Author Archive | Megan G

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September State of Mind

Back to school season, as a parent, comes with all kinds of stress and commitments. As much as we long for it on those long days of summer, through the “I’m boreds” and the “what can we do todays,” it’s a supremely crazy time. We got used to not making lunches and not schlepping kids […]

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How to Be There for Someone Going Through a Thing

Hi, friends. I’m here to talk about something that no one likes, and that is when you have a friend going through something hard, but especially and specifically when it is a thing you yourself have never experienced directly. Because that’s where things get tricky. You want to be there for them, but you have literally […]

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Let's All Be Cheerleaders

Let’s All Be Cheerleaders

Something I’m hearing a lot about nowadays is this gross trend of mom-shaming or mom-judging. You know – someone [most often a complete stranger] says something to you about your parenting, obviously convinced they are doing you/your kid/the world a HUGE service, which makes you feel like a garbage person in the process. Most of the […]

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Raising Kids with Good Taste

Possible unpopular opinion alert: entertainment for kids today – music, movies, even some books – well, it’s terrible. A little. Right? I mean sure – good, new stuff does exist. I have no objection to that. But I do take objection with the some of the stuff that typically becomes overly popular among youths. Things like… all the music […]

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GET YOUR KIDS A DOG

Get Your Kids a Puppy, Or Don’t (I Did)

Get a puppy, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. They weren’t wrong, necessarily. That just isn’t the whole truth. The whole truth would’ve included sentiments such as: It’ll be hard. It’ll be frustrating. It’ll be awesome and horrible in the same 5-minute span. That’s what they would have said, had they not just wanted to play with a […]

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In Defense of the Burbs | Denver Metro Moms Blog

In Defense of the Burbs

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I love living in the burbs. I was a hater, at first. When we started looking for a house, we had been married for 6 months, and I was just barely acclimating to life as wife and parent. I had been living the single life for awhile, living solo in […]

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I’m a Real Mom

I wrote before that Step Is Not a Dirty Word. As a stepmom who grew up with the same Cinderella connotations as the rest of you, I remind myself of this often. I am one thousand percent confident of my position in my daughter’s life, as her parent. Differentiating me as a stepmom is, some days, nothing more than a […]

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