Carol Brady, Cindy Walsh, and Donna Reed are moms of the past. Let’s face it, we’re redefining motherhood.  Moms of the 21st century are hip, hot, and know how to have a good time. At the same time, we pride ourselves on commitment, selflessness, and sacrifice to provide the finest opportunities for our children.

I realize there is no greater gift than a mother’s unconditional love. I developed an extreme respect for every mom’s crusade to give her children the world beyond. Thus,A  Hot Mama was created to connect and showcase moms from different backgrounds and lifestyles with different theories on motherhood and child rearing, but all with the same goal: to raise children the best we can.

After working 8 years in the medical profession, I thought I had seen it all. But nothing would prepare me for the job I started May 22, 2004: stay at home mom. I quickly understood why many call this the “hardest job in America.” For the first time in my life I was embarking on a career that I was ill prepared for. There was no orientation, handbook or training class.

This blog is the story of my motherhood journey with my 2 boys, Mo and B. I grew up in Atlanta, GA ( I still have a slight Southern twang to prove it) but have lived in LA for the past 13 years (LA-Los Angeles, not LA-Louisiana, although I have left my mark in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Metairie).

I’m not a writer.  Taking AP Creative Writing in high school is the extent of my training. I’m just a mom trying to figure this all out. I love to meet moms and discuss this amazing journey of teething, tantrums, and sometimes endless days. As a self professed guy’s girl, I’m so honored to be a part of the mom sorority now.

Please help me to honor the incessant hard work and love all moms put into their children. We are smart, stylish, and strong-that’s what being a Hot Mama is all about!

 Lanisha Cole Photography- Swimsuit Photo Shoot- Point Dume Beach- Malibu- California 6-2

Suburban attitude with a LA lifestyle.

Zodiac sign: Aries

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Current City: Los Angeles, CA

Favorite musical artists: Mariah Carey, Boys II Men, Usher, Babyface, Ne-Yo

All time favorite song: The Star Spangled Banner (I taught it to Mo when he was 22 months old)

Favorite flower:    Hydrangea and Roses

Favorite color: Coral

Favorite movie: The Waterboy, Pretty Woman, Superbad, Sweet Home Alabama

Favorite book: Anything by John Grisham

Favorite tv show: Desperate Housewives, Gossip Girl, Lizard Lick Towing

Favorite food: Cheese, Lobster Tail with lots of butter, and cupcakes

Favorite drink: Fresh squeezed orange juice

Favorite vacation getaway: Santa Barbara (local); Maui (destination)

Favorite thing to do with kids: Dance! It does wonders for my ego that my sons think The Robot and The Snake are the coolest moves.

If money were no object: I would have fresh flowers all over my house.

Favorite thing to do when I get mommy time: Read, write, and shop online

Mommy style tip:  Invest in a good purse, comfy shoes, and skimp on everything else


Photos by lovely Lanisha Cole

Check out her blog, Finally In Focus, for more photos & booking information.

*Being a Hot Mama has nothing to do with physical appearance, but everything to do with the fact that we are putting all our love and effort into raising our children while being smart, stylish, and strong. That’s HOT!

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