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There are all types of moms, with all types of lives, and all types of problems. People try to paint a picture of perfection online, but people are imperfect and that's our beauty. There is no perfect mom, and I was sick of feeling like I didn't fit. I decided to bare it all: stretch marks, addiction, HG, eating disorders, and the occasional cursing. At the end of the day I am just me, this is Diary of a Real Mom.

Alanna

The Ultimate Guide of 101+ Freebies for Expecting, and New Moms!

January 15, 2020 Alanna 14 min read 2 Comments

You get a freebie, and you get a freebie, and you get a freebie! Who doesn’t love free 99? I know I do! The bad news: Being a mom is…

Does My Baby Have Colic? PLUS 6 Amazing Tips to Help Soothe Your Baby That Work.

October 22, 2019 Alanna 6 min read No Comments

One of the biggest questions of new parents, and even experienced parents, “Does my baby just have colic or is there some other underlying issue?” What are the signs of…

Dear Diary, Real Diary Post 1: Landlords, My Non-Profit, and My Curse of Bad Luck.

January 11, 2020 Alanna 4 min read 1 Comment

I decided to start some diary posts because hence my blog’s name! I received some criticism, I guess you could say….constructive, that my name should match my content. Okay, fineee,…

20 Red-Hot Questions All Pregnant Women Ask Time and Time Again.

January 9, 2020 Alanna 12 min read No Comments

There are obviously a lot more than 20 questions, but these 20 questions seem to be very popular in groups and forums and asked time and time again. I know…

The Rise of Substance Use and Addiction Among Teens

December 28, 2019 Anita Fernandes 4 min read No Comments

As parents, it’s tough to even consider that our children may have experimented with drugs simply because we think that we “raised them better than that”. It is important to…

Normal Everyday Things That Can Cause a Positive Drug Screen and What to Do if it Happens to You.

December 16, 2019 Alanna 12 min read No Comments

This is one of those things in life where positivity isn’t a good thing. They act as if this is a rare event that happens, whoever “they” are. Probation and…

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gift Idea’s for Girls Ages 10-13.

December 11, 2019 Alanna 4 min read No Comments

I have an 11-year-old girl and asked her everything that she and girls her age want. When I looked up gifts for this age group it seems between 10 and…

10 Interesting Traditional Christmas Dishes From Around the World.

December 10, 2019 Alanna 5 min read No Comments

We all have Christmas Traditions, even in America where we are one giant hodgepodge of cultures. Whether you started a tradition within your own family, or it was passed down…

0 Calorie Noodles. The New Waistline Miracle Food?

December 9, 2019 Alanna 3 min read No Comments

Yes, you read right. There is such thing as a zero calorie food let alone a food that has the shape and consistency of a gosh darn noodle! I couldn’t…

Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Best Gifts Under $25.

December 2, 2019 Alanna 7 min read 2 Comments

I tried to find gifts on this list for every single kind of person in your life, from kids to husbands, from sister-in-laws to mother-in-law. I hope if you don’t…

About Me

About Me

Alanna

Mom of 2 from Arizona. I live with my girls, fiance, 2 dogs and 1 cat. I have struggled with addiction and now get high on life and motherhood. I'm a crude, rude, crass, lass and see things very different than most. Read More

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Blog News

1/3/2020 - Happy New Year everyone! New Year, new fun! Check out my new online shop, The Shop (Only a Mother Could Love).

12/28/2019 - Welcome, my first guest poster Anita Fernandez.

12/18/2019 - Continuing work on my memoir.

12/9/2019 - Mothers 4 Recovery has been approved for 501(c)3 status!

11/14/2019 - Working on my non-profit, Mothers 4 Recovery, which helps mothers with detox and childcare while they are in recovery services.

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