Megan Whitaker

Megan is a registered nurse turned full-time writer and total hippie mom. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, two busy babies and three backyard chickens. When she's not pregnant or running after toddlers she's rock-climbing or hiding on her porch with tea and a book.

My Friend Posted What She Thought Was A Harmless Nude Pic Of Her Toddler, & I Unfollowed Her

Moms of Instagram fall into three categories. There’s the Friends Only This Account Is Private Mom, the Back of My Kid’s Head And Pseudonym Mom, and No Boundaries At All Mom. I am somewhere in the middle. My Instagram is public since I use it mainly…
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I Missed My Sister’s Wedding Because I Had Just Given Birth, & It Was Incredibly Lonely

My sister was trying on wedding dress number 4 when the discussion turned to bridesmaid’s dresses. My mother half-joked that it better have a high waist in case I got pregnant. I had been trying for months and it was horrifying to imagine how I…
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I Tried A Rage Room, & Maybe Moms Need To Sledgehammer A Computer Once In A While

On Sunday afternoon, I put the toddler down for nap, nursed my 3-month-old, waved bye to my hubby (and my in-laws) and headed off to break things. Just a week before I had been complaining to my best friend about how stressed we both are. My in-laws…
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Self-Care Is A Joke If You're A Mom

I got to go to the grocery store last week ALL BY MYSELF. The moment my butt hit the driver’s seat, I felt like I was melting. My shoulders dropped. What I thought were permanent wrinkles disappeared. I could have floated to the store. Those 20…
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I Spent $5,470 On A Home Birth & Here’s How It Broke Down

Raising a child supposedly costs you a quarter of a million dollars, but it can honestly be more daunting to face the idea of spending $80 on bottle nipples in a single month. Expense Report gives us a look into the spending, scrimping, and wishing…
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I Thought My Baby Had The Flu, But It Was Something Equally Common & Deadly

By 4 a.m., the sinking feeling that something was wrong had become too strong to ignore. I’d already woken my husband up three times because our two-week-old daughter was not having a good night. It seemed like reflux at first — a little dry cough,…
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If You're Buying My Kid A Toy This Christmas, PLEASE READ

Buying gifts for the people you love is so special, especially when that person is yourself. For everyone else, it’s haaard. Finding something age-appropriate, gender-neutral, meaningful, and available on Amazon Prime for two-day delivery (just…
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I Didn't Want To Give Birth Naked, & Here's How That Went

It was during our second natural birth prep class that I heard it for the first time. We sat on the floor in the dim yoga studio, with tapestries and pillows under us to really up the hippie-factor. Our instructor was walking us through a “birth…
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