That's What She Said

Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Saying goodbye to Sully

“Go tell Sully bye,” I instructed Mr. Carter.Sully could barely hold her head up, so Mr. Carter squatted until they were eye-to-eye and told her goodbye while waving at her. Katie Jo and I teared at the mom...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Learning lessons from Mr. Carter

My son is my light, leading the way to my being the person I want – and maybe always intended – to be. Mr. Carter also inspires me in ways I never see coming.When I reached puberty and realized I was a lesb...
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Melissa Carter: Giving back and risking jail time

It has been awhile since I’ve been in a car accident, but it’s what was in my backseat at the time that almost landed me in jail.We recently had a silent auction at work to raise money for a local charity (...
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Melissa Carter: Facebook oversharing crosses lines

OK. Enough is enough people. Some of you on Facebook have lost your damn minds.While scrolling on my Facebook feed recently, I saw a picture of an open casket. That’s right, someone decided the perfect time...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: A scam and a lesson

I consider myself an intelligent woman, having experienced quite a few events in my life that resulted in instant maturity and inner strength. Regardless of this fact, I recently almost lost $1,000 in a scam. ...
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Melissa Carter: A buyer’s guide for new mothers

A friend of mine in California is pregnant, and the first thing I told her was not to buy a thing. Why? Because it would be a waste of money.I was not a woman that dreamed her whole life of being a mom. The...
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Melissa Carter: Still won’t eat mor chikin

Have you ever taken a stand for something you believe in? If so, did it last?I stopped eating at Chick-fil-A right after its so-called Customer Appreciation Day. Former Arkansas governor and presidential ca...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: The plight of working mothers

I look at women at work differently after what happened this morningI was dropping my 2-year-old off at daycare, and even though he has been going for months and has adjusted well, today he did not want any...
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Melissa Carter: An uber-racist ride

It is rare that I take the time to give a negative review of a service. Normally, I’ll simply stop shopping somewhere if I’m not satisfied with their service. But, after a recent trip to California, I felt the ...
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Melissa Carter: Mr. Carter the book critic

The children in your life want you to be proud of their accomplishments, but isn’t the opposite true too? Don’t you want them to be proud of your accomplishments as well? Of course, but I am learning there is a...