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Lauri Walker writes about the realities of raising four kids: the good, the bad, and the hilarious. She is a wife, the daycare lady, and a baseball Mom who adores her crazy family, making pretty things, and she lives on Coca-Cola. Because caffeine. Lauri has appeared on Scary Mommy, Perfection Pending, Grown and Flown, Bluntmoms, and her own blog. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and IG. Visit with her here in Hot Mess Express.

The Reason Why It’s So Hard For Moms To Ask For Help

I'm a Mom. It is my job, my joy, to take care of my family. I'm also fiercely independent and, while I have raised my...

13 Hilarious Parenting Memes That Describe The Nightmare That Is Putting Kids To Bed

"Sleep is for the weak!" they say. Whoever They are, I'd like to punch right in the face. Because putting kids to bed can...

The Crazy Thing I Did For My Teenage Son To Find Him Again

My son has loved roller coasters since he was 10 years old. For years he has ridden them alone because we were all too...

The Pain Of Miscarriage Never Leaves You

A friend asked me the other day if I would be ok talking about my son, Andrew. I was, at the same time, both...

To My Mom Friends I Haven’t Seen In A While. I Miss You.

I miss my friends. I know they are there, but there are some I just don't get to talk to as much anymore. I...

Why I Hate Being a Soccer Mom, But I Do It Anyway

I am a soccer mom. Not on purpose. I have encouraged all four of my kids to play all the sports and they have. I’ve been...

Why I Am Not a Failure

Becoming a mom was the hardest thing I ever did. Well, the actual becoming was pretty easy. That part is just biology. That is...