I'm Melissa, a writer and wordsmith, women's health enthusiast, and recently inducted member of the world-renowned Eyes-In-The-Back-Of-My-Head Organization as director of Don't-Make-Me-Come-In-There-And-Find-It-Myself, though you may know it by its common name: being a mom. My son was born in May of 2018, and so far, it's the hardest/weirdest/most rewarding job I've ever had. It's also given me a new perspective on a whole world of women’s health-related issues that I am passionate about sharing as a writer for Women’s Health Interactive. One of my greatest pleasures is cooking, baking, and eating, which led me to several years as a cookbook editor after achieving a Master’s degree in Gastronomy. In my free time, I am an avid consumer of books (especially fiction), blogs (especially food and lifestyle–related), podcasts (especially those that teach me something), and (let's be honest) Netflix; you might also find me making to-do lists, creating art for my walls, and putting together interior design mood boards for my future dream house.