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30 Jan

Hello There

Hi, my name is Mychal and this little blog here is about my life in what I so lovingly call Mommyland. For those who might not know me, I’m the mother of two crazy little boys who keep me on my toes on a daily basis. I am also the wife to probably one of the hardest working men I’ve ever encountered. For the past 36 years I’ve been the daughter to strict but loving parents and much to her disappointment all those years ago, I became the (much) younger sister to a woman I’ve spent a lot of time looking up to.

Along with my husband and two sons, I share my world on The Hill with a 17 pound orange tabby named Princess Nittany and a 10 pound Yorkie named Cooper.

Ah, The Hill. The Hill is the place where our house sits in beautiful southeastern Pennsylvania, where we’ve spent more than six years.

I’m a recovering shopaholic. I am hopelessly addicted to Starbucks lattes (skinny vanilla with light foam, please). I prefer SUVs to cars because I’m small so I like to ride in something large.

Back in the days before children I was fairly stylish. I used to be up on what was in fashion and my clothes came from higher end stores. Now much of my wardrobe comes from Target and Costco.

Oh Costco. How do I love thee, let me count the ways. I average about one trip a week to my beloved Costco.

I take a lot of selfies since without them I’m afraid there would be no photographic evidence that I even exist. While I’m talking about photographs, I take more photos of my dog than my kids mostly because he’s much more tolerant of being photographed than the boys are.

I am ferociously protective of my family. You fuck with them you fuck with me and I will not rest until I take your ass down.

I swear a lot. Like A LOT! It drives my parents crazy and it’s created a monster when it comes to the word choices my youngest makes. I’m trying to work on it but sometimes a carefully placed F word just gets the job done and the point across better than anything else.

I have follow through issues. I’m great at getting started but once I fall off the wagon of doing something I usually get run over and lose all momentum. This last part is the reason for this post, I’ve all but abandoned my blog and I miss it. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, I’m going to work hard on sharing more with you here. I do enjoy telling you about my sometimes wild and crazy life, this blog has been a great outlet for me, so I’m hoping to give it yet another jumpstart.


Mommyland Happenings {Week 33}

23 Aug

Last week was our last workation (vacation where I still have to work) of the summer. The last hurrah before school starts back up again and we get back to a normal schedule and the routine of the school year.

I hope you enjoy taking a peek into the Mommyland Workation.



In an effort to take the least amount of time off from my part time job as possible I went to work Sunday morning then loaded up the truck and the dog and hit the road. Bill took the boys down Saturday night to get a jump start on the fun.

It was ridiculously hot and humid. As I pulled into a gas station in Salisbury, Maryland this was the temperature. I made sure to take the keys with me so Cooper didn’t lock himself in the truck again.



Sometime during Sunday afternoon the AC broke in the condo. It made for a very uncomfortable night’s sleep and an even more uncomfortable post run.

Thankfully the repair men came quickly and by late afternoon we were back in business.

To beat the heat we spent a lot of time at the pool and took the boat out to go tubing. They even got my ass out on the tube!



Another pool day! There is nothing like sitting at the pool (in the shade) with a cold beer in hand. Fantastic way to beat the heat.



Another boat ride.

We took Cooper and rode out to a little beach where the boys dug in the sand and I tried to keep this dog from drinking the salt water.

Clearly Cooper LOVES to be on the boat!



Bill left for a business trip Wednesday afternoon, leaving me to my own devices with the boys on Thursday.

We went bowling, shot some hoops, wandered Walmart (I know, exciting!) and then I took them out to dinner before we came back for some pool time.

We signed up for the Kids Bowl Free program at the lanes down here and we get two rounds a day, everyday from April to October. All we paid was $30 for me and Bill and shoe rental when we play. It’s a pretty great deal!



We tempted fate by venturing into Ocean City on a Friday night. I’m so glad we did!

There was no traffic getting into town and it wasn’t nearly as crowded as it could have been. We had dinner, we played mini golf, we spent a ridiculous amount of money of rides and games and we had a blast!

Here are my three guys playing what feels like the oldest game on the boardwalk. They were very disappointed that they couldn’t win anything.



You know you’re having a great workation when this guy falls asleep in the middle of the afternoon. This was only a quick break in the action for Logan though.

It’s been a great week of workation and we still have a couple more days to enjoy.

I hope you are having a great week!

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