Melissa Fenton
Frat house mother to four sons, wannabe bakery and yarn shop owner, cookbook-hoarding adjunct librarian, badass mother runner, and sometimes a humor writer.

Entries by Melissa Fenton

5 cosas diferentes que voy a hacer este año por mis hijos en la escuela

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2014 | 3:57 AM

1. Voy a decir que no.

Durante 12 años seguidos, he tenido hijos en la escuela elemental, media, o en el instituto. Ya no soy esa mamá primeriza ansiosa por llevar al niño a la guardería y dispuesta a presentarse como voluntaria para ser el contacto de los demás padres,...

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You Won't Believe How Fast It Goes By Now

(4) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 12:51 PM

I remember everything about that morning. The breakfast, the getting dressed in the tiny navy shorts and uniform polo, tying his shoes, packing his favorite lunch foods in the Blue's Clues lunch box. I remember the sad drive there, and thinking silently in my head, "Is he going to be...

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5 Ways I Will Be a Different School Mom This Year

(33) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 4:07 PM

1. I will say "no."

I have had a child in elementary, middle, or high school for 12 straight years now. I am no longer the new, eager kindergarten mom ready and willing to throw my hand in the air to volunteer and be the homeroom parent contact, fundraising chairwoman...

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The South in Your Mouth

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 4:25 PM

Southern food has come a long way, and so have southern cookbooks. Gone are the days of red gingham lined pages filled with chicken 'n dumpling, fried okra, and peach cobbler recipes. Modern southern cooking has spawned a new crop of talented foodies and chefs, born and raised in the...

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Retailers, Can I Have a Moment? It's Called Summer.

(8) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 4:09 PM

They are BACK. Already. School supplies are back in stores. On the heels of the 4th of July, while I am still in hamburger-inhaling, watermelon-slurping and pool-swimming mode, I've seen them. The golden square boxes of crayons stacked up and standing tall, almost grinning. The rainbow colors of spiral notebooks,...

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Lassen Sie Ihre Kinder einen Sommer wie in guten, alten Zeiten erleben

(3) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 6:58 PM

Der Juni ist schon fast wieder vorbei. Alle Pinterest-Seiten, Facebook-Profile und Familien-Magazine sind jetzt voll mit Vorschlägen, was sie diesen Sommer unbedingt mit ihren Kindern unternehmen sollten. ALS. OB.

Als ob wir noch mehr Beschäftigungen bräuchten. MEHR! Als ob ich rumsitzen - na gut, rumliegen - würde in meinem...

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10 Ways to Give Your Kids an Honest-to-Goodness 1970s Summer

(132) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 6:10 PM

It is officially June. The Pinterest pages, Facebook feeds and family magazine features are loaded up with all the activities you should do with your kids this summer. AS. IF. As if we need more activities. MORE I say! As if I am sitting here, OK, really lying here in...

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