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What those annoying FB posts REALLY mean.

What those annoying FB posts REALLY mean.

  WHAT YOU WROTE WHAT YOU REALLY MEANT WHAT YOUR FRIENDS READ Oh, look at my sweet child. I love him I’m a parent. I need to tell you that in case you forgot that I am breeder You love him? Well, that’s a fucking relief. It’s pretty much the most important part of the job. I love my spouse.   Today is the first day in a long time that I don’t want to shiv my spouse. Maybe you should tell him/her instead … Read entire article »


35 Random Facts About Hot Mess Mom

35 Random Facts About Hot Mess Mom

Everything you ever wanted to know about me.  And a few things you didn’t.   After the Great Selfie Caper 2015, I realized that unless you have been following Hot Mess Mom for years, you probably know very little about me other than I love vodka, wine, my kids, my husband, and my dogs. So, here you go.   35(ish) facts about me. I … Read entire article »

The Crap First Time Moms Really Need And The Shit They Don’t

The Crap First Time Moms Really Need And The Shit They Don’t

I recently attended a baby shower for a friend who is in her early 30’s and having her first child.  As I perused the baby registry online, I couldn’t help but giggle.  I remembered back to 15 years ago when I just couldn’t IMAGINE bringing my firstborn into this cold, harsh world without the perfect ‘going home outfit’, a diaper-wipe … Read entire article »

20 Benefits To Having Teenaged Boys

20 Benefits To Having Teenaged Boys

20 Benefits of Having Teenage Boys You never have to clean out the fridge or pantry. No food expires.  Ever. Your 10,000 steps a day come from walking the aisles at the supermarket and wearing a path in the carpet between his room and the laundry. You no longer feel guilty buying the “nice” gloves for washing dishes because now you wear them all … Read entire article »

Why I don’t show my kids’ faces…

  I’ve been at this blogging thing for a while now. I get a lot of comments.  I get a lot of questions. “HMM, how do you stay so skinny?”  “HMM, how do you stay so beautiful?”  “HMM, how do you keep it all together so flawlessly?”.. “HMM, WHY NO FACES??”.       So, yeah.. the faces question… that’s pretty much the only one…   1.  It was my decision to share my life with the vastness of the interweb.  Mine, not my kids’.  Now that they are older, I don’t post any of their stories without their permission, however I still write about them a lot.   My oldest son is in 8th grade.  I have cleaning ladies for the SOLE … Read entire article »

The village that raises you is always your village.

  I was very blessed in my youth to be a part of many different “families” or “villages”.   My parents’ friends and their children, my own friends and their parents, and our entire High School community during those special years. I am so lucky, at age 42 to still have my own parents as well as almost all of my friends’ parents.  Actually, more of my friends have left this earth than has the older generation. Last night, we lost a wonderful man.  He was a father of four boys and a grandfather of nine girls.  He was a “surrogate” father to countless others, myself being one. I was best friends with one of his sons during our … Read entire article »

Showers, shits and public nakedness- a peak into my subconscious.

  If you’ve been on this blog awhile, you’ve read about some of my other F*ed up Dreams..   There is a whole category on them. (you can find more of them at the bottom of this page under “Related Posts and Interests”). It’s been a long time since I’ve documented one of my nighttime adventures…     yeah…  here ya go. I’m on Saint Simons Island with my friends who live there and the 4 of us are traveling around the island on a motorcycle with wine glasses in each hand.  NOTE:  One motorcycle.  With a banana seat.  And 4 grown women asses.  And 8 glasses of wine.  Just traipsing all over the island like conjoined quadruplet … Read entire article »

and THIS is why so many kids these days are pussies

  Honestly,  I cannot even believe that I am writing this post, but after I posted a pic of a text conversation with my son on Facebook and then  some of the comments, I had to drop everything and share this with you. As you may or may not know, I have one highly gifted child, one with a learning disability, and one  who is fairly smart and extremely hard working.   The latter two receive A’s and B’s on every report card and progress report.  Number One gets C’s.  And sometime’s D’s.   Wanna guess which one is “off the charts gifted”?   Yeah.. that one. When I was working, I went to a management conference and … Read entire article »

Everything that I never knew I wanted.

  In 2004, when my husband began traveling extensively for work, my world was turned upside down.  With three sons under 4 years old, we had always shared the parenting responsibilities.  We both worked full time jobs and had scheduled our work hours accordingly.  I worked from 7am – 3pm while he took care of the children.  He worked from 3pm – 11pm while I did.  {Occasionally we even got to sleep!} Our offices were close to one another and we met every day to do the “hand off”. My husband has always been a great dad.  Back then, he was also a great mom.   He had the day shift.  He made pancakes, changed diapers, got them all … Read entire article »

Why being a bad “parent” makes me a good “mom”

  Admittedly, I’m never going to be in the running for Parent of the Year.  Never, ever, EVER going to happen.  Ever.  {ever} Sometimes my house is a mess.  Sometimes I forget to pay the bills and services get disconnected. Sometimes my kids come home from school to a messy house without power.  Or cable.  Or without power AND cable. Sometimes, when my kids beg to sleep in or play hooky, I let them. Sometimes I feed them bushels of fruits and veggies. Sometimes I feed them processed foods. Sometimes I even feed them GMO’s. Sometimes I don’t register them for sports in time and they don’t get on the “right” team. Sometimes I don’t register them for sports at all because the … Read entire article »