Over the river and through the woods, to Melissa’s house we go…

Welcome to the Woods, a blog about all inspiring at the Woods’ household. Here you will learn to be a more conscientious parent, a more crafty artist, and a more ambitious DIY-er. My name is Melissa Woods and I write for the homemaker in you; to help the stay at home parent feel a little less alone, the working mom to feel a little more in control, and the aspiring creative to embrace their skills. If you love making a house into a home, you’ll feel right at home here.

Every Monday I post a new article ranging in topics from parenting my young children to creating home improvement projects and decor. I’ve been blogging for three years now and love it! The topics I write about are the bits of my life I can never get off my mind. As a homemaker, I feel my two most important goals are to create a beautiful, healthy home as well as raise well behaved, respectful children. If you feel those goals are important to you, sign up for my newsletter and follow along.

Meet the Woods Welcome to the Woods Blog Blogger Family

I am a young mom to three wonderful kids, Lillian (5) Nicholas (3) and Theodore (1). I am married to my high school sweetheart, Stephen. He encourages me to push myself in life. I’ve always wanted to be a writer, and Stephen prodded me to start a blog for almost a year before I took the plunge in January of 2014. His pride in my creative and parenting abilities helped me to believe I had something valuable to share.

My hope for this blog is that I write an article to help you, inspire you, or improve your quality of life.

It is amazing to be able to reach out to someone you might never have met and touch their lives. I thank my husband for encouraging me to start it, I know I’ve helped at least a few people already. I really hope you stick around and sign up for my email newsletter; this is my blog to give you a glimpse into life in the Woods.


6 thoughts on “Meet the Woods

  • February 9, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    You have done amazing I’ve learnt a some good ideas Thank you
    Good luck with your writing x

  • February 19, 2016 at 11:22 AM

    Hi Melissa,
    Please sign me up for your newsletter. I am a stay-at-home mom and a parent volunteer at a local school. I run a grade 1-8 craft program with another lady for about 137 students in rotating groups. (I would look forward to sharing ideas with you. I like your toilet roll and construction paper pumpkin.) I will teach the kids how to make paper mache fruits and veggies and hornets (our school mascot) for the next 6 weeks. The older students will be adding details such as textures and seeds for “sectioned fruit”. I can’t wait to see the results. I will tie this in with a lesson on colour pigments and nutrition. Do you have anything you would like to share? Thanks for your effort. I really enjoy your stuff.
    Maria Fleet – AKA The Crafty Pirate
    Ontario, Canada

  • October 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    I visited your blog this morning and enjoyed it very much! What a beautiful family! Your children are so blessed to have such a talented creative Mom and Dad.

  • May 4, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    Hi melissa, i was skimming through youtube to check out aome diy and i ran across your video on stairs makeover. I love it. I would like to get into some diy myself. What do you suggest me start taking some classes? Wood working? I like to do rustic to modern idea. Furniture home decor. Etc. I just dont know where to start?

    • May 4, 2017 at 3:05 PM

      Thanks Hong! I got started painting furniture, which lead to building very simple things like wooden signs. Eventually, after years of odds and ends, I was able to build things myself. It takes a lot of patience and perseverance. I taught myself, but watching youtube videos and taking a class to expedite your learning is a great idea. I would start with projects that are very simple. If you’re interested in DIY, be sure to follow my blog!



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