Girl Talk

Girl Talk: Oct. 3 was mean girl day, but does it really need a celebration?

Girl Talk: Oct. 3 was mean girl day, but does it really need a celebration?

This past weekend, on Oct. 3, the world (or at least me and the ABC Family Channel) celebrated Mean Girls Day. This movie has been quoted to death, yet we still keep reviving it because it is still socially relevant to today’s society. The modern day mean girl has evolved from her Regina George predecessor. […]

Girl Talk: How do you teach a child to embrace their inner beauty in a world where boob jobs and rehab are the norm?

Girl Talk: How do you teach a child to embrace their inner beauty in a world where boob jobs and rehab are the norm?

As little girls, we watched our mothers put on makeup. We wore her heels clumsily around the house and played dress up for hours. These girls are looking to us as the person they want to be like when they grow up. Instead of teaching them to embrace their individuality, we are giving them role […]

Girl Talk: The bad boy, the safe guy, the puppy love. What type of love will be next?

Girl Talk: The bad boy, the safe guy, the puppy love. What type of love will be next?

Love is the greatest teacher. I have experienced love in many forms. It has molded me into the person I am. I survived puppy love, bad guy love, safety love, live-in long term love and core shaking, earth shattering love. Each has taught me something. There are times that love has seemed hopeless, but at […]

Let’s get real: The difference between a boy and a man can be settled with Netflix

Let’s get real: The difference between a boy and a man can be settled with Netflix

Dear Melissa, I was talking to this new guy who asked me to watch Netflix and chill with him. I did not know this was the new lingo for hey come over and go down on me. We started watching the movie and then out of nowhere I feel his hand on the back of […]

Girl Talk: Parenting while fighting internal demons

Girl Talk: Parenting while fighting internal demons

Single parenting is one of the most difficult things a person can do. Not only are you responsible for maintaining a home, paying bills and balancing a budget, you have to do it while raising another person who looks at you like you are the world. You have to set an example, be strong, help […]

Girl Talk: He cheated now repair or move on

Girl Talk: He cheated now repair or move on

When it comes to relationship deal breakers, there are few things harder to recover from than infidelity. If you make the difficult decision to stay in a relationship after your partner has been unfaithful, it is nearly impossible for things to ever go back to the way they were before the cheating happened. You may […]

Girl Talk: Yours, mine and hours

Girl Talk: Yours, mine and hours

No one has ever said that maintaining a happy relationship is easy. When it comes to love, sometimes the road can get a little rocky. Sometimes people bail when the going gets tough, but others have learned that for successful matters of the heart, it takes patience, understanding and most of all, time. The millennials […]

Let’s get real: First date, get to know each other. Second date, create a joint Facebook page?

Let’s get real: First date, get to know each other. Second date, create a joint Facebook page?

Dear Melissa, My boyfriend and I have been dating a few months and he recently asked me if I could make my Facebook a “joint account” so that it displays both of our names and he has unlimited access to it. I have already given him my username and password because I have nothing to […]

Girl Talk: Make sure to be ‘me’ before ‘we’

Girl Talk: Make sure to be ‘me’ before ‘we’

As we grow through life developing our sense of self, we learn to label ourselves by our accomplishments. “Hello, I’m Melissa and I’m a writer.” It is with great pride that we can celebrate where we are in life by branding ourselves into these categories. What if you fit into more than one category? When […]

Let’s get real: Wedding bell aren’t ringing

Let’s get real: Wedding bell aren’t ringing

Dear Melissa, I just turned 25, and my mother is hell bent on me getting married. She is in poor health and she says she wants to die knowing that I am taken care of and have some stability. I have an excellent job and am not worried about being unattached. I don’t date much, […]