Hi, there! I’m Michelle Back. I write humorously about raising tiny humans and finding my footing as a mother and anything else that tickles my fancy. I have a
2-year-old 3-year-old daughter (Margaret) and an infant son (Niels). They’re both named after their great grandparents. I should probably update that photo over there. I also have a husband, Henning. He once saved me from being run over by a bus. Obviously, he’s my favorite. My other favorite things are Netflix, Hulu, red wine, bourbon, dark chocolate, French fries, my iPhone, Facebook, and Instagram. Twitter confuses me.
More Things about Me
I fail at laundry: I once left laundry in the washing machine for so long we had to soak it in multipurpose cleaner to remove the rotten stench and some items weren’t salvageable. We also had to sanitize the washing machine, twice. Henning does most of the laundry now, which just goes to show, if you do something poorly enough, you will be absolved of those duties.
Eating and drinking is my favorite: I didn’t have a sweet tooth until I got pregnant with Margaret. Now I blame my husband for infecting me with a love of ALL THE DELICIOUS GOODIES. When I got pregnant with Niels, I started liking mint chocolate. Mint chocolate used to make me gag. I don’t know who I am anymore. Back in the day, I could throw down with some drink, which is why Tequila is dead to me. But red wine, bourbon and coke (zero), and a dirty gin martini will always have a special place in my heart (and liver). I will also drink beer (PBR with a lime, because I’m classy). I love pasta, bread, and cream sauce. And gravy. Gravy is the best. I’ve been a vegetarian from time to time. Burgers are usually my downfall, but I once fell off the wagon for chicken wings.
I’m classy and refined (shhh, stop laughing) and have unattainable goals: I read EVERYTHING. My home office houses the piano I learned to play when I was 5. I used to rock the piano recital circuit when I was young. We bought a fancy house when we moved to Washington state and it kills me it’s not decorated like homes on the pages of magazines. I have a dream of banishing everyone from the house for a few weeks and redecorating with an infinite budget. It could happen. However, my desk is an absolute disaster and it bothers me not.
Zombies #No #JustNo: I have a fear of zombies, like I’m afraid I might have nightmares just from writing this. It all started with a VERY REAL nightmare a few years ago after I watched 28 Days Later by myself one evening and now I can’t think of zombies without feeling an intense fear. I thought I could overcome this fear and watched the first episode of The Walking Dead. I didn’t sleep well for weeks.
I like to swear: Swearing is my favorite. You thought I was going to swear, didn’t you? I can keep it clean if I want, hella clean.
Never have I ever: I’ve never watched a Lifetime movie. I don’t know why I’m mentioning that, but it feels important.