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A former corporate recruiter, Meaghan used to spend her time in the boardrooms, classrooms, and interview rooms. Now, as a corporate ex-pat she spends her time pursuing her dream to become a cookbook creator and moming her three very busy, very crazy elementary school aged children (and husband). A true homebody by nature, Meaghan draws energy from the people she loves. She’d rather be home cooking a good meal for her family than out on the town any day. She’s terrible at social media, would rather read a real book than an e-book, and will always choose face to face conversations over texts. She loves curry, avocados, dark chocolate, red wine, and black coffee, and her biggest desire in life is to help people get over their fear of the kitchen and learn to love to play with their food.

A Little More About Me

3 Ways You Can Save Money on a Prom Dress

My senior prom dress was a floor-length, beaded, navy blue nightmare. Yes, you read that right. It was a nightmare for a lot of


It seems like everywhere we turn the news is bad. We can’t turn on the TV, scroll through the internet, or meander through the

Mom, You Know When Your Kid Needs a Win

The folder is bright orange; bright like a hunting vest or a parking cone—neon really if I had to describe it. It’s giant too;


An ode to the "Valentine’s Day Box"

Your Teenage Boy Will Break Your Heart, and You’ll Be Better for It

My oldest son has the most beautiful head of blonde hair I have ever seen. I know this is an odd statement, but it’s

As promised, today we reveal the third and final segment of our meal delivery service series. If you have yet to settle on trying


On Monday, we read our editor Ashley Johnson's glowing review of Terra's Kitchen in the first segment of our three-part food delivery review series.


Normally I am a girl who loves her worship. Set me up in the front row at church with the lights going and the

The Amanda Bynes Story—Finding Grit and Grace in Recovery

If you are a child of the 90s you know Amanda Bynes as Nickelodeon’s TV darling from the show "All That" and the envy


The champagne is all popped. The New Year has been rung. Now what? This is a strange time of year, isn’t it? We’ve all spent the


If I could choose one phrase to perfectly sum up my stage of life it would be “in the trenches.” I’m in the trenches

How to Make Meal Planning Simple for Your Busy Family

Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year. It is nearly perfect in every way. I love fall colors. I love fall clothes.

To the Christian Woman With a Crooked Past

As I sat in that stuffy, little room listening to the woman on stage, I looked around at the other women—some nodding along, some

5 Inspiring Women You Need to Follow on Instagram Right Now

We all do it. We all get lost in the scroll from time to time. Zoning out to an Instagram world filled with loveliness

To the Mom Who Feels Guilty for Sitting on the Job

Last week I found myself in a unique predicament. It was a typical weekday afternoon. Nothing special or noteworthy, and if I’m completely honest

10 of the Best Pumpkin Recipes to Taste Fall Now

Oh fall, we just love you for so many reasons. After summer's heat and humidity, your cool, crisp air is a glorious change of

3 Simple Changes That Will Make You Save Serious Cash Right Now

I am a spender. I’m not proud of this fact, but it’s true. I have never learned the fine art of budgeting or saving


I’m not sure how it is for you, but by the time summer break rolls around, I am absolutely drooling for a slower pace

This Is Why Family Dinners Don’t Have to Be Perfect

You may or may not know this about me, but when I’m not here writing for The Grit and Grace Project, I actually run

The Perfect Blended Mocha Recipe That Will Help Save You Money

My how we love our coffee. Our afternoon lattes. Our morning Joes. Our triple shot, soy, extra whip, hold the foam, caramel macchiato espressos. Whatever your

How to Handle Workplace Criticism with Grit and Grace

“Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought.” -Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman

How to Build the Workplace Reputation of Your Dreams

So you aced the interview, got the offer of a lifetime, and are about to start the job of your dreams. Congratulations! There is nothing