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:
books for kids that make you laugh

Picture Books that Leave Us with a Case of the Giggles

I savor the moments we enjoy a book together. My twins are getting older and diving into chapter books independently.  I know the times we gather together with the whole family and enjoy good...

Fun One Time Classes without the Commitment

Spring is here! I don't know about you, but we were more than ready! I enjoy smelling the flowers blooming, tasting the sweetness of an afternoon popsicle, and hearing the laughter of neighborhood friends...

Saying Goodbye to a Family Pet

It is a bittersweet journey down memory lane as I scroll through the pictures on my phone and see our sweet family pet. You, our dear fur baby, were with me before I met my...
peanut allergy

A Letter of Gratitude from a Food Allergy Mommy

Dear Fellow Mom, Neighbor, Room Parent, Best Friend, I want to express how grateful I am for the role you have played in our family. I am not sure that you are aware that I...

Five Gifts For Kids That Have Lasted More Than Five Years

The holidays are approaching and when I think of the best toys in our house I try and make a mental note of the toys that have lasted the longest, or at least five...
hocking hills for families

Family Guide to Hocking Hills

What are the best places to visit when planning a day trip or getaway to Hocking Hills? Four years ago my family started visiting Hocking Hills when our three boys were still in diapers. We...
pandemic parenting

How To Be The Best Pandemic Parent

Sorry but I do not have the answer. There is no list of ways to be the best version of yourself during a once in a lifetime pandemic. There is no magic wand to...
when writing became a chore for kids

When Writing Became a Chore for My Sons

Writing is therapeutic for me. At a young age I preferred story writing to sports. I savored summers spent reading on my parent’s porch swing. I had such an imagination that many times I...

Fourth of July at Home

Fourth of July may look a little different this year but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Here are 20 quick ways to celebrate at home: Paint rocks: set out rocks, paint,...
visiting relatives during this virus

I Tried to Separate You: A Letter from the Virus

Dear World, I tried to give you a virus to separate you from each other. But instead, you found ways to connect through phone calls, letters, and visits six feet away. I tried to take away birthday...