Hi, I’m Erin and I’m super psyched you’re here, checking out our page! Momming is probably one of the hardest jobs I’ve been given and as cliche as it sounds, it’s the most rewarding job I’ve ever done. In the moments where I should be teaching them a thing or two, I find myself taking a step back and learning some pretty important life lessons from these tiny humans.
I have been Messy Momming for about six years and any day now, I’m going to get my shit together! Until then, I’m learning to embrace my hot mess status. A while back, I found myself scrolling social media thinking, “I wish I could be like THAT mom” and I would really beat myself up about it. I obsessed over trying to be, what I thought was, the perfect mom. My wake up call was the day my daughter said to me that she wishes I didn’t have to clean all the time so that we could have mommy daughter play dates, for some reason she thought when she was 16 I would be done cleaning and we could do best friend things together. Those tiny little words hit me like a ton of bricks and echoed for days after. I remember talking to a friend, who’s mom always had the perfect home, and that friend said that was always what she wished for as a kid. I don’t want my kid to wish that. I had to stop trying to make a perfect life and start building a happy life. I wanted our memories to come natually, instead of feeling staged to create the perfect facebook post.
I’ve learned to embrace my hot mess status and I wear it with pride. I can be a little flaky about adulting and messy with my momming, but it sure does feel good knowing I’m not alone!