Some families just want to watch the world…laugh. That’s where we come in. We’re the Howlands, we’re a Hot Mess, and we have a whole lot to say.

Life has given us plenty of material to work with. Our adventures have taken us from D.C., to sea, to overseas, through the sea of swirly-twirly gumdrops, and landed us in Jacksonville, FL.  


Our hearts are full, and our house is (usually) a happy place. But we do NOT have it all together and have never bothered trying. Think: “I’m sorry we’re late,” and “I don’t know where your cleats are” and “FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE PUT SOME CLOTHES ON!” That’s us.

Don’t like us? Well…

Either way we are, collectively, the Hot Mess Howlands. And we’re on a mission to make the world a better, funnier, weirder place.

One comment

  1. Are you stationed in Yokosuka, Japan?

    I’m an American father of three also (my kids aren’t little anymore, though).
    I have been living in Tokyo since 1990. Japan has become home to me, and America seems like the foreign country now! 😉

    How long have you been in Japan?
    If you have any questions about Japan, feel free to ask me:


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