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 three, 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 chasing after her three kids (all ages 5 and under), 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.

Places To Explore Nature With Kids on the Near East Side of Cleveland

Spring has sprung in Northeast Ohio and I’m so excited to be outside all the time and my kids are, too. Here are a few of our favorite places on the near east side of Cleveland: Shaker Lakes: We ... Read more

Pregnant in a Pandemic

If you can’t tell by the title of this post, I’m pregnant. And yes, I know it’s a pandemic. But, it’s not all bad. Not to belittle anyone’s pregnancy experience —and I’m so glad I’m... Read more

Staying Sane During a Pandemic While Working At Home With Kids

As I turned the calendar to 2021, I can’t help but marvel at the last nine months. I can’t believe that I’ve been working at home during a pandemic for nine months with two young kids at home. W... Read more

6 Ways to Celebrate Halloween With Kids That Don’t Involve Trick-Or-Treating

Halloween looks a little different around here this year. Trick-or-treating is canceled in some neighborhoods, or adapted to be more pandemic-friendly. In-school Halloween parties aren’t happening, ... Read more

The Things We've Gained

There are a lot of things we’ve given up the past few months. Trips to see the grandparents. Planned vacations with friends from Canada. Holidays with family. In-person races. Going to my best frien... Read more

To All the Parents Having a Hard Time Right Now

A few days ago, I had a bad day. The stress of the previous few months finally got to me, and I just broke down. I was upset for so many reasons, but one thing really got to me: the guilt.  I’ve... Read more

Unique Gift Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

In one of my friend groups, I’m the only mom, so I often get asked for gift ideas when someone is shopping for a family with preschoolers or toddlers. And while my kids LOVE nearly any present that ... Read more

New Year, New Running Goals? Steps to Start Training for a Marathon

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to run a marathon in 2020? Congrats! After the excitement for signing up for your first race wears off, you may be wondering, “What do I do now?” I ran... Read more

5 Tips for Beating Stress During the Holidays and Into the New Year

Before I had kids, I hardly found the holidays stressful. In fact, when people talked about the stress of the season, I was confused. Stress? What stress? For me, the holidays included sleeping in, st... Read more

What Not to Say to Someone Returning from Maternity Leave

It’s been more than a year since I went out on maternity leave for the second time. A little over a year ago, I was starting to figure out double daycare drop off and pickups, our new routine, and h... Read more

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