Melissa Parlaman

Name: Melissa Parlaman
You can read all of Melissa’s blog posts here!

Position and time at Graco: Marketing Manager, 8 years

Growing up, I always dreamed of being: Rich & famous

If I starred on “America’s Got Talent,” my act would be: Planning kids birthday parties

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done: This is a sad state of affairs… Getting a tattoo at age 18 was the most adventurous thing I’ve done. Oh yeah, and moving to another state while I was 8 months pregnant was also pretty adventurous.

My ideal vacation would be: A good balance of relaxation & exploration. I would like to visit Europe & visit historical sites but then take a week to lay on the beach. My ideal vacation would be 3 months long too :-)

Favorite childhood memory: I was going to answer that I don’t have a favorite memory, but I thought of one. I loved playing a game called “make me laugh” with my sister & cousins. Basically, we had to use household items to make everyone in the room laugh. If you made them laugh, then you win. I also enjoyed putting on shows with our Cabbage Patch dolls who would even record cassette tapes of them singing. I can’t believe Vaughn Sylvester & Mary Anne June did not make it big in Cabbage Patch Land.

Dish of choice when dining out: This has changed since I have embraced Paleo diet. It used to filet with mashed potatoes & lots of bread. Now, its filet with green salad & no bread.

Favorite product and why: Nautilus, 3-in-1 car seat. I have used this with both of my daughters & love the versatility of the car seat (and love the cute girl fashions!).