Melissa Haak

Melissa is mom to 4 kids and 2 angels. She chronicles the sticky bits of motherhood at Peanut Butter in my Hair.

E-mail Melissa at mamab.blogger@gmail.com

Past articles

Fun for Chicago kids at the Lake County Fair

Little city slickers can come face-to-face with country living thanks to animals, tractors and other kid-friendly attractions. Check out these tips for tackling the fair with kids. Read...

 

Saying goodbye: Explaining death to children

If death is difficult for some adults to understand, imagine what it's like for children.  Read...

 

Be nice: Chicago mom reminds you to mind your manners

Words sting. Especially when they are directed toward children and families. Melissa is tired of the judgment.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: Parenthood, like running a race, is over in the blink of an eye

It's been four years and four pregnancies since Melissa trained for marathons. She is starting to train again and had an aha moment as she hit the pavement. Read...

 

Laid-back summer: Chicago family ditches overscheduled plans

Melissa isn't overscheduling her kids' summer. She and her family plan to just go with the flow. Read...

 

Chicago mom: Winning the daily clothes battle with toddlers

This closet fashionista's little girls dress themselves (really!) so stop judging her fashion sense. Read...

 

Chicago moms unite to raise awareness for Postpartum depression

Join moms across the globe on June 21 for the annual Climb Out of Darkness event to raise awareness for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: Let kids just be kids

Kids are growing up too fast and some just aren't ready to take on adult roles. Melissa wants her kids to just be kids.  Read...

 

For the love of toddlers: Why Chicago moms love this stage

Toddlers can be a handful, but they are also loving, curious and oh so funny. Here are some of the reasons moms love them! Read...

 
 



 
 
 
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