A Hot Mess and a Good Mom

"You can be a mess and still be a good mom. We are allowed to be both." quote

My house and yard are often littered with toys.
My car is full of spilled cereal and stray socks.
I wear the same clothes several days in a row to avoid adding to the laundry pile.

…But I am a good mom.

I sometimes forget…
to pay bills on time,
or that it’s picture day,
or that it’s our turn to bring a healthy snack for the class.

…But I am a good mom.

I am a mess.
A hot mess mom of four.
I have learned not to be too hard on myself
because you love me for me.

…BECAUSE I am a good mom.

I don’t know how to cook or sew,
and I yell more than I should.
When you are excited to tell me something,
I know my default response is ‘gimmee a second’ so I can finish what I am doing.
Somehow though, you are still excited to see me every day…
even though most days, I can barely keep it together.

…And I can’t thank you enough
for your unconditional love,
for your reassuring hugs,
for making sure I know that even though I am a mess…

…I am a good mom.

#Allowed to be Both


Katie Helgesen

Katie Helgesen is the Senior Director of Business Intelligence at Dealer Inspire, a fast-growing and award winning technology company near Chicago. Katie and her husband, Todd, have 4 awesome kids and love living in a small community centered on a lake in northwest Indiana. Baseball, t-ball, and soccer schedules are just a few pieces of Katie’s Mom Hustle. Her daydreams revolve around finding more “me time” and traveling. In real life, Katie keeps herself sane with naps, Netflix and eating out as often as she can.