Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: A note from the past resonates today

When I first saw the list I had written, I didn’t think much about it. It wasn’t until I saw when I wrote that list that I teared a little. Everyone has their weakness when it comes to housekeeping. For some...
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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...
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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...
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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...