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Please Allow Me To (Re)introduce Myself

24 Aug

Hello there! It has been exactly 883 days since my last post here. I got lost somewhere along the way and this thing that used to bring me joy fell to the wayside.

So what have I been up to since March of 2019? WOW, it seems like it was a lifetime ago and in many ways it has been.

Let’s start with a little refresher on who I am for those who might not have been around all those years ago. My name is Mychal (pronounced Michael) and I am a wife, mother, full time employee and dog mom who seemingly runs on coffee.

I am married to one of the most amazing men on the face of the planet, he takes all my craziness in great stride. He often indulges my every whim. He is my rock and without him I would have definitely starved to death and God only knows what hole I would have ended up in.

CFA726EB-DF13-4A57-BF53-A366A8A0DCD7I have two sons.

Cameron, my oldest, is about to start his sophomore year in high school…How the hell did that happen? He’s into I-racing, or is it E-racing? I’m not really sure. What I am sure of is that he has some talent with it and the paint schemes he creates for his cars are nothing short of amazing.

Logan is my soon to be seventh grader. He has the world’s biggest heart, always taking good care of the people he loves. He refuses to play organized sports but is super athletic. He enjoys Xbox and just about anything with a screen. He also has the fiercest temper (like his mother) and doesn’t always think before he chucks attitude.

I work in the death care industry. I first started out working support, I’d run errands for the funeral home, help out at services, you name it. In May of 2018 I moved into a full time role as an office manager. I spend my workdays in a house that was built around 1863 making sure that families have all they need to give their loved ones the final farewell they deserve. It’s probably not the best job for someone with high anxiety and a fear of death (but somehow not a fear of dead people), but most days I really enjoy what I do.

I have three Yorkies, they are all rescues. Cooper came to Mommyland in July of 2015, he’s now elevenish and either can’t hear for shit or gives zero fucks about what I have to say. Daisy was adopted in May of 2020, she came to us from a Lancaster County puppy mill. Daisy is six years old and very sweet, although she has some issues from spending her first five years in a rabbit hutch with very little food. Bella is our newest addition, coming to Mommyland in May of this year. She was surrendered by her owner at a kill shelter in Alabama. I can’t for the life of me figure out why, she’s amazing! Her only downside is that she is absolutely obsessed with my husband. So obsessed that she barks when I hug him and tries to get between us.IMG_0633

Coffee is my lifeblood. I have the vocabulary of a well educated sailer. I can’t keep a plant alive to safe my own life. I’m socially awkward as hell. I’m easily overwhelmed. On most days I feel like a hot mess.

That’s me in a nutshell. If you’d like to learn more, stick around. Questions? Feel free to drop a comment.

If you’ve been following along with Mommyland from the beginning, I’ve missed you. I’m hoping my effort to rekindle the joyful act of blogging brings a little joy to your life too.


36 (More) Facts About Me

26 Mar

36 fun facts

It’s that time of year again, my birthday. In keeping with a tradition, now in it’s fifth year, I will share 36 things about myself for my 36th birthday.


1) When I drink a Starbucks latte I need to have the cup lined up. Drink hole over the star, stars on the cup and sleeve in line.

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2) Even with all the technology I have, there are things I prefer to use paper for. My editorial calendar and my SM planning are two of them.

3) Since I started running I’ve run 1,427 miles. Considering this is my third year running I don’t think that’s so great.

4) I prefer to run in the winter.

5) I sweat like a wild beast when I run.

6) I hate treadmills! Give me the open road!

7) I spit (a lot) when I run.

8) I tried Brussels sprouts for the first time when I was 35 and I LOVE them!

9) I thought I wasn’t a dog person until I got a little dog. I’m totally a Yorkie girl! Love my Cooper!


10) I swore I would never go back to school but I ended up going back to get a professional certification.

11) I weigh and track about 95% of what I eat.

12) I wear an AppleWatch AND a Fitbit. People ask me all the time why and they always look at me funny when I explain my unwillingness to give up all the data I have with Fitbit.

13) My Durango is the first car I’ve ever had that I didn’t get sick of after a few years. I love The Beast.

14) This was the year I got into essential oils.

15) I have very little patience and am very easy to anger or get frustrated.

16) I have to chew gum when I workout. Running, yoga or anything in between, I need to have gum in my mouth.

17) I once had a yoga instructor make me spit my gum out in her hand.

18) I don’t wear a helmet when I ride a bike. Never have and I probably never will.

19) I FINALLY (after more than 20 years) got to see Chris Cornell live.

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20) My favorite beer is Blue Moon.

21) I make a daily to do list because I only feel like I accomplished something if I can check it off.

22) I hate to workout at night.

23) Whenever I hear a UPS or FedEx truck pull up the driveway I always run to the door to see if they’re coming to my house.

24) We share a driveway with the neighbor who hates me.

25) I have never read the Bible.

26) I would like this to be the year I finally lose the weight I’ve been trying to lose.

27) I love to listen to Cooper snore but Bill’s snoring makes me want to smother him with a pillow.

28) I hate surprises.

29) Skinny Caramel Lattes are my favorite.

30) I call Saturday Sleep In Saturday because it’s the only day of the week that I don’t have to have an alarm set.

31) I cried when Derek Shepherd (Grey’s Anatomy) died. Like the UGLY cry.

32) I love IKEA.

33) I HATE to talk on the phone (except if it’s Bill or my parents).

34) I have an astigmatism.

35) I wear contacts to help correct my astigmatism.

36) I think sharing my birthday with Easter kind of sucks.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little better. If you’d like to catch up on the past four years of fun facts, you can find them below.





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