You've seen her. We've all seen her. That mom at the supermarket with the messy bun, tired eyes, food on her shirt, possibly wearing two different shoes. She has at least one, maybe more, young children with her and she looks like she's a tantrum away from losing it. Not only have we all seen her, we've probably been her and because we've all been there we know there are struggles every hot mess mom understands.
I have two young kids, a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old, and believe me, the struggle is very real. Between diapers and nursing and naps and errands and meals and laundry, self-care isn't even on my radar let alone something I can take the time to adequately accomplish. On a normal day, I'm lucky to poop alone much less take a shower. I'm dressed up if I'm wearing pants and wearing a bra is, well, who am I kidding? I never wear a bra.
I feel like I'm barely keeping my head above water on a semi-daily basis, so there's no denying that I'm definitely a hot mess mom, yoga pants and all. I am messy and my house is disorganized and full of toys, I am usually late, and I always, always, always forget something. Thankfully, I know I'm not alone and the solidarity I find and feel with other hot mess moms reminds me that being real about the mistakes I make and the numerous difficulties motherhood can (and does) provide. So, if any of these sound familiar to you, know that you're my sister in the hot mess that comes with being a mom.