covid

  • Why I Quit Teaching and Will Never Go Back

    Meg Larsen August 19, 2021

    I’ve written this essay over a dozen times since I first sat down to write it in May of 2020. I keep waiting for enough time to pass that my words aren’t clouded by emotion, but time keeps passing and the feelings are still there.

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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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  • Our Covid Virtual Baby Shower

    Meg Larsen May 7, 2020

    Rivers of tissue Flow betwixt cardboard mountains. A toast to you, Baby.  –A Virtual Shower Haiku Pregnancy is a beautifully weird experience regardless of the circumstances of the pregnancy, but being pregnant in the middle of a global pandemic has been a particularly interesting and at times rather odd experience.  I feel extremely lucky that the worst I can say is there have been some frustrating inconveniences such as not…

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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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