Melissa is a Waukesha native and is raising her boys in the same neighborhood she grew up in. Her friends call her Mel. She’s a single, full-time working mama to three boys (12 and 8) and an angel. Mel lives on coffee and Diet Coke. After the boys are in bed, she spends her nights making lunches, doing dishes and crocheting to crime TV. She loves trying new things and laughing until her sides hurt. Mel is daughter, sister, mother, auntie, godmother, coworker and friend … but most of all she says, “I’m just messy me.”
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The Best Birthday Ideas in Milwaukee for Adults

I don't care if you are an adult or child, birthday parties are fun and a time to celebrate. But sometimes it can be hard to come up with birthday ideas in Milwaukee for...
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Dear Dad, I’m Sorry

Dear Daddy, It's been exactly five months, two days, twenty-two hours and forty-four minutes since you left this world. You traveled so much when I was growing up, but I've never missed you like this...

The Ultimate Milwaukee Spring Bucket List

Although it often doesn't seem that way, eventually winter in Wisconsin does come to an end! Once spring officially hits, we at MKE Moms Blog want to help you make the most of it....

My Ex-Husband’s Girlfriend :: I Want to Like Her

My ex-husband of almost 5 years went off and got a girlfriend. They've been together for almost a year...and I'm not coping well. Like, seriously, this whole situation is making me lose my mind....

Learning to Love the Life I Never Wanted

I'm going to be brutally honest. I hate my life. I hate that I live alone. I hate that I have an ex-husband who argues with me all the time. I hate parenting by myself...

Milwaukee Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide

The pregnancy and postpartum period can be filled with lots of joy, but it can also be overwhelming when researching all of your options. For many parents, there seem to be way more questions than there...

What Strong Women Tell Themselves Every Day

People tell me that I'm strong. They tell me that I do things they could never do. They say things like, "I look up to you." Or "I don't know how you do it."...

I am THAT Mom. We are THAT Family.

My kids are more than I can handle. The life they were given is more than they can handle. We're in counseling. We talk about feelings. We pray together. We are doing the best that we can. We're just struggling.

“Best Ever” Birthday Parties Happen at the YMCA

Finding time to plan a birthday party for my kids has always felt like an impossible task. I'm either totally intimidated by all of the Pinterest parties my friends are throwing or I'm losing...

I Thought I was Over My Divorce….Until

I'm writing in the wee hours of the night, when my family is fast asleep. Can I borrow your ear? Though I should be sleeping, I can't stop thinking.  I've been divorced for three years now,...