Melissa is mom to 4 kids and 2 angels. She chronicles the sticky bits of motherhood at Peanut Butter in my Hair.
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The vaccine debate in Chicago isn't just black and white
March 6, 2014
Melissa is standing in the middle of a hot topic among parents: vaccines.
Chicago mom says women need to celebrate small victories
February 27, 2014
Melissa Haak reminds moms to remember they're doing the best they can each day.
Chicago mom defends LEGO Friends
February 20, 2014
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?
Chicago mom says goodbye to babyhood
February 13, 2014
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.
Chicago mom shares sanity-saving tips for brutal winter
February 6, 2014
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.
New Kohl Children's Museum exhibit explores seasons in Japan
January 30, 2014
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.
Tragedy hits too close to home for one Chicago family
January 29, 2014
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?
Chicago mom shares tips on handling sick kids and hospital visits
January 16, 2014
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.
Chicago moms to be heard
January 9, 2014
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.
No New Year's resolutions for one Chicago mom
January 2, 2014
Tired of setting herself up for failure with resolutions, Melissa Haak chooses instead to pick one word to help her throughout the year.