Melanie Winters

Melanie Winters
Melanie is a mama and wifey first, small business owner and non-profit diehard second. She owns Pixel Loon, a graphic design company that focuses on logo and brand development. From stationary to print marketing and websites to mobile apps, her goal is to provide businesses with the collateral needed to convey a cohesive brand personality that resonates with their target market. Her work schedule revolves around toddler naps and bedtimes and she is fully appreciative of her tribe that enables her to keep Pixel Loon and alive while still putting everything she has into being a mama. Aside from her immediate family, Melanie also has a very special second family with her local delegation of Special Olympics. Melanie has been coaching basketball and other sports for them since 2011 and does a variety of other events with them throughout the year. Her time with this group always fills her cup and inspires her to continue living her dreams and enabling others to do the same.
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Bestie Birthday Bash: Make it Top Notch

With our 6th birthday here at Twin Cities Mom Collective on the horizon, we are talking all things celebration this week! Join us right here as we commemorate this incredible, inspiring and thriving community...
Thanksgiving Series: 30 Years of Thanksgiving IOUs | Twin Cities Mom Collective

Thanksgiving Series: 30 Years of IOUs

With Thanksgiving fast approaching (today!), we asked several of our writers to tell us about their favorite Thanksgiving traditions and stories. Whether a quiet affair at home, or a boisterous congregation of friends and...

When Life Gets Dark

I'm not going to sugar coat it. This year, it was a dark summer. Sure, the days themselves were bright... full of sunshine and plenty of opportunities to count our blessings, soak in the...

10 Things I Hope My Child Knows About Beauty

"You. Are. Beautiful." We say it over and over to our children from the day they are born, but what do we mean? The meaning seems to change over a course of a lifetime. From...

World Humanitarian Day – Ways to Leave Your Mark (with kids in tow)

August 19 was World Humanitarian Day. A day to honor humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working to better this world. A day to recognize those incredible people working hard to...

Of Course We All Judge Parents

The other day, I saw one of the truest memes there ever was. It essentially said, “Of course you judge parents in restaurants before you have kids. That’s how the human race survives, each...

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Running (For the Non-Runner)

Your plate is full and exercise is an afterthought, I get it. Whether you are a working or a stay at home mom, you’re busy, so this guide is for you - all of...

All’s Well That Ends Well: A Birth Story

Birth stories are amazing and horrifying all at the same time. I have a love-hate relationship with them. Hearing people's stories almost always make me terrified to have another baby. But then, somehow, they...