Confessions of a Hot Mess Mom

Sometimes, I am a mess.

Ok, most of the time I am a mess, especially since we added a third child to the mix last year. If we get out the door on time,  we’ve probably forgotten something. Or several things. Thank goodness I haven’t forgotten a child. Yet.

What I have I forgotten? Well, on more than one occasion, I’ve forgotten a towel for swim lessons — and not realized it until my child is in the water. Thank goodness for Goldfish Swim School and their Treasure Island Pro Shop. I was able to snag a (adorable) towel for my kiddo so he didn’t have to drip dry on the way home.

Goldfish Swim School

My most recent mom-fail was when we arrived for lessons and my middle son informed me that he didn’t have his swimsuit. Not having a towel is one thing, but no swimsuit? That’s kind of a non-negotiable. Thankfully the awesome staff at Goldfish were there to help me out. They checked the pro-shop to see if there were any trunks in my son’s size, and when we didn’t find any, they graciously let me reschedule his class. And they didn’t laugh at me once.

Goldfish Swim School

Also, if getting three kids out the door for a 9 a.m. lesson has made you a little frazzled, they sell coffee and snacks. I speak from experience. Forget a diaper? They’ve got you covered. There’s also spacious restrooms with diaper changing stations, a blow dry bar so you don’t have to go out with wet hair, and a swimsuit dryer so you don’t have to take soggy trunks home.

It turns out that Goldfish Swim School is as parent-friendly as it is kid-friendly..

And all the hot mess moms like me say THANK YOU.


















Crystal is an activist, feminist, and mom of three. She loves reading, crochet, and enjoying her family and friends. She lives with her family in Indianapolis.

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