Mommyness

What’s on mom’s brain? Motherhood at its finest. Being a mom is a full-time job.

| Oct 2018

You’ll fall in love with this DIY OMGourd Wreath

We have a confession. Mini pumpkins baffle us. Every grocery store produce bin is overflowing with these stunted gourds. They beg to be gathered up and thrown in the cart, but then what do you do with them year after year? Plop one on the mantel? Throw ‘em in a bowl? We’re the HolderMess Family […]
read
Holderness Wreath
| Oct 2018
Mommyness

You’ll fall in love with this DIY OMGourd Wreath

We have a confession. Mini pumpkins baffle us. Every grocery store produce bin is overflowing with these stunted gourds. They beg to be gathered up and thrown in the cart, but then what do you do with them year after year? Plop one on the mantel? Throw ‘em in a bowl? We’re the HolderMess Family […]
read
Receive the latest updates
Subscribe to the family
Holderness Podcast
| Oct 2018
Mommyness

What happened when we turned to functional medicine

About a year ago, I felt like I needed a nap every day. I was a total snoozefest—tired all the time. My monthly cycles were out of whack and painful. I gained about 10 pounds over the course of a year. But the real kicker was when I went to my primary care doctor and […]
read
DIY Hand Knit Blanket
| Oct 2018
Mommyness

DIY Hand Knit Blanket: How to Fail and How to Nail It

Fall is in the air… No, it isn’t. It is still 90 degrees in October. Check the calendar, North Carolina! We may have sweat all over this project, but it will be a super cozy blanket once fall eventually decides to show up. Pull it together! Of course, no Nailed It video goes on without […]
read
| Jan 2018
Mommyness

A late start to 2018

I love a new year. Some people roll their eyes at resolution-makers, but not me. If resolution-making were a hobby, I’d finally have something to write in that awkward space on forms at the doctor’s office. (BTW, why does the doctor care about my hobbies? In case they’re dangerous, so she can talk me out […]
read
| Jan 2018
Mommyness

YouTube: A Guide for Grown-ups

A YouTube lesson for parents While scrolling through your Facebook feed in the last week or so, you may have seen some headlines about a YouTube star who made a video apparently showing a lifeless, hanging body in an area of Japan widely known as the “suicide forest.” It’s vile and dangerous, and it affects […]
read
| Jun 2017
Mommyness

How to apply sunscreen // The #MimicMommy Dance

Growing up in Florida, one of my most vivid memories was getting slathered with sunscreen. It’s like my mother was icing a cake, but instead of icing, it was sunscreen; and instead of cake, it was my face! She had good reason. When I was around six years old my aunt underwent multiple reconstructive surgeries […]
read
| Jan 2017
Mommyness

New Years Resolutions

So, every time New Years comes around I have my resolution and it starts off AMAZING. Then… once about the 5th day comes around it becomes so. hard. to. get. moving. Is it just me or do you guys experience this as well? I should just change my New Years resolution to watching more Netflix. […]
read
| Sep 2016
Mommyness

My husband has an STD (Shutting Things Deficiency)

The dishes piling up in the sink? It’s not my favorite but I can deal. Clothes piled near the hamper? Frustrating, but part of life. But the cabinet doors. I can’t. The drawers? No. WHY? Why can’t my husband close them? I will no longer suffer in silence. Here is a PSA for an STD […]
read
Most Popular
| Jul 2014
Man Cave
MY WIFE COMES HOME IN AN HOUR – A True Story
| Dec 2013
Mommyness
Why everyone should try a triathlon, and why Raleigh is the perfect place to do it
| Dec 2013
Mommyness
Oh, hi everyone… didnt see you there.
| Dec 2013
Mommyness
first Xmasjammies spoof – sort of
| Dec 2013
Mommyness
8 days ’til Ron Burgundy!
Search By Category
Family Room
All is fair in love and the remote control war. Be a fly on the wall in our living room. It’s a family affair.
Kitchen
When making things in the kitchen goes horribly wrong.
Man Cave
Football, using your hands… you know, man stuff! A man’s weekend vacation spot.
Mommyness
What’s on mom’s brain? Motherhood at its finest. Being a mom is a full-time job.
Subscribe to the family
About Us
The Holderness family has been dancing in pajamas and singing during snow days for years — but last year they hit the record button on the camera and published their goofy video on YouTube. Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles continue to make hilarious videos around tent-pole events and circumstances most families face.