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 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... Read...
Michaela Mitchell    |   11.6.15 12am   |   SHARE

My Kid's Project Sucked And I'm OK With That

Ok, for the record, he's in kindergarten, and for his age, it did not suck. It was a masterpiece of little boy seriousness and hard work, actually. (Of course, I might be biased.)
Michaela Mitchell    |   10.29.15 12am   |   SHARE

5 Ways I Came To Accept My Body

I've said before that I accept myself as I am, even though there are things I'd love to change about my body. And that's true. But it's not like I woke up one day and thought, “Yep, I'm great. My... Read...
Michaela Mitchell    |   10.23.15 12am   |   SHARE

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.
Michaela Mitchell    |   10.16.15 12am   |   SHARE

I Accept Myself As I Am But Still Want To Change My Body

I can't decide which school of thought is more annoying. “Lose weight, get healthy, don't be a drain on society, and finally have the best, most perfect life once you're skinny!” or “Screw what... Read...
Michaela Mitchell    |   10.12.15 12am   |   SHARE

Poverty, Aid And Not Begrudging People That Need Help

Ever hear the phrase, “We were poor growing up, but I didn't know it?” It was a common refrain in my family. When my mother and aunt speak about those days, they wax poetically about tomato... Read...
Michaela Mitchell    |   10.9.15 12am   |   SHARE

6 Things Older Men Do Better In Bed

I make no secret that I prefer older men. And yes, the way they handle themselves in a relationship is important, but let's be real for a moment...if the sex was bad, I wouldn't stick around.
Michaela Mitchell    |   09.22.15 12am   |   SHARE

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... Read...
Michaela Mitchell    |   09.21.15 12am   |   SHARE

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 . . .
Michaela Mitchell    |   09.14.15 12am   |   SHARE

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... Read...
Michaela Mitchell    |   09.2.15 12am   |   SHARE