by Erin

Who are the Moms making all these Messes?  We’re best friends, leaning on one another to get through this Momming thing.   But we’re not those “regular” moms, with the perfect houses that you see posted on Facebook or in the magazines.  We’re real moms who have accepted that sometimes Momming is Messy!  

Don’t get us wrong, we’re not dirty moms…in fact, cleaning consumes most of our time; but we also like creating memories with the kids and with that, usually comes some sort of mess.  Whether it’s a crafty mess, a fun mess or just a plain ol’ hot mess, we’ve done it all!! 

Beth and I grew up in the same small town and knew a lot of the same people, but we weren’t friends by any means.  One of us may have been a little mean to the other in middle school 😉 but fast forward a bunch of years, and life lessons later, we were brought together again and we eventually figured out we were way more alike than either of us expected to be.

Our true bond formed over a bottle of Arbor Mist, an abundance of bottle tag advertisements and some stupid silly fun. That was the night we pretty much became best friends!   

We spent the next year or so celebrating all of life’s milestones among our amazing circle of friends. From baby showers to graduations, birthday parties to bridal showers, weddings at home, wedding’s away and even a wedding in a White Castle, home decorating, reupholstering and repurposing, we’ve done it all, with all types of budgets!! We were limited in the beginning, starting off with foam board and duct tape, but we quickly learned that given the right inspiration we could do just about anything, on just about any budget.  And that right there, my friends, is the key to Messy Momming!!  

Around 2010, we both became pregnant with our baby girls, who are 9 months apart and pretty much mini versions of us.  Just when we thought we had this whole Messy Momming thing figured out and BAM we did it again 5 years later and just had out boys 7 months apart last year. So here we go again…