Melissa

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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 @everyday.simple.mom.

Learning The Language of Toddlers

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Learning the language of toddlers is like learning a foreign language, but not like any of the ones they teach you in school! Before my daughter started talking, I remember a friend telling us how she'll soon say words that...

Fun Green Food Ideas

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With St. Patrick's Day on the horizon, you can make mealtime a little more festive for your children with these fun green food ideas!     If you read my Valentine's Day post last month, you know...

Hosting a Valentine’s Day Party

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Throw a fun and festive Valentine's Day party for your kids with these easy craft and food ideas!   I always feel a little blue come January and February after the three-month spree of holidays between...
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Playdough and More Homemade Fun

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The frigid winter weather often means being stuck indoors and with a toddler, that can spell trouble for everyone involved.  These homemade play ideas will help you both beat the winter blues.    Now that winter's in...

Reindeer Breakfast Treats

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These quick and easy Reindeer Breakfast Treats are a fun way to get your kids in the holiday spirit first thing in the morning!  This recipe for Reindeer Breakfast Treats is a little simpler than most...

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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This rich and creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is perfect for those evenings when it starts to get chilly and you need a meal to warm you up! This is one of my all time favorite...
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Pumpkin Pudding Cups

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Since it’s almost Halloween, today I’m bringing you a fun Pumpkin Pudding Cup recipe the kids can help with and the whole family will enjoy! Are you a fan of Halloween?  As a child I...

3 After School Smoothies

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I can hardly believe the kids have been back to school for a month already, can you? I’m not sure where the summer went, but it's time to get the 2016-2017 school year started! Once the school...