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Melissa R

Melissa R
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Melissa lives in Dryden Township. She is married to Paul and together they have 3 beautiful girls. Liliana, 6 and the twins, Violet and Izabel, 1.5. Melissa is an IVF mommy. She owns and runs Tender Journey, a line of jewelry and blog inspired by her journey through infertility. Melissa has 2 pretty rambunctious dogs, a small flock of chickens, and a few peacocks. She enjoys spending time with family and checking out local events with her girls.

What a New Heart Parent Needs From YOU!

My baby, Izabel, was 24 hours old when she was diagnosed with a heart condition and transported to a completely different hospital from me and her twin sister. The time after her birth and diagnosis...

If I Could Have Seen the Future, My Struggles Wouldn’t Have Made Me Stronger

If I could have looked ahead to the future, I would have been able to breathe. I would have been able to comfortably and fully understand that everything would turn out "okay." If I...

Closet Notes: An Alternative to the Traditional Baby Book

Some of you might have a baby book for your little ones. You might like a nice organized collection of baby pictures and lists to fill out. I am not sure if it was...

Tips For Coping When You Just Want to Opt-Out

Do you ever feel like you just want to opt-out? As clear as yesterday, I remember the day my husband was diagnosed with cancer. And again, as if it were happening this very minute, I...

If You Disagree With Me, Please Do Not “Unfriend” Me

One of my very best friends has completely opposite political views from me. Crazy, right? We don't agree on politics in most aspects, yet I call her my best friend. She remains one of...

Miscarriage: The Fear of Every Pregnant Woman

My miscarriage is probably no different from yours... My baby was here, growing, making plans, and then - just like that, my baby was gone.  That morning, I went into the ultrasound appointment excited to...

I Thank Doctors Every Time I Look at My Husband and Daughter

I love and appreciate doctors. I know we live in a Google-everything world, that facing a doctor can sometimes be scary, and that in our current sociological climate, western medicine has lost a little...

I am NOT an Independent Woman and Proud of it

I am a 33-year-old, stay at home mom of three and I am dependent on others. I am not an independent woman. I am married. I rely on my husband. I rely on him to...

The Robot Zoo Exhibit at Sloan Museum: Fun For the Whole Family

Robot Zoo: my honest opinion? It was one of the coolest exhibits I have been to with my kids. They were all able to push buttons, pull levers, throw balls, and camouflage into a wall.