Welcome! www.ahotmama.com was created out of respect for the motherhood journey. Before having kids, I thought: you get pregnant, pop the kid out, he grows up, and life goes back to normal. After having 2 children, I have realized it’s more like: you count the days you ovulate and hope you have sex on the right day; go through 10 months of cravings, night sweats, insomnia, and annoying doctor’s appointments; then there are the sleepless nights, engorgement, tantrums, and finding and getting your kid into a school; and finally, your life never goes back to normal, I don’t even know how to define “normal” now.
I never realized all the components that go into parenting. As a mother, I will be the first to admit that I definitely changed the instant I brought my son home from the hospital. I had to. I like to refer to it as “stepping up to the plate.” In order for me to be a good parent to my kids, I had to learn a new way of life. So what if my Prada bag got poop on it, my cotton candy nail polish was chipped, or a new movie opened and I missed the premiere. I brought a living being into the world that solely depended on my love, attention, and knowledge for his survival. What I didn’t know, I felt was my RESPONSIBILITY to find out at any cost. There was no room for excuses because it would be my son that would suffer from my laziness, ignorance, and incompetence.
So, fast forward to 2 kids later. I realize parenting is quite an experience and not an easy one. The easy part is bringing the kids into the world. The biggest challenge for me is the road ahead once they get here. So, if my experiences can help someone learn something new or put their mind to ease that they are “normal” because they feel overwhelmed after a hard day, then it is truly the child that will benefit because it will make caring for them that much easier.. This site was developed with moms in mind, but is open to dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, first cousins once removed, and even people considering kids (this blog could be the cheapest form of birth control).
Please read my thoughts with an open mind and feel free to contribute your 2 cents. At the end of the day, remember, we’re smart, stylish, and strong, and that’s what being a Hot Mama is all about.