My name is Leah. I am married to a sports & dart guru named Jimmy (aka JHub). We have one son, Quinlan, who is 7. (We call him QMonster, out of love). We have two four legged members of our family, Henry & Marshall (Both are mixed breed rescue mutts). We are your typical Alabama suburbia family…assuming typical means chaotic, messy, and always busy! Though born in the North, I am a true southern girl. I say sir & ma’am, & I know saying “Bless Your Heart” is the nicest insult you can give someone. I have the typical mom hobbies-shopping at Target, drinking adult beverages, & spending too much time on my phone! Margaritas are my lifeline…literally there is nothing in my world that a margarita on the rocks with a salted rim can’t fix. If you want to know more about me, you can check out my formal introduction post here.
Adoption. Special Needs. Motherhood.
My blog posts will highlight some of the comical Hot Mess Momma moments that happen in my daily life. I’m sure I’ll write about my friends, family, & acquaintances so if you know me in real life & don’t want to be blogged about, unfriend me now. If you’re a stickler for grammar & spelling, go ahead & get out your red pen, you’ll have a hay day! I hope this blog brings you laughter & relate-able momtastic moments! Please note that I use a lot of sarcasm & bad words. Please do not take my humor seriously, it is all in good fun. Our family has been blessed by adoption. I hope that other families on their adoption journey can share my smiles and tears reading about our journey while finding comfort in their own journey. I also plan to use this blog as a safe place to be raw and real. I am currently going through a new phase in my life that is becoming all encompassing for me. I am hoping to use this blog as an outlet for my emotions and want to get as real as I can about our journey through the IEP process, special needs, and assorted diagnosis’s that our family has recently faced. I know that internet trolls and keyboard heros are out there so if you consider yourself one of those people, please take this as your cue to leave. I have no time for negativity. I hope all my readers can experience the ups, downs, smiles, tears, hope, and love that I experience in my day to day life through my posts.
I may occasionally (read always) use shorthand or special HMMC (see what I did there?) lingo. Here is the dictionary:
HMMC: Hot Mess Momma Club / HMM: Hot Mess Momma / JHub: my husband, Jimmy / Q Monster: my son, Quin / Fur Child: our dog, Henry / Momtastic: something that is fantastic & totally mom related / GNO: Girls Night Out / BTW: By The Way / OC: Organized Chaos / BTHR: Beyond The Highlight Reel
You’ll notice a lot of cacti throughout the club. There is a reason. 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 a 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!
Also Worth Noting:
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