Melissa Tamberg-Heffron is a former newspaper reporter who now writes technology articles and blogs largely about her three children (ages 20, 17 and 5) at She writes regularly for Scary Mommy, and her work has also appeared in a variety of publications including San Diego Parent, L.A. Parent, The San Diego Union-Tribune and Military Spouse magazine. One day she pledges to finish the novel gathering dust on her hard drive.

Melissa Tamberg-Heffron's Articles

What Does A Bucket List Look Like For A 5-Year-Old?

Two weeks ago, Parker went home with a fever and a droopy eye, stumbling a bit. Two days later, his parents the truth: It was terminal cancer.
Melissa Tamberg-Heffron    |   02.18.16 12am   |   SHARE

Confessions Of An Acupuncture Virgin

Buoyed by the positive experiences of several acquaintances, I decided to explore whether my pain might be alleviated by channeling my chi. (Ok, full disclosure: I didn’t know exactly what “chi” was... Read...
Melissa Tamberg-Heffron    |   12.14.15 12am   |   SHARE

We Made It: Reflections On My Divorce

I certainly don’t claim to have all the answers. All I know for sure is that my boys have turned out so much better than I would have ever imagined when I stood so apprehensively in the Target aisle... Read...
Melissa Tamberg-Heffron    |   12.8.15 12am   |   SHARE