Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: My own worst nightmare

It's that time of year when you pay more attention to things that go bump in the night. But I don't need ghosts in my house to know living alone has become quite scary. I shared with you that Katie Jo and I ...
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Melissa Carter: You are an inspiration

You are an inspiration. Regardless of whether anyone has ever said that to you, I wanted you to know. That's because, as a member of the media who has spent decades learning the craft of self-promotion, I ha...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Finding peace from broken pieces

You've got this. That is the prevailing message you sent me after I revealed in my last column that I am now a single mother. It's something I needed to hear, since this is new territory for ...
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Melissa Carter: Food and fraud at the farmers market

I'm getting the message: eat fresh and eat local. But when I tried to do that I was shocked at what I found. Like you, I've tried to be health-conscience when it comes to food, but I became even more hyper-a...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Can we go to the bathroom in peace?

You never know where you'll be when nature calls, but normally its an extra errand to run that is uneventful. A recent need to pee proved quite eventful, though, when I took my mother to her doctor's appointmen...

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 ...