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Melissa Herrera

A lifelong resident of Holmes County, Missy's world is larger than the view off her front porch. With a keen eye for uncovering worthwhile junk, she has sifted and sorted through the thrift stores and garage sales of the area. Missy is a wife of twenty years to Antonio, and mom to three lovely and irreverent teenagers. Any given day you'll find her screaming at her kids soccer games and simply loving the life she's been given.

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The clearly marked path of the most defiant
Published: May 25, 2016

Columnist Missy Herrera discusses her past as more of a conformist and explains her change in thinking over the years, which led her to desire the path less taken.

This house is a place to call home
Published: May 17, 2016

Columnist Missy Herrera recounts her experience of how a fixer-upper became her family's beloved home. In the end, she learned that a home is what you make it to be.

Prayers and the common ailments of social media
Published: May 09, 2016

Columnist Missy Herrera writes about her approach to social media.

In which I learn that cooking equals love: Part II
Published: May 02, 2016

Missy continues to tell readers about the impact that her relationship with cooking has made on her life.

In which I learn that cooking equals love: Part I
Published: April 25, 2016

Missy learns that there is a lot more to cooking than just preparing food.

On writing the words
Published: April 18, 2016

Missy writes on the joys and, sometimes, the difficulties of being a writer.

No day without music
Published: April 11, 2016

Melissa writes on the importance of music in her life.

You are enough, sweet wives and mothers, but donít forget your ambitions
Published: April 04, 2016

Missy Herrera reminds mothers and wives that they are not only "enough," but that they must remember their own ambitions, too.

Cancer sucks, so eat One-Egg Cake with chocolate sauce
Published: March 28, 2016

Missy writes on how cake is, in good times and bad, usually the answer.

Missyís life inside of the fence
Published: March 21, 2016

Missy writes on the securities a fence can provide and also the borders it can also put up.

The freelancerís guide to working from home
Published: March 14, 2016

Melissa writes on what it's like to work from home.

Life is enriched both by books and movies in entirely equal measure
Published: March 07, 2016

Melissa writes on how her life is enriched by books and movies.

The magic of ordinary days
Published: February 29, 2016

Missy writes on the magic of very ordinary days.

Love doesn’t come in a red candy box
Published: February 22, 2016

Missy writes on how love is a powerful emotion, one that should never become dusty, waiting for one day out of the calendar to pull out all the stops.

It only takes one negative comment to truly take the life of someoneís dream
Published: February 15, 2016

Columnist Melissa Herrera writes on how it only takes a single negative column to really impact someone in a negative way.

The backyard oasis I tend in my mind
Published: February 08, 2016

Columnist Missy Herrera writes on her experiences with agriculture right in her backyard.

Doing your best to finish the entire race
Published: February 01, 2016

Melissa looks back on playing organized sports in high school and writes on the importance (and difficulty) of maintaing a healthy lifestyle.

Adventures in the shower: part II
Published: January 25, 2016

Columnist Missy Herrera continues telling her readers about her shower mishaps in this part two of a two-part column series.

Adventures in the shower
Published: January 18, 2016

Melissa Hererra writes on some of the joys and sorrows of her home's (once) small bathroom. This is part one of a to-be-continued column.

A tale of gray skies and silent minutes
Published: January 11, 2016

Columnist Missy Herrera writes on how it's entirely possible to enjoy oneself all by oneself, without ever leaving the house.

I bleed orange, brown and hope
Published: January 04, 2016

Columnist Missy Herrera writes on the trials and tribulations of being a Cleveland Browns fan.

Itís nearly 2016, so what have you done?
Published: December 28, 2015

Melissa Hererra looks back on 2015.

Falling gently into Christmas
Published: December 21, 2015

Melissa Hererra writes about falling gently into Christmas.

For the moms: Say your name. Now repeat it.
Published: December 14, 2015

Columnist Missy Hererra writes about the beautiful, bittersweet nature of motherhood.

Inching this holiday season forward
Published: December 07, 2015

Missy writes on savoring the holidays, even when everything around you urges you to rush to Christmas each time October rolls around.

Herrera is back and ready to catch up
Published: November 30, 2015

Missy Hererra catches up with readers with her first new column in a while.

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