September 29, 2010

A Perfect Protest*

My cute husband Matt, Berkeley, CA, Canon Digital Rebel XSi

In celebration of Brene Brown's AMAZING new book, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are we are staging a week long "Perfect Protest." Add your photo to the collection... Say it loud and proud people!


And be sure to get Brene's book. It is a life-changer for sure. Deep, real and extraordinary. I love the book and Brene Brown. If you are in the SF Bay area this week, come to her event at Ft. Mason on Thursday night. I will be there!

Me, hello fun, Berkeley, CA, Canon Digital Rebel XSi

Me, bye bye perfect, Berkeley, CA, Canon Digital Rebel XSi

Posted on September 29, 2010 09:52 AM

Reading this on my phone (via Kindle). Great books for first borns - I'm one of those. She has a great voice. Thanks for the suggestion.

Posted by: Tom Mohan at October 5, 2010 06:43 PM

check this wonderful website, i love it,
she has the perfect family.

Posted by: sabrina at October 4, 2010 11:13 PM

I would like to exchange links with your site
Is this possible?

Posted by: malykh_d at October 4, 2010 06:00 PM

the pics are soooo amazing, andrea!!! :) i don't know this book i hope to get it in germany too...

by the way, did you get the new record of the weepies yet?

love from germany,

Posted by: Susanne at October 1, 2010 12:30 PM

You guys = adorable. I love this! Who needs perfect when there is a whole world out there to explore?

Posted by: nicole at October 1, 2010 09:33 AM

Visiting from the perfect protest. So awesome...and fun!

Posted by: kelly at October 1, 2010 07:10 AM

Gah! This makes me SO HAPPY! I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it!

Posted by: Ming-Zhu (Orlando and Ivy) at September 30, 2010 06:56 PM

This is why I read your blog. Thank you thank you thank you.

Posted by: Christa at September 30, 2010 03:30 PM

Love these!!

P.S. I am going to the World Domination Summit in June and I am SOOOO excited to hopefully meet you. You inspired me to start my family site over 3 years ago and now I am working on more exciting things.

Posted by: Samia at September 30, 2010 01:37 PM

you guys are too cute! I love your signs. You don't have to be perfect to be beautiful! I blog hopped over from the ordinary courage.

Posted by: carrie at September 30, 2010 08:52 AM

Oooo, I need this one BADLY! I think my sign would be the same as yours... one day we need to talk about this :) LOVE LOVE your dress too sweets.

Posted by: Caroline at September 30, 2010 07:11 AM

Love it!
Great photos ... sounds as if that book will help my clients who feel the need to be perfect.
You *do* look radiant!

Posted by: Moe at September 29, 2010 03:18 PM

Great Job you guys! I'm half done with the book and loving it....and I follow her blog and am so inspired by her and you and Matt! Thank you for being beautifully imperfect and so very real.

Posted by: Elizabeth at September 29, 2010 02:41 PM

Thanks for the recommend! There's a song on the Disney Channel from The Happy Monster Band that goes "practice makes progress". I use this line often with my 4-year old and I love that they're not singing "practice makes perfect".

Posted by: Jackie at September 29, 2010 12:46 PM

I love that it's called "The GIFTS of Imperfection..." That's such a great way to think about it. I'd love to read both of her books. Thanks for the recommendation!

Posted by: simone at September 29, 2010 12:33 PM

sounds like the perfect book for me!
i love your "unperfect photos"
you look radiant!!!
hope you are getting the rest you need.

Posted by: jenv at September 29, 2010 11:03 AM

Andrea, if you were striving for perfection, your blog would be boring and un-inspirational. It's the opposite of both of those, and I'm so happy for that. Thank you for continuing to share your un-perfect, challenging, fun life with us.

Posted by: Megan at September 29, 2010 10:30 AM

great recommendation - I'm having it sent to my kindle!

Posted by: amy at September 29, 2010 10:29 AM