Melody Akhavan Abbey

Melody Akhavan Abbey
Melody Akhavan Abbey is an attorney and writer, wife to Ashkan, and mama to Theo (August 2016) and Elliott (February 2020). She moved to Dallas with her husband in September 2015 after spending most of her life on the East Coast. After attending law school at UVA, Melody practiced litigation at a large corporate law firm in New York City for several years until she moved to Dallas. Since coming to Texas, she has loved embracing her role as a mother to her boys, who are as sweet and wild as they come! In her free time, Melody enjoys investigating the Dallas food and workout scenes, reading, discovering new music, connecting with fellow moms, and writing about her experiences as a mother and a professional on her blog, From City to Suburbia. You can follow her adventures on Instagram at @fromcitytosuburbia and @melodyellie!
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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to the Keto Diet

By now it's likely that you've heard of the "miracle diet" that has gained visibility in the last few years, watched the popular documentary about it on Netflix, or seen incredible before-and-after shots on social media....
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What It’s Like to Be a Non-Drinking Mom in a World of “Wine Wednesdays”

  There's usually a specific look I get when I tell someone for the first time. Their eyes widen and in a split second they catch themselves and convert their display of shock into a...

Topgolf :: The Perfect Summer Activity for Your Entire Family!

**This post has been sponsored by Topgolf to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** Have you been to Topgolf yet this summer? Want to try something new? There's no better time...

5 Best Podcast Episodes on {Parenting}

After connecting with many of you about one of my previous posts, 4 Best Podcast Episodes to Help You Improve Your Life (check it out if you haven't already!), I'm thrilled to share with...

Weaning My Toddler :: The Joy and Heartbreak

I never thought the day would come, but I'm officially in the process of weaning my 21-month old, Theo. And I don't even know how to feel about it! My sweet baby has been quite...
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Letter to a {New Mom} :: Dear Mama, You Are Enough

Dear new mom, I was in your shoes less than two years ago. As you settle into new motherhood in all its glory, with its confusing influx of intense (and often conflicting) emotions, sleep deprivation,...
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4 Best Podcast Episodes to Help You Improve Your {Life}

I'm so excited to share with you my top four podcast episodes to help you live your best life! After listening to some of the best podcast episodes out there, I find myself going...
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Forget Your New Year’s Resolutions and Try a {Spring Refresh} Instead!

This past New Year, I thought I had it all figured out. I bought a beautiful productivity planner and set aside some time to go through my calendar, identify specific goals (dreams with deadlines!),...