In addition to dog training, Melissa kept up a couple of blogs regarding her adventures as a new parent.
Didn’t Expect That: Unexpected Things While Pregnant is a first-person account on the utter hilarity of pregnancy. Melissa decided a traditional baby book wasn’t for her as it didn’t have places to put the “WTF? They make this?!?” that expecting moms are exposed to on a daily basis.
Letters To Little is Melissa’s writing to her daughter, starting with a (very dated) welcome-to-the-world post to her daughter, Aislyn which can be read here. It starts off with a lot of poo, and hits the right notes of comical and seriousness as she navigates raising her daughter in today’s world. Melissa discusses everything from accidentally playing “The Mariners Revenge” song to her Kindergartner, which is a dark, grisly revenge-murder song on the high seas, to dealing with death, loss and school lockdowns.