About Michelle

Mom and Baby

Baby in a bar. Stay Classy.

My name is Michelle and I’m a working mom from Portland, Maine. By day, I’m a marketing guru in the exciting and fast-paced world of higher education. By evening, I’m the best writer that ever lived…if only in my own mind. A few months after my son was born, I tried becoming a stay at home mom for about 3 days. It was a disaster for everyone involved.

Speaking of my son, Charlie was born in November 2011 after 36 hours of (mostly) unmedicated labor. I still don’t know if that means I kick ass or am a freaking idiot. I’ve been told by many (questionably) impartial parties that C is the cutest baby to ever live. I was quite certain that they were correct in this assessment, until his sister came along and it became a two-way tie.

Baby Nora

Baby Nora

Speaking of my daughter, Nora was born in October 2013 after 10 hours of (ineffectively) medicated labor. As soon as the word “Pitocin” was uttered, the word “epidural” sounded really good – even if she came out so fast all it did was make my butt tingly.

My husband is Tristan and he’s almost as awesome as my aforementioned babies. I knew I was going to marry him after our 2nd date, where we discovered that we were born on the same day of the same year in the same city. (I am 30 minutes older, which means he has to do what I say.) What I love most about my husband, besides everything, is his ability to remain calm at all times. Specifically because I am about as high strung as they come.

Baby Flips Bird

What we think of U.S. Maternity Leave policy.

I started this blog to document my journey through motherhood, and to share that journey with my close friends and family. Then one day, I got a little upset about maternity leave and 138,609 people agreed. Going viral while guest blogging for momsinmaine.com was unexpected, and also awesome. It has led me to really get serious about my writing – hence a “mommy blogger” was born.

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