Melissa Carter: Clearing up surrogacy confusion

Confused. That's how I would describe the facial expression of the woman at the Social Security office. I was there to apply for my new son's Social Security number. Normally, hospitals handle that application ...

Melissa Carter: Saying goodbye to a beloved pet

I couldn't help but tear up when I put my cat carrier back in the garage.  That's because I had expected there to be a cat in it when I got home, but unfortunately, I had to remove the empty carrier from my car...

Melissa Carter: Consider giving in to retail pressure

What's the hottest new toy this Christmas? If I were still a kid it wouldn't matter to my parents. They'd think it's too expensive and that they could put something together that's just as good as the original....