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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Having a big family in the suburbs
June 20, 2013
Her family isn't as big as the Duggars or the Gosselins, but Melissa Haak's reality is being the mother of four in the Chicago's suburbs.
A suburbanite rite of passage: Our first garage sale
June 13, 2013
With no more babies on the way, Melissa's family is holding their first garage sale.
The best part of summer vacation
June 6, 2013
Camps and classes can be fun, but sometimes the best part of summer vacation is just a simple play day.
Potty training: The cruelest joke of parenting
May 30, 2013
The cruelest joke of parenting is nothing works the same way twice, especially when it comes to potty training.
Children's music makes grocery store stopping tantrum-free
May 23, 2013
Have a two year old that goes grocery shopping with you? Just take Ralph along!
Taking a break from a full family calendar to enjoy the small moments
May 16, 2013
With the end of the school year, spring sports and outdoor activities, May can be more hectic than the holidays.
Letting go of the pressure of hosting a Pinterest-perfect party
May 9, 2013
Pinterest allowed me to take my party-throwing obsession to new heights. But in the end, it's not really about how picture-perfect the party is.
Cherishing every moment of breastfeeding with the last baby
May 2, 2013
Apologies to the mom in the park I was judgmental of. I now understand the resistance to stop nursing your youngest.
What's normal to think and feel after a miscarriage?
April 25, 2013
But really what is normal? I don’t even know anymore. My history, my loss has broken my mamma gut.
Choosing to keep the kids blissfully uninformed on the Boston Marathon bombings
April 18, 2013
We don't watch the news. We read the paper and listen to NPR before the kids wake up but we choose to keep them uninformed.