Hello, I’m Lena, AKA Uncreative Mommy!
I am a work-at-home mom who recently left my home in Arizona, where I lived for 27 years and moved my family to Ohio. It was a hard decision to make but ultimately the best one. I am married to my high school sweetheart and together we have 2 amazing kids!
My daughter, Alexandria, is turning 18 in less than a month and although the years flew by too quickly, I have cherished every moment I have shared with her. Even the teen angst filled moments that made my hair thin just a little more each day. My son Gavin however, at the age of 1o, has started making me go bald earlier than she ever did but is still one of the sweetest kids you will ever meet. They are both funny, intelligent, kind, beautiful inside and out, and exasperating all at the same time. What a wonderful combination! My husband Eric is all the same things that my kids are, as well as incredibly understanding and mostly patient.
Until recently, I was constantly chasing what I perceived as perfection. The perfectly designed homes, the stunningly delicious recipes, the gorgeous crafts and the seemingly perfect life. Complete with well behaved and well-groomed children, incredibly doting husbands and not a single messy mom bun in sight!
Let’s face it, that is what most people share on social media, the good things. We don’t show each other the 3 days worth of dirty dishes on the counter, just out of view of the cupcakes we made that came out great. We also don’t show the 2 dozen cupcakes that look like a 5-year-old made them. I thought that everyone else had it all together and were leading amazing lives that I have always wanted. Not because my life was unfulfilling, but because I thought that’s what we are supposed to want.
After 40 years, I finally realized that there is no such thing as perfection and that other people were doing exactly what I have been doing, hiding the chaos behind the scenes. I want to break down that invisible wall between mythical perfection and real life and share my fails and successes.
So join me as I share with you my perfectly imperfect life that is wonderful just the way it is and together we can destroy the unrealistic ideals of what society says is perfect!
On the blog, you will find my quirky sense of humor that makes sense to only me, my ghastly puns and way too many exclamation points because that’s just how I roll!
Our mission here at UncreativeMommy.com is simply to shatter the ideals of perfection in everyday life and unite all other imperfect moms.
We do this by showing the raw, unadulterated moments so no mom has to feel alone.
Meet the Uncreative Mommy Team
Yes, they are my family, but they are also the team that keeps UncreativeMommy.com going. Left to right we have Alexandria, Eric, and Aubrey and in front, there is Gavin. They each have roles on the blog even if they don’t know it!
Alexandria is heading to college in the fall, majoring in English and loves writing and editing. She is an integral member of the team because she turns my ramblings into something resembling coherent. Alexandria helps me behind the scenes and is my favorite model. She never complains about the millions of pictures I take of her for the many posts I have shared.
Eric’s role is less involved, he simply supports me and listens as I prattle on about things he doesn’t understand. Simply talking things out, helps me to organize my thoughts.
Aubrey is my best friends daughter who we think of as our other daughter. She is currently a Sophmore in college, working on becoming a teacher. She is a writer like Alexandria, an artist, and a photographer. I have used many of her photographs here on the blog and she helps me with brainstorming.
Last and certainly not least, there is Gavin. As he gets older, he will help more with the blog. For now, he is my little model, sous chef, and the reason I started blogging, to begin with. He is the inspiration for many of the posts I have shared over the years.