About Hot Mess

Well, hellllooooo! Let me welcome you to Hot Mess Goes To OZ!


As I mentioned in my first post I began this blog to document my journey of moving to Australia without knowing anyone or ever stepping foot in the land down under.  All the adventures I would have, the places I would travel, and all the guaranteed hot mess in-between.

However, last year I returned home to California with a little Aussie souvenir in my tummy.  Thus, it is safe to say my content has changed a bit from wild nights out to… hmmm, REALLY MYLES,  you ate another library book???

I am that person who spends 30 minutes looking for that hair tie that is on their wrist.
I am that girl that says if it isn’t broken don’t fix it, if it is broken… well, you didn’t realllly need it, right?
I am that chick who has never matched her socks because really, who has the time?
I am that mom that plays and loves her son all day but is definitely, definitelyyyyyy not sad when he goes to sleep 🙂

 I am not your average person… so this is not your average blog 🙂


YES! I still love to write about Australia, travel, dating and I always will! However, my site has now expanded into a more well-rounded mom humor lifestyle blog. Today I also love to write about mom life, food, reviews, health, beauty, etc. But but.. while also still living the crazy life I had before! Just a different type of crazy.. crazy like, I was able to stay up past 10pm last night, crazy

For those after a more in-depth bio, this boring part is for you.


 I was born and raised in Southern California and grew up in a city called Walnut (don’t worry not even the neighboring cities know it exists). I worked as a personal trainer and weight management specialist for many years before completing my Associate’s degree in Behavior Science, my Bachelors in Organizational Psychology and lastly, my Masters in Business. For the last 6 years, I have worked in digital media doing one thing or another (which means EVERYTHING).  However, now I enjoy doing the same work from home with my son that at this moment just happens to be covered in Cheerios. To clarify, yes, my house and my son are covered in Cheerios.


Myles is a 14 months old half Aussie half American bundle of monster… no sorry, a bundle of Joy 😊 We love playing classic rock records during lunch and playing hide n seek after dinner. Myles loves lovesss to read books. It is his favorite thing right before actually eating the books :/

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If you are new to my site, let me give you some recommendations on where to start!

Mom Humor

8 Ways Being a Stay at Home Mom Makes you a Crazy Person
10 Ways Becoming a Mother Turns you into a Superhero

10 OMG Thoughts Every ‘Single’ Girl Has When She Discovers She is Pregnant

Dating Humor

10 Struggles Every Girl Faces When Trying to Date Australian Men
Struggles All Single Moms Face When Trying to Date
8 Tricks to Make Your Boring Date Interesting


72 Hours of Bouncing Around Brisbane
Getting Ready to Travel? 11 Things you Must Consider Before Picking Your Travel Buddies!
My Inside Scoop on Why EVERYONE Must Visit the Philippines

Emotional Mom life

Driving Away the Fear of Motherhood
To my Son on His First Birthday

Emotional Dating

The Unattainable Girl: The Story of the Pistachio
The Story of the Pistachio: Chapter 5 – Giving up Love for Love

Please message me below for content requests, media kits, brand collaborations or just a simple chat! 🙂

Or reach me at Hotmessgoestoozblog@gmail.com

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Copyright © Hot Mess Goes to OZ 2014 – 2019, All Rights Reserved All content on this website are my own unless otherwise stated. No images or content is to be used without the image credit’s permission. Hot Mess Goes to OZ is for inspiration only and is meant for informational and entertainment purposes. Any attempt to recreate the activities on this blog is at the risk of the individual and the owner cannot be held liable. Errors and misinformation may happen, and the owner is not responsible for any injury, monetary loss, or any other issue arising from the use of the information offered.
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
Michelle thibeault


30 thoughts on “About Hot Mess

  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 🙂

  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. 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! (:

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. 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.


  6. 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!

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