Allison Melanio

Allison Melanio
Born and raised in Orange County from immigrant parents, Allison Melanio is an Xennial (mix of Gen X and Millennial) mom of two young children – Maddox (5) and Macy (3). Her husband and two kids currently reside in Rancho Mission Viejo, CA. Allison’s background includes an Entertainment PR Internship at Nickelodeon in NYC, a Journalism degree from CSULB and 11 years doing corporate communications and events at Altec, a software company in Laguna Hills, CA. Allison ended 2019 by resigning from her position at Altec and now works part time at Canon Medical Systems, USA as a Multimedia Specialist so she can devote more time to her young children. A typical Monday to Friday week for Allison includes two to three work days, a day to take the kids to Pretend City, Disneyland or the Park and a day to volunteer in her son’s PreK class and then them to ballet and karate. Allison loves making lists, exploring new places, planning (vacations, parties, and events) and making the most out of every day!
5 Important Things From My Last Pregnancy Bucket List

5 Important Things From My Last Pregnancy Bucket List

One of the blessings of living through this COVID pandemic is our new pregnancy. We’ve always wanted three, but the timing has never been right and with two kids in tow (now 6 and...
Thoughtful Ideas To Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Thoughtful Ideas To Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

First and foremost, I want to give a big shoutout to the teachers especially the ones who have had to navigate and educate during COVID. It’s been a year of transition, sacrifice, and commitment...
How To Host A "Favorite Things" Galentine’s Day Celebration

How To Host A “Favorite Things” Galentine’s Day Celebration

Did you know that the concept of Galentine’s Day originated in 2010 when Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation (played by Amy Poehler) threw her annual "Galentine's Day" celebration for her female friends? I have...
Valentine's Day Date Ideas

10 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas (Not At A Restaurant)

With Valentine’s Day 2021 just around the corner, many of you are probably thinking of ways to make the day special. For those who haven’t thought about it – I’ve listed 10 Valentine's Day...
Three Unique and Sentimental Gifts That Children Appreciate

Three Unique and Sentimental Gifts That Children Appreciate

If there's anything we've learned about in 2020, it's thinking outside the box. When you can’t have your traditional cake and pizza at a bounce house birthday party with friends or the big annual...
If My Three Year Old Can Wear a Mask - So Can You!

If My Three-Year-Old Can Wear a Mask – So Can You!

I have two kids – a three year old daughter and a five year old son that attend an in-person hybrid program at school and they both can wear a mask. This isn’t a...
To My Husband Who Says "Quit Your Job!"

To My Husband Who Says “Quit Your Job!”

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How To Boo Your Neighbors – Ideas For Every Age!

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Glamping Is The New Kind of Vacation PIN

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My Beautiful Brown-Skinned Baby – I Vow To Always Lift You Up

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A 2020 Summer Schedule | Theme: Diversity, Empathy and Kindness

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4 Important Life Lessons From My Dad

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This post is part of a weeklong series we’re doing here to document a typical day in the life of local moms during the COVID-19 pandemic and under California’s stay-at-home orders. It was written by...

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