About me

This is where the good stuff happens!

What started as a shameless piggy back off of my husband’s clever Instagram handle (@thebeardedcoffee) turned into something I never expected and I am beyond grateful that you’re here reading this introduction post.

So, who the heck am I and what do I do? Hi! I’m Mel and I am, you guessed it, The Beardless Coffee. I’m a wife and a mother of two who is a waitress by day and a writer after bed time. I am passionate about making the world a kinder, more secure, and less isolating… so I write.

The Beardless Coffee is a lifestyle and family blog that is all about how I have learned to live and parent with intentional perspective! As you continue to read, I will focus on different topics in relation to self improvement, cultivating kindness, parenting, blended families, couples, and children. Occasionally, I’ll also provide valuable information on the newest products for families, parents, and children of all ages that I personally recommend.

Something very near and dear to my heart and possibly the most relevant topic on the blog is mental health. I have lived with generalized anxiety and depression my entire life (unknowingly) and it has gone untreated due to a lack of education around the topic. Now that I am an adult and have children of my own, I am committed to not only learning all I can, but sharing that knowledge with as many people I can convince to hear me out.

Stick around for mental health related topics, mom and lifestyle tips, entertainment and party ideas, family travel, and so much more! 

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So let me explain. I’m just a person, here. I like to write; I enjoy talking to people; I LOVE watching people find themselves, and I think we are just too damn beautiful to hide any part of ourselves. More often than not, I share the fun parts of me, the ambitious parts of me, the optimistic and kind parts of me. I don’t stop there though. I share my mental struggles, the hard days, and my failures. You know, the parts of being human that we can all relate to but is never comfortable talking about. Well, I got you.


Disclaimer: This article contains sensitive subject matter about my own personal experience with suicidal ideation and may not be suitable for people who struggle with mental illness.  This article is intended as informational only; and is no way medical or psychological advice. If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available at 1-800-273-8255… Continue reading PROVIDENCE ST. JOSEPH HEALTH; MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST SUICIDE