I Crashed The Web

Melissa Koski Carney (known as @koskim on social media) is an Ohio transplant from New York. A 30-something mom of two, she recently moved with her family from their downtown apartment to a nearly 100-year-old home in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. She works full-time as a marketing communications professional. When she’s not working, blogging, or juggling two children under the age of three, she enjoys running, baking and reading; as well as hanging out with the other women she has met through her Ladies Craft Beer Society. She blogs regularly at I Crashed The Web.

Lessons Learned After Losing Power for 5 Days

A few weeks ago, my neighborhood was hit by a huge storm. There was damage to our home, which resulted in us being without power for five days (among other things). If you had asked me a few weeks ag... Read more

My Favorite Healthy Weeknight Meals

Since having kids, I’ve gotten lazy efficient in my meal prep. Gone are the days of leaving work at 6 p.m., picking up groceries, then starting to make a semi-complicated meal and eating dinner at 8... Read more

What Not to Do When Returning from Maternity Leave

It’s been a year since I went on maternity leave for the second time. Coming back from leave is never easy, but preparing yourself in advance of what to expect can help. And after re-entering the wo... Read more

Balancing Parenthood with (Half) Marathon Training

Last week was one of my favorite weekends in Cleveland: Cleveland Marathon race weekend. I was a race ambassador and completed the half marathon/8k challenge series. I ran my first half marathon 10 ye... Read more

Not Beating Myself Up Over My Picky Eater

I have a confession to make. This week for dinner, I’ve fed my kid "chik'n" nuggets, grilled cheese and quesadillas … and I’m okay with it. I never intended to buy frozen food, heat it up and... Read more

Let's Give Moms a Break

The past two months have not been easy. I had the longest cold known to man (okay, I’m exaggerating, but it lasted about four weeks). My 9-month-old daughter had a cold that turned into three back-t... Read more

Surviving a Long Car Trip with Young Kids

Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go … Whoever wrote that idyllic song probably wasn’t traveling with two kids under the age of 3 during the holidays. Because j... Read more

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Moms

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t tend to make New Year’s resolutions anymore. Before I had kids, I had yearly goals that included things like: read two books a month, get in 7-8+ hours of... Read more

Dear New Mom: It's Okay

Dear New Mom, It's okay. It's okay to have days where you cry for no reason. Where you don't know what's wrong and why you can't control your emotions. It's okay to feel sad and not be able to know... Read more

Tips for Running While Pregnant

Imagine this - you just ate a HUGE burrito and drank a jug of soda. Your bladder is full, you’re slightly winded and your feet are swollen. And now, you decide you want to go for a run. Sound like f... Read more

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