My name is Melissa Smith. I am from Lapel originally. I actually grew up 4 houses down from the daycare, and my Dad still lives there. Beth and I have been friends since kindergarten. I graduated from Lapel in 1999, and went on to Marian College to study Social Studies and Secondary Education. I graduated in 2003. I married my husband Greg in 2003. He’s also a Lapel grad. We now live in Westfield. I’ve been home raising my children for the last 13 years. Gabe is 13 and in 7th grade. Evan is 10 and in 5th grade. Our 3 little ones are Leo, Henry and Charlotte. They are 6 years old and starting 1st grade. They are quadruplets. Our 4th baby, our son Max, passed away when he was a few days old. I was actually working part time at Beth’s Blessings when I was pregnant in 2013. I had to quit when I found out I was having 4 babies, once it became impossible to be on my feet all day. So it seems only fitting I’m coming back now that my babies are grown! I look forward to meeting each one of you, and getting to know your children. I love teaching and working each day with my best friend!
My name is Peyten Murdock. I am 22 years old and I graduated from Lapel high school in 2017. I have worked at 2 daycares prior to Beth Blessings. I currently have no children, but I see myself staying in child care as my future career. I am very patient. I have a lot of energy to use with the kiddos and I am very passionate about what I do. I have made lesson plans and curriculum for 2 year olds. I have done several Early Childhood trainings, and of course had lots of experience with children! In my free time, I really like to be outside and I love reading. I look forward to getting to know you and your little ones!!