Welcome! Come on in and get to know Melissa a little bit better.


Melissa is a creative blogger and author at Kid Friendly Things To Do. She used  to be an elementary teacher and loved that role, but now she enjoys the role of stay at home mom. She keeps busy in Northwest Indiana (The Greater Chicago Area) with 4 kids, a cat, and her husband, Mike. 

Melissa loves to create. Her mind is always churning, thinking about how to turn that egg into Baymax, a Glass Jug into Finding Dory, or that Rice Krispies Treat into a Minion. 

She loves to cook and is a Volunteer Field Editor for a popular cooking magazine – Taste of Home. She’s proud of the recipes that are published in the magazine and swoons over the fact that they use her Muffin Tin Pizzas as the advertisement for their annual cook book. Melissa, like everyone else, doesn’t have time for complicated in her life, so you’ll only find simple family recipes and short cut methods on her blog.

Fun Foods are a passion for Melissa. The kids love coming into the kitchen and finding strawberries covered in chocolate and turned into chickens for Easter, Rice Krispies Corn on the Cob, or Hermit Crab Hot Dogs! 

Crafts and Game Ideas are something Melissa loves to share. The kids love playing the games that Melissa comes up with, like all of the Amazing Races, the Family Minute To Win It nights, Human Foosball and Milk Jug Water Balloons! 

You’ll also find Melissa turning water bottles into flowers, gloves into Hank from Finding Dory, and paper plates into graduation caps! 

Melissa is proud to have been featured by Fandango, Zulilly, Sargento, Jell-O and more! She’s even been in a London Newspaper and in Taste of Home Magazine. Blogs are constantly asking for permission to share images and links.

Melissa has worked with Coca-Cola, Sony, Wal-Mart, Nabisco and more. 

If you’re still curious…here’s Melissa with more:

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We live in Northwest Indiana – We are proud to be a part of Chicago Land, and also in the Heartland of America…Indiana

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I’m a Mom of 4 Cuties, that I am proud to call my Rugrats!



I’m a wife to this guy, Mike! He gives me more laugh lines, everyday! Once he gets started, we are all bent over laughing uncontrollably! 

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I’m a Friend: Who talks her friends into things like, taking our combined 8 kids to a Summer Drive In, and staying for both movies – well past bedtime, feeding them Jello Popcorn, and while they drop off one by one, we’ll text each other from separate Minivans!

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I’m a Sister, to my brother, Jeff and

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to Crazy Aunt Lynette, who talks me into summer concerts, like this one. Everyone needs a crazy Aunt in their life. My kids can check that one off. 

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I like to have adventures and fun with my girlfriends & the kids!: I couldn’t let my kids go down this slide while I cowered in the corner! Oh my gosh! Cowabunga!!!!!!

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I absolutely love the sunsets in Indiana and I can’t stop taking pictures! Each one is more beautiful than the last:

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I love to bake, cook, craft, and create!:

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I love Boots!

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I love field trips with the family! Day trips are the best!

Thanks for taking the time to check out my “About Me” page. Stick around and join the everyday fun with us!