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I’m just trying to find my way.

I’m feeling kind of funky.  Not “James Brown” funky..  Like “in a funk” funky.    Let me tell you why..

I started Hot Mess Mom in September 2011~~ 6 months ago.   6 months ago TODAY actually.    I didn’t know what I wanted it to be.  I had no expectations.   I just wanted to write and share my ridiculous life and hopefully give out some giggles.

When my Facebook likes were over 50, I couldn’t believe it.   When my site visits were over a few hundred, I was shocked.   And when 5 weeks after the blog started, I was hired as a guest speaker, I had to pinch myself.

Prior to the blog, I was a big Facebooker.  I updated my status an absurd amount.   I barely log on to my personal Facebook anymore, but have transferred my obsessive energy to HMM.   And, if you follow HMM on Facebook, you know that I post a LOT.

When I began the blog, I read all of the “rules”.   I spend about 2 weeks trying to follow them, before I realized that rules just aren’t for me.   Articles on “How to be a successful blogger” are never going to make me successful.   I need to stick with my gut.  I need to write about what I want to when I want to.  It’s who I am.

After 2 months of HMM, I began to get requests for merchandise.   T-shirts, Koozies, wineglasses, coffee mugs, etc.    So I started creating, marketing and selling HMM merchandise.   After 3 months of HMM, I was accepted onto Top Mommy Blogs.   So I started promoting HMM and asking you to vote for me.  I am competitive by nature.  I can blog just for me, but when you assign me a rank, I want to win.  It’s just who I am.

After 4 months of HMM, the Million Milf March was born.

So here I am at 6 months….  I’ve created an LLC,  spent thousands of dollars on Trademarks and Copyrights, and have shelves full of HMM product in my office.

I’m so busy.  So , so , so busy.   Merchandising and writing  for HMM and fundraising for MMM has become a full-time job.   And it’s wonderful.  I am so happy.  I am.  Truly truly happy.

And I think I was spoiled because in all of this time, I have not received ONE negative comment on the blog.  Not one.

But recently I have received a few (read: THREE) comments about my incessant whoring for votes and merchandise and my lack of actual writing.  And I have to say,  I agree with the whoring part but the lack of writing comments have pissed me off.   I post on HMM a minimum of 5 times per week.   Now, if you follow HMM on Facebook and are not signed up for email notifications from hotmessmom.com and don’t see the entire history of the day, I understand how one can think that I’m just spewing on Facebook, asking for votes and promoting product.   If I post at 8am, and someone goes on FB at 8pm, they may have missed my blog post.  I get it.

And trust me, I exaust myself with the pandering for votes and product.  But here’s the deal…  this is now my JOB.   I can make money by blogging or I can go back to work.   You know they say “Find what you love to do, and learn how to make money at it”?  Well, that’s what I’m trying to do.   And to begrudge me that pisses me off.

I don’t know exactly where Hot Mess Mom fits in to the cyber world.

  • Am I a mommy blog?
  • humor blog?
  • facebook page?
  • merchandiser?
  • event planner?
  • humorist?

I just don’t know.   And I don’t think I should have to decide right now.    I’m just trying to find my way.   This is much bigger than me.  It’s grown so fast and is a bit overwhelming.

I will not apologize for asking you to vote for me.  I want you to.  I want to be Number One.

I will not apologize for promoting products that fans have requested.   I have to purchase items and stock items and it costs me thousands of dollars.  Of course I want you to purchase the items.

I will not apologize for not writing enough.   I write a LOT.  Much more than any other blogs that I’ve read.

What I WILL apologize for is this:

There are these pages on FB… you’ve seen them and you’ve liked them.   They have cutesie names about parenting or assholes or kids.   They post funny pictures.  They have 50,000+ “likes”.  They are funny funny pages.    I enjoy many of them.   However, they are not pages promoting a blog.  They are just pages.  They have no content.   Their ‘likes” come from anyone, anywhere.    When I saw these funny pages with their  insane number of ‘likes’ it made me bummed.   I was so thrilled with my 1000 until I saw someone else with 50,000 then felt inconsequential.  ( I told you I’m crazy competitive).  So I did something…   I asked for a “shout out” on one of these pages.   And I got it.  And the “likes’ came rolling in.  And THAT is when I had an epiphany.

I’m not like those pages.  I don’t want 50,000 likes.   I love our little HMM community.   I love knowing so many of my readers by name.   Keeping the pervs off of the site is it’s own job..  I don’t want to open the site to every person that likes other FB pages.  It made me feel dirty.  {and not in a good way}.

So…  here’s what’s going to happen:

I’m riding this wave.   I’m new.  I’m trying to find my way.    HMM would be NOTHING without YOU.   I appreciate you.  But I have to continue to do things MY way.  I will continue to ask you to vote.   I will continue to promote HMM merchandise.  I will continue to plan the Million Milf March.  And I will continue to write.  About everything.    I will NOT play “keep up with the Joneses” on Facebook.   There will be times that I get a little drunky at night and post about stupid shit.  There will be days when I am all booked up being a mom and can’t post.   There will be days that I will post 5x.   Just go with it.    When you visit the site, please vote.   If you have extra cash and want some HMM merchandise, please order.     If you want to attend the greatest girls weekend ever, please come to the Million Milf March.    But most of all, please just keep reading.   I love your comments.  I love your emails.  I love writing this blog.    And if I piss you off, tell me.  But do not accuse me of not writing.   ‘Cuz then I’ll have to cut you.

 


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90 Responses to "I’m just trying to find my way."

  1. Liese says:

    You’re so fucking badass.

  2. jacqui says:

    listen sister – as far as i’m concerned, u rule! don’t let all the bitchy (read: jealous haters) comments get u down – ur doing a great job for a self-proclaimed newbie (although i wouldn’t know the difference btwn a newbie vs a seasoned FB company page) so keep it up! cheers!

  3. nicolle says:

    I like EXACTLY how this path is being cut out for you…keep up the funny work sista ..rising to the top takes guts! Chew ‘em up and spit ‘em out and then take the next bite! Xo

  4. Sami says:

    Well said…The End…

  5. Le le le Leah says:

    I LOVE this blog! It is the only one I read religiously…and I’m not even a Mom….but I am a Hot Mess! Keep up the excellent work….and girl, you are working it and that is fabulous! Kudos to you!!!!! Don’t let those nay-sayers get you down! :-)

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      thank you! but I have to ask… i’m reading your name and all i can think is ‘chi chi chi chia”…. coincindence?

  6. Rene says:

    I have only recently discovered you and I have spent wayyy too much time catching up on all the old blogs! You make me belly laugh! You sort of remind me of Chelsea Handler but the mom version. You are witty and have a writing style that comes across as both smart as hell AND down to earth. I love it! Don’t stop and definitely go with your gut. It works! Congrats!

  7. JenniferC says:

    I think whenever you do something in the public realm you have to have a very thick skin and ignore the haters. You are writing for yourself and those of us who enjoy you, not those who want to bring you down. They suck. You do not. The End :)

  8. Broken IN Mom says:

    So here’s an angle.. How does number 1 & 2 on the “Blog circuit” have more votes when you have over 3000 visits? Just by those numbers your number ONE. Gotta come clean and admitt that I only vote 1/4 of the time but that’s just who I am. Not that your site isn’t kick ass I just feel I’ve voted enough. Remeber we all have our own rules like not accepting FB friends that are posing in their bathing suits, posting stolen famous quotes and claiming them for your own, and just plane ignorent people that don’t know how too spell.. he he.. So don’t take it personal when someone doesn’t want to vote. Please know your still providing parenting advice, crazy antics, lots of laughter and occasionally you make us drop a tear or so. Thanks

  9. A Teacher says:

    Just reminding you tomorrow is Thursday.
    Save your energy…
    The comments were from mommy blogs ranked #15, #38, and #41.

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      ha!! oh, that just made me laugh so hard!! ;)

  10. Juli Toups says:

    I say F them if they don’t like it and they can move on! I love you and that’s all that matters, right?!? BTW, I voted! (for like the 100th time!)

  11. Kirstyn says:

    I love your job…your job makes me laugh OUT LOUD on a daily basis. Geez…some people just need something to bitch about [Bitches!]. Keep up the great work…you couldn’t keep up with me anyway :) Ha! Kidding! You can run hot mess circles around me.

  12. Beth says:

    Girlie!! You’re never gonna please *everyone*…and nor should you worry about it. Some people just suck, and that makes baby Jesus sad, but you shouldn’t worry about it. I’m not even a mom, but several of my friends are, plus I remember several things from my own childhood. This blog cracks me up cause I see my friends and myself in this blog when/if I become a parent. You’re blog makes me feel better about parenthood. And I want a wine glass… =D =D

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      and that makes baby Jesus sad… ha!!

      1. Beth says:

        Since I heard on a Will Ferrell’s Talladega Nights, it’s been in regular use around my house. Sometimes, the golden fleece diapers gets thrown into the mix, but that’s usually when someone needs to pray.

  13. Jennifer Adams says:

    Screw them if they don’t like it! I love your blog, it is awesome! So get out of your funk and just do your thing!

  14. nwilson says:

    Hello! I have never read a blog before as, to be honest, I didn’t really understand the purpose. However, I read yours almost daily. You make me belly laugh and sometimes cringe and I love it all! You are as smart, funny, honest and loyal as I remember. It is what I always loved about you and it is what I still love about you. You are amazing! I love that I get to reconnect with you and you probably didn’t even know it! (I’m not a big comment person) You keep doing what you are doing for YOU on YOUR terms. I look forward to being a hot mess together again one day. xo

    ps: I vote all the time! And I do not understand how that top mommy blog page works bc your visits are thru the roof! does.not.make.sense.

  15. Heather says:

    Some people suck and need to get a life! I love your blog and FB posts and enjoy reading when you write. You are awesome!!

  16. Kelly says:

    I am not a big commenter but I read EVERY SINGLE POST. I think you’re doing a fabulous job and I vote every time you have a blog post and am a loyal fan. Keep it up and keep begging for votes because I think you deserve to be #1!

  17. Jennifer says:

    Can I get an AMEN????!!!!! Be YOU!!!!

  18. Christy says:

    Screw the haters! I love your blog and I like many others read it daily! If I don’t log on to Facebook till 8pm I make it a point to go to your page just to see what I’ve missed. You make me laugh, sometimes hysterically, and I get odd looks from others till I can compose myself enough to share with them. You’re awesome- end of story :)

  19. Hot Mess Mom says:

    wow you guys. I wasn’t begging for affirmation, but holy balls.. thanks! I appreciate it. You guys rock.

  20. Kristin says:

    Thanks for the honesty!!

  21. Brenda Boo says:

    I don’t begrudge those three nay sayers anything. I don’t know their motivation for having issues with what you do or don’t do. I don’t know what their moral compass is or if they were having a bad day and wanted to try and bring someone else down with them. I don’t know if they offered their opinions to you kindly or with hostility and ugliness. I don’t know their hearts.

    But, I know yours.

    I know your motivations for creating this blog and I know that you aren’t a greedy son-of-a-bitch. And I know that you have cultivated an extraordinary following comprised of some extraordinary people.

    You know how some people seem to fall into something glorious, and all the while you are thinking, “What the fudge?? This person is a bit of a toad–why aren’t people pouring all that adoration into somebody/something worthy of it?”

    And then you come along and give birth to HMM and it is wildly successful in a very short period of time. And then I think, “YES!!! This is how shit is supposed to go down!! The world will continue to rotate on its axis as it should instead of spinning off into a WTF orbit of nonsense where no-talent asshats get kudos and recognition.”

    I read a lot…books, magazines, catalogs, op eds, blogs…you name it. If it has words and a sentence structure I can follow, then I’m in. And as far as bloggers go, you write A LOT. I honestly don’t know how you do it. On top of that, you are a really great writer. I stand in awe.

    And as far as the voting thing goes, I welcome your reminders. Not only am I a fellow Hot Mess Mom, I have a Hot Mess Mind to go along with it. I can’t remember shit. So if for no other reason, you must continue pandering for votes FOR ME.

    I adore you, you silly goose.

    Now get busy decapitating dolls and stirring up shit and loving your family and friends. You are exactly where you are supposed to be.

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      Jesus I fucking love you. I swear.
      Can we play this summer? I’ll be heading North….

    2. Ann says:

      Dear Brenda Boo,
      I think I love you. Please make sure to go to the MMM! I think we should be friends too. And, you write brilliantly too. You should do a guest spot.
      Love,
      your secret crush.

      (hmm, please introduce me to her one day!)

      1. Hot Mess Mom says:

        you met her at my wedding! she was a reader. With the softest skin ever.. She was Seven’s BFF….

        1. Ann says:

          oh, sorry. I have memory loss. (read: I can’t remember shit!)
          I hope to meet her AGAIN one day!

          1. Brenda Boo says:

            Oh Ann Boo–your kind words make my heart go pitter patter. And, I don’t remember meeting you either…these are the ties that bind. Thank you for the virtual sugar.

  22. Liese says:

    Can I ditto what Brenda said?

  23. I’m all frackin teary, maybe it’s the pms or maybe it’s because I’m up way past my bedtime, but this post really got to me. I didn’t realize you only started blogging a few weeks before me, because by the time I started reaching out to other bloggers you were already catapulted into the outer reaches of awesomeness – I just assumed you’d been at it forever. Then I read this post and see you’re struggling with the same things as me, wanting to do what you love but being confined by the laws of realism that What You Love also has to fit in with lunch money and the electric bill. I so get it – I mean, I’m up now, knowing I have to get the kids ready for school in 6 hours, because I’m signing up for twitter for the blog but freaking out I’m going to do it wrong or no one will care or it’ll seem pushy to try to promote my log there. Anyway, I’m rambling but my point is that I admired your blog from the beginning and I love your writing, and even though you were already one of the Cool Kids you even voted for me on TMB (what kind of a vote grubber would do THAT?). Gah

  24. Megan says:

    Ok I LOVE you!! I’ve been reading your blog for about a week or so and I’ve already suscribed to email updates and liked your page on Facebook. You provide daily joy for me and my best friend who also loves you. You are awesome. Now that I’ve told you how amazing you are please answer a question for me. Feel free to laugh at my retardedness but HOW DO I VOTE FOR YOU???? I’m so lost lol

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      ha!! thank you!!!

      Voting for Top Mommy Blogs is simple.. you just click on the brown “Vote for me” button to the right of the blog!
      For “Circle of Moms” you have to click on that banner, then find me (i’m around #29ish) and then click on vote.

      TMB is super easy.. the Circle of Moms is a little more difficult ;) ANd thank you so much for reading!!!

  25. JoJo says:

    My Seven (coincidence!) Cents – Brenda Boo is a sweet soul of a woman. You have many that love what you are creating so keep it up. Tuesdays with Gooley was a great addition. I vote for you daily on my home computer, work computer and iPad because I am competitive too and you deserve to be on top! Seven and your boys are lucky to have you. Your merchandise and Million MILF March are brilliant concepts. Rock on in your high heels (but don’t hurt yourself)! :)

  26. Sigh, hot mess mom just please delete all that when you moderate it… All I meant to say was I Iove your blog and imma gonna totally shiv anyone who leaves mean, lying comments for you, but I’m typing on my phone and the baby is sleeping on my arm so my arm is all pins and needles which made me hit the Send button, and now instead of being supportive my whole comment is more of a cautionary tale about not trying to use your iPhone when you’re pissed off and trapped under a 22 pound baby. Sorry about that…

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      What in the world are you talking about you crazy lady?? I loved your first comment.. Thank you!!

  27. Kar says:

    You rock – always have – I am so happy and proud of you I could just burst!!! Just keep doing what you are doing pfft on the bad comments – XOXO

  28. Karrie says:

    Love your posts, all of them- few or many. Love your “votes for me’s” and “buy my stuff”- We are way cooler than the complainers so don’t worry about them and make sure you come visit when you pop in to Durham! Which I really hope you do or I will have to tag along w/ Carol to see you, since I can’t get away for the other trips. :(

    1. Karrie says:

      Oh and how cool is it that there is a “Kar” right above me?

    2. Hot Mess Mom says:

      i cannot believe you are missing St. Pats!!!!!

  29. Isn’t this what the blogosphere is about? You’re never going to please everyone and there are those that just won’t get what you do (we do) no matter how you phrase it. Stay focused, and keep your eyes on your own paper, I say. You’re the only one that has to live with yourself, so do what you feel is right for yourself. OMG, I should be a shrink. Carry on.

  30. Sometimes your path leads you in directions you may not have anticipated, but are still right for you. Love your blog. I put you on my blogroll

    Jenny

  31. Lauren Bayles says:

    I’m going with it. Your blog rocks, and it’s clear why: b/c you work your ass off without seeming to. Love HMM. Don’t change a thing unless it comes from your gut. Lauren

  32. Ashlee says:

    I LOVE THIS!! These are things people think out loud and dont say them, well i do and get treated like im crazy! im a mom of 5 girls, 5 you read write and my life is just insane! So i totally understand your frustrations and judgements people give you. Keep on rocking you are awesome!!!

  33. Ashlee says:

    read right*** typing too fast! lol

  34. LES says:

    TELL ME WHO THESED PEOPLE ARE AND I WILL CUT THEM! LOL
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! I FRICKIN’ LUV UR BLOG! IT’S ONE BADD AZZ MOM BLOG!

  35. Yolanda says:

    DONT WORRY!!!!!! YOU CANT PLEASE EVERYONE AND ANYONE…..just remember to keep writing :)

  36. Sherri Perry says:

    OK, so I also didn’t realize that you have only been blogging for 6 months. I discovered you only 1 month ago and was INSTANTLY in bloglove!! I shared your blog with my husband, my Mom, my daughters, all of my fb friends. I’m constructing a yard sign as soon as I finish this comment to tell the world, or at least anyone who drives past my house, how AWESOME you are. Thank you for being you!!

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      well shit… now I’m gonna have to make out with you! ;) Thank you soooooooo much for the support!!! ( and I’d love a pic of that yard sign :)..

    2. Donna Mae says:

      Sherri isn’t kidding either, she phones me (her mom) to tell me stories and that I HAVE to visit this site. Keep blogging, great stuff!

  37. sparkling74 says:

    I’m totally with you. I can’t make up my mind what I am blogging about at all. And I’m super competitive but I have stayed away from facebook for now. I would love to have more hits on my site and actually earn more than a few cents each month for what I write, but like you, I want to play by my rules and just see what happens. I found you through finding the funny and I’m loving what I read!

  38. Good for you!! We love you, keep it coming!!!

  39. Jeff says:

    Like I said before, you are the blind squirrel who gets a nut…you connect with so many people, maybe it’s a gift, maybe it’s a curse, but it IS…rock it you hot mess!

  40. calibamamom says:

    I love you, your writing, and your hot mess! I started my blog over a year ago on Tumblr without knowing it was more of a ‘visual’ thing. In January I moved it to WordPress, because one of my really good friends said people should be reading what I was writing and it was being lost on Tumblr. And my blog doesn’t fit into a category either. I just write. For me. It’s my therapy, and I have no idea if it will ever become “my job”. But kudos to you for achieving and continuing to chase success :-) Rock on!!!

    Anyway, I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. You are so very deserving. For more info, check out my post: http://calibamamom.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/versatile-me-really-now/

    Have a great night!
    Nancy

  41. Whatever, sista! I love that you go with your gut. That, my dear, is how you follow the “winks” from life to find your happiest path. And I’d say it sounds like you’re kickin’ ass and takin’ names. This site is fab. Be you to be happy. I’m all about the happy. Look for twinkles, follow the winks, find your happy. ;)

  42. I like your blog.Keep doing what your doing, you put a smile on my face.

  43. So I just started a blog about 6 weeks ago. I asked a friend with a pretty successful blog (diaryofamom) for some hints/tips. She said to write often. She said to use pseudonyms. I have 7 kids. 5 came out of my vagina. 2 are step-sons. It annoys me that I have to clarify, but everyone asks. I didn’t think I could remember or keep track of 7 fake names. I can’t even keep track of the real ones. So I decided to refer to them as Numbers 1-7. My babysitters husband is a graphic designer. I asked him to help me design a logo. I researched products I thought I’d be able to sell. A couple days ago I was talking to another friend about ways to promote my blog. She said “read other blogs and join in on the discussions.” I googled Mom blogs. I found the top 25 Mommy blogs site. I have a kid screaming. I’ll have to finish this in a minute. Or an hour.

  44. Then I found Hot Mess Mom. I’ve only read a couple of posts so far. It has become evident that I am not as unique and original as I thought I was. But there’s room for two, right?

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      ha! welcome! and best of luck to you!! I’m heading for a month of vacation… can’t wait to read you when I return :) (and my advice— DON’T read other blogs.. I didn’t read anything else for 6 months… I wanted to find my voice… and if I wanted to write about coffee but someone else wrote about coffee the same day… was I stealing? No thank you… I was all HMM all the time at the beginning.. That’s not what the experts say to do, but it worked for me ;)

  45. Thanks so much for the advice. I was feeling exactly that way. I’m afraid if I read anything else it will get stuck in my head…and to be honest, I’m pretty into myself right now :)

    So I’m sorry to say that I think we should break up. It’s not you, it’s me. I just need my space. ;)

    Thanks again — I’ll be back when I’m a little more established. Have a great vacation, and if you have the chance to check me out, I’d love that.

  46. JB says:

    Don’t accuse me of not writing or I will cut you?? lmao… I get that… Boundaries… they are good to have… me? Don’t call me fat, don’t call me stupid… those I will cut you for… other than that… I’m pretty easy =)

  47. Josie Bisett says:

    Man – I’m jealous! What Mommy blogger in their right mind wouldn’t be? You’re writing and earning a living- and still first and foremost a Momma!

    Your also very internet savvy and you know how to network your shit! I’m just really glad your writing is friggin’ fabulous too – it makes the jealous hater’s job way harder! ;)

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  49. Brandi says:

    Well now I know why lots of these mom blogs have product reviews! I found the mom blogs because one of my friends has one and has asked me to vote for her. So that cued me in on the fact that there must be MORE funny mom blogs out there. So I started looking…. and all of the top rated blogs were infomercial after infomercial after infomercial. Yours was the first top rated blog I found that had writing in it! (Even if the first post I read was about being accused of not writing enough.) Maybe, in general, people are not into product reviews when they are looking for some funny stories. IDK…but now I understand why so many blogs look like advertising agencies!

  50. Joy says:

    You rock! I want my blog to be like your blog when it grows up….

  51. Megan says:

    Please don’t let jealous comments rain on your quick suscess!

  52. Just keep making your product, your way. Quality rises to the top. Ellen

  53. Love this post and can truly relate. I found success one time in blogging. Hope to find it again. :)

    KEEP WRITING LOTS OF GREAT S**T!

    Some of us appreciate your efforts.

  54. Julia says:

    Love your blog, congrats – what an inspiration!!!

  55. Mary Anne says:

    We are SYMPATICO!!!! So happy I found HMM–I get it-still trying to find mine too and the more I read others the more depressed I get-so from now on-it’s all about me and whoever likes it likes it and whoever doesn’t, they can go do a physical activity to them selves that is not possible…..

  56. I just wanted to say how much this post motivated me. I am new mom blogger and just trying to find my place in a big world! I am a new stay at home mom and its a new challenge and blogging lets me find my outlet. I have a Master’s degree in Sociology that got me NO WHERE execpt in debt and with no big paying job! Gotta love college! Any love the blog your a true motivator and its good to know blogging can take me somewhere if i stick to it! Thanks for the motivation : )

  57. Great writing. Appreciate the quality of your writing and your “tell-it-how-it-is” style. Thank you.

  58. I really love your blog. And the fact that you are making a success of this gives me such hope for my own new blog! Would love you to stop by if you have time!! http://www.findingninee.com/category/favorites/

  59. Maureen says:

    I’m glad you asked a few of those pages to do a shout out for you because that is how I came across your blog and I must say I enjoy it very much. And congrats on the success you have made thus far with this blog.

  60. Tristan says:

    I just discovered your blog and I am infatuated. I have been posting my life’s antics on FB and have been wondering if anyone would even remotely be interested in half of the shit that happens to me and my family. After reading your blogs and almost peeing my pants… Well ok, I peed a little, only enough to change my chones, I blame childbirth for that, you inspire me. And I don’t feel bad when I refer to my toddler as a terrorist or an asshole (privately, of course) because your kids seem to be ok and you’re hilarious. I will be a reader forever.

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      Thank u!! U made my day!!!! ;)

  61. Linda says:

    You know there will always be haters in this world. They are usually the same people who like to complain in the grocery line, bank line, on the phone with customer support and the list goes on and on. Just do what you have been doing and forget about the haters because obviously you are doing something right. And good for you to be able to do this as a job. You rock!

  62. Rae3 says:

    I caught some of the news a couple nights ago about you, so I decided to check out your blog. Wow! This is great!!!! Some of the things I’ve been going through myself, but never thought about sitting and blogging about it. This is funny!!!! I’m also raising 3 boys (now teenagers), and they are my joy. I really can’t see myself without them. They keep me going. There’s a story everyday, and the majority of them are funny. Thank you!!!!

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      thank you so much! and welcome!!

  63. Dr Charlie says:

    Madame Messy, you know you are truly a hit when your target demographic group is woman and 1/4 of your following is men.

    When it comes to “ROFLMAO, LOL, LMAO, PMSL” you are most certainly gender neutral I truly believe your blog is HILARIOUS! I’ve been turning my lady friends onto it! :)

  64. Heather Collins says:

    I feel like I have found the Erma Bombeck of the 21st century. It’s a compliment! Can’t wait for your paperbacks to be available!!! …and my percentage for the idea :-P

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      That is so funny! There is a video of a radio show on my ABOUT page… He called me the same thing!!

      Welcome!

  65. Mitch says:

    Are you joking? I am so psyched that you had success online! What a great thing that we can all have a voice…especially if its a hilarious one!

  66. Hi there! Just wanted to drop a line and say as a fellow blogger & humorist I really enjoy your stuff. I was so worried when I started 8 months ago that I was “THE ONLY ONE” DUN DUN DUNNNNN! And was afraid of being stoned do death (or something else really bad and being shunned from community of crappy moms) but alas all is well and I LOVE reading your stuff, not only because I can relate but I love your style and its awesome to see how far you’ve come. I’ll continue to stalk you for my shear pleasure. Thanks for the laughs

    -A

  67. Tiffany says:

    I absolutely love hmm. ..I am one of those lol

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