Melanie Dale

Melanie Dale is the author of Women Are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends and It’s Not Fair: Learning to Love the Life You Didn’t Choose. She’s also a contributor for Coffee+Crumbs, an advocate for Children’s HopeChest, and has partnered with Adacar CarePoint in Uganda for the last seven years. Her writing has been featured on, Scary Mommy, Working Mother Magazine, Deadspin’s Adequate Man, Ann Voskamp’s A Holy Experience, and Today’s Christian Woman, and she’s a panelist for MomsEveryday TV. Living in the Atlanta area, she enjoys recording her podcast, Lighten Up with Melanie Dale, and blogging at

What’s a Vision Trip

Have you ever wondered how a HopeChest partnership gets started? You hear about people sponsoring kids, raising money for development projects, and visiting their CarePoints, but how does it all begin? One of the first steps in developing a Community-to-Community partnership is taking a Vision Trip. This week on HopeChest Insights, we’re talking with Wil …

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Be Their Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day!Œ That sentiment seems to elicit many different reactions, from ooey gooey joy to minor irritation. Whether this is your favorite holiday ever or you’re contemplating going back to bed for the day, hi. I think you’re fantastic. Valentine’s Day has too much pressure to be amazing, so my husband and I have …

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