Melissa Carter

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...

Melissa Carter leaves B98.5FM morning show

Longtime Atlanta radio DJ Melissa Carter, the first openly gay morning radio host in Atlanta, is no longer on the air with B98.5FM's morning show. Carter, a longtime Georgia Voice columnist, leaves the show aft...
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Melissa Carter: Confessions of an infomercial fanatic

Your vote comes in the form of your dollar: spend money on the things you find important and ignore the things you don’t. That is the advice my brother gave me years ago, saying anything I am offended by in thi...