Melissa Willets, Parents Magazine

Melissa Willets

Parents Magazine

New Jersey, United States

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Recent articles by Melissa:

Dad Delivers Baby in Parking Lot, and It's All Caught on Camera

How this Florida dad felt the moment he delivered his son is written all over his face! → Read More

This Powerful Post Should End Mom Judgment Forever

Thank you to this eloquent mama for seeing the best in all moms, instead of judging them. Here's hoping her words inspire more mothers to do the same! → Read More

Blogger's Confession About Why 'Motherhood Sucks' Is All Too Real

Blogger Tova Leigh shared her uber-honest thoughts in an Instagram post that has resonated with parents everywhere. We've all been there. → Read More

What Is Cholestasis of Pregnancy?

Suffering from itchy hands and feet? It could be a symptom of cholestasis, a rare but serious liver condition that can result in stillbirth. → Read More

Photographer Transforms Kids With Disabilities Into the Real Justice League

These little warriors are the true heroes. → Read More

Science Says Dads Treat Daughters Differently Than Sons, and It Really Seems to Matter

Gender may influence how dads interact with their kids more than we imagined. Here's the breakdown on why that is, and why it matters. → Read More

New Report Is an Important Reminder That Little Kids Have Big Feelings

Too Small to Fail looks at how parents can help foster young kids' social-emotional development, and we're pretty sure you'll find the insights super-helpful. → Read More

Mom's Viral Post About Daughter's Dramatic Note Prompts Other Parents to Share Kids' Guilt-Inducing Letters

Don't worry, your kiddo isn't the only one who knows how to lay on the guilt! Read these melodramatic missives and weep—with laughter. → Read More

This Valentine's Day Photo Shoot Featuring a Chocolate Box Full of Babies is Peak Heart-Eye Emoji

Photographer JoAnn Marrero's Valentine's Day photo shoot features a box of babies posing as sweet treats in a box of chocolates. → Read More

Why Your Kids' Thumb Sucking and Nail Biting May Actually Be Good for Them

Have a kiddo who sucks his thumb, or one who bites her nails? Here's why that may not be a bad thing. → Read More

This Baby Vs. Small Object Instagram Could Be the Cutest Thing You See Today

ICYMI: Check out this adorable Instagram photo series for a dose of adorableness. Baby versus a carton of eggs? Guess who won! → Read More

Babies Don't Soon Forget Angry Behavior, Studies Show

New research looks at how babies perceive anger-prone adults. → Read More

See Why This Mom's Shoe-Tying Tutorial Has More Than 5 Million Views

It's all about the bunny ears, people. → Read More

The Top 7 Reasons Parents Break Up

Why do so many parents of young children break up? A new study offers major insight, and some advice. → Read More

This Mom's Inspiring First-Day-of-School Photo Shows Co-Parenting at Its Best

Successful co-parenting isn't easy, but it's possible, according to this mom. → Read More

How Do You Decide How Sick Is Too Sick for School?

A new poll sheds light on how parents decide when to keep kids home sick from school. → Read More

This Is the Time of Year Couples Are Most Likely to Get Divorced

After the holidays, couples are most likely to throw in the towel on their relationships. → Read More

How a Therapist's Comment Made This Mom See Her Chaotic Home in a Whole New Light

A therapist's perspective helped mom blogger Constance Hall realize that her crazy, noisy, chaotic home is actually healthy, and better than the alternative. → Read More

Science Explains Why Toddlers Don't Care About You or Anyone Else

Unfortunately, kids' ability to give a fig about anyone except themselves doesn't develop until a little later than we'd like. → Read More

#DadGoals: Check Out This Amazing Playhouse One Dad Built

Yeah, this dad's playhouse is pretty darn impressive! → Read More