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A former corporate recruiter, Meaghan used to spend her time in the boardrooms, classrooms, and interview rooms. Now, as a corporate ex-pat she spends her time pursuing her dream to become a cookbook creator and moming her three very busy, very crazy elementary school aged children (and husband). A true homebody by nature, Meaghan draws energy from the people she loves. She’d rather be home cooking a good meal for her family than out on the town any day. She’s terrible at social media, would rather read a real book than an e-book, and will always choose face to face conversations over texts. She loves curry, avocados, dark chocolate, red wine, and black coffee, and her biggest desire in life is to help people get over their fear of the kitchen and learn to love to play with their food.

A Little More About Me

6:00AM: My house is silent. By some stroke of #Coronamiracle I’m up first, trying to settle myself as we step into our new normal.

How I Made Beauty From Ashes and Burnt Toast

I have been many things in my 40 years. I’ve tried on many different hats. I have been a fashion-forward retail worker in New York

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5 Ways to Get Your Teenager Off of Screens Now

My oldest son has the most beautiful head of blonde hair I have ever seen. I know this is an odd statement, but it’s

3 Ways You Can Save Money on a Prom Dress

My senior prom dress was a floor-length, beaded, navy blue nightmare. Yes, you read that right. It was a nightmare for a lot of

Hope. It’s a four-letter word.  It’s dangerous. Daring. Subversive.  Hope can seem foolish, naive and blind. With all of the hurting in the world, what is there

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It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I am not a big sports fan. I couldn't tell a touchdown from a jump

Mom, You Know When Your Kid Needs a Win

The folder is bright orange; bright like a hunting vest or a parking cone—neon, really, if I had to describe it. It’s giant too;

A Modern Day Esther Finding My Voice Through a Hero in the Bible

It was kind of like a modern-day beauty pageant, minus the talent section. It required no essay entrance exam or interview portion. There were

Why Every Mom Needs to Have a Meltdown

At its best, airline travel is simply a series of minor inconveniences. The waiting. The lines. The undressing. The re-dressing. The small doses of

What My Beautiful, Imperfect Baby Boy Taught Me About Perfection

Almost 11 years ago, I was happily pregnant with my second child. Blissfully dreaming about a healthy baby, my biggest fear was managing two

Welcome to Holland. A Message Every Mom Needs

Some people walk into parenthood with a very specific set of ideas on what it will look like. They have lots of plans. You

Avengers: EndGame

I try to be the “cool mom” in a lot of different ways. It’s not that I don’t discipline my kids or try to

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It seems like everywhere we turn the news is bad. We can’t turn on the TV, scroll through the internet, or meander through the

An-Ode-to-the-Valentines-Day-Box

An ode to the "Valentine’s Day Box"

As promised, today we reveal the third and final segment of our meal delivery service series. If you have yet to settle on trying

A-Review-of-Dinnerly

On Monday, we read our editor Ashley Johnson's glowing review of Terra's Kitchen in the first segment of our three-part food delivery review series.

Leaning-into-Worship-Even-When-You-Have-a-Hurting-Heart

Normally I am a girl who loves her worship. Set me up in the front row at church with the lights going and the

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The Amanda Bynes Story—Finding Grit and Grace in Recovery

If you are a child of the 90's you know Amanda Bynes as Nickelodeon’s TV darling from the show All That and the envy of

We-Asked-the-Experts-How-to-Crush-Your-New-Years-Resolutions

The champagne is all popped. The New Year has been rung. Now what? This is a strange time of year, isn’t it? We’ve all spent the

My-Life-Isn't-Insta-Worthy-But-I-Love-It-All-the-More

If I could choose one phrase to perfectly sum up my stage of life it would be “in the trenches.” I’m in the trenches

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How to Make Meal Planning Simple for Your Busy Family

Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year. It is nearly perfect in every way. I love fall colors. I love fall clothes.

To the Christian Woman With a Crooked Past

As I sat in that stuffy, little room listening to the woman on stage, I looked around at the other women—some nodding along, some