We are so happy you are all here with us on This Is How We Bingham!! We are so grateful for your positivity and encouragement. Our journey has been overwhelmingly positive and we couldn’t be more grateful! Some of you may know and some of you may not, that I (Mindy) have a separate Instagram account @MindysBest, today I wanted to share a little bit of how that came to be…
Earlier this year I kept having this prompting that something was missing, but I didn’t know what that something was. I asked myself several things-a baby? A product I needed to create? A cookbook? I kept coming up with nothing but I felt like there was some part of me that I needed to share with everyone. I had so many doubts as to why I was feeing this way. Usually when people feel like something is missing their first thought is a child (this was my first thought) but then I kept coming back to the moment I held Hazyl on my chest I had that confirmation that she was our last baby. So I kept telling myself it wasn’t another baby…but then what was it? I remember having this feeling for a while before I shared this with Branden. I remember I shared it with him while we were driving on the main highway in Oahu, HI back in January. I was emotional and my thoughts were everywhere but he understood and took the time to help me figure out what it was that I was supposed to do. I felt this need to share being positive and being your best. I have come upon so many situations as I’ve grown into an adult and as I’ve gone through motherhood that has made me realize that I’ve always done my best and I always want to do my best. This is when @MindysBest was born. I feel like this account is my little baby. It’s something I put my heart and soul into and I try to keep it very real and raw. I share things on MindysBest that I would want to know and hear. I wish I could see more often people telling me I’m killing it and that its okay to not be 100 all the time, as long as I gave it my best that was enough. My favorite phrase over on MindysBest is “your best is enough”
“Your best is enough.” Now that’s not something I take lightly. I feel like I truly give life my best. Guess what? I’m not perfect and some days I fall short and make mistakes, A LOT of mistakes. Because hello, parenting is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. That is what this is all about, it’s not about throwing the perfect party, being the perfect mom, being the perfect friend, and putting your hand in everything your kid does. It’s about realizing that you don’t need to push yourself every day to the point where you hate life. Realize your limits and say no sometimes. You can’t overload yourself and give 50% to everything. Be realistic with yourself and know your limits and boundaries.
Are you a people pleaser? Yes? Me too! It’s hard to feel like you’re letting people down but if you take on too much you’re going to let yourself down and those around you. They may get the burnt out, frustrated, overworked YOU. I got a new calling (assignment) in church almost two years ago and that has really helped me to know my abilities and where I need to delegate and ask for help. I’ve learned its okay to say no sometimes. My first priority is my family and if they are getting the short end of me that’s not fair. I’ve learned a lot about ME this last little while. I’ve learned how important it is to take care of YOU! I don’t mean going to the spa every week and doing retail therapy every other day. I mean taking 10 minutes out of each day for you. Read a book, a talk, sit and meditate, stare at the wall for heavens sake just make time for you. On the occasional time when life has been particular hard on you schedule yourself a little pedicure or get your nails done. Heavens, get a few girls together and paint each others nails and do face masks. just enjoy time for YOUrself. You deserve it!
I’ve always loved learning new things that can make my job easier. My job you wonder? Being a MOM-not a vlogger, blogger or instagrammer. How to get stains out of shirts, how to make a fun lunch for my kids, inexpensive gifts for friends and teachers, and little tips and tricks of being a mom. Some of you may have the perfect kids and they don’t fight or make messes or give you a hard time, to those of you-I’m so happy for you. My kids are quite the opposite of that, so somedays I need all the help I can get. I feel that there may be other mothers out there just like me. We are all in this together. We can all help each other and that’s what I love about MindysBest. You all rally around to show love and support!
Now my favorite part about MindysBest…Sharing all the food. I love to cook and bake and this is one of the funnest parts of sharing things with you. This is a way I show people I love them. I’m always looking for a new fun recipe and treats to make for my family and friends. I love getting messages about how you told me you tried my recipe and loved it. Thank you! Thank you for inviting me into your home!! I’ve come to realize some of the most quality time my family can have is around the dinner table. They’re all here with my husband and I and we get to ask them about things and they can’t run off. For us family time is the best time!
Thank you for being here and for showing up! We are all here for each other. I’m so grateful I listened to the promptings to start MindysBest. I’ve grown so much and hopefully I have shared something with you that has helped you, too. To all my friends out there, I love you!!!
Do your best, because your best is enough!