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 's Articles

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.
Michaela Mitchell    |   12.30.16 12am   |   SHARE
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... Read...
Michaela Mitchell    |   02.22.16 12am   |   SHARE

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.
Michaela Mitchell    |   02.9.16 12am   |   SHARE

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.
Michaela Mitchell    |   01.22.16 2pm   |   SHARE

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.
Michaela Mitchell    |   12.21.15 12pm   |   SHARE

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... Read...
Michaela Mitchell    |   12.8.15 12am   |   SHARE

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... Read...
Michaela Mitchell    |   11.26.15 9am   |   SHARE

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.
Michaela Mitchell    |   11.24.15 12am   |   SHARE

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... Read...
Michaela Mitchell    |   11.18.15 12am   |   SHARE

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... Read...
Michaela Mitchell    |   11.17.15 12am   |   SHARE