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

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...

 

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...

 
 







 
 
 
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