If you browse around here for long, you'll find most of the posts are written by me, Melissa, the founder of Mommy Living the Life of Riley. I started this blog back in February 2010 as a social and creative outlet for myself. As a brand new stay-at-home mom, I found that I was watching way too much Maury Povich and my brain was rotting in the process.
I longed to do something which would challenge my computer skills and keep my writing skills sharp. I also wanted to find a way to help supplement my family's income in order to ease the burden on my husband. I couldn't be happier with the path I've taken and have been blessed to find something that I'm good at and that I thoroughly enjoy. Who can call it work when you're doing something you love?
I'm a former Science teacher with a bachelor's degree in Genetics from Texas A&M University. I'm married to my college sweetheart, Michael, and have a snappy, sweet and fiery little girl named Riley. My best pal and dog of 12 years, Noel, rounds out our family and for once in my life, I feel like the white-picket fence girl I've always aspired to be.
I consider myself a jack of all trades and love knowing a little bit about everything. I can shop like nobody's business and sniff out a bargain a mile away. I'm an accomplished saxophone player, karaoke singer and rapper, pool player and bowler. I love making things with my hands which is why I've dabbled in everything from wood working to scrapbooking, needlecrafts of all kinds and sewing.
Recently, I even became an inventor and both my husband and I have started our own small business together, called MCM Inventions. Toothpaste 2 Go, the patent-pending invention currently available through Toothpaste2Go.com, allows you to convert your full-sized tube of toothpaste into as many travel-sized tubes as you need, saving both time and money.
I'm a self-taught "webmaster" and am proud to say that I designed this blog myself through painstaking research and plenty of experimentation. I love learning and hope that I'm able to stay busy and active as long as I live, both physically and mentally. I'm a firm believer that life is what you make it and that attitude and outlook are everything.
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