Don’t Stress Whole Foods, Link Roundup

Posted on | June 19, 2013 | No Comments

I know most of my readers are female, so I don’t mean to leave out any males in this post. As a mom, I write this from a mom’s point of view, to a mom’s point of view. It comes easy to me. However, this is for everyone that feels less than stellar in their choices.  🙂


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Perfection is an ideological illusion that it seems as mothers we set out to achieve. Many of us don’t do this intentionally. We’re bombarded with magazines flaunting the “perfect” body, the “perfect” home & the “perfectly” photographed recipes. Blogs tell us to do this, do that, aim for the best, never anything less. At the grocery store labels scream low calorie, low fat, healthy, nutritious, natural, but what those labels are really saying means “Buy me, I’m the perfect food for you.” It becomes daily life that these images are ingrained into our minds.

I imagine I have some less than what some consider “ideal eaters” visiting my blog. I don’t want to push folks to change everything 100% overnight. I don’t want to push people to get every single thing from a farm. I don’t want you to think that because every single thing in your kitchen isn’t organic, homegrown or local, that you’re not doing it right. It’s the perfectionist attitude that drives people away. I want you to learn. I want you to come back. I want you to feel welcome & understand that change takes time.

I want you to understand that perfectionism is not required.

This week, I posted my 2nd part in a series on eating on $3/person/day. I rec’d comments such as “Potato overload!!” (I can hear the wail of the air raid sirens) & “Hard to call something in a can ‘real food'” (so sorry, I haven’t attained that perfect status yet, but I’m trying. Oh no. Wait, no I’m not 😉 ). Everyone is entitled to their opinions & feelings. That said, it applies to me as well. I hope that we can do it with GRACE, though. It isn’t a competition. We’re supposed to be here to help one another, to heal & to teach & learn.

So, once again, I’m here with yet another post on how stress & the desire/goal of being perfect is actually harmful to you & your family. This time, I decided to call upon the blogosphere & get their input, via posts on similar subjects. Whatever you find online, use only as a guideline. You don’t have to do what every magazine, blog or store ad says. Use what you can & take the rest with a grain of salt!

Enjoy these wonderful blog posts & don’t forget to check out the rest of their blogs. You know, now that you know they’re not perfect 😉

Overwhelmed? Disgusted? Not Sure What To Believe? (You’ll find part 2 to this post at the bottom as well)

How We “Do” Real Food: 85/15

Finding Balance with Diet, Nutrition, and Happiness

Eleven Tips for Balance, Eating Well, and Minimizing Stress

This is an entire series on Good, Better, Best

No Condemnation

Clang! Clang! Clang!

Real Food on a Budget: Is Perfection Realistic?

What If I Can’t Afford to do the GAPS Diet?

Real Food Convenience Foods and Compromises

Just Keep Plugging Away

Doing a good thing some of the time is still good

Do what you can, and don’t worry about what you can’t do!

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