Author Archives: Melissa W. Sais

About Melissa W. Sais

I am a freelance writer, copywriter, ghostwriter and blogger. Contact me for your next creative project.

Fifth Holy Communion and Beyond

Dirt Diver informed me on Sunday that he would be making his Fifth Holy Communion. How precious. To be fully aware of every single time you’ve received the Blessed Sacrament. Continue reading

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What’s a mediocrity?

“To be popular one must be a mediocrity,” I told Rose Red,¬†regurgitating an Oscar Wilde quote I read somewhere on the Internet today¬†as she complained about the latest fifth-grade power play. “What’s a mediocrity?” she asked. “Something that’s mediocre, just … Continue reading

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No Longer a Skype Resister

If you’ve resisted like me, get with the program. Every laptop you buy today has a webcam. Just download the free program and get to Skyping — I guess that’s a word now. Continue reading

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Striking a Balance for Kids of the Digital Age

I read about a survey and study presented this week by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop called Families Matter: Designing Media for a Digital Age. What I got out of it is that a lot of parents are just like me when it comes to teaching, protecting and entertaining our children today. Continue reading

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Is 3D Safe for Young Eyes?

So is 3D safe for those developing eyes? The American Optometric Association says it is. Continue reading

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Are you ready for mobile learning?

Are you ready for mobile learning? Our kids are. Continue reading

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Video Game Rating T-M: What does it mean?

Recently a friend of Cool Breeze wanted him to get a video game with a rating of T-M. I could find nothing online explaining this kind of rating, so I sent an email to the ESRB, and was pleasantly surprised to get a response in less than a week. Continue reading

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