Welcome to the Hot Mess Press

Hot Mess Press began as a "Hot Mess Anonymous," which was sort of a support group for busy moms and professional women who want to end the constant struggle with keeping it all together. Over time, it became a place to escape the MADNESS of modern news and media. Now, it's a place for for EVERYONE to embrace their hot messiness and enjoy NOT the news - written by real, everyday, NORMAL people who don't have political affilations or corporate agendas.

How to De-clutter Your Drawers, Home and Life

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Have you ever noticed that on high-humidity days (like when the real feel suggests you can fry your breakfast egg on the sidewalk) messes feel messier? I don’t know about you but if I am already sweating and I step in crumbs or feel something sticky on a counter top, I experience something similar to [ keep reading ]

Keep These Motherhood Tips in Mind for Less Stress

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If the title of this Hot Mess post caught your attention, you’re probably too hard on yourself. Most moms are. It’s time we women join forces to put an end to that. I’m here to tell you that you are beautiful. You’re a good mother. You have mad skills. (Okay, I don’t know you so [ keep reading ]

Want to Be a Nurse? 3 Reasons Why You Should

Thinking about becoming a nurse? It is an incredible field to begin a career with a multitude of opportunities. Opportunities There are many ways to work as a nurse. The majority of jobs do include patient care in a hospital or a doctor’s office. Although patient care is the majority of work, there are many [ keep reading ]

The Gig Economy – is it Right for You?

This job I’m doing right now, as I write these words, is part of an emerging modern workforce. Around 57 million people in the United States and over 2 million in Canada are estimated to be part of the “gig economy.” If you aren’t familiar with the term, this is a portion of the labor [ keep reading ]

The Justification for Procrastination: Avoidance Can be a Good Thing


Who enjoys evading responsibilities? I know I do! When I’m faced with an assignment or project, I like to not do that thing, especially when I feel a hint of urgency. When most normal people are tasked with a time-sensitive project, they knock it out as soon as possible so it’s off their plate and [ keep reading ]

Why I Stopped Drinking Soda (Yes, Even Diet Soda)

I did something this week that I’ve done at several points in my life. I stopped drinking soda – or “pop” as I used to call it when I lived in Canada. For the last few years, I haven’t been drinking what I would say is too much of the stuff. I can’t remember the [ keep reading ]

Mom’s Viral Disney Rant as Hilarious as It Is Horrifying

Disney Parks are the places where magic and wonder spark with every step. Reality stops at the gates, and what’s beyond fulfills the dreams and fantasies of everyone from the smallest children to the oldest fans. That is, unless you’re the mom of a 3 year old and just kinda angry at, I don’t know, [ keep reading ]

Fall Fiction Books for the Whole Family

Reading is not so much an act as it is a journey. A journey across pages and characters and cities and lands that we never even dreamed existed. Pouring ourselves into the chapters of a novel stretches and grows our imagination and appetite for more and more words. With new fall fiction books hitting the [ keep reading ]

Summer Recipes: Crowd Pleasers Found on the Web

Summer is in full swing and it is prime time for cookouts, family get-togethers and other parties. Nothing makes me happier than to have people gobble up any of my favorite summer recipes. It also feels like a complete waste of time, money and food when I make something that is barely eaten. Over time, [ keep reading ]

Bad Parenting Decisions and Flying Dog Poop

You ever just look at your kids and think, “Oh my god, I raised you”? And not in a good way. I mean, of course you have. This thought crosses your mind when they’re acting a fool in the store or decide to chuck their semi-hard water toy halfway across the pool, directly at a [ keep reading ]

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