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.

We Need to Talk About Your Bra

Full-coverage, demi, sports, balconette, deep plunge, push-up, bralette ... Love them or hate them, bras are a wardrobe staple. Bras are foundational pieces in many senses, yet so many women despise them. We're doing...

Bubbles: The Chaos and the Calm?

Yes, this is a post about bubbles, the often demanded, universally loved by toddlers, almost guaranteed to be spilled, bottle of soapy water with a wand. I have a newfound appreciation for bubbles and...

My 5 Travel Must Haves

We love to travel. We’ve gone places near and far; exploring new places, cultures, and food is our idea of fun.  The downside to travel is the challenge of packing, being away from your...

Is Limited Screen Time a Disservice?

I logged into our daycare’s camera system and saw a picturesque scene; the teacher was seated on the floor with a gaggle of toddlers around her. They all appeared to be singing and swaying,...

A Mom in Search of a Hobby

I went to an allergist appointment a while back and he asked me a series of questions about home, work, and life. They were all things I expected, but near the end of the...