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.
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Birthday Freebies

I recently celebrated my birthday, and all day long, my husband and I drove around town while we got all my birthday freebies! I thought it would be fun to list some of the...
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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and has been observed as such in the United States since 1949. The purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness and educate the public about...
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Love Languages

Have you ever thought about love languages? There are 5 of them. Do you know your love language? If you are unsure what I am talking about, the following is a quick synopsis of...
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Hope in Motion

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason? I do. In 2010 while my aunt was in remission from her cancer, she asked me if I wanted to join her for the Hope...
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Must-Have Baby Products

Based on my survey of local moms all over Fairfield County, here are the must-have baby products for expectant moms. Dockatot I used this with my twins, and it really kept its promise to be the...
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Preserving Childhood

Why are we as parents always in such a rush for our children to grow up? Let's start preserving childhood! It seems like we always wish for the next thing to happen. When they crawl,...

Motherhood Isn’t Always Picture-Perfect

I am not the mom that I had always pictured I would be. Growing up, I had big ideas about what kind of mother I would be. Pinterest perfect, always laughing, playing games, and serving...
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Today I Am Grateful

November is the month for thanks and gratitude. During this time, I always see the grateful lists floating around the Internet and thought it would be an appropriate time to name the things I...
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The Importance of Tradition

As soon as summer starts to fade and the air starts to fill with the smell of the leaves turning, our family knows that it is wine making time. It is a tradition that...

Entrepreneurs in the 203

Fairfield County is filled with some pretty amazing, business savvy, boss ladies and gentlemen. These peeps not only work hard, but they have businesses that are taking Fairfield County (and beyond) by storm! Here...