Melissa Willets, Parents Magazine

Melissa Willets

Parents Magazine

New Jersey, United States

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Recent articles by Melissa:

Toddler Poses for Ellen Show-Themed Cake Smash and It's More Than a Little Fun

Photographer Ute-Christin Cowan created a cake smash themed around the TV personality's show. → Read More

If This Grieving Mom's Post Doesn't End Mom Judging, Nothing Will

This mom's post about how she lost her son in a freak accident is going to change you. It just is. → Read More

Want to Score a Spot on the Disney Parks Moms Panel? Now's Your Chance

Here's what you need to know to apply for one of the most coveted positions outside of working at the Magic Kingdom! → Read More

What the Internet Did With This Kid's Lost Toy Elephant Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Just when we thought the Internet didn't know how to play nice... → Read More

Video Hilariously Captures the Lengths One Mom Went to Escape Her Sleeping Baby

Mom pulls "top secret escape mission" to leave her sleeping baby's room for the night. → Read More

This Babysitter's DIY Baby Carrier Is Winning the Internet Today

You'll appreciate the creativity this sitter showed in order to keep Baby close while she made herself lunch. → Read More

How Much Would a Stay-at-Home Mom Be Paid Annually? A Lot!

A new survery has calculated how much the work of a SAHM would cost if she was paid for every task she did, and the result is a six-figure annual salary. → Read More

Trend Alert: Moms Are Leaving Diaper-Changing Care Packages in Public Restrooms

Another diaper care package was discovered in a Target bathroom over the weekend. → Read More

If You Feel Like Transporting Your Kids Is a Part-Time Job, Study Says You're Not Alone

Nearly 40 percent of the 1,000-plus parents surveyed spend more than 5 hours a week driving their kids around, and a third spend more than 10 hours. → Read More

Mom Posts Urgent Warning After Seat Belt Severely Injures Her 6-Year-Old

One mom wants to make sure what happened to her daughter will not happen to another child. → Read More

Hey Dads, Your Moods Impact Your Kids Big Time

New research links dads' stress levels and moods to kids' development in major ways. → Read More

I'm a Mom of Four, but Having One Kid Is Harder Than Any Other Number of Children

Studies may say having three or more kids is the most stressful, but this mom of four disagrees. → Read More

Inside the Creepy, yet Addictive World of Kids' YouTube Videos

Let us take you inside the banality of YouTube kids videos and songs, but we must apologize in advance for the Baby Shark YouTube lyrics you won't be able to get out of your head. → Read More

Why I’m considering an induction

I am 39 weeks pregnant with my fourth child. For weeks now, my labor has abruptly started and stopped. Last night, I had contractions that were so painfu… → Read More

My kids are even more excited for our rainbow baby’s arrival than I am!

Every night before they go to bed, my three kids ask their very pregnant mama, “Are you going to have the baby tonight?” Then they ask if we can pray to… → Read More

This is what a real postpartum body looks like

As a mom of three, I remember those precious first minutes with your baby, that I worked so bone-crushingly hard to bring into the world. How in awe of my baby I felt. But sadly, even in these life-affirming moments, I also recall being in a state of shock over how my body looked and felt. As I marveled over the person I'd waited nearly a year to meet, I still squirmed in discomfort over my… → Read More

Finish this sentence: I’m so pregnant I…

At 38 weeks along with my fourth child, I'm so pregnant I don't remember not being pregnant. I'm so pregnant I wake up every day wondering, is this the day? I'm so pregnant, my appetite shrunk to one rivaling that of my 4-year-old daughter, who eats like a bird. One chicken nugget is too much. I'm so pregnant, I no longer sleep, because I have to get up to pee every hour. Except for that night I… → Read More

5 totally unrealistic labor and birth scenes in movies and shows

As I gear up to give birth in a few hours/days/weeks, I can’t help but think about all the movies and shows in which pregnant characters go through labor an… → Read More

8 totally unscientific signs you’re about to go into labor

If you’re like me at the end of a pregnancy, you’re looking for every sign possible that you are about to go into labor. Sure, there are the obvious ones, l… → Read More

When you’re super pregnant, everyone else has their baby first

While waiting to go into labor, it feels like every other pregnant woman around you is having her baby. All the celebs who announced they were expecting … → Read More