Parenting: Optical Illusion?


By Melissa Mensavage   Last week I attended a webinar offered by the boys school corporate marketing department.  This company is no different than any other major corporation, has a corporate headquarters, department heads, etc.  However, they are expanding their community outreach programs and making themselves more reachable to the parent community.   They are still […]

Walk the Line


By Melissa Mensavage For the last few months I’ve felt stretched very thin.  No solid focus on any one thing.  No completion of a task fully. I hate unfinished projects or tasks.  I mean literally, I’ll wash half of the dishes.  Or get one of three loads of laundry done. Is this motherhood in general? […]

Dealing with Post-Partum Depression: “These are NOT the Baby Blues”


  At the end of this month I will have what I hope to be my final appointment with my doctor for my post-partum depression diagnosis I had received after I gave birth to my youngest son, Theo.  Eighteen months of periodic check-ups with my primary care physician, bi-weekly therapy appointments and countless mornings where […]

What Do You Want To Do When You Grow Up?

boys backyard

By: Melissa Mensavage Is this career burn-out, just plain ol’fashioned boredom or a midlife crisis? I sit here at my desk in an office cubicle that has beige walls.  I hear the pounding of keyboards all around me.  People are huddled by the coffee machine, moreso now that the company has decided to offer free […]

The Challenges of Dating as a Single Parent

my last boyfriend, three months prior to my first pregnancy.

I think I’ve talked about this before.  Its always on my mind. Dating. I don’t even know where to start with it.  Even sitting down to write this I have many long pauses between sentences and thoughts. I should probably start with I never was a big dater, even in high school.  I remember clearly […]