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Melissa Fleming

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Melissa Fleming lives in Prairieville, Louisiana with her husband, Blake, and their three beautiful daughters: Evelyn (4), Clara (2), and Chloe (1). She graduated from LA Tech with a B.A. in journalism and then earned her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in counselor education from UNO. She is the owner of MWF Counseling, LLC. In between seeing clients, chasing toddlers, and holding babies, she enjoys watching Real Housewives and drinking as much caffeinated tea as possible.

That Time We Had Two Babies in One Year

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There should be a more culturally inclusive term for “Irish twins.” Clearly, “Irish twins” is a derogatory expression. However, there is value in a phrase that adequately describes the experience of giving birth to...

101 Ideas for Self-Care

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Throughout my career as a therapist, I have uncovered a couple of topics that always come up in sessions. Self-care ranks in the top three, easily. Self-care is the intentional choice to do something for...

Dreading the Grind

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Mornings do not make my soul shine. Mornings are an obligatory precursor to the part of the day when my brain and body can consider what a productive day could be. Because my husband used...

Make Today a Boat Day

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The search for relief in the sauna of summer is on. One possible solution? Family boat day! My husband is a merchant mariner with an unlimited master oceans license and a master of towing...

Why Therapy is Different than Having Lunch with a Friend

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Sometimes, it feels good to let it all out. To process, to free yourself of all the worries and thoughts that grate your nerves. It’s normal, it’s healthy, but depending on who your audience...

A Mother’s Prayer During Dark Times

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We live in an imperfect world. I used to live life somewhat unbothered by the tragedies of the world. It was easier to disconnect from that stream of sadness. Maybe it is because I...

How to Host Happy House Birthday Parties for Littles

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Birthdays are a big deal for our kids. If we successfully host a fun party for our kids, they obsessively talk about it for a year. Childhood memories, check. Here is how we do...

To the “Best Moms” :: Thanks for Being Everything

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Moms come in many shapes, sizes, and creeds. But a “best mom” can be spotted from a mile away. I have had blessings, hardships, and everything in between in my life. (Haven’t we all?) I...

Perfect Bacon for Exhausted Moms Who Hate to Cook

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It is comical that I, a mom free of any culinary ability, would offer up a recipe blog. You should probably not ask me for advice on how to make dinner for your children....