Do you have a perfect life, perfect family, and perfect body? Do you have a Pinterest worthy home? Do you succeed at everything you attempt? Then I don’t have much to offer you.

(And please tell me how you do it!)

You won’t find any judgement here. This is a community for imperfect moms facing daily challenges. Sometimes we reach excellence, sometimes we fail miserably, but yet we keep on trying! 


Hi Friends! I’m Misty: wife, mom, teacher, home-cooker, crafter, and sale-shopper.  I enjoy spending time with my family, pretending to be a gardener, and doing puzzles.  My list of things I enjoy could go on and on. I am living with a chronic illness that forces me to see my choices through a different lens. I enjoy trying new things and have learned through the years to accept failures with GRACE instead of automatically assuming that all is DOOMED. I hate celery and paying full price for anything!  I promise not to judge you and I kindly ask that you do the same for me.  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Don’t forget to sign up for my email newsletter, Dishful Thinking. You’ll be the first to know about new posts and awesome freebies!

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Hi! I'm Misty, the imperfect Mama behind Life Between the Dishes.  My goal is for you to find tools, tips, and resources here to help you maintain sanity through daily mom life!

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