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Melissa Roy

Melissa is a homeschooling, ballerina mommy of four and lives by the motto “Life is never boring when you’re never alone, but I know somewhere out there, there is life Beyond Mommying.”  She shares her parenting adventures on her blog Beyond Mommying. You can also find her on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.

9 Ways I’m Ruining my Middle Schooler’s Life

I'm no stranger to preteens, my eldest hit the tween stage early and hard. I've now got two preteens in my house (and a...

Want To Teach Your Kids To Be Empathetic? Start With These Four Questions

Empathy. It's a small word with huge importance. And something our culture seems to be lacking lately. We live in a world where we are...

Motherhood Right Now Feels Like Survival, And I’m The One That’s Lost

"Mommy, I can't find my gym shorts. They're not in my drawer," my son says, clearly annoyed.. I nonchalantly reply back, "That's because they're not...

Pick the Person Who Will Rescue You

There are a lot of things to look for in a person you might spend the rest of your life with. There's the basics like:   Are...

7 Real Reasons I Know I’m Done Having Kids

I'm the type of person that loves babies. I ooh and aah over every single one I meet and could sit and cuddle a...

7 Truths of Raising a Preteen Girl

A lot of parents long for the days when THEIR BABIES and toddlers are old enough to do things for themselves. When the butt-wiping...