Megan, an Iowa native from West Branch, shares her home with husband Cody, two adorable kiddos Charlie and Gwen and their pet dust bunnies. When she is not smooching on them she is trying to change lives as a social worker. You can find her running endless errands in Liza the mini(van) or on a hot date with her treadmill watching IPTV. Since having baby #2 she is drowning in laundry and love and someday hopes to foster or adopt if fate will allow.
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Thrift It: My Year of Buying (Almost) Everything Used

I have an addictive personality. Once I start eating sweets it’s really hard for me to stop. I used to smoke and I used to bite my fingernails until they bled. A couple of...
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I Pay My Kids to Read

This is not click-bait, I really do pay my kids to read. For a long time, before bed, we had a great routine. Brush teeth, go potty, put on pjs, snuggle, read, sing songs, go...

Holiday and Birthday Gift Ideas for Kids: Mom Approved

With the holidays coming up it's time to shop for gifts! I love shopping for the kids in my family, but you know what I don't love? Buying another junky toy that will end up...

Halloween Music Playlist

Halloween is here! We're planning a whole day of fun so I created this fun playlist of my favorite Halloween themed songs to enjoy. I decided to share it with all of you too! From...
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Make These Monster Cookies

It was time for a new cookie recipe and I remembered these super addictive and delicious monster cookies my brother had shared a few years back. You'll need: 3 eggs 1 1/4 C packed light...
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Sharing The Memories of Loved Ones Who Have Died With Kids

  As I write this it is my 36th birthday.  Like every birthday I can remember, I first think of my grandparents. You see, their wedding anniversary was the same day as my birthday.  I...
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2020: The Year of the Toilet

2020 was going to be epic. I had decided now that my kids are older, I was going to introduce them to a long lost love of mine — travel. I was even calling 2020...
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Victims of Racism and Sexual Assault: I Will Believe Your Story

I used to volunteer for an organization that worked with women who were survivors of sexual assault. One of my roles was to be with women while they were having their rape kit completed...
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Boredom Busters for Mom During Quarantine

I have found myself doing lots of mindless snacking with all the extra time at home since COVID-19 took over our lives. I found I needed to add in some variety to my normal...
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An Essential Worker’s Guide to Surviving a Pandemic

Some of us moms are essential workers. This means we are getting up, getting ready, and getting out the door each and every day as if COVID-19 hasn’t taken over the world. We take...