I’m Megan, and I’m honored you have joined me in my corner of this internet. If you have been touched by child loss, you are in the right place. I’m sorry you know this pain, I’m sorry it’s so hard.
There is nothing I will be able to say or do that will make it the pain go away, but I do hope to provide a safe space and a community for grieving mothers, where we can share and feel less alone in the crazy and unfamiliar emotions and thoughts that come with child loss.
I have had many experiences in my life that have shaped me who I am today. One of the biggest ones being that our daughter Aria passed away in May of 2016. That has been by far the biggest challenge and trial we have had to work through as a family, as a couple, and for myself. I deal with anxiety off and on in my life, and after my daughter died, I struggled really bad with PTSD(Post-traumatic-stress-disorder). All these things shape my life, but they do not define my life. I see them now, as things that have happened to me, and I can take them and learn from them. They have been very difficult, but I have grown and learned so much. Many things I have just had to put in God’s hands and know he is taking care of them.
Most days you can find me working on something new, be it, knitting, woodwork, learning about non-toxic living, reading, habit retraining, or working out, I can’t seem to stay focused on one particular thing for a long time. I am at home taking care of and teaching my 4 children that are at home with me. I also take care of our home and strive to love my husband and family in the best possible way I know how.
I am mostly known for leading a crazy and full life, not being scared to try new things, caring about the people in my life, and my desire to grow and change so I can learn to live with child-loss and PTSD. I’m often referred to as a go-getter, a person who gets things done, and a person who cares deeply about others.
I love serving the world by encouraging others that they are not alone on their grief journey. None of us are going to get out of this life without heavy trials, and I want to share my story, and others stories, so that we can know we are not alone. Creating a community and a safe space for grieving mothers is so important, to help foster love and support.
The things I am most passionate about in my life are the 3F’s. Faith, Family, Friends. I live to have deep personal relationships, real true ones that I know I can trust them and they can trust me. I believe that’s something that we all need deep down. Sometimes we get pulled away by things we think are important, if we get too busy or if we get hurt, but I want to help you come back to what’s important to you.
I love to learn and understand the different way people work. It’s super fascinating to me, how one person does something, and another does is another way, and they both think it’s the right way to do it. There are so many things I learn from others that I’ve never thought of doing myself. I love all the ideas and ways people do things, and it fascinates me. I love to learn and change. I do things differently the more I know, so things don’t stay the same for very long around our house!
If I can inspire, encourage and motivate just one person to keep going one moment at a time through their grief, I have reached my goal. If I can teach and educate another person on the process of grief and to not be scared of grief and death I have reached my goal.
When I’m not taking care of kids, or the house in Minnesota, you can find me on vacation by myself with friends, with my husband, or with my family. We have been traveling since we got married. Experiencing things together has always been important to us. I love knitting, woodworking, making fancy coffees, and learning something new.
In case you’re dying to hear more, here are five things you might not know about me:
I have been practicing latte art for a long time. I’m determined to make fancy coffees for my friends and make them a beautiful cup of coffee.
I lived in Finland for 3 months when I was 18 and traveled to 8 countries while I was over there.
I struggle with self-worth and confidence just like the best of them.
I have come a long way as a mom, when I was younger I tried to make rice by dumping it in water and straining it like spaghetti.
It’s in my DNA to be different. In just about every way I do things differently in my life.
Still here? Let’s Connect! You can follow me on Instagram @cultivatedfamily
If you are looking for a way to help process your pain, you can get my completely free grief journal below. I made this specifically for grieving mothers, and it’s a way to help trigger thoughts and emotions that you can write down <3
Thanks for joining me- I’m honored to be walking this path with you.