I’m a Hot Mess Mom

I have a confession to make, I am a Hot Mess Mom.

Having a child, juggling work, keeping them fed and happy, keeping yourself clean and “organized”, remembering to eat, keeping up with more laundry than your family should have, making sure the dishes are washed and trash is taken out so the kitchen doesn’t start to stink, cleaning up the never ending toys that kill your feet when you accidentally step on them, keeping everyone alive and making it through the day is so much harder than most moms make it look.

I am the Hot Mess mom, the haven’t showered in 3 days with a messy bun on top of my head mom. The mom that is wearing clothes I wore yesterday because they’re all I have “clean”.

But you know what? I’m kicking ass and so are you.

My daughter is beautiful, she is happy and she is thriving.

Photo Credit: Harrell House Photography

Everyone else in the house has clean clothes to wear and I’ll be just fine in these leggings. My house may not be clean but it is lived in and it is overflowing with love and laughter. I didn’t do the dishes today because instead I had a tickle war and then I snuggled her while she napped.

I have circles under my eyes and I seriously feel like I could sleep for 48 hours straight, but when she goes to bed tonight I’m going to watch her for an hour before I go to sleep because I can’t get enough of her sweet little face.

I’m pretty sure my friends hate me because I’m constantly canceling plans or saying I can’t come because truth be told, I would rather be home with my daughter. The days that I am able to get our shit together and get out of the house we are pretty much always late.

These days won’t last forever…

My house won’t always be dirty, I won’t always have mountains of laundry or dishes in the sink.

You know what else I won’t always have?

Photo Credit: Harrell House Photography

A tiny little child who wants to spend every waking moment with me, one that wants to snuggle and laughs at me acting ridiculous.

These days won’t last forever and I’m going to soak in every second I can. The dishes and laundry will always be there, but my child won’t.

So I am sorry to those friends and family I used to spend all of my free time with. I still love you, cherish your relationships and appreciate the time we get to spend together but right now those times have to take a back seat.

My clean house has to take a back seat. I’ll get back to all of it one day, but until then, my child is thriving, happy and healthy and that’s what’s most important. I hope you can understand that and forgive me for not being there like I used to be.

So yes, right now I am that hot mess express mom and I wouldn’t change it for any thing. To all parents who can relate, I am kicking butt as a mom and SO ARE YOU!

Meet Skylar
Photo Credit: Harrell House Photography

Skylar and her fiance Taylor have a very spunky toddler, Roxanne, since having her they don’t know how they ever lived before her!  They are both born and raised in Virginia Beach and wouldn’t dream of life outside of Hampton Roads!

They very much love all things outdoors — hunting, fishing, camping and swimming — to name a few.  Skylar is also a big time Essential Oil enthusiast and became a distributor for Young Living Essential Oils.

When she is not loving on her baby or enjoying the outdoors she is helping other families find their perfect home or sell their current, as a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty.  Skylar is learning everyday as a mom and absolutely adores every second of it.

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