Hot Mess Momma Club

October 2019 MOM Call

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The Hot Mess Momma Club blog is on the air! Journey through the mayhem and momentous messes of Motherhood with LA! Along with our Mom Of the Month (MOM) interviews, we will have round table discussions on hot topics in parenting, and of course, TONS of Hot Mess stories! If you have a hot mess story to tell, visit the website & submit your story! If you want to be our Mom of the Month (MOM), fill out the membership registration form on the website! Be sure to check out The Swag Shop for all your Hot Mess Momma Club swag!

As always, Stick With Kindness!
www.HotMessMommaClub.com
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The Hot Mess Momma Club blog is on the air! Journey through the mayhem and momentous messes of Motherhood with LA! Along with our Mom Of the Month (MOM) interviews, we will have round table discussions on hot topics in parenting, and of course, TONS of Hot Mess stories! If you have a hot mess story to tell, visit the website & submit your story! If you want to be our Mom of the Month (MOM), fill out the membership registration form on the website! Be sure to check out The Swag Shop for all your Hot Mess Momma Club swag!

As always, Stick With Kindness!
www.HotMessMommaClub.com
www.HotMessMommaClub.com

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RAD
Reactive Attachment Disorder, or RAD , was our first diagnosis. We have and continue to deal with RAD on a regular basis. I am frequently asked about RAD since it isn't always so obvious to others as to what RAD looks like in children. I hope this episode, complete with real examples recorded as they happened, gives you some insight into RAD and what it looks like for us. If you, or someone you know, want to chat about RAD, please please please email me. I would love to chat about RAD and the therapies we have tried and be a sounding board for others in this same boat! 
27:23
November 11, 2019
No No NOvember
October is OVER and we are moving on to a new month. A new month means it is time for a new challenge! This month we are going to say NO. As moms, all too often we take on extras that we don't need to. We stress ourselves out trying to please others. This month we are going to focus on our priorities and say no to the things that we simply don't have time for.  It is also Adoption Awareness month during November. On 11/15 a new adoption tee will be hitting the Swag Shop. $10 from every shirt sold will be donated to a family that is currently fundraising for their adoption. I hope you will purchase a shirt & support families who are trying to adopt! 
21:04
November 4, 2019
October 2019 MOM Call
In early October I asked for volunteers for our October Mom Of The Month. I was OVERWHELMED with the amount of mommas who wanted to be on the Chit Chat podcast. Rather than exclude or make you wait, I decided I would host a virtual mom's night out each month! During our moms night out, we will chat, laugh, vent, and rant then on the last Monday of every month, you can come here to the podcast and listen to our call!  Our first call wasn't without issues. I heard from many of you that there were technical difficulties. I also heard that some of you fell asleep before the call time. No worries! Over in the Hot Mess Momma Club Facebook group I am posting how-to videos as well as date/time polls so that our November Mom's Night Out goes much smoother!  I hope you enjoy this unscripted, off the cuff, MOM chat & that you'll join us for next month's virtual mom's night out! 
35:47
October 28, 2019
Medication. Can I Afford To Be Healthy?
On this episode I am b*tching about the high price of medications...specifically those "covered" by insurance! There several cuss words on this episode so go ahead and cover those little listener ears!  Question For Next Week: What do you want to know about RAD? General or QMonster specific. Call 702-907-MESS and leave a message with your question!  Links mentioned in the episode:  https://anchor.fm/hmmc --Season 1, Episode 4 Shots! Shots! Shots!  GeneSight Testing Blog Post
33:15
October 14, 2019
October 2019 Challege
In today's episode we are recapping No Spend September, talking about causes that we are supporting during the month of October, and issuing our October Challenge! This month's challenge theme is Trick Or Treat! Move Your Feet! Let's focus on our to-do lists! This month, I challenge you to MOVE YOUR FEET and cross those to-dos off!!! You can do it! In the episode I recommend an awesome app that will schedule those to-dos for you, making it a whole lot easier to get them prioritized and done!  Weekly Question: What is your experience with insurance and covering prescriptions? Have they always covered whatever for your standard co-pay? Have they refused to cover something? Have they "covered" a 'script and left you with a couple hundred dollar bill? --Leave a message on the Chit Chat hotline (702-907-MESS) and let me know about your experiences! Remember, you may hear your recording on a future episode!  Some links mentioned in the episode:  -HMMC Swag Shop: Get your Stick With Kindness gear here!  -Stick With Kindness Button Request Form -Butleroy App 
22:48
October 7, 2019
Season 1 MOM Highlights!!
Today is International Podcast Day AND our MOM interview. I thought I would celebrate Podcast Day by sharing some highlights of the season 1 MOM interviews! Season 1 MOMs had a great time but this is a new season & I have a fun new idea planned for season 2! Listen til the end to hear all about the fun MOM calls I have planned for us! Think virtual Moms Night Out! This week’s question(s): 1) How did you do during No Spend September? 2) How many steps, on average, do you walk a day? Call 702-907-MESS & leave a message with your answers! Your answers may be used in an upcoming episode!
29:44
September 30, 2019
Our Adoption Journey Part 2.
I was a total b*tch last week and left you hanging on our adoption story....Enjoy Part 2 of the story...things are getting good and we are about to hear YES! As always, the the Chit Chat is commercial free. If you want to keep it that way, please consider buying some HMMC merch from the Swag Shop. Everything sold in the shop is from a small business. By buying the Hot Mess Momma swag, you are supporting not only the club but another momma trying to afford her kid's ball fees! 
21:07
September 23, 2019
Our Adoption Story Part 1
9/3/14 We became a family of three. To celebrate our 5 year family anniversary, I am sharing our FULL adoption story, complete with details that only a few select people know! If you have any questions about our adoption or adoption in general, call the Chit Chat line at 702-907-MESS and I will answer those questions on next week's episode! As always, the Chit Chat is commercial free. Help keep it that way by supporting the club! Head over to the swag shop to buy your HMMC merch! Every purchase supports not only the club but another small business momma trying to support her Target addiction! 
18:04
September 16, 2019
S2E2- Summer Recap...Glad That's Over!
My Hot Mess Summer Recap. On July 12th I recorded a bit to tell you about my crazy stressful summer thus far....will the second half of summer be a cake walk or will it end up being full of more tears and stress?  Don't forget, there is a TON of new Hot Mess Momma Merch in the Swag Shop. Head over to the store & get yourself some!  For next week's episode....Call 702-907-MESS and let me know a) how did the new microphone sound? & b) what questions you have about adoption. 
26:01
September 9, 2019
Season 2 Kickoff!
Season 2 is FINALLY here! I am so excited to be back on the air with YOU! In today's episode we are talking all about Season 2 changes, new fall merch, our new HMMC hotline, and No Spend September.  The links mentioned in today's episode:  The HMMC Swag Shop | No Spend September 2019  Every week I will ask YOU a question. You can call the new Hot Mess Momma Club hotline and tell me your thoughts. This week's question is "How was your summer?" Call 702-907-MESS and tell me all about it. Listen next week to hear YOUR messages on the air! 
17:20
September 2, 2019
E.21 That’s A Wrap!
That’s a wrap on Season 1! The HMMC Chit Chat is on Summer break until Fall 2019! We will be back the first Monday of September with new & exciting episodes of the Chit Chat! I hope you have a great summer & the kiddos aren’t snacking you to death! Stay cool, relax, & remember only 38ish more days til the teachers take over!!!
05:57
July 1, 2019
E.20 Summer 2019
Cheers to Summer 2019!!! On today's episode I am breaking down my Type A Camp Mom calendar for this summer. Over at  Hot Mess Momma Club  you can download my entire summer schedule including my daily schedule, daily themes, and daily activities! Its all FREE for you!! Take a listen & let me know what summer activities YOU have planned at your Camp Mom! -LA
16:36
June 10, 2019
June MOM
Happy June!! It’s the first Monday of the month which means it’s our MOM episode! This month’s MOM is one of my besties, Tera. We rarely get quiet time without kids/husbands around so enjoy the authentic mom life of this interview...we’re hanging pool side surrounded by wet towels, fried chicken, & loud voices! Also, listen closely, there is a way to extra entries into a HUGE giveaway going on right now! Go enter the contest here:  https://hotmessmommaclub.com/hmmc-chit-chat-podcasts/ 
31:40
June 3, 2019
E.18 Road Trip Part 2
We're back on the road! This is our return trip. I'll go ahead and tell you there is less energy & enthusiasm in this episode. There may (or may not) be more Jonas Brothers talk though! While I enjoyed the extra one on one time with my momma & seeing my family, I am so glad to be back home and back into my bed & routine. I had 2 boys & 2 dogs who really missed their momma. Huge props to JHub for holding down the fort & despite all the chaos, managed to keep the house going. Even when I am away, our house is a Hot Mess! 
15:57
May 27, 2019
E. 17 Road Trip W/ Me!
Take a Road Trip with me & my momma! Today’s episode is the on the way up. We’re traveling back today so next week’s episode will be us coming home. We woke up at 3am and spent 15 hours in the car. We finally made it to Iowa to spend a few days with family before journeying home. Enjoy!
27:03
May 20, 2019
E.16 April & May MOM
Its the first Monday of May which means its our Mom Of The Month episode! Since the scheduling for the MOM interview was changed mid-month last month, we didn't have an April MOM soooo this month its a 2fer! Two MOMs. 1 interview. You don't want to miss this fun episode, featuring Mary Ruth and Amanda. We gathered around a conference table and some pizzas for a podcast Mukbang! You are sure to spend your next 30ish minutes laughing as you hear stories about hoes in the front yard, snakes being tossed into the neighbor's yard, asking someone if they're preggo when they're not, & giving advice when you're not really qualified. This roundtable MOM interview was a fun one and I can't wait to do more MOM episodes like this! 
41:11
May 6, 2019
E.15 IEP
In today's episode we're talking all about the IEP process. While the kids and teachers are excited that we are nearing the end of the school year, us SPED mommas are dreading this time of year. We know that this is the time for the dreaded IEP meeting. We have to face cold hard truths, discuss goals not met, celebrate wins, & set goals for next year. In this episode I get raw and real, giving you a glimpse inside of Q's IEP papers. I am reading some of the wins that brought tears to my eyes. I am reading you some of the misses that brought out my momma bear side. I am letting my guard down so that you can see just why us SPED mommas hate this time of year!  During the episode I mention an IEP blog post I wrote. Here is the link to that: IEP I would suggest reading this post before listening to today's episode so you have a little bit of background information on the whats and whys.  If you haven't already, become an official member of the Hot Mess Momma Club! Register Here!  As always, Stick With Kindness! -LA
31:05
April 29, 2019
E.14 Stress Eating
April is Stress Awareness Month. I have been very intentional about my stress this month. I have started meditating, I have hired a cleaning lady, I have taken time off, I have had honest conversations with myself....I've done all these things to be more aware and intentional about my stress. During that honest conversation with myself, I thought about how I handle stress and one of the things I do when I am stressed is eat. I am a stress eater. After trying on a bathing suit, I decided to record this episode on the fly to talk about stress eating, self doubt, & embracing the skin I am in. I honestly hope that none of you can relate and you all love your bodies. That would be AWESOME. But, I have a feeling, I am not alone here. I want to spend a few minutes sharing my heart and helping you see that you are not alone! 
28:06
April 22, 2019
E. 13 Hot Mess Changes
What? An episode published on a Monday? What happened to Wednesday? Exactly. Changes. I've been slightly MIA but I've been behind the scenes working on some fun and fresh ideas for the Hot Mess Momma Club. Take a listen to today's episode and hear all about the new fun we're gonna have! I also have a Hot Mess Monday story to share with you and a small WTF moment from last week that I think you will enjoy.  Take a listen & let me know your thoughts on the upcoming changes!  Membership Registration Link Submit Your Hot Mess Story 
09:53
April 15, 2019
E.12 Going 2 Therapy- 1st in the Mini Series
Today's episode is raw, real, & unedited. This is the first episode in a new mini series detailing out my journey in therapy for parenting & discipline. I hope this episode helps other mommas see they are not alone. I hope that you will stay with me on this journey and see how far I can come. Because I wanted to keep it authentic, I did this episode with zero pre-planned talking points/script, zero editing, & zero planning. The result is authentic but comes with dogs in the background, lots of uhms, and all over the board thoughts.  If you need a safe place to vent please email me at LA at HotMessMommaClub dot com. You can also use the contact form on the website. This episode is commercial free. To keep it that way, please support our club by purchasing Hot Mess Momma swag from our online shop. 
38:46
April 3, 2019
E11. March MOM
Its the 30th which means its our 30 on 30 with MOM (Mom of the Month). Our March MOM is Melinda from When Life. This interview has Ninja Turtle impressions & stories about borrowing a teacher's belt. This is an interview you don't want to miss. Also, go ahead and get used to Melinda's voice, she will be back on the Chit Chat soon as she has so much knowledge in the area of special education & small businesses. Be sure to give her blog a follow, you may find yours truly writing a post over there soon!  I am on the hunt for our April MOM. Do you want to be our MOM? Register here. You never know, your voice could be the next one the Hot Mess Mommas hear!  -LA
40:36
March 30, 2019
E.10 Spring Break: The Bloopers
Last week I promised an episode of bloopers. Here is a short and sweet episode featuring all of the bloopers I recorded during last week's Spring Break episode. Today's episode is a little bit shorter than usual but I promise it contains a ton of laughs! Enjoy!  Important Links: Swag Shop Membership Registration Submit YOUR Hot Mess Story 
05:35
March 27, 2019
E.9 Spring Break
We are just a few days out from QMonster's spring break. Today I am sharing some ideas that you guys gave me for spring break entertainment. Since last week was a total bust thanks to the great fall of FB/Insta, we didn't have an episode. We were supposed to do a true confessions episode featuring your confessions. Since we didn't get to do that last week, we've got a segment dedicated to that today! I also have a few house keeping items that I have been meaning to mention but just haven't found the time. Basically this week's episode is a mess but worth the listen!  Important Links: HMMC Swag HMMC Membership Registration HMMC FB Group Submit YOUR Hot Mess
13:43
March 20, 2019
How To: Functional Hot Mess
What happens when you have a Type A personality but a Hot Mess life? You become A Perfect Hot Mess! On this episode LA follows up from her latest blog post to give listeners even more tips n tricks on being a functional Hot Mess Momma!  The links mentioned in today's episode: Mobile Mom Office | Family Calendar Review | Command Center  
11:39
March 6, 2019
February MOM
Since February only has 28 days, we’re doing our 30 on 30 with MOM today! Today’s MOM is my dear friend Heather who came through last minute! We, along with QMonster, had a fun time recording this episode! If you want to be a MOM, go to Membership Registration at HotMessMommaClub.com!
14:21
February 28, 2019
E6. Unrealistic Expectations
Today I am talking with Leslie about our expectations for our special needs kiddos and how we often find ourselves with unrealistic expectations. This is a topic that I think all moms can relate to on some level. Listen to our laid back chat full of random side tracked topics, mentions of future topics, and some insight into our worlds. Be sure to subscribe to The Todds YouTube channel so you'll be in the know when we record our next Chit Chat live on their channel! 
34:33
February 20, 2019
E5. Acceptance Teaching Moments
Today I have one of our HMMC members, Laura, with me talking about acceptance teaching moments. Laura's daughter, Beth, has Pfeiffer Syndrome, a disorder that affects the shape of the head and face. Laura is giving us some pointers on how to handle situations where your kiddo points out someone that looks different. Acceptance teaching moments happen all the time, what we do with those moments matters! Be sure to follow Beth's Journey on FB! 
30:30
February 12, 2019
E4. Shots! Shots! Shots!
I hope you don't mind but today I need to go on a little rant. I promise that you'll get a ton of laughs. There mayyyyy even be shots involved! Thanks for listening to my RIDICULOUS rant!  If you have a funny shot story, I'd love to hear it. Send me your story here! 
11:17
February 6, 2019
E3. January's 30 On 30Th With MOM
Our first 30 on the 30th with MOM (Mom Of The Month)! Our first mom is a long time supporter of the HMMC and volunteered to go first to show all of you mommas how easy it is and that you should be our next MOM! Be sure to long on to our website & under "Membership Registration" register to become a member and agree to be a future MOM! 
13:05
January 30, 2019
E2. Surprise! Another Hot Mess
Listen to my Hot Mess birthday party story! I *thought* I planned the coolest party ever for QMonster. After a couple of messes, I am left with some memories and some party planning tips for all Hot Mess Mommas! -LA
16:57
January 23, 2019
E1. Hot Mess Momma Club Chit Chat
The HMMC is going vocal! Check out the new Chit Chat podcast & let me know your thoughts! (BTW, first timer here so ignore the long pauses. I’ll get better! I promise!)-LA
10:29
January 16, 2019
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