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When You are the Hot Mess Mom pin with flowers on it.

Are you a hot mess mom?

I will admit there have been phases in my life that fit this description. I don’t think I would have admitted it at the time, but looking back there were some moments.

Thank goodness there are no videos.

Maybe you have had days, okay, years, where you would like to pull the covers up over your head and hope it will all go away.

It might be you haven’t had a decent night’s sleep in 8 months because your baby is colicky or you are too busy to do everything a “good” mom is supposed to do. I get it. 

You are not having it today, tomorrow, or next week. Check back next year. 

Maybe you can identify with some of the same things that would make you like me, a hot mess mom. Sometimes. Not all the time.

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Hot mess mom moments:

1. Vomit.

It is the first thing that comes to my mind because I am the first thing that came to my children’s mind when they were sick. They always ran straight to me when they started heaving.

Not the toilet. Me. Every. Single. Time.

And guess who got covered in it? And by it, I mean yesterday’s lunch. This is the ultimate definition of a hot mess mom.

2. Skipping showers.

Showers are overrated. I must admit, sometimes I have been too tired and waited until the next day to bathe. Swimming counts as a shower, right? Or a foot bath?

You just wash your feet in the sink. I think I can count that as biblical or something. Has anyone else ever used wet wipes for a shower? I have not only done that, but I have wet wiped my children. I know, gross. It works though.

3. The clothes.

There is no use wearing something cute during the day. It is a t-shirt and shorts or leggings. Perhaps even sweats. Whatever you wear, it is going to have food or a paint stain on it by noon.

My advice is to wear a cheap t-shirt. My husband’s favorite line when he came home was always, “What’s that on your shirt?” Most of the time I would just shrug my shoulders. Who knew?

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4. The hair.

I have long, wavy hair. It takes me a long time to curl or straighten it because my waves neither look ” beachy” nor “fresh.” It has a frizz factor of about 7 out of 10. My remedy is the hair clip. It hides all sorts of sins. It is my standard uniform. Did I mention dry shampoo? It’s awesome.

 5. Late. 

I hate being late, but when you are trying to dress yourself, two kids, and get breakfast, it is inevitable. It was especially pronounced when going to church on Sunday morning.

My family started singing this stupid song every time they were waiting for me in the car. It goes like this: “Here we sit like birds in the wilderness, birds in the wilderness…”  I hate that song.

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6. The snacks.

I used to hide the “good” snacks because every time I wanted a piece of something sweet (chocolate), it was gone. When I did want to eat it, I had to carefully look around for wandering children in the kitchen. I didn’t want them to see my hiding place. Then I would go to my secret stash.

If the coast was clear, I would hide it under my shirt and run to my bedroom. After that, I would shut the door and lock it so they couldn’t get in.

Then I would, gleefully, eat it in peace. Unfortunately, the kids kept finding my hiding places. I would have to keep re-hiding it somewhere else. After a while, I couldn’t remember where I moved it.

It was hidden from myself.

Have you ever seen a hot mess mom looking for her own hiding spot when she wants chocolate? This is not one of my better moments in parenting. Watch this video. It explains how I feel.

7. Parties. 

Christmas is the worst time for me. I am always last to find out the trends have changed. Our first year in a new city, we decided to host the Christmas party at our house.

I had it all planned out. I would wear my really cute Christmas sweater on the night of the party. As the guests arrived,  I noticed no one else had their Christmas sweater on. I was the only one.

It wasn’t until a couple of weeks later I realized they were out of style. I heard a comedian on TV making fun of them. It only took 3 weeks for me to figure it out. Hmm. Hot mess mom-yep.

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 8. The keys and phone. 

I can’t tell you how many hours I have wasted wandering around my house looking for the darn keys or cell phone. The keys were always lost in the morning right before school.

I would be running around the house hollering at everyone to look for them.

Most of the time the keys were already in the car or in some pocket in my purse. I swear to you, I am not blonde. FYI: I got a Tile for Christmas.

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9. The Tooth Fairy

I don’t know what it is about the tooth fairy, but I could never seem to remember to put money under my kid’s pillow. They would wake up the next day totally devastated because there was no money left, and the tooth was still there.

After so many years of forgetting things, I have gotten pretty good at recovery.

I would tell my kids that they just missed it. We would look again together. Then I would run and grab a dollar (Or a five. Mom guilt.) and slip it under the pillow as I was looking. And take the tooth.

Lo and behold, the child would discover the money and all was well again. I had a hard time explaining why the tooth was gone, but whatever I said worked.

Now I realize they probably felt crazy. Sorry kids if you are reading this…

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When You Are the Hot Mess Mom pin with flowers on it.10. Cooking. 

Where do I even begin? I have been married for 25 years now. In those 25 years, I have done everything you could possibly do to a piece of meat other than what you are supposed to do to it.

I still can’t seem to make it taste like a restaurant or just good.

Both of my children have learned to quietly pick at their food during dinner or dig through the fridge for something else to eat at a later time.

Things changed when they got their license. At about 8 pm, they would mysteriously disappear for a burger run. I tried.

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11. School Lunches

I really hated making school lunches. I was tired of it by the time my firstborn hit 5th grade. Both of my kids had to make their lunches some of the time. Is that bad?

What is even more irritating is that mom who brought up her child’s lunch every day from Chicken Express or some other fast food place. My kids would tell me in detail about what “Johnny” would get every day just to “mom guilt” me.

I did not fall for that trick.

They were stuck with their lunch unless it was their birthday. One day a year they had a hot lunch. I would like to meet “Johnny’s” mom sometime soon.

I just want to see if she is human.  And ask her why in the heck she’s bringing her kid a fast food lunch. Every. Single. Day.

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104 Comments

  1. Nicole on September 23, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Is it a bad sign, if I’m getting worse, not better as my kids get older? So far this year, I’ve managed to miss a Pro-D day and picture day – oops!!

    • Julie Plagens on March 23, 2019 at 2:16 pm

      Nicole, it happens to the best of us. No one makes everything all the time!

  2. fashionmommy on July 9, 2018 at 9:09 am

    My lad is now 9 so I think I have passed the hot mess stage now, but certainly won awards for it in the past.

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      Ha! Ha! It is kinda funny to think about these moments. Gotta laugh at yourself. Thanks for reading.

  3. Carly on July 7, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Haha sounds like I’m right on track. I’m trying so hard to show up where we need to be with what we need, when we need to be there. Drive into town for first swimming lesson, thinking I’m early. To realize I showed up at the end of lessons

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      Carly, I have done that!! Ha Ha! I can feel your pain. I have shown up for things on the wrong day. Oh boy, that’s embarrassing. Hope you can get a good laugh at yourself. Thanks for reading.

  4. Nicole on July 6, 2018 at 10:12 am

    All of this is so so true! I absolutely loved the letter from the toothfairy! I think it’s important for us to all remeber we are that hot mess mom at one point or another!

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      Nicole, yes, there is no way to have it all together all the time! That’s for sure. Thanks for your comment.

  5. Lorie on July 6, 2018 at 9:56 am

    My little guy is only 9 months and I’m already nodding at several of these. Guess I’m in big trouble!

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Lorie, wait until you have more than 1. It gets a little crazy!

  6. Blair Villanueva on July 6, 2018 at 8:02 am

    I totally relate to skipping shower especially when I have deadline to work on. Hahaha it’s funny but really happens to us.

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      Blair, I know, right? Sometimes I forget I skipped a shower. Opps. Ha. Thanks for reading.

  7. What Corinne Did on July 6, 2018 at 4:14 am

    Reading this at a young graduate is scary and hilarious. Like gosh being a mum is so much work. But at the same time you’re making it quite funny in your post. I guess i’ll be prepared!

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      You will be equipped for when the time comes. It is the best job ever. You gotta laugh at yourself though. Good luck with your new beginning. It’s fun to be free of children.

  8. Melissa on July 5, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I could not stop laughing! My boys are all grown now but I still went through your post like yep, yep, uh huh, me too! Except for the vomit thing. My boys blessed their dad with that gift. 😉

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      Melissa, ha! Your poor hubby. How did you get so lucky!? It is good now that the kids are grown, huh? No more vomit. Yay. Thanks for reading.

  9. Ashley on July 5, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    I’m trying to potty train my son and I have a month old daughter. I have spit up on my shirt and pee all over my living room floor. I’m definitely feeling like a hot mess mom right now. ?

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      Ashley, we have all been there. It is the price you pay for being at home. Don’t forget all the hugs and kisses you get for your time. It is worth it. Good luck with the potty training!

  10. Astrid on July 5, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    What a fantastic post! Very candid, honest and funny. I can definitely relate– especially with the school lunches. I feed my son healthy foods, but then at school he sees his friends eating all sorts of things and it drives me nuts. I don’t fall for that trick either. Although, I’ve allowed a few school lunches on the days they cook “healthier” versions.
    Loved the school lunches September vs May.. I needed that laugh lol.
    Thanks for an enlightening posts. We are bad asses for juggling it all. We have the toughest job in the world. Love to all the Mamas who can relate. xo

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      Astrid, I am glad I am not alone. I think everyone is fried by the time May comes. It is like we are all dragging to get to the end of the year. Ugh. Thanks for reading.

  11. Liz Chapman on July 5, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    The clothes thing for sure! I find myself wearing yoga pants with a t shirt and pony tail everyday!

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      Liz, I wore that today, and I have no kids at home. Bad habits are hard to break! Thanks for reading.

  12. Corey on July 5, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Number 4 is so true for me too. This did make me laugh thanks

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      Corey, glad you had a good laugh! Thanks for your comment.

  13. Shannon Gurnee on July 5, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Ha ha this is too funny girl! I’ve definitely had some of these moments in my life. Thanks for sharing.

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      Shannon, I am sorry you are in the hot mess club! But glad you can laugh at yourself!! Thanks for your comment.

  14. Alexis H on July 5, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    I relate to all of this sadly! I don’t know how many times I forgot the tooth fairy and my son cried saying she forgot about him!

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      Alexis, that is so sad and I am sorry. But I was giggling. I feel your pain. I am sure your child is okay. Just do my switcheroo trick next time. Ha! Thanks for reading.

  15. Cayla on July 5, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this- it’s funny and REAL! I feel like a hot mess majority of the time, which is nice to see is okay and pretty much the norm. Your school lunch pic made me LOL!

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      Cayla, oh boy. I hate school lunches. I am a substitute teacher so I am making them again for myself now. I guess it is never-ending. Thanks for reading.

  16. LavandaMichelle on July 5, 2018 at 11:04 am

    I can totally relate to this post, but in a different way. When I had my first child, I made so many mom friends and I could help but compare myself. I felt really down for a lot of my child first year, I thought I had postpartum but it was just me feeling very inferior. I soon realized that, not being up to date on trends and being late to baby showers didn’t make me the worst in the world. Then I blossomed into a super-mom, haha. This was an awesome post! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      Lavanda, I bet you are a super mom. You have some great articles. I love what you write! Thanks for reading.

  17. Jeanne on July 5, 2018 at 10:00 am

    This post made me laugh because it is so true. My kids are grown but if I say hamburger stroganoff they groan. It was my go-to meal. And with the vomit my daughter didn’t get me but my bed was the target. If she was sick I could be found throwing bedding in the washer at 2:00 a.m.

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      Jeanne, Oh, yes! The 2 am wash. I do remember. Ugh. Bad memory. Nothing like missing a night of sleep. So glad my kids are old now. Thanks for reading!

  18. Andriana Robinson on July 5, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Haha! These are great! I am currently waiting on my first child to make his appearance and there is just so much to look forward to! ha. Especially the vomit! Not looking forward to the vomit…

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      Andriana, you will get christened with the spit up. It isn’s so great either. I can still smell that smell. ish. Congrats. Best wishes on your delivery.

  19. Kelly Bolen on July 5, 2018 at 7:06 am

    This was awesome! I have been married for 25 years also and have adult children too! And I had some of these very same moments! Oh the memories!

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:28 pm

      Kelly, yeah. It doesn’t happen so much now. Except for the keys. Maybe I’m getting senile now.

  20. Heather on July 4, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    I feel as though you were writing about me. I’m a hot mess most days. I just don’t have the energy anymore.

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:27 pm

      Heather, I am sure you must have a few kids. It happens. One day you will be better. Hang in there. Laugh a little.

  21. Sara Welch on July 4, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    I used to be a hot mess. Thankfully I have been able to slow my life down!

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      Sara, I am so much better now that my kids are gone! Thanks for your comment.

  22. Yeah Lifestyle on July 4, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Oh Julie, I am totally sorry but I had such a laugh reading your post..and what an original letter from the tooth fairy too. I have to admit there are days that I am a hot mess mom too.

    • Julie Plagens on July 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm

      I am glad you got a good laugh! I like to get a good giggle at myself. Thanks for reading!

  23. Ailie on July 4, 2018 at 3:24 am

    Oh thank you for this. I had such a good giggle about it. I am one “messy” mom in more ways than one from forgetting things to saying “I don’t know” a lot to screwing up emotionally. Its so good to know I’m not the only mom and to know that my three boys (still really little) are going to turn out ok in the end. Loved this article

    • Julie Plagens on July 4, 2018 at 7:18 am

      Allie, it’s people like us who making the world more colourful. I’m guessing you probably have an artistic side. My husband isn’t very creative. He’s logical all the way! But he never loses his keys.

  24. Erin S on July 4, 2018 at 1:26 am

    Yup! Especially the bad hair and shower skipping days!

    • Julie Plagens on July 4, 2018 at 7:19 am

      Erin, yep, it happens! Thanks for reading.

  25. Ada on July 3, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    I’m not a mom but I definitely can relate to these hot mess moments! Especially with clothes and showers. There are some days that it can’t just be all be right.

    • Julie Plagens on July 4, 2018 at 7:20 am

      Ada, you definitely don’t have to be a mom for some of these things to happen. Thanks for reading

  26. Kim on July 3, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    So your post is so refreshing to read because I can definitely be considered a hot mess mama. T-shirt, leggings, and a mom bun is usually what you will find me in especially now that im pregnant with #2

    • Julie Plagens on July 4, 2018 at 7:22 am

      Kim, well I’m sure you rock it! I don’t have kids at home that are little and I still do the hair clip.

  27. tara pittman on July 3, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I am bad about the tooth fairy thing. I know my boys know that it is me but they play along as they want the money.

    • Julie Plagens on July 4, 2018 at 7:23 am

      Tara, yeah, my kids caught on, too. I still tried to get them money when they were older.

  28. Keri on July 3, 2018 at 8:46 am

    I can totally relate to the clothes and the hair! I make little effort when I am going to be home all day!

    • Julie Plagens on July 4, 2018 at 7:33 am

      Keri, it’s hard to get motivated when you’re with your kids all day. Thanks for reading!

  29. Preet on July 3, 2018 at 5:27 am

    Haha this mad my day. I totally agree with all of these. But above all being a move comes with a lot of responsibilities in life.

    • Julie Plagens on July 4, 2018 at 7:32 am

      Preet, being a mom is the greatest. It’s hard though.

  30. Jennifer Prince on July 2, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Oh gosh! It’s so easy to be a hot mess sometimes. Lol! There are days that no matter what I do, I just can’t get it together!

    • Julie Plagens on July 4, 2018 at 7:31 am

      Jennifer, we all have those days. I feel bad for moms who work full time. I don’t know how they do it. Thanks for reading.

  31. Britney on July 2, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    My poor kids, I’m the worst at cooking but at least they’re being fed! I’m definitely a hot mess mom in different ways though!

    • Julie Plagens on July 4, 2018 at 7:30 am

      Britney, your in there trying! Keep it up. Thanks for reading.

  32. Gen on July 2, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    I can totally relate with number 9, ughh i almost go crazy every day because i cant find my keys and phone! Hahah

    • Julie Plagens on July 4, 2018 at 7:29 am

      Gen, ugh, that’s the worst. So frustrating! Thanks for reading.

  33. Nina on July 2, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    being a mom or a mother figure is a great honour but it comes with a lot of responsibilities. i hope it gets better with time and care.

    • Julie Plagens on July 4, 2018 at 7:29 am

      Nina, it’s the best job ever. It goes by fast.

  34. Kevin on July 2, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    This is why I have high respect to moms. Definitely not an easy job to do. I will let my mom read this. ?

  35. Becca Wilson on July 2, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    I will totally admit to being the hot mess mom. There are so many times when I look around and find myself so not put together in comparison to the other mamas around me!

    • Julie Plagens on July 4, 2018 at 7:27 am

      Becca, I went to the store yesterday with no make up on and ran into another mom. She was totally made up and wearing a dress. Ugh. The shame! And I don’t have little kids anymore. Oh well! Thanks for reading. ,

  36. Lisa Rios on July 2, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Oh my gosh this is hilarious. I’m not even a mom, but I totally have my hot mess moments every day. So true. Good to know I’m not the only one.

    • Julie Plagens on July 4, 2018 at 7:25 am

      Lisa, nope. There’s lots of us out there. Thanks for reading.

  37. Elizabeth O on July 2, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Omg this post is SO relatable!! What a great post. I take pride in being a hot mess mama some times, we are all winging this parent malarkey so who gets to say what’s perfect or not. I congratulate any parent who makes it through each day!

    • Julie Plagens on July 4, 2018 at 7:24 am

      Elizabeth, so true. It’s a LONG day with little kids at home. I’m so glad I did it though. It was fun.

  38. Joanna on July 2, 2018 at 10:02 am

    I don’t have children so I can’t really relate to this post. However, I did find it quite amusing and did remember of a lot of stories from my own childhood.

    • Julie Plagens on July 2, 2018 at 10:48 am

      I am glad you got a good laugh. Thanks for your comment.

  39. Maureen-@worldlytreat.com on July 1, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Hahaha! I can relate on so many levels. Number 5 is my current dilemma if only people could understand that I do my best to be on time, but my son thinks it’s the perfect time to play “catch me if you can.” By the time I am ready to get out the door, I am ready for a nap, then again, what is a nap? Thanks for your honesty.

    • Julie Plagens on July 2, 2018 at 10:49 am

      Oh, I can relate. I remember I went through a phase where my daughter had to dress her self. If we were going to the store, I let her. It was an interesting combination. Good luck with your kiddo. Thanks for the comment.

  40. Brianna on July 1, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    I can definitely relate! My kids are sick and I’m sleep deprived. Our one full bathroom is being renovated and we have no shower at the moment. Ugh. But at least it’s something to laugh about! Thanks for this post!

    • Julie Plagens on July 2, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Brianna, I am so sorry. That is really rough. I hope your kids get better soon. I am sure you are stir crazy! Thanks for reading.

  41. Paige Marie on July 1, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this! I am a first time mom to a 1 year old and I’m always trying to do everything right! I feel like I have these days pretty much everyday! My mom says the same thing you do that he will turn out fine like I did! lol being a mom definitely isn’t easy!

    • Julie Plagens on July 2, 2018 at 10:51 am

      Paige, just do the best you can and laugh at the rest. You are only one person. Enjoy those sweet hugs and kisses. It won’t last forever. Thanks for reading.

  42. Diana on July 1, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    I totally skip showers. I just don’t have time for that and forget shaving! I also wear Pajamas unless I plan on leaving the house, haha

    • Julie Plagens on July 2, 2018 at 10:52 am

      Oh, the pajama days. I forgot how much I loved that! Enjoy that while you can. Thanks for reading, Diana.

  43. David Elliott on July 1, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Do they have such a thing as a hot mess dad. Maybe being a single dad can contribute to hot mess dad as well. I related to this post more than I would like to admit. 😉

    • Julie Plagens on July 2, 2018 at 10:55 am

      David, I read your Fake News and enjoy hearing from you, a dad. There are not many out there that I see on Pinterest. You seem like you are a wonderful parent. I think you are doing a great job! Keep up the good work!! Don’t sweat the small stuff. Thanks for reading.

  44. Christiana Acha on July 1, 2018 at 10:32 am

    This post is so interesting in a touching kind of way, my mom definitely had all these moments and more but that’s why we love our mothers so much , there’s really no word to describe mothers, they are priceless. I would be a mother someday, and I look foward to it.

    • Julie Plagens on July 1, 2018 at 1:27 pm

      Christiana, yes, moms have a lot on their plate. You just gotta laugh and not take things too seriously sometimes! Thanks for reading.

  45. Tara on June 30, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Hi Julie, I can definitely relate to your post. Where do I even start. Your honesty is refreshing. I also have the wavy, sometimes curly always frizzy hair. I often hear in my head “messy hair, don’t care”. My kids are 13 and 17, we are a few years behind you.

    • Julie Plagens on July 1, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      Tara, I feel your pain. You must do a few hair tricks, too.
      Yes, your kids are right behind mine. Hope you have a fun summer with them. One day your house will be quiet. It hard to believe.

  46. Sofia Larionova on June 30, 2018 at 3:26 am

    Your post is really worth reading thanks for sharing

    • Julie Plagens on June 30, 2018 at 11:06 am

      SofIa, thanks. I hope you got a good laught!

  47. LiveLoveAndAdventure on June 29, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Love this and can relate to most of them. When my kids were younger and I was trying to juggle being a full time working mom, getting the kids to daycare or school, volunteering with the PTA and pretending that I still had an adult social life, my hair was long and I learned how to french braid because some days that was all I could do. Then it didn’t matter if I was going on Day #3 without washing and drying it and it still looked presentable at work!

    • Julie Plagens on June 29, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      I am impressed. That takes a little more work than a hair clip! Thanks for reading.

  48. Shanab on June 29, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Lol well at least it keeps life interesting. I think all mothers can relate so no judgement!

    • Julie Plagens on June 29, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      Shanab, thanks for not judging. I’m sure there are a few mothers who are horrified!

  49. Tara Pittman on June 29, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    I have had many of these moments. It does get better as they get older so hang in there.

    • Julie Plagens on June 29, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Oh, both my kids are adults. I don’t think I’d have the guts to divulge this while I was still raising them. Thanks for reading, Tara.

  50. Evelyn Scott on June 29, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Really made me chuckle! I forwarded it to my sister 🙂

    • Julie Plagens on June 29, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks for the forward, Evelyn. That’s the best compliment a writer could ask for!

  51. Sarah Bailey on June 29, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I can’t imagine how much life changes when you become a Mum and lose touch with all that you time you had, because you have someone so much more important in your life.

    • Julie Plagens on June 29, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      Sarah, it’s the best job ever at the right time. Thanks for reading.

  52. Mihaela Echols on June 29, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Hahah the clothes and hair thing is so me! Lately I’ve been working on doing my hair and make up and putting on something nice because it does make me feel better and more ready for the day.

    • Julie Plagens on June 29, 2018 at 7:20 pm

      Good for you! It is easy to get in a style rut! I still wear a tshirt and shorts sometimes. And my kids are adults.

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