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
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A Seasoned Mom’s Guide to Great Wolf Lodge

As I write this post, my family is returning from our fourth trip to Great Wolf Lodge! While Great Wolf Lodge isn’t necessarily my favorite place, my kids absolutely love it! Their eyes light...
Activities for young children

My Favorite Local Activities for Little Kids

When my daughter turned about two years old, I started to look for local activities for young children to put her in. I wanted her to have socialization with other kids and get some...

Fun Snow-Themed Foods

My kids are always more inclined to eat the food I make them when it looks fun! Is this the case with your kids, too? With winter here (and snow sticking around until spring...

My 10 Top Christmas Activities with Littles

Christmas is a magical time for little ones. There are so many Christmas activities going on and sometimes it can be hard to pick which ones to do! The following 10 activities have been my...

3 Ways to Read More as a Mom

I've always loved to read, but as a mom to little kids, it was hard to take time at the library to look for books for myself. While I know I could have read...
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5 To Try: Columbus Smoothie Shops

If you've read many of my prior posts, you know my kids and I are huge fans of smoothies! We usually make them at home, but sometimes it's also fun to explore Columbus to find...
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5 Cute Romances to Read in February

I love to read! How about you? Come February, the month of all things love, there's nothing better than reading a book about it! Here are a few of my favorite, cute romances to...
Holiday Treats

Cooking with Kids: Holiday Treats

Who doesn't like to get in the kitchen during the holidays? It's my favorite time of year to do some baking and making of food gifts and with sweets involved, my kids love to...
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Fun Foods for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away! To help everyone get into the spirit, I'm sharing a few fun Thanksgiving-themed food ideas! My kids have loved these over the years, and I hope yours do...
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5 Things to Make with Pumpkin

Once the calendar hits September, you see pumpkin foods on the menu everywhere! As an avid cook and baker, I love to make traditional pumpkin treats, but sometimes it's fun to use pumpkin in unexpected...