Peanut Butter in my Hair

Chicago mom steps out of her comfort zone

It's amazing what peek-a-boo purple highlights and a set of false eyelashes can do for a mom.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: Social media is ruining preschool

Melissa has seen a shift. Perhaps you have, too. Parents would rather view milestone moments - like the first day of school - through a camera lens instead of their own eyes.  Read...

 

Chicago mom carpool: Down with the van

Melissa is a stay-at-home-mom turned SIVM, a stay-in-the-van-mom! Where's the auto pilot when you need it?  Read...

 

Chicago mom wants to be a yes mom

How often do you say no to your kids in a day? Melissa is determined to change her ways. Read...

 

Chicago mom on living with depression

With depression in the spotlight following the death of actor Robin Williams, Melissa takes time to speak out about the disease, which affects her and so many others.  Read...

 

Chicago mom celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Melissa never wanted to breastfeed past six weeks, and yet here she is, four children later, having logged four-and-a-half years of breastfeeding time.  Read...

 

Keep or toss: What to do with your kids' used clothes in Chicago

Whether you have one child or five, you've likely accumulated a ton of clothes for them. Use these tips to decide what's a treasure and what belongs in the trash. Read...

 

Beyond the tot lot: 5 best playgrounds in Lake County

Who's up for a playground crawl? Melissa rounded up the top five playgrounds for mixed ages in Lake County. Read...

 

Fun for Chicago kids at the Lake County Fair

Little city slickers can come face-to-face with country living thanks to animals, tractors and other kid-friendly attractions. Check out these tips for tackling the fair with kids. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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