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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 seven-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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On pregnancy loss.

Posted on November 13, 2017

“It’s nothing you did,” she tells me. “It’s nothing you did, and it’s nothing you didn’t do.” I nod because I know she’s supposed to say this. I nod because I know it’s true. I nod because I sense...

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Nov13

On pregnancy loss.

Posted on Nov 13 by

“It’s nothing you did,” she tells me. “It’s nothing you did, and it’s nothing you didn’t do.” I nod because I know she’s supposed to say this. I nod because I know it’s true. I...

Oct13

Kids Book Review (and Giveaway!)

Posted on Oct 13 by

This morning, Ryan turned to me and asked, “What do you call a hand that helps?” “I don’t know… what?” I replied, even though I could sort of tell where this joke was headed. “A...

Sep21

Seven.

Posted on Sep 21 by

Dear Ryan, Today, you turned seven years old. I’ve been looking at baby and toddler pictures of you recently and sometimes I think you still look exactly the same, and other...

Aug10

On failure.

Posted on Aug 10 by

My cell phone rings, lighting up with a now-familiar phone number. I swallow hard, swipe the screen and answer: “Hey, kiddo.” The voice on the other end belongs to a 10-year-old...