Melissa Gammon

Melissa Gammon
Melissa is a mom of a 2 year old and expecting her second child any day now! She's a foodie, loves spending time with her family and friends, enjoys reading a good book, designing, crafting and taking as many family adventures as possible. Fitting that in of course is a juggling act between being a busy stay at home mom, but she wouldn't want it any other way. Before having kids she studied and worked in architecture. She and her husband have lived in Chicago, Norfolk, Va, San Francisco and just recently moved back to Madison. You can also read about her adventures on her personal blog www.defininglovely.com.

Neighborhood Window Walk

Hi Friends! How are we all doing? It seems so surreal the life we are living in right now. Before I start this post I feel I need to say if any of you...

Valentine’s Day Card Printable

We made it to February friends! And I'm shocked that Valentine's Day is almost here! As parents we are busy making sure the kid's have all their valentine's day cards ready, supplies for their...

Bear Hug Craft with Free Printable

Hi Friends! It's mid January and my hygge game is going strong right now. I don't mind staying home all weekend long and hanging with my people. One of my favorite things to do...

Why We Love Marcus Palace Cinema

  Have you ever tried doing a family date night? I have a good option for you if you are looking for an idea! My family and I recently went to the Marcus Palace Cinema...

Holiday Fun in Chicago

Here at Madison Mom it's pretty clear that a lot of us mama's love the Holidays and doing special events with our family's. These previous posts on holiday traditions and how to serve during the holiday...

Tips for Disney’s Magic Kingdom

We recently went to Disney's Magic Kingdom and I wanted to share some tips and thoughts from our successes and mishaps from our day with all of you. Because we all know sharing is...

How To Donate Your Bras

Awhile back I watched the documentary Minimalism on Netflix. What the documentary is about is pretty self-explanatory, but for myself it was also very inspiring. Prior to watching it I wished our house was...

Advent Calendar Ideas

I know what you are probably thinking, I don't need another reminder that Christmas is coming, can I just enjoy November! I get it, but if you are anything like me and enjoy doing...

When Your Kid is Feeling Down

A while back I had to go to the ER because of some abdominal pain. It was pretty minor and all is well now, but what I want to talk about is how this...

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father's Day is going to be here before you know it and if you are like me, I love ideas and a reminder that it's coming up so I have time to buy or...

Ways To Afford Travel With Your Family

I have heard this numerous times and it's always hard to hear, but the truth is we just have 18 summers with our kids while they are living at home. I'm the mom already...

DIY Bunny Garland

Here’s an easy, but adorable DIY Bunny Garland you can do with your kiddos to help make your home a little festive for Easter!  The great thing is you can customize this garland with...