The Honest Mama
Hi! I'm Alyssa Hudson. I'm a full-time working wife, mom, and dance enthusiast.
My husband, Clayton, and I have been friends since my freshman year of high school and began dating right as I was beginning my freshman year of college in August 2007. We were engaged when I was just 20 years old and were married in August 2010. We love to travel and have celebrated many of our biggest milestones together in Mexico. Our greatest and proudest accomplishment together is our daughter, Everleigh, who was born in May 2016.
Dance has been a part of my life as long as I can remember - from dancer, to coach, to choreographer, to judge, to state dance organization officer, to national representative for my state dance organization. I have been humbled to earn seven state championships and a Hall of Fame induction as a coach; but more importantly, I have been truly blessed to have gained life lessons and lasting friendships with so many people through all of my dance experiences. Now I get to experience life on the other side as a "dance mom" to Everleigh!
In July 2016, at 3:00am in a hotel room with my husband and 10-week old daughter both sound asleep, I started a blog called "Honest New Mama" with the hope of sharing my struggles and triumphs along the sometimes lonely and overwhelming journey of motherhood. "Honest New Mama" has since developed into "The Honest Mama," where you can come along with me as I navigate life as a wife and mother, along with all the other titles I pick up along the way!