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.

Starting Kindergarten: 5 Things I Want Her to Know

Ellie won that llama herself at Kings Island just a few days ago! It was AWESOME! Summer has been amazing but it is coming to an end. School lists are here and the first...

4 Reasons Why Paw Patrol is Ridiculous

As a mother of a 5-year-old, I've seen way too many episodes of Paw Patrol to count. While watching these shows with my daughter, Ellie, I've noticed some weird and inconsistent things.  Or, I...

When My Daughter Taught Me a Lesson

I'm no supermom. I'll never be. I try my darndest to guide my 5-year-old daughter, Ellie, in the best way possible. We raise her with the parenting perspective of a Christian (previous post here)  Now,...

10 DIY Valentines

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Here are 10 DIY Valentines cards that you can use for anyone!  10 DIY Valentines cards Play-Doh Valentines - FREE printable (Free is for me!) HERE - "Valentine, I...
Dreams Come True in Unexpected Ways

Life Detours: Dreams Come True in Unexpected Ways

Moms, I'll be the first to admit that at 33-years-old, my dreams look totally different than they did years ago. My life totally turned out different than I thought it was going to. Let...
Heart of CMB: Operation Christmas Child

Heart of CMB: Operation Christmas Child

When I started attending my small church 10 years ago, I was instantly intrigued by how much they wanted to give. Not only does my church believe in giving to the community around us,...
Thanksgiving crafts

Thanksgiving Fun: Ten Crafts to Make with Your Kids

With Thanksgiving just around the corner (WOW, can you believe it, moms?!),  I've gathered some fun ideas to consider for  your family.   ( Links for instructions are in the BOLD title)  Reese's Turkeys- Fun...
Why I would dress my kid as Moana

Why I Would Let My Daughter Dress as Moana

Recently there was an article published on Delish with the title: Why You Shouldn't Dress Your Kid Up As Moana This Halloween. Click HERE to read it, as a reference. I'd like to put...

10 DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween can get pretty expensive! For those moms looking to go a unique and inexpensive route this Halloween, I've gathered a list of 10 DIY Halloween costumes for your child. Crafty or not, some...

Parenting in Faith {Perspectives in Parenting}

Why is faith important to me? I'm not going to be shy... our family lives a life of faith, rooted in a love of Jesus Christ. Our family (my husband, myself and my daughter,...