Messiful Mama

Hi, I'm Xavia, The Messiful Mama. I am the mother of 4 amazing, spirited children who save my life everyday. I pour myself into parenting and, although, there are plenty of days where that effort is full of chaos and drama and sometimes even hair pulling, I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

  • Mama Says...

    HDH #7 No More Soggy Salad

    Didn’t finish all the salad greens with dinner? Save them from sog by placing a paper towel in with the left overs. It will absorb moisture and slow the wilting process. *Note: This will only slow wilting. In addition, keep greens in an airtight container and keep separate from the rest of the salad ingredients, until ready to serve, for maximum freshness.

  • The Kitchen Sink,  Uncategorized

    DIY Bouncy Balls

    Make Your Own Bouncy Ball What You Need: ½ Cup Warm Water 1 Tb Borax 1 Tb of Cornstarch 2 Tb White Liquid Glue Food coloring Plastic cups Stir sticks News Paper or disposable tablecloth (Make sure to cover your work space) Disposable rubber gloves unless you’re not afraid to get messy 😉 What To Do: In a cup mix the warm water and the borax. (mix until Borax is dissolved)  In a separate cup mix the glue, cornstarch, and food coloring. (mix until the mixture looks like melted frosting) Pour the glue mixture into the water-borax cup. *LET SIT IN THE WATER FOR 20 SECONDS WITHOUT STIRRING! (the ingredients need to…

  • Confess the Mess,  Mama Drama

    Sunday Shenanigans

    View this post on Instagram Too busy with #sundayshenanigans to get any work done :- #monday will just be a little extra #messiful #momlife #mom A post shared by Xavia Omega (@messiful_mama) on Jan 4, 2016 at 10:16am PST   I do my best to #managethemess by giving myself days for different tasks (Laundry Day, Meal prep day, Errand day etc), it’s the only way that anything actually gets done. My weeks can get super crazy so the weekend is supposed to be the time I use to do my writing and other work and get ready for the week ahead. Well, shenanigans like THIS happen all the time and…

  • Manage the Mess,  Uncategorized

    Goodbye Christmas

    In a corner far far away, where a Christmas tree once stood until it needed to go away… It’s Messiful Monday, and I’m not really sure if I should #confessthemess, I took the Christmas tree down Christmas night, or talk about how I rocked #managethemess, because it made me feel a whole lot better when I did. This holiday left me feeling a little overwhelmed so I’m gonna say W for #managethemess and I’m not gonna allow myself to feel even a little bad about it 😉

  • The Kitchen Sink,  Uncategorized

    “Teacher Approved” Holiday Giftbag

    Ever wonder what to get your child’s teacher as a gift? We all want to get something thoughtful, whether it be practical, sentimental or beautiful, but let’s be honest, we all kind of want to be that mom that gives something they really enjoy and don’t just accept with a polite smile. Well here it is, the perfect Holiday Gift Bag for a teacher. How do I know it’s perfect for a teacher? Well, I may be a genius in many ways 😉 but I can’t take credit for this one. I know it’ll hit the spot, because a teacher/mama created it. Here’s what you need. -Canvas lunch bag (One…

  • Manage the Mess

    Forget The Red Cup

    I’m a mess in quite a few ways! I wake up late, a lot. I refold the same load of laundry like 5-6 time before I actually put it away. I have a weakness for chocolate that would secure my hotmessness status all on its own (note the chocolate drizzle atop the already chocolatey cocoa pictured above), but I digress. On the flip side, I work hard to balance my mess by managing where I can, and a reusable cup, I can do that! As my friend and fellow mom enthusiast, Domari put it, “The Starbucks marketing team is freaking brilliant! Has anyone actually SEEN someone complaining about the cup? Or just…

  • The Kitchen Sink

    “Kudos & Kisses” Jar

    Hey mamas, do you ever feel like your mama mojo is running on empty? We give our all to our families and often times we’re left running low. The holiday season can be especially tough as those demands just seem to multiply. I do better when I’m feeling a little love so I created a “Kudos & Kisses” jar. Throughout the day I encourage my kids to add a bead whenever they feel thankful for something I’ve done; filled their belly, braided their hair. The visual of a full jar at the end of the day really helps restore my motivation. I upcycled a basil scented Mrs. Meyers candle, but…

  • The Kitchen Sink

    How To Spot A Growth Spurt

    It’s 11 o’clock and my baby is still sleeping!!!   14 years ago, as a new mom, I would have woken him up hours ago; worried that “something’s wrong”. I’ve got 4 babies under my belt, though, and I know this is nothing but a growth spurt, he’s growing, that’s all. I’ve come to know that there are 2 sure fire ways to tell your little one is about to bean stalk it up. He or she will begin to eat like a horse! This little guy ate a man’s sized dinner last night and then fully nursed after. “Woah!!” They sleep, a lot! Well, I am here to tell…

  • The Kitchen Sink

    A Notebook Fit For A Princess

    It’s Day 15 of Picture Book Month and today we’re going Royal! Julie Gribbles, “Bubblegum Princess” is such a cute book. I don’t know about you but bubblegum is one of those things that my kids go absolutely nuts over and between the big bubbles and colorful princess illustrations, it will be a hit with your crew as well, I’m sure! You can find a copy here on Amazon Bubblegum Princess Today’s theme is books so for a craft to go along, I thought I would do something with a bit of a royal twist. I decided on “Royal Cereal Box Notebooks” Here’s what you’ll need: *Empty Cereal Boxes *Paper (printer…

  • Mama Drama

    Missed the bus

    Fridays roll around and the girls rarely make it on the bus. Even rarelier do I care! ( yeah I know that’s not a word, my spell check is all over that 😉 ) It’s Friday, chill out!!! <iframe width=”854″ height=”480″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>  There are mornings when I have everything in order the night before and everything runs smooth like butter. Then there are mornings where we’re doing a mad dash, someone’s teeth don’t get brushed, someone’s take home folder, or snack, or beanie boo doesn’t make their bag and they barely make it on the bus; by barely I mean we’re chasing it down the street :-\ Well,…