A native of the New Orleans 'burbs, Melanie has lived in Baton Rouge since starting her bachelors degree at LSU way back in 2001. She earned her BA in Mass Communication and a master’s degree in Social Work both from LSU. In her professional life Melanie focuses on women’s mental health. Melanie and her husband Adam have been married for eleven years. They have a sassy 3 year old and an eleventh month old who keeps them on their toes. When not working or moming Melanie can be found exploring a new hobby, trying to “get organized” and avoiding the laundry. She loves sitcoms, traveling, iced coffee and carbs.

Easy, Post-Boil Crawfish and Corn Soup Recipe

Easy, Post-Boil Crawfish and Corn Soup Recipe You've had your crawfish boil; you've eaten until you can't eat anymore. You've peeled the leftover crawfish to use for something else, but what? Well, this quick soup...

70 Years of Marriage :: Advice for Lasting Relationships

Both my husband's and my grandparents have been married for 70 years. It is an almost unfathomable length of time. It is incredible to think about the things that they have witnessed as a...

How We Discovered Our Baby Has a Dairy Allergy

My infant has a dairy allergy and I've learned a lot about allergens in the last few months. In hindsight, there may have been signs. I was nursing and consuming dairy and, while she...

CAVA has come to Baton Rouge and It is Delicious and Kid Friendly!

You may have noticed that all of Zoe's restaurants around town have closed and are being replaced by CAVA. Let me tell you, this is a delicious and welcome change. I was a fan...

10+ Dairy-Allergy Safe Products that Actually Taste Good

10+ Dairy-Allergy Safe Products that Actually Taste Good When my infant was diagnosed with an anaphylactic milk allergy our entire food world was turned upside down. We did baby-led weaning, she was eating what we...