About Me

My name is Melissa. I'm a stay at home mom (SAHM) of 5 wonderful little children. Ashlynn is our oldest and our first daughter. Next came our second daughter, Riley. Then came our little man Robbie, and we were finished. We had our beautiful daughters and our little boy. Then, Surprise!, we were expecting twin girls. So we welcomed Abigail and Brittany to our family. I am married to a video gaming, Spiderman fanatic named Stuart, who works full time. 

I was born and raised in Missouri. I lived in what many people would call a small town. Around the time I turned 19 I moved to South Carolina and so far that is my home. I worked part time in Missouri, and full time in South Carolina until I had my children. Now I work overtime every day! 

From a young age I loved to read and it has continued to be a major passion for me. My tastes in books changes constantly. I love the Little House on the Prairie series, also the Left Behind series, Twilight saga, and the Harry Potter series. My favorite author is James Patterson. I love his books and I have enjoyed every one that I have read. I will read any book that I can get my hands on with very few exceptions. 

I spend my time with my children, cleaning my chaotic house, reading, and blogging. Sometimes I even sleep! So that is me in a nutshell. If you want to know more, you can ask. I'll try to answer.


  1. Sounds like you are a super busy mom. Keep up the good work!

  2. You do a GREAT job even though I don't always tell you!!!!

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    Home-Use Sales Manager

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