• Asking For More: My Beef With Modern Books and Shows Like Bridgeton

    Meg Larsen January 21, 2021

    A Note: Some of the essays I write read differently in tone than some of the other content on my blog. The artist in me rebuts being limited to one genre, one voice, or one audience. I would say this essay fits into that category. I hope that’s okay and that you will bear with me as I explore different thoughts and ideas. Something I’ve been recognizing lately is that…

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  • 10 Tips for Surviving Your Baby’s First 6 Months

    Meg Larsen January 17, 2021

    People always talk about the first year of marriage being the hardest, but that wasn’t the case for us; I can’t imagine anything being harder than the first six months of our child’s life.  Now granted, we have had a challenging baby, in the middle of a global pandemic, and we left our jobs as teachers, my husband started the first two months of our baby’s life unemployed, and we…

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  • Loving Yourself Through God’s Eyes

    Meg Larsen January 16, 2021

    Last night I was thumbing through my old iPhone Notes and discovered a quote I had written down back in 2013 from the HBO show, Girls.  “You judge everyone and yet you ask them not to judge you.” “Um, that’s because no one could ever hate me as much as I hate myself. Okay? So any mean thing someone’s gonna think of to say about me I’ve probably already said…

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  • My Baby Eats Books: How to Read to Your Infant

    Meg Larsen January 4, 2021

    As a former English teacher, reading to my infant was something I always took for granted as a given. Not only do I have a love of books that I deeply want to share with my children, but I also witnessed first-hand the long-term effects of high-literacy households as compared to lower-literacy ones.  What I didn’t count on was how challenging it could be to read to a baby. Between…

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  • Favorite Toys: 4-5 Months

    Meg Larsen January 2, 2021

    One of the things I was most excited about when building our registry was picking out toys for James. I confess I had visions of neutral-toned toys to gloss the Insta feed and wooden Montessori toys to fuel his creative and emotional development.  I was committed to a less is more approach and wanted to focus on sustainable, eco-friendly toys. As with most things in parenting, some of those goals…

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  • Starting Solids: Puréed Edition

    Meg Larsen December 28, 2020

    I don’t know about you, but introducing our baby to solid foods was simultaneously very exciting and completely terrifying to me. Before James was even born, I had so many ideas about what I wanted his relationship with food to include or not include as he got older, but I didn’t really know how to get there. On top of that, we had such a hard time with allergies and…

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  • Peabody Punch

    Meg Larsen December 1, 2020

    So much of what I share on my blog is about stories. For as long as I can remember, stories have been a central component in the culture of my family. Both my dad and my grandfather (whom James is named after) are amazing story-tellers and I’ve always loved sitting around and listening to them talk about their past experiences. Many of my family’s best stories, and some of their…

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  • Baby’s First Two Weeks: What You Need, What to Skip, and Why (A Complete Guide for First-Time Moms)

    Meg Larsen August 16, 2020

    Being a first time mom is overwhelming, to say the least.  Even before your little bundle of joy enters the world, you will likely be bombarded by a barrage of choices to make about what you may or may not need to care for your little one, and frankly, those choices are hard to navigate. To say nothing of the number of hormones pulsing through your body, clouding your mind,…

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  • Our Covid Birth Story

    Meg Larsen July 22, 2020

    Going Into Labor “What an insane experience.”–These were my husband’s words as we pulled out of Honor Health Shea Medical Center on Saturday afternoon, July 18th, about 60 hours after the birth of our first son, James. It truly was an insane experience in so many ways; insane in terms of both its contextual oddity and personal profundity. 60 hours in the middle of a global pandemic changed our lives forever.…

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  • How (Not) To Install a Carseat

    Meg Larsen May 29, 2020

    A couple of weeks ago, Brad and I faced one of the inevitable rights of passage that all expecting parents must face: the installation of the car seat. I’m not sure whether it was movies, web articles, or popular lore that instilled me with the message that installing car seats is difficult, but regardless of the source, it was a message I had heard many times and had confidently chosen…

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