Welcome to another edition of Small Talk! Today we're getting the low down on mama, Denver event planner and You Are My Fave writer, Melanie Blodgett. Bio: Melanie Blodgett writes daily at her blog You Are My Fave - a mix of projects, parties and fave finds. Her and her husband Ryan welcomed their first child last spring, a happy little guy named Beck. They're currently settling into their new roles and their first home in the sunny city of Denver. Brood: Ryan: husband, attorney, doppelganger to many and Beck (10 months): perfectly circular face, toothy, little ray of sunshine. 5 thing I can't live without: the store Target, dessert, a daily shower, ballet flats, naptime. 5 things my baby can't live without: naps, swaddle blankets, play time with dad, daily trips out of the house, independence. Current obsession: This weekly child portrait series called You Are My Wild. Favorite "in a box" recently featured on Your My Fave: Sunshine ! It's the time of year when I long for spring and summer and this box was so cheery. Biggest surprise in being a new mom: I'll be so exhausted by my son at the end of the day, yet the moment he goes to bed all I want to do is look at photos and videos of him. Favorite place to go out with your family: We just love going on walks around the neighborhood. Beck would stay content in the stroller for hours. My son's newest fascination is with: Opening and closing the shower door. Music that's been inspiring me lately: I'm in such a music rut, it's sad. Beck will listen to Kelly Clarkson's Stronger over and over. Please help! Wish list for the (near) future: An organized work and craft space and someone to come clean my shower would be nice. Looking forward to: Summer! If I could write a book about parenting it would be called . . . The Joy and the Madness. Final Thought: Instead of focusing on the hard parts of motherhood (lack of sleep!) and the grunt work of it all, I like to tell expecting couples that it's better than you could ever imagine. Because it is. Keep up with Melanie on her blog, Instagram, Facebook page, and Twitter.