Melissa is a mom of two and a member of MOTR (Mommy On The Run), and she holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology.
How many children do you have? I have two: My son is four years old, and my daughter is one.
What’s your favorite parenting tip? We make sure we put time together as a family first. Kids just grow up too fast!
What has surprised you most about parenting? How much I can love. Until I brought my son home I didn’t realize how much one can love another human being. That feeling is truly unexplainable and completely scary!
How do you get your kids to eat healthy food? They always have. Need to develop a taste for healthy food right from the beginning. My son thinks of fruit and vegetables as a snack.
How do you work exercise into your family’s life? We play outside, lots of walks together, and take swimming classes.
How do you recharge your batteries? I enjoy long run with friends, time alone in the evening with my hubby, good glass of wine, and a great book before bed.