We enjoy taking pictures of ourselves making funny faces. We’re cool like that.

Do you ever imagine yourself as a guest on a talk show, and think, “Oooh, if they asked me that question, I would totally know the perfect answer!”  Oh wait, you don’t do that?  Cool.  Well, I may have once or twice.  And I’m pretty sure that this is exactly how an interview with me would go:

So, you say you’re excited to be a new blogger for Skinny Mom.  What are you excited to tell your readers about?

Well, Famous Interviewer, I’m so glad you asked.  I am not only excited to be a part of the Skinny Mom community, but I’m honored that they want me.  Like (I hope I’m not assuming here), a lot of other moms,   I struggle to balance health, happiness, career, motherhood, and a sense of self.  I can’t wait to tell my readers about my journey.

What are you hoping to get out of this whole blogging experience?

I’m really hoping that I will be able to learn as much from my readers as they learn from me.  I hope they’ll read my stuff and think, “Oh, Thank GOD I’m not the only one going through this.” Or maybe they’ll just think, “Hmm, I have a few minutes to spare. Let me check in with Hot-Mess Mama and see what craziness she’s dealing with today.” I want to make people laugh.  I want to let moms know that they’re not alone.  I want to be relatable

Let’s talk about your name. Where exactly did” Hot-Mess Mama” come from?

Well, you see,  I am a hot-mess at all times.  I don’t even try to be.  It just comes naturally.  I’m not exactly sure why I’m that way, but I’m pretty sure it’s because I gave birth to two boys within a year and a half.  I know nothing about boys.  I was, like, the girliest girl ever.  I spend my mornings working with teenagers in an alternative high school, my afternoons trying to be less hot-mess, more cool-mom and learn everything there is to know about Superheroes, and my evenings either teaching other people how to get fit, or working on getting my now three-year-old baby fat off.  (Whaaaat? it’s not called “baby fat” after three years, just “fat”?? Boooooo.)  So, um, yeah… anyway,  I guess that’s where the name came from.

Coffee or tea?

Usually tea, and usually decaf.  Caffeine does weird things to me.  Unless it’s a small french vanilla iced coffee with double milk and two Splenda from Dunkin Donuts, obvi.

What’s your guilty pleasure that you’re most embarrassed to admit?

Oh boy, I had a feeling you would ask this one.  Hmmm, I really don’t have any guilty pleasures.  I mean, I spend most of my time either cleaning my house or cooking fantastic meals that everyone loves.  Haha, ok, you got me.  That’s a total lie.  I’d have to say that my guilty pleasure is watching Jersey Shore.  No, scratch that, I like The Bachelorette more.  Actually, my guiltiest pleasure is jamming out to Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” every time it comes on.  Every. Single. Time.  OMG… I just divulged WAY too much information to strangers.  I will go hang my head in shame now.

So there you have it… a snapshot into the head of Skinny Mom’s newest contributor.  I’m psyched to be here, and I hope I didn’t scare you away.  Now tell me… What’s YOUR guiltiest pleasure? By whom would you like to be interviewed?  (And don’t leave me hanging here, I mean, I’m relatable, RIGHT????)