About Hot Mess

My name is Michelle, I welcome you to the home of Hot Mess Goes To OZ and my Children’s book ‘Rock & Rhyme’

As I mentioned in my first post which you totally should read, I started this site, Hotmessgoestooz, 8 years ago to document my experience moving and living in Australia. For my own discovery, for family and friends, and for entertainment purposes for all those who wished to join along.

I moved back to California in 2017 with a little unexpected Aussie gift in my tummy, so Hot Mess Goes to OZ has expanded into a single momma lifestyle blog including: Mom humor, dating, travel, reviews, and everything in-between.

I am currently still a single momma to my now 5-year-old son Myles, living back in the place I call home, California.

I have spent the past few years working on the coolest interactive children’s book, ‘Rock & Rhyme’, and am thrilled it’s finally published!   Check out my Rock & Rhyme page for more info.










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Pretty Much… Please enjoy reading, laughing, and crying at my blog! But please don’t steal from it without permission or go all crazy on me if I happen to make a mistake. 
Thank you <3


  1. Blog looks great!! Keep it up. You’re going to LOVE Oz! If you fancy exploring, like me on Facebook and we’ll arrange. I’m gonna be here for ages 🙂

    1. I do not arrive till the 31st! I am hoping this month goes by super fast 🙂

  2. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. Spent 2 months in Australia recently exploring starting in the Northern Territory at Darwin on down the coast to Sydney.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog, look forward to reading about your Australian adventures 🙂

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog Michelle. Australia is a great country with lots to see and get into. You will love it, I’m sure :-).

  5. I’m so glad I found your blog! I’ve always wanted to move to Australia and I’m so excited to follow along with your journey. Best wishes…soak up some sunshine for me! (:

  6. Thanks for the like! I wish you good luck in the land down under! Living abroad will bring you great experiences indeed 🙂

  7. I missed the chance to move to Oz about 30 years ago and have regretted it ever since. It’s a fantastic country and I’m sure you’ve made the right decision

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post! I appreciate it so much since I’m new to blogging. I’m looking forward to reading more of your blogs about Australia especially since I plan on visiting later this year. Thanks for the tips so now I know to control my liqueur at the pubs lol. 🙂

    1. Wow thank you soooo much! Im stoke you enjoy reading my crap 🙂 Cant wait to get started on this, thank you again 🙂 I love your blog too!

  9. Just read your post from today and we really like your writing style and content, looking very much forward to hearing more from you 🙂

  10. Hi,

    Thank you for following my photography/lyric essay blog: http://throughharoldslens.com. I hope you enjoy your journey.

    To help you launch your travels, I thought you might enjoy a few “Quick Links” to a few of my favorites, from over 250 posts, on Through Harold’s Lens:

    “Shaken! Not Stirred”(Sweden)

    Maiden Mild” (Poland)

    “Dear Daddy.” Alcoholic: The Dark Side. (Your Town)

    On behalf of the entire Creative Team at Through Harold’s Lens, my trusty sidekicks, Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you safe travels.


  11. Thanks for liking my post :)! It is a beautiful Blog you have here. Look forward to reading more of your travel stories!!

  12. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog, no matter where you go and how long you’re gone, you will always miss things about where you grew up. Stick with it in Australia, and go to Tasmania, it’s a wonderful place!

  13. Hi, just stopping by to say thanks for the follow. Love your blog – brings back some very happy memories of my month in Oz a few years back 🙂

  14. Michelle you sound like a lot of fun! Thank you for following my blog. I hope you enjoy your visits.

  15. Wicked good blogging! Love seeing people living life. Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Thanks for stopping by to like Door Phase. I would like to go to Australia some day!

  17. Thanks for stopping by on my blog. Love your write-ups and you are a super brave mom so keep going girl!!
    loads of love and good luck to you

    1. Same to you and thank you! 🙂

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