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Megan Southall

Megan Southall
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Megan is “Mommy! Mom! Mom-Mommy!” to four: Carson (9), Atticus (7), Evangeline (4), and Bo (8 months). She is from Port Allen and went to high school and college in Baton Rouge, getting her Bachelor’s Degree in English with a concentration in Secondary Education from LSU. Megan then moved to the ‘burbs in Zachary. She and her husband of 9 years, Ryan, are teachers, Ryan at Zachary High School and Megan at West Feliciana High School in St. Francisville, where she is also the Instructional Specialist. Megan is Nationally Board Certified in English Language Arts and has a Master's in Educational Leadership. She adores her job, as it gives her awesome opportunities: working with teenagers, gaining perspective on parenting them, and getting to pretend she’s a SAHM over the summer. When she’s not learning piano or reading, Megan can be found on the couch, talking to episodes of “Real Housewives of New York.”

Checking Privilege with My Son’s Note from School

As soon as he got in the van, my son confessed that he got a mark at school (a note for having done something wrong). He mentioned that there was "kind of an interesting...

I Love You, Summer Camp

We hadn’t even started packing the bags yet, and there was already such a distinct difference in my approach to summer camp last year versus this year. Last year, our oldest finally reached the age...

Achievers Deserve Praise, Too

My first-born lives up to his birth order stereotype: responsible, independent, Type-A, achiever. Achievements have always come easily for him. Perhaps it's because he loves a challenge and strives constantly to overcome whatever hurdle...

8 Reasons to Attend Party Time’s Summer Camp Kids Decorating Class

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Party Time of Baton Rouge. 8 Reasons to Attend Party Time's Summer Camp Kids Decorating Class I recently had the opportunity to take my four-year-old daughter on a surprise...

“The Real World” is Here, Now

When I was a student, I remember hearing the phrase "When you get into the real world ... " often. Usually it was followed by some ominous foreboding that the stress or challenge I...

Speaking Confidence :: “What If I Got This?”

Our second child recently made his First Communion. He had spent months preparing for this coming-of-age sacrament at our church and had gotten so nervous about doing it correctly that he cried during a...

Parenting is Hard. So is Life.

At 5:50 this morning, my 4-year-old daughter came into my bathroom and announced that she "didn't really tee the bed, but did." Great. What a way to start the day! I shouted to my...

Welcome Back, Summer Me!

Well, it's no longer "gonna be May!" It's MAY! And this is potentially the most dangerous time to be me (or most teachers, honestly). It's that May-gical time between Spring Break and Summer where...

Dear Thirties: A Love Letter

Dear My Thirties, First, let me just apologize. For my whole life leading up to this decade, I have been dreading this era. I vaguely remember a TV show called "Thirtysomething" that aired when I...

I Could Be a Better Mom (If Not for Others’ Judgment)

My fourteen-month-old has recently discovered whining and fit-throwing. She's been spoiled by her three doting siblings, who have rushed to give her whatever she's gestured and grunted toward. However, sometimes the answer to her...

How We (Attempt To) Avoid Sibling Rivalry

I've never been a fan of the idea that "everyone gets a trophy." In the areas of sports, I find that there are many valuable lessons to learn from losing and winning: determination, perseverance,...

Fighting the Medication Battle

Since our second child was a baby, my husband and I noticed unique quirks about his personality. We chalked it up to idiosyncrasies that were part of his overall character, but as he grew...

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