Megan Glosson, Freelance Writer

Hi, I'm Megan, a freelance writer based in Nashville, TN. I'm currently published on over a dozen websites, including Investopedia, Moms.com, Thrive Global, and The Mighty. I also serves as a content editor for Unwritten, a digital publication focused on millennial lifestyles. 


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Ask Questions To Help Develop Emotionally Healthy Kids

As parents, we have so many things to worry about. Are our kids getting enough sleep? Are they excelling academically? Are they eating a balanced diet? Are they physically healthy? The list goes on and on. Unfortunately, though, all of our worries can sometimes focus on our kids' physical needs much more than their emotional wellbeing. In most cases, though, our kids' mental health matters just as much as their physical health, and we need to remember that. Luckily, we can do a lot for our chil

Parenting Children Through Grief

A few weeks ago, I received a call that broke my heart: my daughters’ grandfather passed away. Even though I’m no longer a part of that family because of divorce, I felt my own sadness with the news. I’d spent the better part of a decade referring to this man as my father-in-law, and he was one of the few people in my ex-husband’s family who seemed to genuinely care about me. Regardless of my own emotions, though, I knew that the pain I felt could not compare to what my daughters would experien

Get Your Baby To Move In Utero With These 5 Tips

From the moment you feel your baby's first kick, chances are you'll reach a whole new level of connection with the little one inside your womb. Most expecting moms and dads love feeling their baby move and will spend hours sitting and rubbing that little baby bump just to feel a kick or two. If you're looking for ways to feel your baby move or wanting to just do a quick in utero check-in with your little one, try one of these five tips to get your baby to move in utero. RELATED: 8 Reasons Not

How To Deal With Rude People's Comments When Pregnant

Everyone has opinions about everything, especially during pregnancy. If you're entering your second or third trimester, chances are you've already received tons of unsolicited advice and rude comments about your pregnancy and parenting plans. While you probably just tell yourself to grin and bear it, you don't actually have to put up with rude comments at all. In fact, you can stop those comments dead in their tracks with the right approach. RELATED: Woman Going Through IVF Shares The Hurtful

How To Successfully File An Uncontested Divorce When You Share Children

Divorce is never easy, especially when it involves kids. After all, divorce can significantly impact your income, but it can also drastically change how you operate as a parent too. Sometimes divorce can leave huge scars on everyone in the family, especially if you and your former spouse can't seem to agree on anything. However, even couples with a lengthy history and several kids together can make the divorce process quick and painless if they're willing to file an uncontested divorce. RELATE

How Animals Can Help Children With Disabilities

Back in 2013, I unintentionally adopted the perfect cat for my family. At the time, I was simply looking for a companion for my other cat so she would (hopefully) adjust well to the birth of my first child. Shortly after adopting this cat, though, we learned that our sweet Bruce likely has cerebellar hypoplasia, a neurological disorder that can cause sudden jerky movements, loss of balance, and uncoordinated motion in cats. While owning a cat with a disability wasn’t a huge deal initially, it b

7 Ways To Surprise Your Parents For #GrandparentsDay

Did you know that Sunday, September 12 is National Grandparents Day for all the grandmas and grandpas out there? Well, it turns out that the Sunday after Labor Day each year is a holiday exclusively dedicated to all the grandparents out there regardless of their age. Chances are your kids share an incredible bond with your parents, and your parents likely love you children more than anything else in this world. So why not take one of these seven recommendations and surprise those grandparents f

When Rewarding Kids With Money Is A Good Idea (& When It's Not)

Parents are always looking for ways to encourage their kids to complete chores or follow specific rules. Unfortunately, there always seems to be conflicting information out there on the best way to encourage kids and help them develop positive behaviors. While some decisions may be influenced by your parenting style, others may be decided by information and research that supports the concept. One common question many parents have is how financial rewards influence kids. While some parents may t

5 Ways Parents Can Help Teenage Picky Eaters

Most parents are no strangers to picky eating habits, especially in young children. In fact, there are tons of well-written articles and feeding experts out in the world who are ready to help your young child overcome their fear of food and try fruits and veggies. But what happens when that little picky eater becomes a teenager who still refuses to eat the vast majority of things you cook? Well, it turns out that there are still tips out there for parents to try with teenage picky eaters. If yo

Do Video Games Actually Help Kids With Social Skills?

Video games have been popular for decades now, and that trend doesn't seem to be going away. Unfortunately, though, we often see headlines about the dangers of online gaming or the effects of screen time on kids' eyesight. In many cases, we rarely see the positives of video games advertised anywhere, which makes us question if there really are any benefits at all. However, it seems that there are definitely some benefits to video games for kids. In fact, many experts are now saying that video g

5 Tips For Keeping Baby's Room Free Of Illness Causing Germs

Keeping your baby healthy is typically a top priority for most parents. In fact, many moms and dads go to great lengths to avoid exposures that may cause their little one to catch a cold or other illness, especially during times of the years when it seems like everyone is catching some sort of "bug." One of the best ways to keep your baby healthy throughout the year is by keeping their nursery clean and clear of germs and bacteria. If you're not sure where to start, though, consider these five

6 Gentle Reminders for Bad Migraine Days

People always seem shocked when I tell them that migraines have been a regular part of my life since my teens. For me, though, it’s just a normal part of life. I don’t think much of it, except when it comes to those especially painful days. When I wake up with an especially “bad” migraine, I often beat myself up and try my best to “push through.” But what good does that do me (or anyone)? Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m alone in that sentiment. I think lots of us try to “power through” our pai

Yes, My Kids Know I See a Therapist — Here’s Why

When I first started seeing a therapist again after my miscarriage in 2017, I knew that my oldest daughter would want to know where I was going on those Saturday afternoons or weekday evenings. I could have lied and said I was going out with friends or running to the grocery store, but what good does that really do? None if you ask me. So instead, I approached her questions with honest, age-appropriate answers so she could (hopefully) understand what Mommy was doing during her time away from hom

Survey Finds 2/3 of Parents Extremely Confident In Upcoming Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

Although over half of all adults in America have received their COVID-19 vaccine, cases continue to rise as new variants of the virus present themselves. Unfortunately, some of these variants are hitting children the hardest just as they return to in-person learning this fall. While there's not a pediatric vaccine available just yet, it's just a matter of time before manufacturers like Pfizer and Moderna have one available. But are parents really willing to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19

6 Stimulating Activities For A Gifted Child When Going Out To Eat

Eating out can be both a blessing and a curse for moms. While it saves us the effort of cooking and washing dishes, it usually leaves at least a few moments of boredom for the kids — especially if your child is bright and likes to keep their mind occupied. Don't worry, though, there are lots of stimulating activities out there for gifted kids that are even small enough to tuck into your purse while you head to your favorite restaurant for a night of eating out. RELATED: 15 Restaurants Where Ki

Single Moms' Guide To Spending Labor Day Weekend With 2 Or More Kids

Families all across America are planning for one of the final three-day weekends of the year: Labor Day weekend. While Labor Day weekend can be fun for most families, single moms may feel the pressure to make the most of the weekend without blowing their budget trying to keep the kids satisfied. However, Labor Day weekend doesn't have to be stressful for anyone — even Mom. Believe it or not, single moms can genuinely enjoy their Labor Day weekend with the kids. They just need the right guide to

Make Homework Less Stressful, Because Ain't Nobody Got Time For That

After a long day at school, the last thing your child wants to do is sit and do more school work — and the last thing you want to do after working all day is battle it out with your child to get them to do their math or reading assignment. However, homework is a necessary part of school these days, and even kids in elementary school often come home with nightly assignments. So how can parents make homework time less stressful? Well, here are some expert-recommended tips. RELATED: How To Help Y

7 Parenting Podcasts Worth Your Time

Parenting is full of triumphs and challenges. Many of these moments we experience as parents are unique to parenthood, and therefore moms and dads need experiences in their lives that feel relatable and hilarious. The good news is that with podcasts, anyone can find a radio show on a topic that resonates with them — even parenting. Trust me when I say that these seven parenting podcasts are more than worth any mom or dad's time. RELATED: Moms Of Kids With Disabilities, The 'Mama Bear' Podcast

How to Talk About Your Child's Health Ethically

Earlier this week, Spencer Elden filed a lawsuit against Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl due to the iconic cover image for Nirvana’s Nevermind album. According to TMZ, Elden claims the album cover, which features a photo of him as a naked baby, has “caused him to suffer lifelong damages.” In fact, Elden goes so far as to say that the album cover could fall under the umbrella of sexual exploitation. While the lawsuit itself may seem a bit much given that the album dropped 30 years ag

Shaming Isn't Discipline (And Why That Matters)

Humans learn by observing and mimicking what they see from a very young age. When it comes to parenting, many of us use the same parenting methods and rhetoric that we heard growing up as kids. In many cases, this means using methods like criticism and shame to discipline our kids. But is shame really an effective form of discipline? Well, most experts actually say that shame isn't discipline at all — it's actually much, much worse. RELATED: Handling Your Child's Behavior When You've Tried Eve
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