Tales of the Anti-Preemie


My son was born way too early at just 24-weeks and weighing only 1 lb 12 ounces. I write about how his appearance has changed everything for me, my husband and our almost 7 year old daughter.

Melissa is a winner of Top 25 NorCal Moms - 2013

What's the best part of raising a family in NorCal?

I am raising my family less than a mile from where I grew up, and I love that! My kids have their grandparents around the corner, regional parks and trails out the back door, diversity everywhere and weather that allows us to play outside most of the year.

What's the biggest misconception about living in NorCal?

People assume we are all a bunch of flaming liberals with chickens roaming in our backyards and putting sprouts and avocado on everything. Some of that is true, but Northern California is an extremely diverse area with people of all ilks.

What do your kids love most about living in NorCal?

The weather. Of course, living in the fog bank, they also hate the weather. Either way, we are never stuck inside because of weather for more than one or two days at a stretch.