Melissa Fisher Goldman

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I grew up in Orange County then went to Los Angeles (with a short detour in Santa Barbara) for college and spent the next 12 years there thinking that was home until I met my amazing, now husband on Jdate.com and moved back here to start our life together. I have a young son and daughter that are two years apart. They are thick as thieves and keep us laughing. I worked in Hospice care for 15 years and now I take Working Mom to a whole new dimension with a private mental health practice www.melissafishergoldman.com. I worked hard with many jobs hustling for many years to grow my own business. I'm proud to say I'm helping people in my own office full time. The decision to quit my full time job working for some one else and to work towards creating much needed grief, trauma and self esteem support in Orange County fills my soul. I may not spend 24/7 with my kids but I plan to be role model to them and the time we have is all about quality not quantity. I'm working on a life/work balance but I find this is much easier when I love all aspects of my life and work and self.
grandparents and the holidays

Grandparents And The Holidays

Grandparents come in maybe shapes, sizes, and family dysfunctions.  No matter whether the grandparents are near or far, involved or not, there is usually a holiday component to your interaction with them.  For the most...
Baby #2 is a game changer

#2 Is A Game Changer

I've been told that #2 is a game changer, and even though my little girl isn't here yet - I can already tell it's TRUE! The truth...I haven't been "adulting" very well lately. On top...

Don’t Rush the Potty

So my husband and I are very grateful for a child that appears to be healthy and without any challenges at this time.  However, we are in no way urging, hoping for, or thinking...
stop shoulding all over yourself

Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself

We live in a society where we are always told to be better, faster, stronger, thinner, richer.  Might sound harsh, but come on you know it's true. How many times have you heard/said to yourself "I...

The Wrong Question to Ask About My Weight Loss Journey

So lately a lot of people have been asking the ever so popular question "how much weight have you lost?" To me, this has always seemed like such a weird question.  Don't get me wrong, I...
a letter to my husband for father's day

A Love Letter To My Husband For Father’s Day

I'm not sure why but coming up with a Father's Day related post was hard for me.   I have fond memories of Father's Day and a very close relationship with my Dad but I...

My “Weird” Yet Totally Normal Mother’s Day

Something weird happened after Mother's Day. And then it happened again, and again, and again.  Let me start by saying I had no expectations for Mother's Day. I wasn't dreaming about it, planning it,...
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I Am Not A Superhero

I am not a superhero. I'm not a super mom, a super wife, or a super worker. I know, I know you are shocked (read sarcasm). So maybe I outed myself to something you already knew. However,...
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Two Views On Parenting

I'm learning to accept the truth - my husband and I are going to always have two views on parenting. Don't get me wrong we are a united front and have the same values on...
I never wanted children

I Never Wanted Children

I understand saying that I never wanted to have children is a strong statement. When I was a kid I assumed I would have children because that's what you do right? And then in my...
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::CAUGHT:: Being Silly With The Kids

I was caught being silly with my kids So my kiddo does well in the car but sometimes on the way home from daycare there is traffic and he can get a little antsy towards...
supporting silent grievers

Supporting Silent Grievers

I received a lot of response on Facebook for my open letter to Silent Grievers.  This affirmed for me that so many people have been touched by some sort of loss associated with growing a...
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First Birthday Partyitis

When my first child was turning one I knew I wanted to throw a birthday party for him.  Not only to celebrate his year but also as a celebration for my husband and I....
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Giving Your Children Your Memories Is A Gift

I have been known to watch the show Who Do You Think You Are? once or twice where celebrities take a look at their genealogy. I used to think it was odd that some...