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Peanut Butter in my Hair

Melissa lives in her minivan and dreams of a clean kitchen. She chronicles the sticky bits of motherhood at Peanut Butter in my Hair.

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Meet Melissa Haak

Melissa is mom to 4 kids and 2 angels. She chronicles the sticky bits of motherhood at Peanut Butter in my Hair.

About this blog

Melissa is mom to 4 kids and 2 angels. She once lived in heels and dreamed of traveling the world, now she lives in her minivan and dreams of a clean kitchen. She chronicles the sticky bits of motherhood at Peanut Butter in my Hair. She left the city for the suburbs and frequently finds herself lost. She created Little Lake County, to help parents find out what's going on and where to go, but she still can't find the Peanut Butter at her super-sized Target.

Visit her blog at PeanutButterInMyHair.com and follow her on Twitter at @PBinmyHair.

 

 

Chicago mom shares back-to-school tears


Posted Aug 23, 2013 9:31 AM

As schools get back in session, moms and dads throughout the Chicago area are struggling with both excitement and melancholy. Melissa Haak realizes her baby is growing up too quickly.
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Pregnancy after miscarriage: How long to wait?


Posted Aug 15, 2013 10:26 AM

An intimate and touching conversation about pregnancy after miscarriage.
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Living through a vacation that doesn't go exactly as planned


Posted Aug 8, 2013 11:11 AM

The weather could be better. The baby is sick. The family is grumpy. What's a mom to do to save the family vacation?
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Family vacations are definitely worth the trouble


Posted Aug 1, 2013 9:51 AM

Sure it is a ton of work, but making a family vacation a priority is something the kids will remember long after the swimsuits and shorts are packed away.
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Are you friends with your siblings?


Posted Jul 25, 2013 9:48 AM

Raising siblings who get along isn't always easy, but starting young and laying the foundation for friendship can help.
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Being honest about the baby weight


Posted Jul 18, 2013 10:46 AM

Being a mother is hard on the body. But in order to take care of our kids, we need to take care of ourselves.
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Making time for me, mud or no mud


Posted Jul 11, 2013 3:26 PM

In training, and finally running, her first 5K since 2009, Melissa Haak found herself again.
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Learning to breathe: How I stopped juggling my tasks as a mom and started enjoying each moment


Posted Jun 27, 2013 3:16 PM

When I start adding more and more scarves to my juggling routine, my own priorities are left out of rotation. And that's not a good example for my kids.
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Having a big family in the suburbs


Posted Jun 20, 2013 11:05 AM

Her family isn't as big as the Duggars or the Gosselins, but Melissa Haak's reality is being the mother of four in the Chicago's suburbs.
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A suburbanite rite of passage: Our first garage sale


Posted Jun 13, 2013 10:25 AM

With no more babies on the way, Melissa's family is holding their first garage sale.
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