Author Archive | Megan G

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Things to Keep in Your Purse to Make it Look Like You’ve Got Your $#!& Together

I learned a trick, you guys, and I’m here today to share it with you. It’s about how to make it look like you’ve got your mess together – 24/7. And don’t worry – it doesn’t actually entail having your mess together. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief.   It’s this little thing my daughter […]

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The 5 Stages

The 5 Stages of Posting on a Neighborhood Facebook Page

As far as I can tell, neighborhood Facebook pages are all the rage right now. Searching Facebook, there are endless combinations for south metro Denver, where we live – including the one I belong to, which has over 23,000 members. There’s also the Nextdoor app, which is popular now, as well – but there are […]

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Making Mom Friends

We are sitting on the couch after a long day away at a volleyball tournament. My daughter is in bed, and my husband is watching a football game. I’m scrolling Instagram when my phone buzzes in my hand.  I gasp a little, I can’t help it – I didn’t expect her to text so soon. I glance […]

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Does everyone know about therapy?

Full disclosure: I am a therapist. I am licensed in professional and addictions counseling, respectively, and work in the behavioral health field full time. I am writing this first and foremost not as a therapist, but as the therapied. I have always been a huge proponent of therapy, and I thought it important to clarify […]

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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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