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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.

Sometimes It’s OK To Let Toxic People Go

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One of the things that I have learned as I age is that I have the right to decide who is in close relationship...

This Week I Cried Over Potato Chips

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This week I cried over potato chips. Specifically, Sour Cream and Onion Ruffles potato chips. I made the trek to the store for our family’s necessities. I...

I Won the Mother In Law Lottery

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Everyone knows the horror stories of the Monster in Law and her manipulating, divisive ways. Brides and grooms alike dread navigating the waters of...

Just Because I Joke About Coronavirus Doesn’t Mean I’m Not Taking it Seriously

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Laughter is commonly known to reduce stress, ease anxiety and tension, and even help reduce pain by prompting the body to release endorphins which...

I Didn’t Know Him. But, I Know What His Legacy Will Be.

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I didn't know him. I didn't know any of the 9 people aboard. Our respects to Gianna Bryant, 13; John Altobelli, 56; Keri Altobelli, 46;...

I Will Know Him

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I have five children. If I'm asked how many kids I have by someone new, I say four. Not because I am uncomfortable, but because...

Today I Failed. Again.

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I feel like a compete failure as a mother because I yelled at my son last night. He was arguing with me. AGAIN. So, I...

Summertime is Magic

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Every spring we start to look forward to longer days and warmer weather. Kids get jumpy, anxious for the days of no school, later...

How to Not Raise Assholes

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As parents, we can all agree that we want to raise good people who are kind to the world and productive in society, right? After...

Parenting Is Heartbreaking Work

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People ask me all the time, after five babies, for the best advice I have to give those planning to start a family. I...