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from the writers at Hot Mess Anonymous

Hot Mess Anonymous began as a sort of support group for busy moms and professional women who want to end the constant struggle with keeping it all together. To be honest, at some point we all can be a hot mess. So know that when you're here you're among friends just sharing the journey.

Snake Safety Tips for a Safer Summer

There is a snake in my daughter’s bedroom. He seems pretty comfortable and has been there for almost a year, and I don’t expect that he’s going anywhere anytime soon. At 7 years old, my daughter convinced us to buy her a pet snake as an early birthday present. Cinnamon Bun the ball python is [ keep reading ]

Are There Benefits to Working out Early in the Day?

My husband and I recently discovered a local volunteer-run boot camp that we decided to give a try. It meets at 5:30 in the morning! Yikes! Neither one of us are morning people, but we would love to be. We have discovered some essential benefits of working out early in the morning. Here are our [ keep reading ]

Social Media is Ruining Entertainment – Part One: Reviews

We hear a lot about the dangers of social media. Usually, the warnings are related to what it does to our self esteem, productivity, and even our overall health. Those are definitely things we should concern ourselves with, but there’s one other thing social media has an effect on that you might not have considered. [ keep reading ]

In Defense of Kim Kardashian West

I never thought I would ever have much that was nice to say about Kim Kardashian West. Though I never wished her any ill, I certainly wasn’t a fan. I’ve never watched a minute of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”. My eyes roll at most mentions of her and her family. I’ve been known to [ keep reading ]

How to Garden when You Don’t Know How to Garden

How to garden, zucchini

Growing your own food is definitely one of the best means for combating a contaminated national food supply. If you purchase healthy seeds or plants and put them into the soil, you can provide staple foods for your family. Not knowing how to garden makes some people hesitant to try at all. As in many [ keep reading ]

Take a Kid Fishing

Since I was old enough to remember, fishing has been a part of my life. To me, being on the lake just before dawn is heaven on earth. The stillness of the morning, the crisp air, a gentle mist lingering above the surface of the water. Man, it doesn’t get much better. I’m the furthest [ keep reading ]

What I Want You to Know This Mental Health Awareness Month

May is host to a number of days, weeks, and month-long holidays and awareness campaigns. Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Star Wars Day, and even No Diet Day. As you may already know, May is also Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s not exactly something that I find comfort in. Campaigns throughout the month of May [ keep reading ]

Energy Drink Dangers: Parents, Be Alerted!

energy drink dangers, pop-top cans

One of my daughters recently suffered an adverse health condition due to dehydration. We’re a big water-drinking family. This particular child, however, never drinks enough water. (She does now, thanks to an app she downloaded to remind herself.) Many parents think that as long as their kids drink something, they’re hydrated. This post will hopefully [ keep reading ]

What Makes a Mother a Mom?

What makes a mom?

As the nation marks another official Mother’s Day, there are many who took time to celebrate this commercial holiday. While Mother’s Day has only been a formally recognized holiday since 1914, obviously, mothers have been around since the beginning of time. But outside of the biological facts, what makes a mother a mom? Motherhood is [ keep reading ]

Creative Family Fun Ideas on a Shoestring Budget

Creative family fun, dinner party

If it’s getting more difficult to have once-a-week date nights, you likely have one or several children. It’s natural for married couples with children to stay home more often. In addition to finding a sitter (and paying for child care) it can be tough to afford a night on the town. Groceries, diapers, homes, vehicles [ keep reading ]

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