Jessa Duggar's Pics of Her Messy House Show the Reality of Motherhood

Jessa Duggar Seewald
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Jessa Duggar just got totally real about life with two under two. She and hubby Ben Seewald are parents to Spurgeon, 23 months, and Henry, 8 months, and well ... their house looks like it. Jessa showed off her messy home in all its diaper-filled, spit-up-stained, finger-printed glory, and it's quite impressive, to say the least.

  • The laundry that never ends.

    Jessa shared, "6+ loads of laundry piled on the guest bed... can we just take a moment to celebrate the fact that it's CLEAN laundry." Yes, yes we can. We've all experienced laundry backup!


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  • "Side table that probably hasn't been dusted in at least 6 months."

  • "Henry's dried spit up on my side of the bed, that I've slept on for who knows how many nights."

    We've all gone an embarrasingly long time without changing the sheets, right? Sometimes it's all you can do to fall into bed at the end of the night and catch some zzz's.

  • The smudges. So many smudges from tiny hands.

    She wrote, "Handprints on the mirror, and Spurgeon's beautiful artwork that happened when he found a pen that was left out.

  • Diaper Mountain.

    Jessa shared, "Pile of diapers on the top of my dresser... pretty sure these all collected in the past 12 hours.

  • Toys, toy, toys -- everywhere you look.

    "Blocks scattered again, not bc Spurgeon was building with them," Jessa explained, "Just bc it's like his favorite thing to dump them out and hear them clang on the hardwood floors. Haha!"

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  • "Sink full of dishes."

  • The stove that hasn't been cleaned in forever.

    She confessed, "Oil splatters and food particles on the stovetop. Probably has been a few months since it's been wiped down.

  • "Toddler handprint on the fridge door."

  • And finally ... "Dust collection on the front of the HVAC intake...ha! But hey, at least we're replacing the filter every month!"

    The busy mom of two went on to explain why she shared pics of her messy house with her fans. She explained, "There's a never ending to-do list. Some of these tasks have been accomplished today, others haven't ... Some of y'all may be thinking, 'C'mon now, it only takes a few min to dust or wipe down a mirror...' My reminder today has been that the same is true of the needs of the little people in our lives."

    She continued that she uses the minutes she has to prioritize her boys' needs. She said, "I might think 'I don't have time right now.' But it only takes a few min... here and there. A few mins here, spent cuddling a fussy baby. A few mins there, singing lullabies as a toddler drifts off to sleep. 5 mins here, to read a book. 10 min there, engaging in imaginative play. Not trying to pit a clean house against interaction with kids-- sometimes both are possible, tho often they do seem in opposition to one another ... Just remember, whatever projects are pulling at your time and attention today, don't forget to make time for the people around you. These are the memories that will last forever."

  • Just in case anyone was wondering, she did manage to get at least some things picked up and cleaned.

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    Jessa shared a couple of snaps to her Instastory after posting the pic of her house.

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  • "I'll always love it best with the boys and their toys."

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    We can't blame her a bit. Kids are only little for a short time. She has the rest of her life to have a clean house, if that's what she wants. We think she's doing just fine.