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  1. Yuliya
    April 27, 2012

    Congrats! I think I’ve found my twin sister :-)
    The same was in my house…Took my a huge effort to clean everything up in the last moment before my husband came :-)

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  2. Heather
    April 27, 2012

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Someone brave enough to share! I can COMPLETELY relate and I don’t have a newborn–just 5 kids aged 19mo to 12.5yrs and ONE really big kid aged 37 :-P. I thought I’d comment to let you know, IMO it doesn’t look that bad and I’ve seen worse. Your couch picture I had to laugh at as we have 3 love seats in our living room and 2 of them are covered in laundry. I TRY to sort each kids clothes on to a cushion and have them put it away, but it never seems to go as planned.

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  3. Beth
    April 27, 2012

    Yes! You are quite brave to share….and good for you! You post REAL life situations. It really doesn’t look that bad, but I know it adds to stress when you look around at all the things you think you “should” be doing. Oh well, I say! And I love, love, love your title. My dad (your grandpa) used to call my room the “Wreck of the Hesperus” and all I really knew was that it was a ship. Very interesting to read about it. Thanks Em! My daddy lives on each and every day through his entire family.

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  4. Heather I
    April 27, 2012

    Been there! So happy to know I’m not alone. We can’t be super mom all the time!

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  5. Brooke Hoke Parr
    April 27, 2012

    Your house is still cleaner than mine! I had to laugh at your daughter’s room…..my son doesn’t use his room either. He sleeps with us & his bed & changing table is piled high with outgrown clothes & toys picked up from the living room. I keep saying I’ll get in there & clean it up, but the kitchen is always trashed & there are too many coupons waiting to be cut out! I’m glad it’s not just me. When I worked, I blamed my job for my messy house. Now I stay at home & my house is still messy. Thank God, my hubby isn’t a neat freak!

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  6. Nicole
    April 27, 2012

    Yes, you are so NOT alone, I just had a baby12 weeks ago and have 2 boys 18m & almost 4 and it’s very hard to get things done now! I thought I was the only one but I feel sooooo much better reading this and the posts that it’s not just me! Lol my couch is used for laundry as well, & I have to say about 85% of what u said is the same here! I just keep telling myself it gets easier! Lol just waiting for that to happen now…

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  7. Anne
    April 27, 2012

    Looks like mommy’s orgnanized mess to me. :) Frankly 30min to collect myself or clean — I will everytime. There are still toys on the floor here, my current sewing projects and a birthday cake to be iced on the table, and the kids had cereal in mugs this morning because the kid bowl were dirty. Happy Mommy, Happy Family!

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  8. Rachel R.
    April 27, 2012

    I love the refreshing honesty – and I agree that really, it’s not too bad :)

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  9. Marcie W.
    April 27, 2012

    A huge shoutout for a post that keeps it VERY real!! We spend so much time looking at perfect Pinterest pictures that we are left feeling insecure with out own homes, much like how beauty magazines leave us feeling fat. We are REAL and I love it!! Personally, I have OCD so I can’t just let things lie around without feeling uneasy and panic-ish but on the other hand, I am an organized mess as well.

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  10. C
    April 28, 2012

    Looks like every house I have ever been in who have kids!

    Like Phyllis Diller said: cleaning the house while the kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk while it’s still snowing.

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  11. Tara T.
    April 29, 2012

    Thanks for posting REAL pictures, instead of the “my house is perfect, isn’t yours?” You’re awesome, Emily! And….yes….these pictures definitely bear resemblance to my house! Seriously…the laundry is never ever going to end!

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  12. Kristin
    April 29, 2012

    Haha I love that you still love David Boreanaz!! I still love him in Buffy the most :)

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  13. Sarah Christine Bolton
    April 30, 2012

    I LOVE this post!! Thank you for being real… so nice to know I’m not the only mama with a tornado house!!

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  14. Carrie
    May 9, 2012

    I laugh, but only because you clearly broke into my house while the kids were (finally!) napping, and I was zoning out at the computer, to take photos. My husband used to travel every week, (but now we moved to where he works). It was always like that when he was gone, and that’s my hosue, even now. Now, anytime we start picking things up, at any time of day, the eldest asks “Are we cleaning up before daddy gets home?” yes, dear, we want to look busy, and like we managed to do SOMETHING today!

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