Hello and welcome! My name is Michelle and amongst many other things, I am a parent, partner, dreamer, artist, traveler, and sharer of positive energy.
As far back as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be an artist and once upon a time even wanted to be an art teacher. I enjoy interacting with children and have always wanted to work with kids in some capacity. I babysat a majority of my pre-teen/teenage years, then became the “cool” aunt, and later a mother of my own 2 kiddos.
I took such great pride in my abilities as a child caregiver that I used to joke if a parent had a nanny cam on me, they’d probably learn a thing or two. Becoming a parent has, of course, completely humbled me in that regard. Parenting is HARD and until you have your own kids (or even if you DO have your own), it is far too easy to say, “If that was my kid…” OMG! STOP! Just. Stop. We’re all in this together!
After a very educational starter marriage (as many of us have experienced) and to my great fortune, I reconnected with my high school crush (and talented fellow artist) through Facebook. We now have 2 adorable tots to call our very own, a 7yr old son and 3yr old daughter.
I am constantly learning the amazing responsibilities that come with being a parent through the challenges, delights, and surprises that happen on a day to day and even moment to moment basis. I have such high regard and respect for parents, teachers, childcare providers, and those who advocate for and influence children positively.
I am beyond blessed to be able to work with my twin sister, Marsha to bring you the Tot Tails and spread positive messages of encouragement, joy, and love. I hope you and your tots enjoy these lovable creatures as much as we enjoy sharing them with you. Thank you so much for joining us!