Melissa is mom to 4 kids and 2 angels. She chronicles the sticky bits of motherhood at Peanut Butter in my Hair.
Taking a break from a full family calendar to enjoy the small moments
May 16, 2013
With the end of the school year, spring sports and outdoor activities, May can be more hectic than the holidays.
Letting go of the pressure of hosting a Pinterest-perfect party
May 9, 2013
Pinterest allowed me to take my party-throwing obsession to new heights. But in the end, it's not really about how picture-perfect the party is.
Cherishing every moment of breastfeeding with the last baby
May 2, 2013
Apologies to the mom in the park I was judgmental of. I now understand the resistance to stop nursing your youngest.
What's normal to think and feel after a miscarriage?
April 25, 2013
But really what is normal? I don’t even know anymore. My history, my loss has broken my mamma gut.
Choosing to keep the kids blissfully uninformed on the Boston Marathon bombings
April 18, 2013
We don't watch the news. We read the paper and listen to NPR before the kids wake up but we choose to keep them uninformed.
I have postpartum depression and I'm not sad
April 11, 2013
Too many moms are going through PPD alone. We need to have conversations about our struggles, our sadness and our anger.
Cherishing the growing personality of my toddler
April 4, 2013
She dances on tables, steals cookies from the table and throws her body on the floor in tantrum. But she is loving. She is mine.
Feeling like a rookie mom with a new baby at home
March 28, 2013
No matter how many children you've had, having another baby always makes you feel like a newbie again.
I'm no superwoman: The truth about bringing home baby
March 21, 2013
Melissa can't remember the last time she showered, folded laundry or swept the floor. Please don't call her a "super mom" right now.
As a family grows, love multiplies
March 14, 2013
Your heart doesn't divide with each new child, it grows bigger with love.