Phase Three of Life

Navigation Menu

About Meghan

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.

Read More...

The Latest

Loss and ‘The Day of Love.’

Posted on February 14, 2018

I had it all planned out. I was going to wrap up the red “No. 1 Big Brother” shirt in heart-themed wrapping paper. It would sit propped up on the cherry-colored tablecloth, among the oversized...

Read More...

As Seen On:

More from the Blog

More posts »
Feb14

Loss and ‘The Day of Love.’

Posted on Feb 14 by

I had it all planned out. I was going to wrap up the red “No. 1 Big Brother” shirt in heart-themed wrapping paper. It would sit propped up on the cherry-colored tablecloth, among...

Dec08

The privilege of bearing witness.

Posted on Dec 8 by

I remember the day I changed my mind. It wasn’t after our foster son, James, left our home, as one might assume. It was before. Weeks before, in fact. The day it occurred to me...

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...