Melissa Willets, Parents Magazine

Melissa Willets

Parents Magazine

New Jersey, United States

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Recent articles by Melissa:

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

Study: Grandparents May Be Causing Kids Harm With Their Outdated Parenting Beliefs

They mean well, of course—but consider that a lot has changed since grandparents raised their own kids, and these study results make a lot of sense. → Read More

See the Heartwarming Way a Grandfather Honored His Late Grandson's Memory

Sometimes it's nice to know there is still good in the world, as this story proves. → Read More

Single Mom Builds an Entire House by Watching YouTube Tutorials

An Arkansas mom-of-four couldn't afford to buy a home, so she built one, learning how through tutorials on YouTube. → Read More

Mom Whose Baby Died at Daycare Is Making a Difference—And You Can Help

Her loss is unimaginable, but her action is beyond commendable. → Read More

You Won't Believe How Much the Average U.S. Parent Is Paying for a Babysitter

UrbanSitter's new 2019 survey reveals some interesting stats about how much parents across the country are paying for in-home child care. → Read More

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