Melissa was born and raised in Fairfield County. She currently lives in Stamford with her husband and their three children. She works in Fairfield as a children’s mental health therapist, which is a dream job for her and brings more joy and fulfillment than she ever had in the corporate world. She spends most of her free time outside of mom/wife/therapist duties, on her Peloton, browsing the aisles at Target, online shopping, or enjoying nights out with her girlfriends. You can also find her on Instagram @the_storied_mind where she creates posts in the hopes of helping others and breaking the stigma for people to reach out for help in terms of their mental health.

Explore Fairfield County :: Fairfield

“Explore Fairfield County” is an informational series that provides a glimpse into the wonderful towns and cities in Fairfield County. Fairfield County is diverse in that it includes big cities, small suburbs, beaches, farms,...
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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town!

Santa Claus is coming to town, and he is back in full force and ready to get visits from all the good little boys and girls! The Holiday Wish The Holiday Wish is an interactive, light-filled...
Etsy shops

Etsy Shop Round-Up in CT

Imagine yourself at a craft fair. There are rows of tables as far as the eye can see, each covered with beautiful pieces of art handcrafted by someone with a creative passion. Now, imagine a...
A mom talking with her teen daughter.

Talking About Sex with Your Kids

Why aren’t parents talking to their kids about sex? I currently teach a course for high school juniors, and when we get to the topic of sex, my opening question is how many of...
A family packing for a move.

Making a House a Home

As we are getting ready to say goodbye to the house we have made a home over the past decade, many emotions come up, and I have come to realize that a house means...
A full beach bag on the sand.

The Top 10 Mom Hacks for Summer

Here is a list of cool life hacks for summer to make things easier when you are already a bit frazzled having your kids back with you 24/7 (if they aren’t in camp), or...
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2022 Summer Fairs and Festivals in Fairfield County

As soon as June hits, it’s my favorite time of year! Not only is it summer, but it is also fair and festival season! I can already smell the cotton candy and freshly popped...
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Brave Moms

Motherhood is bravery. To be a mom is to have a kind of bravery that is unique and different from other types of bravery. It is a bravery that is instinctive and inherent and will...
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Earth Day

I have instilled in my children from a very young age that we respect our Mother Earth. My children will be the first to call out anyone they see who may throw litter where...
A mom in the kitchen with three children.

I Love Them All the Same…I Think

When I had my first daughter, I was consumed by a love that I never thought could be replicated. It wasn’t an easy start for us. I had a c-section and a rough recovery....