Melissa Long

I have a small 3 person family- my 6 year old little girl, Ellie and my husband Matt. I have 3 fur babies, my dog Jack-Jack ( Dachshund) and my two cats Harry and Mickey. I have battled infertility for a while, and I am willing to talk with any woman in the same battle. I work Full time as a teacher at a local daycare. I am a University of Cincinnati student. I'm finishing up my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education! Never too late to go for a dream folks. In my free time, I enjoy: church, all things Disney, reading, writing and quiet times with my family. I'm a simple girl! It does not take very much to make me happy. You will see me at the grocery store with my messy bun and yoga pants on, that's for sure.

5 Tooth Fairy Ideas for the Lazy Mom

During dinner one night, my daughter Ellie freaked out while eating corn-on-the-cob. Mommmmmyyyyyy my tooth feels funny."  Welp, it was loose, and it was time for Momma (aka the Tooth Fairy) to come up with a...

My Anxiety is Not Like Yours

Yours isn't like mine either... I wanted to open up and talk about a taboo topic, anxiety.  This makes me feel vulnerable. Weak. Not good enough. All those lies that I tend to believe about myself....

10 Great Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

Fathers can sometimes get the short end of the stick when it comes to their special day! Why should Moms get all the attention?! Well, I decided to create a list of crafts to...

Being Motherless on Mother’s Day

My Mom died on December 16, 2007 after a long battle with complications from diabetes. She was so young, only 47. Even though it has been almost 12 years (wow), I still struggle with...

Series: Mommy’s Having Surgery – Before the Big Day

A few weeks ago, I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I've been suffering from pain, numbness and weakness in my hands for quite some time. After a series of events, I'm headed to...
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Cincinnati & NKY guide to Local Donut Shops

Does anyone really need an excuse to eat donuts? Well, if you do, then let us help! Partaking in some delicious goodness from any of the local establishments listed below is not only going...

9 Fun Valentine’s Day Activities for the Kids

I cannot believe I'm writing a Valentine's Day Blog already.  Seriously, wasn't it just the Holidays?! But I digress. I love doing theme activities with my daughter, Ellie. She's at the perfect age when she finds...

Meal Prepping for Lazy Moms

Okay Moms. I'll be the first to admit, I'm lazy. However, I was recently diagnosed with PCOS.  I had to change my diet into low carb, high protein plan. I was overwhelmed at first....

10 DIY Kids Christmas Ornaments

Christmas time is right around the corner. It is literally my favorite time of year. My daughter Ellie loves to do art projects! I decided to research some easy DIY Christmas ornaments to make...

4 Reasons Why I Love My Job

I've been working at a local grocery store chain in customer service for almost a year now. I've heard a couple of these phrases over time:  "Isn't a career important to you?"  "You should put your...