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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.

Is the Bystander Effect Real?

You’re walking down the street. Or strolling along a river bank. Who knows, maybe you’re climbing the slide at your kid’s favorite playground. Suddenly, disaster strikes. You’re being mugged or tripped and fell into a river. A car is about to run you over and you are panicking and you can’t breath and no one [ keep reading ]

Why Do Women LOVE True Crime?

It all started, when I was a kid, with “Unsolved Mysteries”. If you aren’t familiar, it was a TV show in the eighties and nineties that profiled cold cases and paranormal stories. I was obsessed with all the frightening tales highlighted on the show. My brother and sister, to this day, still mock me for [ keep reading ]

Body Hair Removal: Beauty Necessity or Modern Torture?

I still remember the first time I shaved my legs. I think I was around 13 years old. I’d been BEGGING my mother to let me do it. I was an awkward and unpopular teenager, so I was desperate to fit in with the other girls my age. I decided that body hair removal was [ keep reading ]

Why 30 is Awesome

30 used to seem like some crazy, abstract age when I was younger. Not totally real but always there. That age almost seemed more imaginary than anything else. Old, but out of reach. Like most young people, I was a straight up idiot. If you’ve already hit this weirdly magical number, you know why 30 [ keep reading ]

Electronic/Screen Time: How We Attempt to Limit It

Summer break is halfway over for my kids. After two weeks of summer break, my husband and I realized we needed a solid plan to reduce the amount of electronic/screen time our kids consumed. We came up with a plan, and it is a work in progress that appears to be helping. Chores Before Electronics [ keep reading ]

Our Master Bathroom Renovation

My husband and I completed our master bathroom renovation and listed our home for sale four days later. Many of our friends and family thought we were crazy to do so much work only to sell our home. Yes, it was a lot of work, but we knew to ensure a quick sale, our bathroom [ keep reading ]

Doing Laundry: How Our Kids Help

Laundry is my chore nemesis. I have never enjoyed folding and putting away clothes although I was required to help my mom growing up. Now that I have three kids of my own, it is even more of a struggle. The laundry is never ending and very repetitive. I would much rather be out in [ keep reading ]

Kids, I Need the Tattling to Stop

Is anybody hurt or about to be hurt? Is blood involved? Anything broken? No? Then I don’t want to hear about it. Not only do I not want to hear about it, but for the most part I genuinely do not care. He said, she said, he did, she did. If I can’t figure out [ keep reading ]

Homeschooling: Which Style Best Fits Your Needs? Part 2

homeschooling, girl holding pencil

When the 2019/2020 school year begins, many of you will likely be making some changes. Perhaps you or your spouse got a new job and had to relocate over summer. Your kids will be going to a new school. If you’re among hundreds, if not thousands of parents, who will be trying homeschooling for the [ keep reading ]

4 Reasons Swimming Is a Great Sport

Swimming is a great sport for exercise. I grew up swimming for fun but never for exercise. As a parent, I realize what a great sport swimming is after watching my kids swim competitively. There are many benefits to getting involved in swimming. Low Impact Swimming and other water sports are naturally low impact on [ keep reading ]

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