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MELISSA RAYWORTH

New York, Pittsburgh

MELISSA RAYWORTH

writer and editor
content manager and communications consultant

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Let Your Home Tell Your Story

Your home is your oasis, but it's also a spectacular canvas to celebrate your history.
Pittsburgh Magazine Link to Story
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Welcome to the “pool party.”

In the photos, suntanned girls laugh, their hair whipping around as if their joy can barely be captured.
Medium.com Link to Story
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The Betty Draper Effect

What can we learn from the women who did their mothering just before the ’60s reached suburbia?
Babble.com Link to Story
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Ted Dintersmith wants to talk with you about America’s schools

A looming crisis, Ted Dintersmith says, makes you do unusual things.
NEXTpittsburgh.com Link to Story
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Promises Kept.

Enrolling in a great college was only a dream for some high-schoolers. Then came the Pittsburgh Promise.
Pittsburgh Magazine Link to Story
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Creating an eco-friendly nursery, from paint to fabrics

Thoughts on Meghan Markle's eco-friendly nursery plans and much more.
ABCNews.com Link to Story
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Giving My Mother-in-law Back to Herself

They’re her memories, her stories. I just held onto them for a while.
Breadcrumbs via Medium.com Link to Story
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I Choose Now

I’m still shocked that I went to Kuala Lumpur just for 48 hours.
Medium.com Link to Story
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ASK A DESIGNER: Creating the perfect kitchen island

Remodeling? A well-designed kitchen island can do wonders, but it needs to be planned with care.
The Associated Press Link to Story
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What happens when Taylor Lautner comes to town?

Their Hollywood crush was at their high school for real. But the reality wasn't quite like their dreams.
TODAY.com - NBC Link to Story
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Parenting in the age of Alexa and her ilk

Hey parents: What if there was a machine that could respond to your kids’ every command, never tiring?
The Boston Globe Link to Story
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ASK A DESIGNER: How to design and decorate poolside

Ask Muffie Faith about decorating around a backyard pool & she’ll reply with a question of her own.
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About

MELISSA RAYWORTH

For nearly two decades, Melissa Rayworth has been exploring the building blocks of modern life -- the ways we design and organize our homes, how we interact with entertainment and pop culture in our marketing-saturated society, parenting, relationships and marriage, and much more -- as a writer for regional, national and global media outlets. She's also an experienced managing editor for print and online magazines.

That work continues, and has grown to include the launch of a private storytelling service called Breadcrumbs, which Melissa has created alongside her husband, writer Ted Anthony. (Visit breadcrumbstories.com to learn more.)

After three years living and working in southeast Asia, Melissa currently splits her time between Pittsburgh and New York.