I Don’t Want My Son To Start Kindergarten

QMonster starts school on August 10th. I can’t lie…I am just not excited about it. I literally had to coach myself to hold it together in Belk’s Boy’s section during Tax Free Weekend. I almost broke down AGAIN in Hibbets when QMonster was trying on his “big boy school shoes”.  Go ahead and call me […]

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Party like its 1987

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Leah. Happy Birthday to you!   Well the big 3-0 has come and gone. Now I am just back to my normal routine except a year older and probably with a few more gray hairs. In true Type A Leah fashion, I planned a […]

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SURPRISE…Plate?

This is a real life mom hack that I think other moms will greatly appreciate….or maybe it isn’t as cool as I think it is….nonetheless, I am going to tell you about Surprise Plates. It was a random night this past Fall, around dinner time, when I realized “Oh crap! I have nothing planned for […]

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Innie Mini Miney Moe…..

I originally posted this on my old family blog and it showed up on my FB “On This Day” and I thought it was worth re-publishing. This is a glimpse into the adoption world. This cycle of “Show and No” would continue for a few more months for us. We actually heard “No” 7 times.  […]

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Happy Birthday TO ME!

Welcome to June aka MY BIRTHDAY MONTH! I turn 30 on 6/25. This will probably be the year I stop counting. I really just dislike the idea of being out of my 20s. I feel like 30 means I am supposed to actually BE a responsible adult instead of just acting like one. Nonetheless, its […]

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Mother’s Day –Flashback

When J and I first got married, I started a blog called SportsAndStationery…It was a fun little blog but it was cheap… It served its purpose until I moved over here to HMMC! In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I would share my first Mother’s Day post originally posted on our S&S blog. My […]

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A Hot Mess [Fur] Momma Tail

“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” —Dean Koontz I can’t recall a time in my life when I didn’t have a pet. Growing up, I had a few pets…hamsters, fish, cats, dogs. I remember some more than others. I remember my mom’s beloved cat, Kirby. I […]

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Checking In

Hey fellow Hot Mess Mommas! Remember back in January when we decided we would pick a word or a phrase to center 2017 around? How is that going for you? Are you still reminding yourself of your word/phrase? Are you seeing a difference? Did you completely give up and are just focused on surviving at […]

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The “Weird Mom”

I often tell people that I wanted to be the kind of mom that wouldn’t freak out of if my kiddo ate a Doritos off the floor or had M&Ms for breakfast. Little Debbie cakes, chips, & candy would be staples in my pantry. Juice boxes would have an entire shelf dedicated to them in […]

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Hot Mess Momma Day

Last Thursday I celebrated HMM Day…Not to be confused with Mother’s Day…I declared Thursday March 30th “Hot Mess Momma Day” and I celebrated big time! Between work, home, and all the in between, I was feeling a bit run down. I just felt like I needed some peace and quiet and de-stressing time. I decided I […]

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