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Meet Meghann

 

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I’m a former event planner turned professional mommy. With a baby, a three year old and a husband who works a demanding corporate job, life is always busy, never boring and usually overwhelming. Most of our days are spent in the kitchen cooking wholesome meals for the family and cleaning up the perpetual mess that is life with children.

I crave time for Pinterest projects, bargain shopping and Zumba. I am a mom-tographer and aspire to capture my children’s childhood on camera. I nurture my spirit by volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a Big Sister to Natalie for the past eight years and as a board member for the Friends of the Library.

Telling stories through writing has been a passion for as long as I can remember. My writing journey includes writing for Texas Tech’s newspaper The Daily Toreador, chronicling my travel to India on my first personal blog and currently inspiring brides through a local wedding magazine’s Bridal Blog.

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Our Journey

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Prior to having children, Brian and I considered ourselves to be pretty health conscious- we worked out regularly, drank skim milk, ate wheat bread and opted for diet sodas. Gabriella was about four months old, and I was researching about baby food when I had my “a-ha” moment. I came across 100 Days of Real Food and was instantly connected to the message.

I knew I wanted to feed my pure, innocent baby the very best and it was clear that what our family was eating was far from ideal. One look at the ingredients list on a package of wheat bread in my pantry revealed a host of preservatives, chemicals, artificial dyes and added sugar.

Once I knew I wanted a change, I dove headfirst into research with books, documentaries, blogs and joining a local real food group. We started with the 100 Days of Real Food mini-pledges and while he was a bit hesitant at first, Brian soon jumped right in with me and we committed to changing our lifestyle.

Gaining awareness about the food we eat was just the first step in a never-ending journey to live healthier lives.

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About Our Blog  

Since stumbling upon the concept of real food in 2011, we have continued to grow and explore different aspects of natural living. In addition to what you’ll find on our plates, I’ll share some other aspects of our lives that you might consider a bit hippie including: breastfeeding, baby led weaning, cloth diapers, positive discipline, homeschooling, organic gardening and minimizing exposure to toxins especially in household and beauty products. You’ll also get to see some of my photography along with home decor and organization. I hope to share our successes, challenges and silly stories for family and friends, near and far.

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