Why My Husband Doesn’t “Watch” our Children

I get this question a lot. People who ask this question do not mean any harm by asking it and I know that, but it still drives me bananas. It’s a question that has been asked time-after-time during my 14 months of being a working mom. It can be constant especially when I have to work late or… Continue reading

Behind the Brats Oktoberfest Planning

There’s a reason that I have been a little M-I-A on the blog lately: We are less than 10 days away before we host our largest Festival in Downtown McKinney – Oktoberfest! Every day for the last few weeks has been non stop McKinney Oktoberfest planning. We are very excited to see the event in action.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes… Continue reading

Braun ThermoScan 5 Ear Thermometer Review


How fitting that after weeks of complaining about my current thermometer, I was luckily chosen to receive the Braun Thermoscan 5 Ear Thermometer compliments of Influenster. I had seen it on the shelves when I considered buying a new one, but I was not ready to commit $40 to purchase without testing it out. In the past, I have… Continue reading

I Heard the News Today

I heard the news that someone I used to work with passed away and lost her battle with cancer.

She had a wonderful spirit, outgoing personality and was a great female leader in her field. She was always smiling. She was always laughing. Never one to judge, always there to help. To some she was a mentor, a friend, and… Continue reading

DIY Baby Shower Gift Baskets

Baby fever is running wild lately within my circle of friends and so are the baby showers. When it comes to giving baby shower gifts, I love to team up with another friend to create custom gift baskets.  They are complete with baby necessities with a few fun extras.

I… Continue reading

Letting go of Perfection in a Perfect Society

Over the last year, I have really struggled to find balance in my life as a new working mom. It has been a challenge to find time to do the things that I have always loved and cherished: writing, catching up with friends, working out, walking the dog, having a date night with my husband and seeing family that don’t… Continue reading

12 Back to School Teacher Gift Ideas

School is right around the corner and parents are rejoicing while teachers are probably feeling otherwise. Although I am in no rush for my little one to grow up and go to school (other than lowered daycare expenses), I do look forward to the opportunity to make fun gifts for her teachers. I have rounded up 12 Back to… Continue reading

Our First Family Photography Session

They say the third time is the charm.  Our first take at taking photos of Reese was a flop. Read here… 2nd try she was sick and here we are now. Taking photos of babies/toddlers is a crapshoot, but I think it’s safe to say we finally were able to all pull it together and make these wonderful… Continue reading

7 Reasons I am in Denial about my Baby Growing Up

They say the first step of the grieving process is denial. I am confident that I am mourning the loss of the infant chapter as my baby is now growing into an independent and strong-willed toddler.

There were many times (mainly late at night) when I was ready for the infant chapter to be over and for the… Continue reading

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa Review


 Lost Pines Resort
We packed our belongings, kids and took a road trip to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa for a mini family vacation. Located in a small town named Bastrop near Austin, this resort definitely did not disappoint. The landscaping and wilderness of the 405 acre property is eye catching, welcoming and beautiful. The resort is… Continue reading

Usborne Books & More Review and Giveaway

Usborne Books & More Review & Giveaway

Usborne Books & More Review & Giveaway

Usborne Books & More

It’s amazing how a certain book can bring on a great childhood memory. I decided early on that books will be a part of Reese’s life in a consistent basis. It can be tempting to skip bedtime when I have been working all day, but I feel that story time is important and a great way to… Continue reading

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Hey there, I am Michelle from Mind of Meesh. In between juggling a toddler, a teen stepson, a mellowed out husband and a crazy labradoodle, I also work full-time in event planning and marketing for a North Texas suburb.

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