Melissa Mills

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.

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Latest from Melissa Mills
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Are the Guidelines for Vaccinated Adults the Same if You Have Unvaccinated Kids?
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Everything Parents Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines
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5 Pandemic 'Gains' Parents Don't Want to Lose in the Return to 'Normal'
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The Best Tech Gifts for the Whole Family
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The Biggest Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccination—and How to Break Them Down
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The Post-COVID-19 Playdate Checklist Every Parent Needs
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Parents Agree: The Pandemic Made Child Care Worse
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Yes, You Should Get the COVID Vaccine Even If You're Trying to Get Pregnant—Here's Why
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Here Are the Rules for Flying When You're Pregnant
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6 Can't-Miss Spring Break Camps for Kids in 2022
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EXCLUSIVE: Blippi Is Officially a Dad—and His Baby's Name Is Adorable
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2022 Girl Scout Cookie Season Kicks Off With a New Cookie and Online Ordering
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Aasif Mandvi on New Parenthood in His 50s: 'I Didn't Know That I Wanted To Be a Dad Until I Had a Baby'
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Kids Do Not—and I Repeat, Do Not—Need a Peloton-Style Stationary Bike
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Mark Your Calendars—Here's What's Coming to Disney+ in 2022
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The 4 Things Lance Bass Swears by as a New Dad of Twins
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The 60 Best Elf on the Shelf Names
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Ty James on Meeting Dad Rick James When She Was 13: 'He Taught Me What To Do, but He Also Taught Me What Not To Do'
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From Helicopter to Free Range—6 Celebrities Reveal Their True 'Parent Personalities'
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Pro Tip: Have Your Kid's Elf on the Shelf Report Good Behavior Instead of Bad
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Parents Are Sharing Their Spotify Wrapped 2021—and It's Clear Our Kids Are the Ones Really Listening
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Comedian Samantha Bee Stole Cars Before She Turned 16: 'I Learned Pretty Quickly That Was Not the Life For Me'
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Will the Real Blippi Please Stand Up?