Melissa Willets, Parents Magazine

Melissa Willets

Parents Magazine

New Jersey, United States

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Past:
  • Parents Magazine
  • BabyCenter
  • What To Expect

Past articles by Melissa:

Heart-Stopping Video Captures Toddler Rescuing His Twin Brother from Fallen Dresser

This video serves as an important reminder to parents to anchor dressers and large furniture in toddlers' rooms. → Read More

10 Things NOT to Say to a Formula-Feeding Mom

After nourishing three babies with formula, I've heard it all. (I don't deserve to be a mom because I'm not breastfeeding? Ouch!) These are just some of the things people say to moms who use baby formula—and they're not helpful at all. → Read More

Mom Writes Heartfelt Post About the Guilt in Parenting Her Middle Child

Do you relate to this mom's missive about the guilt she feels about giving her middle child less attention than her other children? → Read More

The Little-Known Pool Danger One Mom Is Urging Parents Not to Overlook

This mom wants everyone to know how her daughter almost died in a hotel swimming pool, so other parents don't overlook this lesser-known drowning danger. → Read More

Beautiful Photos Show Two Moms Tandem Breastfeeding Their Four Children (Including Triplets!)

You will believe anything is possible after seeing these gorgeous photos of two mamas who exclusively nurse their four children. → Read More

Whoa: Most Moms Carry Babies on Their Left Sides, and Science Knows Why

New research explains why most of us tend to cradle and cart around our offspring on our left sides. → Read More

This Mom's Tandem Breastfeeding Photo Sparks Heated Debate

This simple family moment of a mom breastfeeding her two daughters at once spurred a debate online. → Read More

Mom Shares Birth Announcement Featuring Her Failed IUD

It seems this mom is part of the 1 percent for whom Mirena didn't work. See the birth announcement photo that shows her newborn baby holding the failed IUD. → Read More

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