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February 2013

Chicago mom says women need to celebrate small victories


Posted Feb 27, 2014 10:37 AM

Melissa Haak reminds moms to remember they're doing the best they can each day.
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Chicago mom defends LEGO Friends


Posted Feb 20, 2014 10:33 AM

LEGO Friends, LEGO's new line of sets and kits marketed to girls has caused a lot of stir. Melissa believes that as long as kids are playing and learning, what difference does the color of the LEGOs make?
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Chicago mom says goodbye to babyhood


Posted Feb 13, 2014 11:08 AM

When you know you're on your last baby, it can be bittersweet. With her youngest's first birthday right around the corner, Melissa is packing up and saying goodbye to the last bits of babyhood.
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Chicago mom shares sanity-saving tips for brutal winter


Posted Feb 6, 2014 9:57 AM

Finding yourself hiding in a closet with a box of Girl Scout cookies? Melissa Haak has five better ideas to get through what's left of this nasty Chicago winter.
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Ignorance was bliss: New life after loss


Posted Feb 28, 2013 9:02 AM

Sometimes fear makes us stronger, and teaches us how to appreciate all the small things just a little bit more.
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Should parents stand back or push kids in sports?


Posted Feb 21, 2013 4:06 PM

How do you decide if and when to push your child because they have a talent but maybe not the drive?
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The gift of a bad picture


Posted Feb 14, 2013 12:10 PM

Thanks to a husband with a relentless love for his camera, Melissa Haak has years of great memories with her kids captured in 'bad' photos.
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Having a big family makes you the good kind of crazy


Posted Feb 7, 2013 2:45 PM

With her fourth child on the way, one mom explains just how special a large family can be.
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