Melanie grew up in the New Orleans area. She has lived in Baton Rouge since starting her bachelors degree at LSU. Melanie has a 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. She also has a passion for group therapy. Melanie and her husband Adam have been married for nine years. They have a one year old son. In her personal life Melanie can be found trying out a new hobby, trying to “get organized” and avoiding the laundry. She loves sitcoms, traveling, iced coffee and carbs.

Why Can’t I Go to Sleep?

The kids are in bed, the household responsibilities are done and you climb into bed to sleep, but you don’t sleep. You check your email, or lie awake thinking of all of the things...

COVID-19 Vaccine: To Do or Not To Do?

The COVID-19 vaccine is definitely a hot-topic and one that can often lead to debate. Vaccines in general can lead to heated discussions.  I’m not here for the debate. I am here to share...

Teaching Your Toddler to Tidy Up

Kids really are amazing. They are so observant of the world around them and, of course, are excellent mimics. We’ve all heard tales of little ones repeating stories or words that they shouldn’t be...

Challenge :: What is Your 2021 Mission?

At the end of one year, and start of a new one, you often see post after post, story after story, of best of lists and resolution ideas. There are stories about why resolutions...

Holiday Hard Times and a Side of Self-Care

It’s the holiday season! That means joy and parties and happy people all around right? That’s what we want it to be, but unfortunately for a lot of parents it means stress, worry and...

Groupthink and the Power of the Mom Group

I am a first time mom. I feel like that is almost a confession, but really it’s important. It means that I often need advice or feedback. There are moms around me: sisters, family,...

Gleaming with Guilt or Taking the Time for Family

My son turned one at the end of August. We didn’t have the celebration we had imagined, but we did get to celebrate him and the fact that we made it through the first...