Melissa is a Central Ohio native who’s been living in Columbus for the past decade. After graduating from Miami University and living in Boston for a few years, she’s happy to call the capital city of Columbus her home. Melissa’s currently a stay at home mom to Emily and Thomas who are four and one year old. When Melissa’s not chasing around her kids and changing diapers, she loves to cook, decorate her home, try out local restaurants, read a good book and those first sips of her morning coffee! She's recently hopped on the decluttering bandwagon and is sharing her journey on her insta-blog at

My Costco Top 10

Are you a Costco Member? My husband and I originally joined several years to save money on diapers, but in the years since we've found so many other products we love as well! We only...

Wendy’s Says “Thank You” to Parents with a Breakfast Giveaway

Thank you to our partners at Wendy's for sponsoring this post and allowing us to try several of their delicious breakfast items! As always, all opinions that follow are those of the author. If you're...

Exploring South Haven, Michigan with Kids

At just five hours away from Columbus, South Haven, Michigan was the perfect little getaway for our family's summer vacation. It had a quaint downtown area, nice restaurants and most importantly, a beach for the...

5 to Try: Ice Cream Shops

Summer is here, which means it's time to get out and everyone's favorite warm weather treat - ice cream! It can be easy to visit the same ice cream shops over and over again,...

Cooking with Kids: Breakfast

Getting kids into the kitchen to help at an early age has so many benefits. I've found that cooking with kids helps my two little ones learn about listening, counting, tasting new foods as...

Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

With Easter on the horizon, it's time to start thinking about Easter basket ideas! I'm always excited to put something together for my kids! Are Easter baskets fun for you to put together too? Since...

Netflix Favorites: Romance Edition

How is it possible we have so many different television viewing options these days, but still can never seem to find something to watch? We got rid of cable years ago, but even with...

25 Days of Christmas Ideas

I've always wanted to do a special "25 days of Christmas" for my kids, but have never gotten around to doing it. Have you done this before? I think about it around the beginning or...
crafting with dad and daughter

Bringing Fathers + Daughters Together with Hero + Her

My husband always wanted to have a daughter. So, when we were expecting our first child and found out it was a girl, I know he was already thinking about how he would create...
Christmas Cookies

Decorating Cookies with Kids

Do you enjoy decorating cookies with your kids during the holiday season? Last year my good friend and I, who each have two kids the same age, decided to forgo  buying Christmas gifts for each...