CactI + CactU = CactUS

What does a cactus have in common with a mom? 

A cactus, much like a mom, stands tall and proud. Both a cactus & a mom face life’s winds without bending and breaking. A Cactus, and you, momma, can not only survive but THRIVE off very little. A Cactus and a mom have hard exteriors but deep down they both have soft centers. Moms and cacti come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. A cactus goes through seasons of life, just like moms, with periods of intense growth and blooming as well as dormant periods. A cactus has roots, much like a mom does. While cactus roots are filled with water, a mom’s roots are filled with experiences. The water helps the cactus grow. The mom’s “water” or experiences have helped her to grow. When a cactus grows, it grows not only spines but also flowers. Thanks to life experiences, moms have “spines” (scars) and “flowers” (smiles) too.

A Hot Mess Momma, with her hair all a mess, can be found standing her living room with dust bunnies floating by and dirt on the floor. A cactus, with spines pointing in every direction, can be found standing in sandy desert with tumbleweeds rolling by. Think of the cactus’s spines as your hair, the sandy desert as your dirt covered hardwoods, and the tumbleweeds as your dust bunnies. You see, momma? You have a lot in common with a cactus, after all!

Welcome to the Hot Mess Momma Club- A blog for moms written by a real life Hot Mess cactus Momma. Grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine–we don’t judge ’round here!), relax (ha!), and laugh (or cry, there will be tears too!) while realizing you are not alone in this crazy cactus world!