Melissa Haak

Melissa is mom to 4 kids and 2 angels | writer | creator | localist with LittleLakeCounty.com. She once lived in heels and dreamed of traveling the world, now she lives in her minivan and dreams of a clean kitchen.

E-mail Melissa at [email protected]

Past articles

4 places that aren't zoos to see animals in the winter

True animal lovers aren't content waiting around for spring to see the animals they love. These four spots in Lake County will hold them over until the end of winter. Read...

 

Listen To Your Mother show returns to Chicago

Stories of motherhood are so powerful and the fourth annual LTYM show returns to Chicago to give mothers a voice. Read...

 

Last-minute gift ideas for kids in Lake County

Can't think of what to get your niece or the kid who cut your lawn all summer for Christmas? These last-minute gift ideas should help.  Read...

 

Wilmette Theatre's Charlie Brown a can't-miss for Chicago families

Mix the classic cartoon that you love with your favorite holiday tunes and you've got "It's Christmas Charlie Brown," Wilmette Theatre's family-friendly musical.  Read...

 

5 ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in Lake County

Take some time to appreciate the season of Thanksgiving with these fun events in Lake County. Read...

 

Cleaning house: Chicago mom adopts a more minimalist mentality

If you're stressed about how much clutter you have in your home, Melissa challenges you to play the Minimalist Game. Read...

 

Dealing with anxiety brought on by motherhood

Chicago mom Melissa knows what if feels like to be at the end of her rope. Despite coping methods and medication, at the end of the day, all she can do is hope tomorrow will be easier.  Read...

 

Knowing when to ask for help

Asking for help isn't always easy, but it's something every Chicago parent has to do at some point.  Read...

 

Chicago mom learns it's okay to say "no"

Chicago moms are used to doing it all, but remember, the Earth won't stop spinning if you decide to just say "no" every once in a while. Read...

 
 










 
 
 
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