Author Archive | Megan Southall

I hold it together for the children.

I Hate Mardi Gras

According to my birth certificate, I was, in fact, born in Louisiana. You’d never know this from my personal preferences, though. I don’t like seafood – eww, it tastes like the water it came from. I can’t get behind red beans and rice – it’s literally a starch on top of another starch. I don’t […]

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Sassy Isnt Cute

Sassy Isn’t Cute

I’ve always held a special place in my heart for little boys. When I was a summer counselor at a local daycare, I was in charge of 21 four-to-five-year-old boys, and I absolutely adored it. Mud pits and exercise competitions were just part of the day’s activities as far as we were concerned, and it […]

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Pledge

Sports Club: My Unexpected Lesson in Fostering Leadership

My unexpected lesson in fostering leadership started as inconspicuously as any other busy weekday night, corralling the three kids for supper, a soccer game, baths, and bedtime. In the process of trying to hasten bedtime, I scooped up some uniform shorts from the floor and absentmindedly searched the pockets. I found some cryptic note containing […]

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Subjectivity

Stop Encouraging Subjectivity

Stop Encouraging Subjectivity Alright, I know I’m probably about to ruffle some feathers here, but I just had a pretty common parenting situation that I realized had far more significant repercussions than the isolated incident. It hit me so hard that I literally stopped my morning routine to collect my thoughts about it. Here’s the […]

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Weird Things We Ban

No, I’m not talking high fructose corn syrup; I’m talking about behaviors my husband and I have “banned” from our household. Most of them are specific actions that represent some larger behavior that we want to minimize. Sure, our kids are going to commit many of these just like most kids, but these are the […]

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