Melissa is a grateful believer in Jesus. Follow her musings and explorations on faith, mental health, recovery, marriage, motherhood, and self-discovery. Melissa is a contributing writer for Greater Mankato Mom, Her View From Home, His View From Home, Filter Free Parents, and Today Parents. 

Melissa openly writes about her struggles with mental health, advocating recovery for families who have been devastated by the disease of addiction, cultivating a real relationship with God, how to live authentically, sober parenting, parenting teens, and working daily to deepen the love and passion in her marriage.

Melissa is an avid nature photographer as well. You can find her photography at http://www.mellamories.com.

She lives in Minnesota with her husband, two kids, 2 dogs, and 3 cats.