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

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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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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I'm just getting started.

Why I Am No Longer Afraid Of Getting Old

I have a completely common and certainly not surprising confession to make. Turning 30 freaked me out.

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“Can you be a good boy? Mommy will give you a treat!” Do you know who I’m talking to? Me neither.

Why Having A Dog Is Like Having Kids

Several months ago I read a piece from a mother who was so over people comparing raising kids to taking care of their “furbabies.” The annoyance and eye rolls practically leapt off the page.

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The Soundtrack To Make You Feel Like A Badass During And After Your Divorce

During the darkest moments after my split with my husband and then divorce, when I thought life would never get better, and I kicked myself for thinking I could be on my own, it was music that got me through.

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Time to put on the gloves and fight.

When Breast Cancer Is Not A Question Of If  But When

In my family, it's not a matter of if cancer will affect one of us, but when. Right now, breast cancer has center stage in our lives.

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"Here's to raising a more accepting generation than our own."

Have Times Changed? We Never Had These Conversations Growing Up

How many times have you opened your mouth only to hear your parents instead? This happens to me all the time . . .

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I call BS.

Why We Should All Stop With The 'New Year, New Me' Bullsh*t

Ah, January of a new year. Time to wake up a completely different person from the woman I was in 2015, including: 30 pounds lighter by February! I call bullshit.

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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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The struggle is real.

What's Really Happening If You Work Retail: The Black Friday Edition 

You turn your back to deal with a crying toddler (I mean, answer a customer's question) and when you look back, every single shirt is unfolded and on the floor. Just at that moment, someone else walks by and rolls their eyes and sighs at how “nasty the store is" and wonders why they "can't they hire good people to keep it clean.”

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