Melissa

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Melissa is a stay at home mother to two beautiful children. Kyle (5) and Ashley (1) are the joy of her life. She is also a special needs mommy and feels like she could practically be half doctor at times. Melissa loves her flower garden and capturing moments of both her children and the beauty of nature with her camera. She also loves Jesus, thunderstorms, and chocolate. Melissa desires to encourage others through her writing and loves to share her journey of faith through motherhood by blogging at melissadames.com.
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What Do I Put in that Thing? A New Mom’s Guide to Diaper Bag...

I love how nowadays there are all these mommy groups online where we can vent, get advice, share stories, and ask each other questions. I belong to several of them and someone was asking...

The Precious Moments of Parenthood

My five year old son gave me a kiss right on the lips on the way into school this morning.  I didn’t ask for it either, he just did it.  My heart was overflowing. ...

Replacing Offense with Maturity

“Maturity is when a person hurts you, and you try to understand their situation; not hurt them back.” I wish, no, I pray, that more “adults” would start displaying more of that type of maturity. ...

Sippy Cup Woes: Tips for Transition

So your little is ready to move on from the bottle but is not yet ready to drink from an open cup. Or maybe you just don't WANT them to have access to a...

He has autism? I had no idea!

If autism has a “look,” apparently my son doesn’t have it.  To the casual observer, it might appear at times (when we’re not having a meltdown in the store because mommy did not take...

Transitioning From One To Two

Transitioning from one child to two is a big deal.  I know that many moms can be pretty apprehensive at the thought of wrangling ANOTHER one.  There are two common worries that you might...

A First Time Mom’s Guide To Diaper Bag Packing

I love how nowadays there are all these mommy groups online where we can vent, get advice, share stories, and ask each other questions.  I belong to several of them and someone was asking...

Expect the Accident! Keeping Kids Safe While Driving.

Most accidents are preventable.   Nobody thinks they are going to get into an accident when they put the key into the ignition and pull into the street.   Most of you set out, kids...

Did You SEE How Much Weight She’s Gained?

The holidays are upon us, and for some of us, it’s that one time of year that we get to see certain family members.  Usually, I am filled with excitement to see family again. ...

Too Soon For Christmas

My son LOVES Christmas. He loves everything about it. The presents, the decorations, the lights… But most of all, he loves The Polar Express. We first played the movie for him when he was...