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Author Archive | Christine Meggison


Can We Talk About Mom Guilt?

Can we please have a conversation about #MomGuilt? Because in my experience, Mom Guilt is not a small thing. It’s a WHOLE THING! Just last week I had a friend ask me to please pray for her because she wasn’t able to watch her older daughter perform a solo in her dance competition due to […]

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Sports Injuries and Kids

In the past two months, our family has been seriously injury-prone. My oldest son broke his collarbone riding a skateboard; my youngest son sprained his wrist playing soccer; and my daughter twisted her knee running cross country. After six x-rays, five doctor’s visits, two braces, a sling, and a splint, I’m now best friends with […]

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When Your Kids Get Braces

I’m about to have two kids in braces. That’s double the orthodontic bills. That’s two sets of appointments. That’s double the kiddos avoiding sticky or crunchy snacks. (I’m looking at you, popcorn.) I didn’t plan it this way, it just happened. My oldest son is getting his on a little late (sorry, soon-to-be freshman who […]

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I Quit Social Media

A few months ago I made the decision to walk away from social media. It was a decision that was years in the making, stirring under the surface of my consciousness, poking its head every few months through a moment of frustration. Until one day I woke up and knew it was time. No more […]

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