Melanie Coffee

Mom. Wife. Journalist. Daughter. Friend. Aunt. Sister. Type-A with a twist. Enamored by wine, food, fashion and all things quirky.

My Blogs

#TBT: I’m Hosting A Throwback Thursday Netflix Giveaway

It’s Thursday. Or in the social media realm, it’s Throwback Thursday. The day where people post photos of themselves from back in the day ....more

Meet the Author: Jessica Vealitzek talks up her new book, how to write a novel as SAHM and getting published

Tuesday is the big day! It’s the big launch of my friend’s first novel, “The Rooms Are Filled.” My friend’s beautifully written novel. It’s a touching story of a young boy who was forced to leave his family farm after his father suddenly dies and his mom can’t afford to keep the land ....more

My First Real Hike in Portland

Trying to take advantage of all that Portland has to offer, I am determined to bring the outdoorsiness out of this city girl. My friend, Leslie, is a big hiker, she’s hiked 16 miles at the Half Dome at Yosemite, a portion of the Appalachian Trail of the Great Smokey Mountains and Mount Rainier in Washington. She’s the sort who probably hopes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro some day ....more

Practical and Fanciful Mother’s Day Gifts for Working Moms

Mom arrives to work impeccably dressed morning, knows everyone’s schedule, plus her own and rarely misses a deadline. She works all day, gets dinner set up and helps out with homework. Show how much you appreciate the daily contributions of the working mother by celebrating Mother’s Day with unforgettable gifts ....more

Wordless Wednesdays: Jellyfish in Unexpected Places

One of two aquariums at the Vancouver International Airport. This is the 1,800-liter jellyfish tank. The other, main tank is 114,000 liters ....more

Tasty Tuesday: The local McMenamins restaurant is our new ‘Cheers’

“Sometimes you want to go...more

The Best Time to Teach Your Kids Good Financial Habits: Now

Only 14 states require teens to take personal finance courses in high school, according to the Council for Economic Education. It falls upon parents to teach children good financial habits before they reach the age of budgeting dilemmas, credit card offers and student loan snafus. Research has shown that kids develop lifelong financial habits by modeling their parents’ example ....more

She’sWrite is on the #NetFlix Stream Team

I’m excited to announce that She’sWrite has joined the Netflix Stream Team! It’s a blogger network where we write about various parenting-friendly topics including what we’re watching on Netflix. We are certainly a Netflix family ....more

My St. Patrick’s Days Through The Years: Pinches, Green Rivers And Bolo Hats

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! What did you do to celebrate? ...more