Peanut Butter in my Hair

Chicago mom says goodbye to babyhood

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.  Read...

 

Chicago mom shares sanity-saving tips for brutal winter

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. Read...

 

New Kohl Children's Museum exhibit explores seasons in Japan

Your kids will love learning how nature plays a part in Japanese culture at Kohl Children's Museum's newest exhibit: Japan and Nature: Spirit of the Seasons. Read...

 

Tragedy hits too close to home for one Chicago family

Melissa and her family are coping as best they can after tragedy struck their community. But with more and more news of senseless violence, she asks herself what can be done to protect our kids? Read...

 

Chicago mom shares tips on handling sick kids and hospital visits

Melissa may not be a doctor, but after eight years as a mom she has learned tips and tricks for handling stressful and scary situations that come along with having a sick baby.  Read...

 

Chicago moms to be heard

Think no one in your house listens when you talk? You can be heard at this year's Listen to Your Mother event. Submissions begin Monday. Read...

 

No New Year's resolutions for one Chicago mom

Tired of setting herself up for failure with resolutions, Melissa Haak chooses instead to pick one word to help her throughout the year. Read...

 

Chicago mom caught up in the holiday whirlwind

Social media makes Melissa Haak feel like she's lacking -- until she remembers that she really has so much this holiday. Read...

 

Note to relatives: Stop Christmas Expectation Syndrome

The holidays with small kids are made especially tough when relatives pile on the guilt trip. Melissa Haak pleads,Just stop! Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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