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Chicago mom: My kids are making me dumb

Please forgive Melissa for anything crazy she might say or do. She has toddler-induced dementia.  Read...

 

Chicago mom tells the story of her life, no one else's

Everyone feels envious at some point, but when Melissa does, she simply reminds herself that she is living her life, not anyone else's. And her life is just as special and important as anyone's.  Read...

 

Chicago kids learn through doing

Parenting is a learning process, but so is being a kid.  Read...

 

Feed your fuel: Chicago mom finds activities to motivate her

No matter what it ends up being, it's important for parents to find something that they can do in their free time that pushes them to be happier and healthier.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: My birthday is just another day...for now

Melissa won't have a big celebration for her birthday this year. She's too busy and too tired just being a mom. But she's okay with that. After all, there's always next year.  Read...

 

Take the nap: Chicago mom cherishes quiet time with kids

There will always be something that has to get done or someone that's waiting for you, but your kids will be grown before you know it. Take the time to cherish the quiet moments with them when you can.  Read...

 

The vaccine debate in Chicago isn't just black and white

Melissa is standing in the middle of a hot topic among parents: vaccines.  Read...

 

Chicago mom says women need to celebrate small victories

Melissa Haak reminds moms to remember they're doing the best they can each day. Read...

 

Chicago mom defends LEGO Friends

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?  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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