"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." (Aldo Leopold) Apparently, I cannot.

It’s All About Me

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See, I love my family so much that I spent my entire last post talking all about them, and completely left myself out of it. If I’m being honest, I didn’t even think about this until someone else mentioned it to me. (See how selfless I am?!)

But, I guess if we’re going to be spending even a little bit of time together, it’s true that you may want to know a little about me. So, here goes . . .

I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin’ on the porch with my family, singin’ and dancin’ down in Mississippi. {Cue scratching record sound.} Oh wait, that’s not me. (And if you don’t know who that is, I’m not sure we can be friends. Ok, now I feel guilty . . . If you really don’t know who that is, Google it, and then we can still be friends.)

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Super is handsome, eh?

This is me (and Super). He’s handsome, eh? Super is a Radiologist and is super smart. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. I married up. Don’t I know it! In more ways than one, I can assure you. But I digress.

My (real) name is Mackenzie, but around here I’m known as Mamma, Kenz, or Hun. First and foremost my profession is being a mommy to my three amazing children. If you missed my post introducing them, you can read all about them here.

I could not have become a mommy without my husband. (You all know how that works, but if you need a refresher, I once again direct you to Google. Oh, and dad, if you’re reading this, all our babies were delivered by the stork.) Seriously, though, we make a good team, and I’m so happy to be on this crazy journey with him. If you can believe it, we met in middle school–we were (on again, off again) high school and college sweethearts, and we got married a few years after graduating college. In the past 10 years, we have made it through his med school, my grad school, three moves, and now almost all of his residency (he finishes up this summer, woot woot)! Super is the smartest person I know. But, most importantly, he’s hot he is a great husband and amazing father.

Aside from my mommy duties, I am also an editor. (But, as I mentioned in my first post, please do not take this to mean that all of my posts are going to be perfectly written–I’m ok with that, so you can be too.) I absolutely LOVE words–even after reading so much for work, I am still an avid reader and, with the start of this blog, becoming more of an avid writer (unless you classify all of the rewriting I do when editing, and then you’d have to consider me an uber avid writer). My foray into writing, actually happened very early on with my first work, a little book I wrote titled The Dunkin Donut Family. I was 7, and my mom actually sent it away to get it published. Not surprisingly, it was (very politely) rejected. This experience obviously didn’t have a negative impact on me, as I ended up joining the publishing world, wielding my red pen and staunchly defending the serial comma. (Seriously, don’t get me started.) Before kids, I worked at a few different publishing companies, but these days, I work as a freelance editor, usually (ok, always) in my lounging attire, on the couch. It’s the best office I’ve ever had.

So, there you have it; now you know a little more about me. But just for fun, here’s a little bit more, in no particular order . . . Likes: serial commas, exclamation points, em-dashes, adding commentary in parentheses (if you don’t know this by now, go back and read through my posts so far–see what I did here?!); sleep, although I don’t get nearly enough these days (same goes for showers); imagination; Italian and Mexican food, cheese, key lime pie, churros, diet Pepsi; handwritten notes; pretty much anything about vampires; chapstick (like, I’m addicted); sarcasm; Brad Pitt; my hair; flip flops; anything cute and cuddly; vacuuming; my favoritest pair of holey, black, super comfy yoga-type pants. Dislikes: bad drivers; snow (god, I hate snow); people that say, “I need [this or that]” when ordering food or whatever, instead of saying, “I would like,” or “May I please have”; doing the dishes, laundry, dusting, folding fitted sheets; swimming in the ocean or any other body of water that isn’t a pool–I have an irrational fear of sharks and other creatures of the deep; running; lint; the phrase, “just sayin”; when people put the toilet paper on the roll so that it comes off the bottom, not over the top . . .

I could go on and on about what I like and what I don’t, but I guess the important thing here is that you enjoy reading my writing, whether I prefer grape or strawberry jelly or whether I do or do not like watching “Pretty Little Liars.” (For the record, strawberry all the way, and absolutely I do!)

Thanks for taking a few minutes to get to know me a little better. Now I need to run to catch up on all the laundry that’s been piling up. Uggghhhh.

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Author: Mamma Wild Thing

I'm a mamma to four little wild things and can't imagine life any other way. (Well, most days.)

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