Melissa Barvels

Crazy coma mom.


I’m a 36-year-old stay-at-home mom with a firefighter husband who’s my absolute best friend and soulmate. We have three kids, a puppy, and a large extended family — so life is always busy, but I love it. When not chasing after my kids, I enjoy shopping, Facebook, complaining, and more shopping. I worked for the soap opera As The World Turns for 11 years before my life became my very own daytime drama.


Staten Island, New York


3 Kids, 2 boys and a girl

Fun Facts

  • The first thing people notice about me:

    The necklace of scars around my neck.

  • Something I hide from my kids:

    My stash of candy.

  • The first thing I do when I wake up:

    Let the dog out in the backyard.

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