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

Chicago mom: I hate my postpartum body

Melissa's body has done amazing things; it has given birth to four kids and breastfed them all for a total of four years combined. She should be proud of it, right? Read...

 

Chicago mom is done with babies

It's a milestone day ... Melissa's baby is no longer a baby. It's a bittersweet time in every mother's life.  Read...

 

Mixed emotions: Chicago mom longs for and dreads life without babies

Parenting is not for the faint of heart. The days are long, but time flies by so fast.  Read...

 

Chicago mom reflects on miscarriage, wonders "What if?"

At the time of her miscarriage, Melissa wished she had known of the wonderful organizations which help grieving parents.  Read...

 

Chicago mom steps out of her comfort zone

It's amazing what peek-a-boo purple highlights and a set of false eyelashes can do for a mom.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: Social media is ruining preschool

Melissa has seen a shift. Perhaps you have, too. Parents would rather view milestone moments - like the first day of school - through a camera lens instead of their own eyes.  Read...

 

Chicago mom carpool: Down with the van

Melissa is a stay-at-home-mom turned SIVM, a stay-in-the-van-mom! Where's the auto pilot when you need it?  Read...

 

Chicago mom wants to be a yes mom

How often do you say no to your kids in a day? Melissa is determined to change her ways. Read...

 

Chicago mom on living with depression

With depression in the spotlight following the death of actor Robin Williams, Melissa takes time to speak out about the disease, which affects her and so many others.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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