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I’m Meghan. I grew up in Ohio, came of age in Arizona and am now raising a family in Pennsylvania. I’m a freelance writer and essayist, a stay-at-home mom to my five-year-old son, and a foster parent. I’m told I am too organized and too sarcastic for my own good but I don’t see how either is possible.


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Good intentions, average follow-through.

Posted on October 22, 2016

“Where were you today? Why didn’t you come to my classroom?” Ryan and I had just arrived home from school. I could tell he was in a bit of a sour mood, which isn’t unusual for a kid who was...


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Dear Ryan, Today, you turned six years old. You woke up to our birthday tradition of streamers hanging from your bedroom doorway and dinosaur presents on the kitchen table....


On kindergarten and new paths.

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“You can go now. I’ll be fine.” I drew in a sharp breath and internally cursed at myself for forgetting the most important thing on this hot August morning: sunglasses. Sure, it...


I’m So Glad They Told Me.

Posted on Aug 31 by

I was a perfect mother. For eight days. For eight painful, exhausting days, I thought of nothing but my newborn son’s happiness and wellbeing. Each day, I allowed him to...


Adding to our family.

Posted on Aug 23 by

It started innocently enough. A summer bucket list. A commitment to grasp our summer with both hands and squeeze every bit of life and laughter and fun out of it. My last summer...