About Renee – The messy mom behind the blog
Hey! I’m Renee, a 40ish mom and Navy wife. I’m a Central Florida blogger who stands behind her husband and adores her kids, even when they are driving me nuts. Y’all these tween years are dang hard! I have a mild obsession with Disney and Star Wars and a fierce passion for traveling and discovering new places.
The V-Clan – The messy family & the reason for the blog
I have been married for 11 years to Manny, but our love story started many moons ago. He has been in the Navy for 19 years and retires next year! He supports me in everything I do and I couldn’t ask for a better husband.
My oldest, Mikayla, is almost 20! I know I don’t look old enough… We’ve grown up together as I had her at a young age. For many years it was just the two of us. She battles anxiety and depression and has struggled with the life of a navy brat. But she’s tough and battles her way through each day.
Kira, is 12 going on 20. She is actually my step-daughter, but we don’t use the word “step” in our house. She has been my daughter since day one. She’s exploring who she is and is just as dramatic as any tween/teen girl.
And the baby of the family is Xander, but he’s not so much a baby anymore. My little man is 10 and loves his family hard. But he’s 10 and hormones… His emotions take us on our very own roller coaster ride.
While, they may drive me crazy on a daily basis, they are my heart.
The Blog – Tales of One Mom’s Mess
I’ve been blogging for others since 2014. I have thought about starting my own blog for years, but was scared to make that jump. With some encouragement I realized it’s time.
Behind the name – I’m not a perfect mom, far from it. We have more than our fair share of drama. My life is messy.
I needed a space to call mine and Tales of One Mom’s Mess is just that. I’ll share my uncensored mom truth, joys of exploring new places and all the things I love and some I don’t.
Welcome to Tales of One Mom’s Mess where I’m surviving motherhood one dirty sock at a time.