in different areas of my life by checking out the different areas of this site. If you’d like to follow along regularly feel free to subscribe to the RSS feed and you’ll be notified of all new posts.
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