Melissa Mills Melissa Mills is the associate editorial director of Parents. She's been with the team since January 2020, previously acting as a writer and the copy/research editor. Formerly, she was the senior manager of editorial operations at Bustle Digital Group. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Romper, Glamour, and Reader's Digest. Melissa lives in New Jersey with her husband, two insanely energetic sons, and a very cute mini goldendoodle. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.