Melissa H

Melissa is a native Floridian currently making Houston home. She has a background in English education, but ended up teaching sex ed to middle and high school students. This passion for teaching healthy relationship education transformed into a ministry of teaching parents to speak early and often to their kids about healthy sexuality. {Which she says was way more fun than teaching poetry.} But that’s all “Doppleganger Melissa” now. These days, she is a full-time homeschooling mama to two future world-changers, Meghan and Maddy. She is an unapologetic sanguine who loves having people around her table eating off of paper plates and drinking sweet tea. When “Mel’s Diner” {the kitchen} isn’t open, she may be working off calories at the gym, driving her girls around town, or trying to round up some twenty-somethings to feed and mother. Melissa believes in a few things pretty strongly :: Jesus, her spouse, the power of Diet Coke, and that traveling should be a sport. You can find her over at Spouseisms, or on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook {@Spouseisms}.

I Am Enough.

As a mom, we don't have to look too far to find something to feel guilty about. Many of us spend much mom-time wishing we were more for our people. And the other times are...
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What I Wish I Knew About Homeschooling When I Began

This post would be more accurately titled, "What I Wish I Believed About Homeschooling When I Began." It's not that people didn't tell me. I even went to the Homeschool Convention so that professional...

Why I’m Not Sad My Kids Are Growing Up

I am reading a lot of my friends' social media updates and blog posts about being so sad that certain parenting stages are ending, and while I understand the sentiment completely, I haven't experienced...

Raising Grateful Kids

It can happen before you know it. Even when the warning signs are there, the best of moms can miss them. Until. Until some phrase or whine that reeks of the "gimmes" makes the...

FAQs About Homeschooling

Let's start by me telling you that if you are here because you are - somewhere in the deepest, far away corner of your mind - considering homeschooling, I DIG YOU! It takes a...

Is Your Child Ready to Stay Home Alone?

When is my child ready to stay home alone? While there may not be legislature in place to determine when children may be left home alone, there are some steps that parents can take to determine when...

What If My Kids Are Average?

Right now, we are in the middle of our first "mini club" season of volleyball. It's so awesome to watch my girls play. I always tell them, "My favorite sport is the one you...

Sleepover Safety

As a "rule", we don't do sleepovers. I put rule in quotes because it's not a "live or die" rule. I've tried those, they don't usually work for us. Here's why :: Right now, this very...
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Cell Phone Contract for Teens {FREE Printable!}

The decision to allow your teen to have a cell phone is not an easy one. When you have a teen who sometimes can't even find her very own pants, it might be a...

How to Talk to Kids About Sex

The thought of talking to our children about healthy sex and sexuality is enough for many parents to break out in cold sweats. We picture the scene in our 80's shows where the dad...