Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Not to Be confused with HSM (High School Musical, which I LOVE)

I was blog-hopping today, and ran across this. I found it incredible validating and true.
Please, do not be offended.

I had a conversation with a friend today about what I will deem "hot mom syndrome" or "HMS"Maybe it is my five years living in UTAH, (aka capital of all things hot mom) but I am starting to feel an unseen pressure to be a "HM." Problem is, I don't even have children. *Disclaimer - if you are offended, I'm sorry.*

Now we all know what a "HM" consists of. Bleach blonde hair or possibly jet black - bonus points for extensions. Incredibly fake (but "hot") tan. Synthetic breasts. Ceramic nails. Thin body courtesy of the 3+ hours a day of exercise combined with the "Don't eat" diet. Perfectly arranged and in fashion outfits topped off with the wedge heels and plethora of silver jewelry. Full out Mac makeup job on a daily basis. Driving around in a black SUV complete with 3 children, under 3, all in car seats.

I'm curious as to if anyone else is starting to feel like this the NORM. Don't get me wrong, I fully endorse not "letting yourself go" post-child, but it is odd to me how it is almost standard in a lot of our community cultures. In addition, as appealing a goal as it sometimes seems to me - I honestly don't comprehend how any woman (even WITHOUT 3 kids) can ever keep it up. It is a burden even NOW for me to put on makeup daily. And hair? Ya, I never do that. Not to mention HOW DO THEY AFFORD IT? Much less find the time to keep it up.

It takes a lot of work/dough to be able to keep up that bleach and that tan.

I'm just curious as to if anyone else has noticed this phenomenon. Is it limited to the Utah/Arizona/California areas? Is it related to the LDS culture? Do you know someone like this? How do they do it? Do you want to be a self titled "hot mom"?

Just curious.
Oh and if anyone is wondering, I fully plan to wear seasonal sweatshirts and gain 20 lbs post-3rd child.

PS My mom is beautiful.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Another day. Another post.

1. Where is your cell phone? desk

2. Your significant other? Christian

3. Your hair? short

4. Your mother? fun

5. Your father? kind

6. Your favorite thing? christian

7. Your dream last night? dunno

8. Your favorite drink? coke

9. Your dream/goal? happiness

10. The room you're in? work

11. Your children? heaven

12. Your fear? ants

13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? ELSEWHERE

14. Where were you last night? BBQ

15. What you're not? busy!

16. Muffins? chocolate

17. One of your wish list items? California

18. Where you grew up? california

19. What you read last. emails

20. What are you wearing? black

21. Your TV? off

22. Your pets? smelly.

23. Your computer? slow

24. Your life? fabulous

25. Your mood? anxious

26. Missing someone? Christian

27. Your car? sad

28. Something you're not wearing? socks

29. Favorite Store? Target

30. Your summer? Warm

31. Like someone? friends

32. Your favorite color? Green

33. Last time you laughed? today

34. Last time you cried? commercial

Monday, June 2, 2008

This is the Start of Something Good!

One thing about living in Utah is the lack of friends/ family. I mean, I haven't even seen Sex and the City yet. And its been out for 3 DAYS!! I refuse to go by myself. And I can't seem to drag Christian to go see the tribute to all things girly and pink. You'd think he would want to see all of those fabulous clothes and pink cosmos, but it just ain't gunna happen.
So imagine my joy when i stroll into work this morning and see that my BEST BEST BEST BEST girlfriend from California has planned an extended weekend stay in OUR BASEMENT (yay for 2 bedroom apartments!). I almost died. I am thrilled, as you can probably tell by the sheer number of BIG LETTERS int his post. And she is going to be here over the 4th or July, which is a huge culture shock for me over here. I am not used to the minute by minute packed excitement for the day. Give me a BBQ and some poppers and I'm feeling patriotic. Her bargaining point was that I am not required to run (HAHA who are we kidding, walk) a 5K in the morning. Fair enough. They are our all time favorite couple. Its totally worth it. Plus, then I get bragging rights.
I am so grateful for the sacrifice they are making to come out here. We all know gas isn't a joke these days. It'll kill ya. And she is going to be spending her 22nd Birthday here. Come on, ice cream cake!!! I am already getting a stash of fun gifts for her, and have been for months. It will be the fiesta to end all fiestaaas!!!

The countdown has begun... 1 MONTH AWAY!!!