Author Archive | Meg

Truth: Parenting Sucks Sometimes (But That’s OK)

We had to wait a long time to have our babies. Our oldest is 10 and our youngest are not quite 2-and-a-half. Through all the failed IUI and IVF cycles, lost babies, a ruptured ectopic, and grief over pursuing the dream for the family we had planned, there was nothing I wanted more than to […]

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The Day I Took My Rings Off

I have three rings I wear: my engagement ring, which my husband’s grandmother gave to him (it had been hers), my wedding ring (the date of our anniversary carved inside), and an anniversary ring (bought long before four kids, a mortgage and a dog). Back when we were talking about getting engaged, we would spend […]

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This Is What Love Is: A Thousand Diaper Changes

Often throughout my life, my father has said to me, “Don’t be so hard on yourself!” Of course, in high school and college, and while looking for jobs and looking for a better job, and during grad school, I’d just shrug and think, “Whatever. I have to be. Otherwise, how will I [insert goal-oriented thing […]

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The Non-Summer of a Working Mom

I stayed home with my first child. She was a fall baby, so by the time summer began, she was sitting up on her own and could fit into a cute bathing suit. That summer as a first-time mama, I spent long, long days at the neighborhood club pool. My closest friends would meet us […]

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