Far From Perfect Mamma

“Talofa Lava” {I’m fancy now that Leah has taught me to say “hello” in Samoan.}

How was your weekend?

Don’t you wish it was 3 days?

Me too.

Join me in fawning over our queen today:

Meet Leah of Far From Perfect Mamma

Leah just finished a blog redesign {nothing like an email telling you your going to be featured to get things moving!} so be sure to check it out and tell her how pretty she is!

Leah says:

Talofa Lava! That’s “hello” in Samoan…pretty much one of a few phrases I know. Yes, I’m married to a Samoan man, but I have fallen short when it comes to learning the language, among so many other things. I didn’t want to always be a mom (and I am still not sure how I feel about it!). But, that is me being honest and what makes me Far From Perfect. I write about imperfections in my daily life. I might be a FFPWife, FFPMaMMa and therefore have many FFPMoMents. I share many of those stories along with the challenges and blessings of raising a toddler in a bicultural Samoan home as well as being a step-mom to an 18 year-old daughter. Looking forward to meeting fellow SITS Girls!


Leah recommends:

Before & After {Part 1}

If I could speak Samoan

1. Leave a short comment below to “roll call” {hi. howdy or here! will do}
2. Go to Leah’s site and leave her a few comments- like the ones you want left for you….


  1. Happy Monday!
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  2. Happy Sitsday! Heading over to the blog now!
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  3. Can’t wait to check out new reading material!
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  4. No one is perfect, thank goodness. What a boring life we would lead…Heading over! Happy SITS day
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    • Amen! I’ve found that when I find someone who is trying to be too perfect, they just look more dumb. It can bring me a smile…but I really try not to judge. That’s a hard one.

  5. With a fresh month come fresh prayers … and on and on and on!

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  6. Well, I definitely can relate to being far from perfect. Looking forward to “meeting” you and your blog, Leah! Happy SITS day :)
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  7. Hello, Queen for the day! Hope it’s a good one. Feel free to come over to my blog and check out what “peeves” me…
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    • ohhhhh….peeves! Such a great subject. I’ll be heading out to check everyone’s blogs who paid me a visit so you should be on the list…just might take a while!

  8. Happy SITS day! Everyone should come enter the Pinterest Challenge going on right now!
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  9. Happy SITSday! Also, Tiffany, you have ALWAYS been fancy. :)
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  10. Happy SITS day!
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  11. Happy SITS Day!
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  12. Happy SITS day! On my way to check her out now :) Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
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  13. Excited to check out the blog!
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  14. My weekend is 3 days long! Good ol’ Pulaski Day here in IL.
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  15. Happy SITS Day Leah!
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  16. A toddler and an 18-year old? Wow!
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  17. Congrats!
    Happy SITS!
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  18. Happy SITS day!
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  19. Howdy Ladies,
    I’m doing a giveaway on my blog for a copy of the book What Women Fear. Check it out…all you have to do is leave a comment to be entered to win!

  20. Happy SITS days! You daughter is adorable :) I just read Before and After (part 1) and can’t wait to read the rest of your story!
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  21. Kristi says:

    On my way over
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  22. Hi, ladies! It’s a bright sunny day here :) and I’m super busy as always. Hope everyone is having a great day!
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  23. Gorgeous day here, not ready for the weekend to be over….
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  24. Having trouble getting my comments to appear but will try again . . .

    I have a cross cultural marriage too. I am Indian and my husband is half-Italian and half-Puerto Rican. We were both born in the States, so we are American first and foremost, but we are still really tied to our respective cultures. Can’t wait to learn more about your experiences!
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    • Kiran, PLEASE hold on to your culture and if possible even learn more about it. Culture is so much more than what we look like and it will make your lives much more rich. Sounds like you have a beautiful mix. I visited India 10 years ago and loved the people. The color that is used in the clothing and food brought much needed life to a country filled with such poverty.

  25. happy sits day
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  26. Congrats on your SITS Day! Heading over to your blog sounds fun…
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  27. Hello there! I am not perfect myself (even though I try to be!) so I am looking forward to reading on! Congrats on your SITS day!
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    • I stopped focusing on the perfection… too exhausting. Admitting we are not perfect is a great start to being authentic and REAL. Hope you enjoyed your visit!

  28. I have a cross cultural marriage too. I am Indian and my husband is half-Italian and half-Puerto Rican. We were both born in the States, so we are American first and foremost, but we are still really tied to our respective cultures. Can’t wait to learn more about your experiences!
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  29. Happy Monday everyone! I’m excited to read more from the featured blogger!
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  30. Good Morning! Looking forward to checking out your blog …
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  31. Good morning everyone! Have a great day! :D
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  32. Where do you find these bloggers? What a great story? I love SITS for featuring such a diverse community of REAL women – all over – who share their wonderful stories………
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    • you can be a feature too! Just fill out the form. Thank you for your compliments. I do hope to bring something different to the vast mommy blogger community. While I try to be REAL everyday, it can be quite challenging some days. Thanks for stopping by.

  33. Congrats on your Sits Day!!!!
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  34. Happy SITS Day!
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  35. Looking forward to a visit to your blog :)
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  36. On my way to visit Leah.
    And a top of the mornin’ to you.
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  37. I’m an FFPB (far from perfect blogger) heading her way now.
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    • you brought a smile to my face that you got the FFP so quickly. My family was a bit slow about it. :) I haven’t used the FFPBlogger yet. well done. We should get along great!

  38. Happy Monday!
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  39. Happy Sits day.
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  40. I am also very far from perfect! Happy sits day!
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  41. I love to check out new blog designs, so I’m off to see Leah’s…
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  42. Talofa Leah, and I can also say Malo e lelei. Imagine my surprise when I read those familiar greetings. So nice to meet you and it’s going to be a great Monday.
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    • yeah! I’m so glad it brought you a little bit of “home” or at least that part of the ocean…yes, a great way to start off the week! Monday’s usually are not this much fun.

  43. We’re all far from perfect…it’s nice to meet someone who is open about it! Happy Monday everyone!
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  44. Sounds like today’s FB has lots to say!

    Weekends should be 3 days long. It should be the law!
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  45. Howdy. Back after a significant time away.
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  46. Can’t wait to meet today’s FB…have a good one, ladies!
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  47. Happy Monday, on my way over to check it out!

  48. Happy SITS Day and congrats on the redesign! Heading over to check it out now.
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  49. The Samoan culture is very beautiful :) But I’m sure you know that having a Samoan husband :) Headed to visit you .
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  50. Congratulations on your SITS day! Heading over to check out your blog :)
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