Michaela Mitchell

Michaela Mitchell

Bio

Michaela Mitchell is a full-time freelance writer, mom of two, introvert who lives in her head and considers sarcasm an official second language. When she's not writing about the topics that pay the bills, she's writing things her mother wishes she wouldn't. Dating after divorce, sex, parenting, body image, and whatever else pops into her mind are all fodder for her caffeine-fueled writing.

Michaela Mitchell Articles

When called “Obamacare,” it’s hated on principle. But when a comedian asks people how they feel about the Affordable Care Act, it makes total sense and people love it. Wait, what?

4 Reasons You Can Have My Obamacare When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead Hands

In a do-nothing Congress that barely manages to pass resolutions supporting cute puppies with big brown eyes (okay, I made that up), the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has managed to vote 63 times to repeal Obamacare. Oddly enough, the last vote I’m aware of was on...wait for it...Groundhog’s Day. Oh, the irony. Have they seen the movie? Bill Murray’s version was much funnier, but even he had to change his ways in order to move forward.

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6 Rules Of Being A “Lady” I Break All The Time

I don't know if it's because I've lived in the deep South my entire life or if it's a generational thing. I do know that I was raised to “act like a lady” — always. Good girls didn't say certain things or look a certain way. We didn't raise our voices or argue with authority figures, and we apologized – a lot.

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We're all in this together.

How Can I Help?: Acknowledging White Guilt, Privilege, And Feminism

My journey to acknowledging my guilt and privilege while embracing my feminist view on the world has been a slow, winding trip — with no end in sight.

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We're not all gold-diggers.

Top 10 Reasons Older Men Make Better Partners

Older men hooking up with younger women get a bad rap.

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Some of the hardest work you'll ever do is deal with drive-thru customers.

Stop Calling The Working Poor Lazy!

God forbid a single group, like fast-food workers, attempt to unite and fight for a better living wage. The moment they do, stories about more deserving groups who don't complain about their income are thrown about.

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Photo by Pablo Heimplatz on Unsplash

Rediscovering Sex After Divorce: My Belated Sexual Revolution

If not for a mini-sexual revolution in the post-divorce era, there’s no telling where I’d be now. Read...
Just be there.

Ways You Can Help: The First Holiday After The Death Of A Loved One

If someone you care about is suffering through the pain of first holidays without someone they love, there are things you can do.

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Forget Mom Guilt, I've Got Mom Anxiety!

Somewhere between the birth of my first child and the first time my youngest hurt himself and I told him to “walk it off,” I lost much of my mom guilt. It helps that a very good friend of mine, who'd already raised her children years before, shared some of her own hard-earned wisdom with me.

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"Personal space problem solved."

Why Having A Resting Bitch Face Isn't So Bad

I admit it. I have a resting bitch face. Yes, I've been told I'm intimidating. And yes, I've heard “What's wrong?” when I'm randomly existing somewhere. I'm used to people misinterpreting my facial expression and moods.

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Sometimes it has to happen.

Why My Divorce Was The Best Thing I Ever Did

I don't exactly advocate divorce for anyone with a gripe about his or her spouse. Whatever I think of my own divorce, it's not something to take lightly. Divorce is serious. It's the death of a relationship, the end of something that was supposed to last forever. It must be grieved.

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