I’m Lauri Lee (not pronounced Lori or Laurie, but Laura Lee).
I’m the quintessential hot mess mama. As mom to a pair of kids that can’t tie their own shoelaces and either needs needs me to help with homeschool work or prepare yetanother snack every hour or so, I spend most days flying by the seat of my yoga pants. (And truth be told, there’s probably spit up, snot or some other stain on those yoga pants that have not seen the inside of a yoga studio EVER).
I love my kids more than anything in the world, but there are days that I’d be lying if I didn’t want to run away in the middle of an epic meltdown in the Target checkout line.
After my second child was born in 2016, I took the first month and a half of her life as my maternity leave. On my first day back at work, I was told my job was being eliminated in less than two week. Cue the postpartum anxiety and depression.
I struggled for most of 2017 trying to find out who I was as a mom and what the heck I wanted to do with my life. (And most importantly, how was I going to financially support my family?)
I was a hot mess most days. Looking back, most days were a blur of tears, meltdowns and yelling amongst my newborn, my 3-year-old and myself.
I’m still a hot mess and I’ve come to accept it. I’m never going to be the Pinterest mom who makes picture perfect party favors or designs the perfect nursery. I’m lucky to remember to send out party invitations.
My goal is to share my story with you and hope that you will find some humor and also be able to recognize a glimpse of yourself or someone you know in my journey.
We are all here in this journey of motherhood together.