June 10, 2019

Lately I've been meditating on the fact that everything is temporary. At first it can seem a little depressing. We don't like to think of ourselves as temporary or the things and people we love as temporary, but the truth is that the only thing permanent is cha...

May 19, 2019

I must ask...Why aren't there more male feminists? Why is it so taboo for a man to be a feminist? My theory is that the problem lies at the root of how we are raising our boys.  The miseducation of masculinity and the importance of male emotional security may be th...

March 25, 2019

The truth is that they can be a pain and the transition through teenager years into adulthood is like a bumpy rollercoaster filled with uncertainty and emotional highs and lows, but we are blessed to be a part of it. We are blessed to get to build into these young mind...

March 22, 2019

According to the Mayo Clinic, drinking freshly made juices helps your body absorb the nutrients better than eating whole fruits and vegetables and it gives your digestive system a rest from working on fiber. They say that juicing can reduce your risk of cancer, boost y...

March 8, 2019

It’s natural for us, as parents, to want the best for our kids. We don’t want them to feel pain. We don’t want them to be disappointed. We don’t want them to fail, but our greatest successes in life often come after pain, disappointment and failure. It’s our job, not o...

February 25, 2019

The truth is that I know all of these reasons may sound like excuses and I know that love can be worth the pain and effort. I know that only with great risk comes great reward, but right now, this is my reality and that’s ok. There’s no time table saying exactly when y...

February 4, 2019

It can be scary and lonely as a single parent, but there are also so many blessing that come with it. I am lucky enough to have an amazing support system that reminds me that I'm not alone and that I'm doing awesome. Hopefully you have the same, but if you'...

January 28, 2019

Alright, let's talk about breakfast. In an ideal world we have time to make sure everyone in our family, including ourselves, get a healthy start to the day. In reality though, mornings can be hectic, rushed and, if you're anything like me, you are doing good t...

January 12, 2019

Here's the truth, whether we care to admit it or not, we have ALL mom-shamed. We let our insecurities get the best of us and we judge other moms for the decisions that they're making. Usually we are judging because deep down we are petrified that we may doing s...

December 31, 2018

There's nothing wrong with apologizing when we have genuinely done something that warrants asking for forgiveness, but how often do we apologize for things out of habit or that absolutely do not require us to. Do you have a "sorry addiction"?  Do the word...

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Excuse The Mess Blog is a lifestyle and single mom blog with the goal to empower people to be the best versions of themselves. I want to share with you my love for food, travel, motherhood, my often times bumpy journey to be the healthiest version of myself inside and out and all the beautiful mess of my beautiful life. I believe it’s not about finding yourself, it’s about giving yourself permission to be yourself and learning to love every part, mess and all.