Melissa Burnett

Melissa Burnett
Melissa Burnett was born in New Jersey but moved to Ohio at the beginning of a school year where she thought her parents forgot her at Kindergarten and spent most of her first day in tears. Since then, she learned to transfer her imagination onto paper and write stories. She taught Title 1 Reading and wrote children’s books before embarking on her journey into parenthood. Melissa is a mother to twin boys and a younger boy who keeps her on her toes. She enjoys Friday stay home movie night with her boys and dreaming up business ideas with her extremely patient and loving husband. When she is not breaking up wrestling matches, Melissa and her husband spend their time working on rental cabins in Hocking Hills. They also enjoy popcorn and coming up with new popcorn flavors. Melissa promises she does not have motherhood figured out, but she does have many funny stories to share and a word of advice “when you go through the car wash with kids…make sure your window lock is on.” Follow her blog:
unique kids birthday gifts

Unique Kid’s Birthday Gift Ideas

Let’s be honest. When it comes to buying a gift for a kid’s birthday party (or for my own kids), I usually make a quick trip to Target. The typical gifts we shop for...
Summer Camps and Balance

Summer Camps and Finding Balance

True story. It is a Saturday morning at precisely 8:00 a.m. My husband and I have three computers out, trying to register three kids in the same week of summer camps. The camp is...
family fun day at Easton

Family Date Day at Easton

One of my favorite weekends of the year is when we have a family date day. We plan our day at Easton. Here are some ideas if you plan a date day with one...
Snow Day Rituals for Kids

Ten Rituals for a Snow Day!

As you watch the weather forecast for the upcoming week, you hear reports of a huge winter storm sweeping into your area, predicting heavy snowfall and icy conditions. As you wrap your head around...
BJ's Wholesale Club

Grand Opening: BJ’S Wholesale Club Store is New to New Albany!

  There is no denying that life is busy. From sporting events to school functions, families are constantly on the go. So, wouldn’t it be great to save some time (and sanity) and find a...
summertime snacks

10 Simple (and fun) Summertime Snacks

It is summertime! Time for sunshine, pools, running through sprinklers, bike rides, and of course....snacks! If your children are anything like mine, snacks are a staple of summer.  Just when I thought my latest...
columbus playgrounds

Five Columbus Playgrounds for All Ages

Warmer weather has arrived, and we cannot wait to explore around Columbus! One of our favorite activities is to visit playgrounds. However, instead of just the playground equipment, I realize we need to find...

Girls’ Weekend in Hocking Hills

It started three years ago when my girlfriends and I decided to plan an annual trip to Hocking Hills. Hocking Hills is a beautiful state park with over twenty-five miles of hiking trails, waterfalls,...
Ways to be a better listener

Active Listening Takes Practice!

We have all been there. Your friend is telling a story and you completely relate to the topic. You wait for that pause when you can interject your own experience or advice. You know...
Raising chickens

FAQ on Backyard Chickens

If you would have bet me a couple years ago that I would be writing an article on backyard chickens I would probably bet double or nothing. However, this past year has been similar...