Author of McCormack on Motherhood (MOM). Melissa is the proud mother of daughter Chloe, 4, and son Brayden, 3. With 15 years of professional experience within marketing communications nothing has prepared her for the rewards and challenges of motherhood. As a producer of several successful newsletters, her background has included outreach to many working and stay-at-home mothers. Melissa is an active member on the parent board within her children's preschool and is a volunteer for the school and for local charities. With this column her hope is to connect, inspire and discuss topics relevant throughout all stages of motherhood.