A month before I found out I was pregnant 2 years ago, I decided to go on a well-needed trip for some solo adventures down under. Little did I know this was going to be my last escapade in Australia Read More
Happy Valentine’s Day! But if I can get more direct, a shout out to all those single moms out there! To those women who didn’t even realize it was Valentine’s Day until you heard it on the news or from Read More
If there is anything I have learned over the past 30 years it is that culture shapes and influences us from very early on and practically never stops. From the food you eat to the music you like – culture Read More
The beautiful Indonesian island of Bali is known for adventures of many sorts, depending on what side of the world you live on. If coming from Australia, you are most likely there for the beer bong drinking till 6am and Read More
During the first year I moved to Australia, I started thinking about what I missed from my life back in California. My friends, my family, and my dog..obviously. But what was missing from life that Australia could not fulfil? Australia Read More
Being a stay at home mom comes with plenty of wonderful perks. You get to spend more time with your loved ones, run a flexible schedule and don’t have annoying coworkers talking about their stupid kale salad. But just like Read More
Have you ever been on a date where the person was so boring that you would rather be at home watching paint dry? I think we all have, and most of us don’t want to just take off right away, we’re Read More
Editors Note: This post was originally published on (11/09/16) and updated on (1/3/19) When it comes to travelling, the possibilities of things going wrong are endless. Losing luggage, food poisoning, missing your flight.. But nothing is worse than having to spend every Read More
I find him naked practically half the time. Just butt naked against the wall as he pees on top of the clean diaper he just threw behind him on the newly vacuumed floor. This is my son and he just Read More
Being a single mom and dating ..Sounds like a blast, right? Let me give you the below scenario… Most people will be done with their dinner and approaching second base on a couch that isn’t covered with toys, while a Read More
Myles, you are turning one year old today and there is just so much I want to tell you. But since you are only one and only understand how to put things in your mouth, I decided to write you Read More
Extraordinary powers and abilities that only happen after you have a baby
Panama, a travel destination that always gets overlooked because of Costa Rica. Mr. “Popular”, sitting right next door. But when it came down to having only days to travel, it was the smaller country that won the Central America Read More
When I felt like my life was just standing still, I knew it was time to finally move to Australia
Becoming a first-time mom is accompanied by a slew of expected life changes. You’re told you will be milking yourself, constantly checking for smelly diapers, and you know…basically doing everything possible to keep your mini human… well, alive! But did you Read More
If you are looking for a fun new place to live, look no further! Sydney is the place to be.
Many women go through pregnancy enjoying each glorious waking day. I, on the other hand, ummmmm yeahhh…not so much? So when I started to miss being pregnant a month postpartum, it clearly caught me and the whole universe by surprise. What Read More
Dating while pregnant? Ha! Because random men just love going out with extremely emotional waddling strangers. Uh no… ……Or do they? Back when I was bored and newly pregnant, I decided to do a little experiment when it came to my dating Read More
I have found myself driving in excess lately. Stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, taking the long ways – spending hours a day alone, in my car. Yes, I am physically in the car, but my Read More
Awwww, pregnancy! 40 weeks of pure joy that every woman just raves about, right? Ha! It’s month after month of crazy side effects, pains, cravings, emotions and ungodly changes to our bodies. In a perfect world, a very pregnant woman should Read More
Oh hello again! Welcome to the next chapter of The Story of the Pistachio. I am back with yet another new discovery on love but with still no tangible finding of love. In this chapter we have a bit of Read More
After moving back home to America from Aussieland I could not wait to stuff my face with the huge variety of food I missed so much while down under. Keeping my post –10 Must Have Aussie Items Every American Grocery Read More
When I first found out I was going to be a mother, I, like most woman, uhhhhh freaked the heck out! For someone like me who has been selfishly single for 5 years – only having to worry about myself, Read More
After 2 months of being home bored OUT OF MY MIND trying to have intellectual conversations with my dogs, I finallllly received an invite for some road tripping adventure!
I just moved back to California after living in beautiful Sydney, Australia. Though it has now been 2 months since I arrived back in the land of the US of A, it is safe to say I have done practically Read More
My Dearly Beloved Australia, I cannot believe I am in sitting on the floor of my empty room right now, crying while writing you this letter. We both knew this day would eventually come, I just cannot believe it is Read More
After 3 long amazing years in Australia, I cannot believe this day has officially come. Hot Mess is moving back home to California :/ I know I know, I can’t believe I am saying it either! But today I would Read More
What comes to mind when you think of an Australian man… Dreamy blue eyes? Bronze silky skin? Luscious blond hair? Perhaps the accent of an Angel? Yes, I can confirm, Australian men are just as beautiful as they sound. In fact, they Read More
Recently I came back from the most unbelievable holiday in Jamaica with my sister. Whether it was laying on a beautiful white sand beach, legally smoking a mary jane with a bunch of Rastafarian’s, sipping on a fresh coconut, or witnessing two Read More
Yup, you guessed it! It is time for this pistachio to write about dating slash love again. But instead of talking about trying to open up like Chapter 1, or my first attempt to in Chapter 2, or the dawn of the assholes like Chapter Read More
Having to deal with this 2016 US presidential election while living abroad… Yeah.WOW! That was fun! “Trump or Hilary? Seriously?” – said THE WHOLE WORLD!!! Everyone back home assumed because I am living in Australia that the election couldn’t have possibly affected me. I Read More
Before every single single person was immediately obtainable, the amount of ghosting, flakes, no shows, and related selfish behaviors never used to be this nasty.
With 50 new matches at our fingertips each month, curiosity of each new possibility increases, while the value of just having one wonderful person decreases.
We are addicted to instant gratification, instant ego stroking, while feeling no repercussions if we negatively affected someone else during the process.
Just like any other type of addict, we are treating others like shit and acting like ass holes without even realizing it.
It has now been two whole years since I packed up and moved my life down under from Los Angeles, and holy crap does my life continue to change and adapt to this country. At 10 months, I wrote on all Read More
It has been 3 months now since I wrote my pistachio story, and I am more than pleased with the amount of positive response it produced from so many different types of “Pistachios.” I received almost 200 private emails from readers Read More
I have been 100 percent single… ALONE, whatever you want to call it, going on now almost 3 long years. I would have never thought of myself as being one who would go this long without finding someone to deeply admire. Read More
Within the first 10 months of living down under, I have been able to compile a reasonable amount of changes that have accompanied my life since my move from Los Angeles. Moving to a different country is going Read More
Welllll Hellloooo 6 months of living in Australia!! Just saying that out loud doesn’t seem correct, where has the time gone? No, seriously, how has it been 6 months already? I swear it was just yesterday I was in my moms house awaiting Read More