Essays

  • Wanderlust: Reflections on Los Angeles

    Meg Larsen May 11, 2020

     Maybe it’s being stuck at home for two months now, but lately, I’ve been feeling the wanderlust itch. I go through these seasons in my life where I just need to “go.” It doesn’t really matter where or for what purpose, but I need to go, somewhere.  Unfortunately, due to a lack of financial means and a deep-seated sense of practicality, I often end up not actually going anywhere or…

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  • Review: Bringing Up Bébé

    Meg Larsen May 10, 2020

    Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman (2012) provides a practical, comprehensive approach to parenting based on French parenting techniques designed to address some of the most common struggles faced by American parents. Part guidebook, part memoir, Druckerman entices readers with a self-deprecating and whimsical tone that encourages rather than intimidates.    Review: I have to begin this review by confessing that this is the only parenting book I have…

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  • Welcome to Magpie!

    Meg Larsen May 4, 2020

    I’m staring down an open road, waiting to take the next step. Hemmed in by the vastness of the open space, my breath catches as the heat chokes my feeble grasp for air.  To understand what Magpie Momma is, you have to understand where it comes from:  I like to have a plan. Most of my life has been a series of calculated next steps. Of course there have been…

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