Meg

Meg
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Meg is a mommy to three small ones, Gracie, Everett, and Henry. She is married to her one and only Joel, and they look forward to having more adventures together! Meg likes to drink coffee, coffee, coffee and continues to try (in vain) to take a decent "selfie". She also loves to get candid pictures of her littles as they go about their day, which almost always involves crazy getups and the wrong size shoes. She is passionate about allowing children to explore the great outdoors at every opportunity; Colorado's natural beauty cannot be denied!

Rethinking Using the Term “Rainbow Baby”

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  July 17th marks the day my family and I lost our little Hope to miscarriage. It has been an unbelievable several years since then. Although the following years have brought us two healthy boys...
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Coming to Terms with an Unplanned Caesarean Section

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C-section mothers will often relate to the loss we feel when a planned vaginal birth ends with an unplanned Cesarean section. We planned for one thing, and the opposite happened. But isn't that just motherhood in general? We mothers get busy planning and plotting and then the opposite happens? In fact, after talking with every mother I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, not one of these women has had their "dream delivery."

Don’t Confuse My Fertility with Expertise: My Fourth Baby

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Almost as soon as we were handed our youngest son, we were mostly left alone. The nurses didn't dive in with helpful suggestions on holding our little one, swaddling him or getting him to latch for the first time. About day two of being in the hospital, I realized it was because this was baby number four for us
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Top Five Parenting Hacks from a Family of Five

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Okay, let's just get straight into it - because when you have a family of five, there just isn't any time for lengthy introductions. Cash Under the Restaurant Table  We occasionally venture outside the house...

The Conduit Parent Trap; What to Do If You Find Yourself In It

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The hesitation is apparent, as I mull over the question again and again in my head.  Where is your favorite place to shop?  I laugh nervously. The small group of women and mothers I am talking to lean in closer, but...

Putting My Feet to the Pavement: Why I Marched on Denver

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It is early Saturday morning and my kids are all still sleeping. My husband lays there quietly, listening to me start to rustle as I throw back the covers and get ready. Leggings, jeans, t-shirt, sweater,...

A Mother, An Activist? Joining the Women’s March

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Motherhood, for me, has been the great dividing line of the "before" and the "after". Before motherhood I had oodles of time on my hands to read, write, research, pursue, create, and let's be...

New Year, Old Me: Embracing More of the Same

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Each New Year's celebration brings with it the inevitable question of what you might want to embrace in the next calendar year. Lose weight? Gain experiences? Make more money? Mulling over what your next season has...

The After Me: Coming to Terms with My Postpartum Body

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My husband and I are done having children. We have three beautiful babies, ranging from six to one years old. We are full of gratitude. We are content. We run a small circus. We wouldn't...

Avoiding the Holiday Humbug: Celebrating the Season

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The year was turning out to be just like all the others; an onslaught of gift buying, gift giving, list making, house cleaning, and a goody baking lalapalooza. Every time I turn around there are...