Melissa A

Melissa A. and her husband have 2 young sons, E and M, and a new baby daughter. Melissa's son E has hearing loss and wears a cochlear implant. Melissa works as an administrative assistant for a non-profit and also runs a bullying prevention group and a book-related fan group, in addition to blogging for Empowering Parents. You can check out Melissa’s personal blog here.

Is There a Playdate Prejudice Against Working Moms?

By Melissa A


I have to wonder if there’s a play date prejudice against working mothers. Do our kids not get invited for play dates because their friends' mothers can’t drop them off until after we get home? And  of course, after school playdates can't be reciprocated, because we're working. My sons are around the ages where they should... Read more »

Fear of Planning: Why Is Scheduling So Hard as a Parent?

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I am very proud of myself today -- I just made an appointment for my older son, E, to have his vision checked. It took a second reminder from his school for me to make this appointment. I have recently developed a fear of making appointments and planning things. I need a major nudge to do... Read more »

Young Kids and Safety: Do You Have an Emergency Plan?

By Melissa A


My sons have become fascinated with talking on the phone. E even wants a cell phone of his own. However, I fear the day that either of them will accidentally (or just for the fun of it) dial 911 and get in trouble for doing so.  I decided to teach them about when they should... Read more »

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