About Me

Hi everyone!


My name is Grace Melia. But you can call me Grace for short. I'm a mom with two kids, a 8 yo daughter (Aubrey/Ubii) and an almost 5 yo son (Aiden). My daughter is having her special needs caused by Congenital Rubella Syndrome. That's why you can see a girl in wheel chair up on my header.

I majored in English Literature at Sanata Dharma University in 2011. I worked in that field for only a year or two. Then I dedicated my time for an online community called Rumah Ramah Rubella that I created in 2013. In Rumah Ramah Rubella, we advocate about Rubella and try to raise awareness about Measles and Rubella vaccine -- and that  made me awarded from Indonesia Health Ministry in 2018 and brought me fly to American Red Cross in Washington DC to give a speech in 2019, which I consider a lifetime opportunity.

In 2015, I gave birth to my second child, a boy who's not having any health problems like my first child. Having a two-way interaction with Aiden really amazed me. Since then I've become fascinated more in parenting and kids activities. Then in early 2019 I joined a Montessori Intensive Class, and also joined a Post-Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play. And as per today, I give Play Therapy service for kids with emotional, social, and behavior problems in Jogja Medical Center.

Learning to be a professional Play Therapy Practitioner has given me stronger interest in mental and emotional health for kids and family. So then I completed a CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) certification and Points Of You Coaching (Level 1) in 2019.

Today I am juggling between being a mom, wife, content creator for my blog, my personal IG @grace.melia and my parenting-focus IG @mainsamaaiden, a play therapy practitioner, and of course, being myself.

I currently live in Yogyakarta and travel back and forth to Jakarta once or twice a month.

Here in this blog, you will find stories mostly about family and everything in between: Parenting, special needs parenting, marriage, random thoughts on life, family health, women health - all in light and personal tone, because why so serious, lol. I also write about blogging and social media occasionally.

Thank you for visiting. I'm so glad that you stumbled onto my blog. Even more glad if you enjoy reading my posts. Please don't hesitate to give me a hello!



I take partnership with other parties, whether it's sponsored post on my blog/social media or it's speaking opportunities in talk shows/seminars.


Works:

πŸ’– Ayo Berteman (Mari mengenal teman dengan disabilitas)


πŸ’– Indahnya Susahnya Jadi Ibu


πŸ’–Letters to Aubrey (Kumpulan Surat Seorang Ibu Untuk Putrinya Yang Berkebutuhan Khusus Akibat Terinfeksi Virus Rubella) 


πŸ’– Antologi Lentera Hidup
πŸ’– Antologi Mereka Bicara Fakta (Wajah Sistem dan Regulasi Kesehatan Indonesia)
πŸ’– Antologi Blogger Cinta Indonesia

(For further details on my achievements and works, go to my Achievements & Works page)


Awards:

πŸ’– 10 Nominator Anugrah Kementrian Kesehatan - Kemenkes RI


πŸ’– 45 Perempuan Penembus Batas - Tempo

πŸ’– Top 20 Indonesian Rocking Mama - The Rocking Mama

πŸ’– Mother of The Year 2015 - HIT

πŸ’– 15 Ibu Hebat 2015 - The Asian Parent

πŸ’– Top 10 Women of Worth 2014 - L'Oreal Paris Indonesia & Female Daily


πŸ’– Special Award Perempuan Pembawa Perubahan Kartini Next Generation 2014 - Kementrian Komunikasi & Informatika


    Media Apperance:

    The Straits Times - Kick Andy - Liputan 6 - Berita Satu - Femina - Kartini - Jawa Pos - Kedaulatan Rakyat - Wanita Indonesia - Koran Jakarta - Detik 

    (For further details, go to my On Media page)



    Speaker Experience:

    πŸ’– "Social Media Marketing for Writers & Bloggers" dalam Workshop Menulis Nonfiksi Itu Asyik - Penerbit Stiletto - 27 Januari 2018 - Yogyakarta

    πŸ’– Talkshow "Menembus Batas, Menjadi Inspirasi Bagi Negeri" - JNE - 19 November 2016 - Yogyakarta 

    πŸ’– Talkshow "Infeksi Selama Kehamilan Membuat Anakku Lahir dengan Kebutuhan Khusus" - Mom's Story Pregnancy and Kids Expo - 29 Oktober 2016 - Yogyakarta 

    πŸ’– Talkshow "The Value of Prevention In Healthcare" - Blogger Perempuan & In Harmony Clinic - 3 Juni 2016 - Jakarta

    πŸ’– Seminar Nasional Kesehatan "Excellent Mom, Brilliant Generation" - Akademi Kebidanan Pamenang - 28 Februari 2016 - Kediri 

    πŸ’–  Talkshow "Keeping Your Baby Safe From The Start" - Mommies Daily & Mothercare, Jogja

    πŸ’– Talkshow "Kartini's Day" - PT Alfamart Trijaya, Tangerang

    πŸ’– Arisan Ilmu "Pentingnya Memiliki Jurnal Kesehatan" - MedicTrust & Kumpulan Emak Blogger, Jogja


    Partnership Experience:

    See my media kit

    (For sponsored post examples, kindly click Advertorial)


    Partnership Opportunities:

    See my media kit


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    Love,





    59 comments:

    1. mami Ubii prestasinya segudang euy :)
      Sukses terus yaaa...

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      1. Mba Oline jugaaaa. You're one of my fave mom bloggers! Sakseis yaaa ^^

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      2. Salam kenal dari Garut, Mbak Grace...

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    2. Nah ini laman about me yg pas mbak komplit!

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    3. Haiii...mami ubii n cimol
      Plit komplit nih!

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    4. Wah. Emang prestasinya keren, dibuat kayak apa juga tetep keren. Mantappp..

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    5. Keren...lengkap, prestasinya bikin mangap mantap banget mamii ubii

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    6. Waaah..panjangnya Maaak...prestasinya.
      Iih jadi kesiram deh saya...
      Haha. Nice Mak, pagenya.

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    7. Keren dan inspiring banget, salut karena mami ubii banyak memberikan manfaat untuk banyak orang :)

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    8. aaach aku kagum padamu Gesi, masih muda prestasimu segambreng dalam dunia kepenulisan. AKu mau buat juga ach,

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    9. Waaah..prestasinya banyak bangeett.. :o

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    10. Prestasinya bikin ndlongop.
      Keren dan inspiring banget. Salut karena Mami Ubii banyak memberikan manfaat untuk banyak orang. :)

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    11. Mami Ubii & Aiden keren banget sih. Semoga bisa selalu menjadi inspirasi dan menebar manfaat untuk orang lain. Pelukkkk :*

      Warm regards,
      Zia

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    12. Wuahhh...prestasinya segudang euy..keren maksimal !

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    13. Haduuhh, baca ini langsung minder mau nulis about me. Seumurmu, aku baru punya anak 1 dan masih bingung mau ngapain hahaha

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    14. Kerenn bgt mami gesi, prestasinya segudang ^_^

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    15. Prestasinya buanyaaaaaaak... Kece, Mak :D

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    16. keren mbak prestasinya ;).. blogku ampe skr about me nya blm pernah aku tulis2 -__-.. udh ada niat, tp blm sempet2 dipndahin ke blog.. draft mulu :D.. pdhal about me penting juga kan utk lbh kenal ama kita...

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    17. about me nya kereen. Prestasinya banyak banget. Sukses selalu ya Mak... :D

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    18. Gesi, isi about me nya kamu keren banget.. punya segudang prestasi pula.. *kagum ;)

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    19. Keren pisan ini mah. :)
      Berprestasi!

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    20. prestasinya udah banyak banget mbak Gesi, salut deh ^^

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    21. Mbak Gesiiii, about me-nya baguuss banget. Selalu betah deh lama-lama ngedekem di blogmu mbak :D

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    22. Kerennn ihhh...Blog favorit ku ����

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    23. Whuaaaaa....
      Prestasinya mantaaaap
      Bikin "about me" nya jadi keren bingo
      Saluut

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    24. wah, kumplit jadi pengen buru2 rapiin

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    25. Waaah Ubi Kereeen ih, kamu keren pisan. Terus menginspirasi, ya. Aku belum update about me nya, euy. Hihihi... Segera ah ngonsep baut blogku.

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      1. Eh kok Ubi, Gesi maksudnya. Hihihi perlu A**a ini :D

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    26. Top Mom blogger , Salam inspiratif

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    27. Wiiih keyyennn.... jadi minder sama punya sendiri, hehe...

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    28. Salam kenal. Kunjungan perdana saya langsung ke about.
      Postingnya keren dan bermanfaat.
      salam

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    29. hai-hai Mami Ubi + Aiden.

      aku tau blog ini gara-gara heboh berita karin, dan okey... aku langsung baca hampir semua postingan ini, dan... mmm... menyenangkan sekali baca tiap tulisannya *sampe lupa ngerjain kerjaan kantor *ups!

      tetap semangat ya mbak Grace, sangat menginspiratif.

      salam :)

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      1. Halo mba Diar! Thank you so much for visiting. Dan untuk komentarnya juga. Komentar mba Diar langsung bikin aku semangat hari ini. So, THANK YOU very much!!!! :)

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      2. sama banget sama mba Diar, aku baca blog mba Gesi waktu heboh soal awkarin, tp sekarang jadi keterusan dan stalking blognya mba Gesi. Mba Gesi, thanks ya sharingnya, saya yg belum menikah, jadi dapat ilmu baru tentang parenting based on experience, setidaknya saya jadi lebih banyak refrensi tentang ilmu-ilmu parenting dan info tentang dunia pernikahan. thank you so much mami ubiii.

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    30. seandainya ibu terkena CMV apakah setiap anak dari ibu itu berpotensi terkena CMV ? lalu apakah CMV bisa di "bobo"kan kembali.. terimakasih banyak

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    31. Wishlist 2017 pengen punya Media kit sekeren blog ini. Aamiiin

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    32. Salam kenal, blognya selalu ramai
      sukses selalu

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    33. abis buka about me nya mami grace, buka about me nya blog sundulers rasanya njomplang...bwahahaha...makasih saran dan sharingnya ya mi. Sukses terus mami grace ��

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    34. prestasinya bejibun gitu ya Mbak,
      caranya piye ya?
      terima kasih dan salam kenal Mbak

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    35. Salam kenal bunda. Ga sengaja liat IG bunda dan lgsg cuss ke blog bunda. sangat menginspirasi sekali bund..semangat terus ya...sehat selalu untuk bunda dan keluarga. benar benar seorang wanita sejati hehehe..izin baca2 ya bund....

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    36. menginspiratif bgt mba gesi..betah bgt kepoin blognya mba gesi
      salam kenal ya mba :)

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    37. Waw, mb Grace ini kece abissss.... salam kenal ya mba. Kayanya bakal banyak nongkrong disini buat belajar :D

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    38. I'm your new fans Mom Grace!
      Sampai bingung mau komentar apa karena kamu keren banget. Aku belajar banyak dari cerita-ceritamu disini. Terimakasih untuk ubii karena dia melahirkan ibu yang luar biasa.

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    39. Kak Gesi... Boleh minta alamat emailnya? -lala-

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    40. Speechless... Diborong semua mba prestasinya. Tapi apa pun yang dilakukan dari hati memang pasti akan keliatan buahnya.

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    41. Sangat menginspirasi sekali dan blogger panutan :)

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    42. wih... keren mbak... sukses and lancar terus yaa...
      oh iya mbak, kalo membutuhkan rak display, atau rak toko dan rak gudangnya, boleh lo mampir2 ke pabrik kami, dijamin paling murah.. hehehe
      makasih mbak... salam kenal, info kami di pabrikrakbaja.com | 082328689339 | admin@pabrikrakbaja.com

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    43. Selamat Hari Kartini untuk semua wanita di Indonesia. Tetaplah menjadi sosok yang tak pernah padam, dan selalu bersinar

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    44. Hai Kak ..selamat, dan semoga bermanfaat ya kak. ...

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    Thank you for giving your comments. Means A LOT to me. If you ask me a question in this comment section, but need answer ASAP, please poke me on my Instagram @grace.melia ^^